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Benton Police blotter

 
Posted on 4/4/2018, 1:00 AM

The following incidents were obtained from the Benton Police Department. Note that arrests, charges and citations are allegations only, not findings of guilt.

March 21

• Police received a report around 4:30 p.m. of a missing 15-year-old female juvenile. Concerns for the child's health at the time of her disappearance were expressed to the police. The juvenile was safely located around 9:45 a.m. March 22.

March 22

• Police conducted a traffic stop around 11:45 p.m. in the 700 Block of East Main street. The driver, 44-year-old Randy A. Pulliam of Benton, allegedly was operating a vehicle on a revoked driver's license. During the stop, Benton Police K9 "Ranger" alerted to the odor of illegal narcotics in the vehicle  A subsequent search revealed methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Pulliam was charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and driving on a revoked license. Pulliam was transported to the Franklin County Jail.

March 23

• Police, while conducting a narcotics investigation at about 1:15 a.m. in the 500 Block of Lawrence Street, found 27-year-old Shane M. Tate of Benton allegedly to be in possession of methamphetamine. Tate was charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine and resisting a peace officer. He was transported to the Franklin County Jail.

March 24

• Police, while on routine patrol around 8:30 p.m., discovered a vehicle in the ditch at the intersection of Frisco and Bond streets. Upon investigating, police arrested Courtney R. Garavalia, 23, of Benton on a charge of driving under the influence. Garavalia was charged and transported to the Franklin County Jail for further processing.

March 26

• Police arrested Dustin R. Odum, 23, of Benton on a charge of driving while license suspended. Odum was transported to the Franklin County Jail for further processing.