UPDATE: SUSPECT FROM VENDING MACHINE BREAK-INS IDENTIFIED AND ARRESTED
The suspect in these vending machine break-ins has been identified and has been arrested in another county.
After the initial press release was sent out on November 9th with the images from the security camera system, law enforcement authorities in Van Buren County, Arkansas at Clinton saw the images and recognized the face of the suspect and the suspect vehicle as being involved in similar break-ins had occurred in that jurisdiction that were under investigation.
On Thursday, November 10th, Van Buren County Sheriff's Personnel observed the suspect vehicle traveling back through Van Buren County and conducted a traffic stop. The suspect driving the vehicle was still wearing the same clothing that he had been wearing in the security camera photos from the day before in Baxter County. The suspect, who is believed to be from in the Maumelle area, was subsequently arrested in Van Buren County on charges there. Baxter County Investigators will be obtaining a bench warrant for the suspect for the multiple break-ins that had occurred here. The name of the suspect will be provided once charges have been filed and the warrant issued.
ORIGINAL RELEASE: 11/09/2022
The Sheriff's Office is seeking assistance in identifying a suspect who broke into vending machines at several locations in the early morning hours of November 9th.
The suspect broke into vending machines at the 24 hour fuel stop at the junction of U. S. Hwy 62 E and Cranfield Rd, also at the Warehouse Liquor Store, and also at other locations in the City of Mountain Home.
Video surveillance footage from the security camera system at the fuel stop location captured the images below:
If anyone has information as to the identity of the suspect or information about the break-ins they are asked to contact Sheriff's Sgt. Scott Thrasher at the Criminal Investigation Division, (870) 425-7000, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Anonymous tips may also be left on the Sheriff's Tip Line (870) 424-4636 or through a form on the website: www.baxtercountysheriff.com
Baxter County Sheriff's Office