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City Arrests

• Crystal D. Shern, 35, of Junction City and Bryan E. Grant Jr., 34, of 2951 Haynesville Hwy., were arrested April 10 on several drug charges. Shern was charged with possession of Hydrocodone, possession of Oxycodone, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Grant faces charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police said they stopped a car in the 700 block of West Hillsboro after checking the license plate number and learning that it returned to a different vehicle. Police said Shern, the driver, consented to a search of the car, and officers found a bottle containing oxycodone inside a backpack, noting that the pills were not prescribed to Shern or Grant. Officers said they also found a pipe that is commonly used for smoking methamphetamine in a crevice between the passenger seat and door. Shern told officers that the backpack belonged to her and she was taken into custody. She then told police she had a bag of Hydrocodone pills inside an undergarment and officers recovered the pills. Police said Grant had a bag of methamphetamine in his right pants pocket. Shern was also cited for driving on a suspended license, no insurance and fictitious tags.

City Reports

• A man reported on April 14 the theft of a blue, 2006 Toyota Sequoia from his residence in the 1000 block of East Elm. The man said the vehicle was unlocked and the keys were inside at the time of the theft.

• A woman told officers on April 12 that someone stole $120 cash and prescription medication from her purse at her residence in the 1600 block of North Gray. She identified a possible suspect.

• On April 12, police responded to a report of a burglary at Clean Cuts Barbershop, 1235 W. Hillsboro. The owner of the business aid 200 DVDs and a duffel bag containing equipment, including hair clippers, with an estimated value of $700 were stolen.

• A woman told police on April 11 that someone keyed her vehicle. Police said the vehicle was keyed on both sides and a profane word had been scratched into the hood.

• An employee of the El Dorado Water Utilities reported on April 12 that several items were stolen from the EWU training facility and plant at 300 S. Madison. The suspect reportedly stole a chop saw from the bed of a an EWU work truck and batteries from two vehicles. The employee said it appeared the suspect attempted to steal a battery from a third vehicle, noting that battery cables had been severed.

• On April 11, a woman told police that someone stole and fraudulently used her debit card. She said the suspect(s) used the card to make a purchase totaling $46.61 on April 10 at a local business.

• An employee of BancorpSouth told police on April 11 that a man opened an account and deposited several checks that had been reported stolen. The employee noted that the suspect initially deposited a check in the amount of $275 and $40 cash on April 10, and he returned a short time later, deposited two additional checks and received $300 cash. The following day the man attempted to deposit a check in the amount of $750 and again requested $300 cash. The bank employee said the transactions were flagged after bank officials learned the checks, along with the others. had been reported stolen. The $750 check was written on the account of Bryan’s Conservation Service, and bank officials said a representative of Bryan’s said the suspect had previously been reported to the Pine Bluff Police Department. Bank officials said the suspect also made transactions using a debit card from the BancorpSouth account.

• On April 10, police recovered a vehicle that had been reported stolen from Norman, Oklahoma. Police said the vehicle was parked at a residence in the 600 block of North Parkway. A resident there said relative who was visiting from Oklahoma parked the vehicle there and had left the residence several days prior. A possible suspect was identified.

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