January 24, 2021


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Neighbor charged in theft of vehicle

Pulaski County deputies arrested and charged a Little Rock man in the theft of his neighbor’s vehicle Tuesday morning, according to an arrest report.

Derek Blasingame, 40, had asked his neighbor for a ride and was denied, then took his neighbor’s vehicle, which was parked in the driveway running, according to the report.

Blasingame later returned the vehicle while deputies were at the scene and was taken to the Pulaski County jail, where he was charged with felony theft of a motor vehicle, the report said.

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Reported threats lead to North Little Rock arrest

Police arrested a North Little Rock man Monday after he threatened an employee of an apartment complex on West Fourth Street, according to an arrest report.

North Little Rock police responded to a disturbance call at 400 W. Fourth St. after James Bland, 67, threatened an employee because he was upset about maintenance issues at his apartment, the report said.

Bland had approached the employee and threatened to kill him, according to the report.

Officers charged Bland with felony terroristic threatening and transported him to the Pulaski County jail.

Cart pusher faces break-in charge

Police arrested Robert Hinson, 52, at 3901 E. Broadway in North Little Rock early Tuesday on charges of felony breaking or entering, misdemeanor resisting arrest and misdemeanor fleeing, according to an arrest report.

Police decided to do a property check at the location in North Little Rock after seeing a man pushing a shopping cart in the parking lot around 11 p.m. Monday. There, police found Hinson in a fenced-in compound, according to the report.

Hinson left the compound by going under a fence, ignoring police commands, according to the report. A police officer jumped the fence and chased Hinson down on foot, the report said.

Hinson was taken to the Pulaski County jail.

Man helped out

of home, into jail

A homeless man was arrested Monday after police found him in a Little Rock home.

Officers responded to a residential alarm at 1901 Fair Park Blvd. in Little Rock where they found Shane Kendle, 24, inside, according to an arrest report.

Kendle told police that he broke in and he needed help getting out, the report said. Police escorted Kendle out of the home and took him into custody, the report said.

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Neighbor trouble: Salisbury Road

A woman said Nov. 6 that a neighbor’s vehicle almost struck her child and dog when pulling into the driveway next door. Officers spoke to all those involved and received conflicting stories. Video was reviewed from a neighbor’s home surveillance system and it was determined there was no attempt made to strike the child and dog.

Harassment: South Belvoir Boulevard

A resident said Nov. 10 she has been receiving harassing and threatening messages from an Amherst man, 62, since she ended their relationship. She requested officers advise him to have no further contact and said she would pursue charges if the matter continued.

Fraud: Colony Road

A woman reported Nov. 5 that she was the victim of an Apple support scam, which cost her $399. She said she also sent a copy of her driver’s license to the unknown person. The BMV told her to file a police report so an alert could be placed on her license.

Harassing communication: South Green Road

A woman said Nov. 3 she had received several unwanted phone calls from different phone numbers. She said each time it was a male caller with a distorted voice, and he knew her first name.

Assault: South Green Road

A man reported at 12:46 a.m. Nov. 6 that he was involved in an altercation with a woman at his home and he was bleeding from the face. Responding officers found the woman at the home and learned she was staying there temporarily. She said the man was physical with her. Neither wanted to pursue the matter.

Domestic violence: Cedar Road

A man, 23, was arrested for domestic violence Nov. 5 after an incident at his home involving his wife and their child. The incident happened in their vehicle at the Mayflower condominiums.

Domestic violence: Argonne Road

A woman called 911 at 1:50 a.m. Nov. 6 stating she had been assaulted. She said nothing further and upon callback, a man answered and said it was an accident. Responding officers did not find the woman at the home and the man said he and his girlfriend were only arguing. Due to noticeable injuries to the man, it was determined the woman, 33, would be charged with domestic violence.

Theft of vehicle: Bluestone Road

A resident reported Nov. 6 that her vehicle had been stolen out of her driveway. The incident is under investigation.

Theft of vehicle: East Berwald Road

A woman reported the morning of Nov. 8 that her vehicle was stolen from her driveway. She said it was locked and she had the only set of keys. There was no evidence found in the area.

Recovered property: Cedar Road

While assisting with a crash near Cedar Road Nov. 9, officers located a loaded gun wrapped inside a blanket in one of the vehicles. The owner of the vehicle, who was at fault in the crash, could not provide proof of ownership of