ASP News Releases

ARREST IN LINDA COLLINS-SMITH HOMICIDE

June 14, 2019
  Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division and Deputies of the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department, in coordination with the Third Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, have arrested one person …   - Read More >

SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES INVOLVED IN SHOOTING; STATE POLICE CID ASKED TO INVESTIGATE

June 10, 2019

  William James Beck, 41, of Shirley (Van Buren County) died Sunday evening (June 9, 2019) during a reported exchange of gunfire with Van Buren County Sheriff’s Deputies.

  Authorities within the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department have …   - Read More >


ROBBERY SUSPECT FLEES, WOUNDED IN EXCHANGE OF GUNFIRE WITH STATE POLICE

May 29, 2019

A man believed to reside in Springdale was wounded in an exchange of gunfire with Arkansas State Troopers today during a pursuit and brief armed standoff along the northbound lanes of Interstate 49.  The suspect was taken to a Washington …   - Read More >


NORTHEAST ARKANSAS STATE TROOPERS SHARE TOP HONOR,  OTHERS RECOGNIZED AT ARKANSAS STATE POLICE AWARDS CEREMONY

May 22, 2019

   (LITTLE ROCK) – Corporals Rockey Rapert of Harrisburg and Brandon Bennett of Blytheville were presented the prestigious Arkansas State Trooper of the Year Award today during the annual state police awards ceremony.  The recipient of the …   - Read More >


ARKANSAS LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS PREPARED TO SEND A CLEAR MESSAGE TO MOTORISTS: “CLICK IT OR TICKET”

May 15, 2019

 As Arkansas families begin to make plans for summertime road trips and vacations, law enforcement officers are urging motorists to obey the law and buckle their seat belts.  Beginning next week additional patrol assignments have been …   - Read More >


STATE POLICE TO INVESTIGATE FORT SMITH IN-CUSTODY DEATH

April 19, 2019

  The Arkansas State Police is investigating the death of Darrell K. Hays, II, 51, of Fort Smith.  Hays died earlier today at the Sebastian County Detention Center in Fort Smith while being booked into the jail by Fort Smith police officers. …   - Read More >


“DRIVE HIGH – GET A DWI”:  ARKANSAS JOINS REGIONAL ENFORCEMENT PLAN STRIKING AGAINST DRUG IMPAIRED DRIVING

April 16, 2019

   Law enforcement agencies across six states will increase patrol officer presence on roads and highways beginning later this week as part of a regional plan aimed to reduce incidents of drug impaired driving.

   Beginning Friday (April …   - Read More >


UPDATE: MISSING CHILD LOCATED & SAFE

April 13, 2019

UPDATED INFORMATION:

Missing Springdale child located and reported to be safe.  News media inquiries should be directed to the Springdale Police Department.

  The Springdale Police Department has requested the Arkansas State Police to …   - Read More >


OVERNIGHT HELENA OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING UNDER ASP INVESTIGATION

April 11, 2019

  Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division were contacted at 1:38 AM today by authorities within the Helena-West Helena Police Department.  A request was made for the agents to investigate an officer …   - Read More >


TEXTING DRIVERS BEWARE: U DRIVE – U TEXT – YOU PAY

April 08, 2019

  (LITTLE ROCK) – Distracted driving continues to be one of the leading causes of motor vehicle crashes across the nation’s roadways.  The Arkansas State Police Highway Safety Office is working with state and local law enforcement agencies to …   - Read More >