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Welcome to the Mountain Home Police Department online. We hope you find the department's website both informative and helpful.

The police department is responsible for providing police services to the residents of our city and the many visitors enjoying tourism and trade in Mountain Home, Arkansas. If we can assist you, contact us. Service is our only product and we strive to make it the best.

It is our goal to inform the community about your police department's philosophy, programs, and operations. With this knowledge, the police and the community can work together in making our community a better place to live. We are confronted with community growth that requires a strong community policing effort to meet the present and future demands for police services. Working together, we can meet this challenge.

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Carry Manuel, Chief of Police

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424 W. 7th Street
Mountain Home, AR
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News

Officers make arrests after reports of vehicle break-ins
Published: January 19, 2013

Press Release

1/18/13

On Wednesday, January 16, 2013 around 9:36 pm, officers arrested Michael L Bobbitt, 43 of Mountain Home. A witness saw the suspect in her car, parked on the lot at a local apartment complex. Responding officers took Michael Bobbitt into custody after a short foot pursuit. Approximately $20.00 in cash that was taken from the vehicle was located on the suspect and recovered at the time of the arrest. Michael is charged with the following offenses.

Breaking or Entering, class D felony
Theft of Property, class A misdemeano
Fleeing, class C misdemeanor
Refusal to submit to arrest, class B misdemeanor

He was incarcerated in the Baxter County Detention Center with bond set at $3,500.

On Thursday, January 17, 2013 around 1:30 am, a Mountain Home couple was arrested pursuant to a theft investigation. Initially, officers made contact with 28 year old Nicole J Young on North Church Street after noticing her stalled vehicle. While attempting to assist the stalled motorist, officers noticed she appeared to be impaired by controlled substances. Also, officers noticed items in the vehicle that matched the description of items that were reported stolen from parked vehicles earlier in the night.

Officers went to the home of Nicole Young and located her husband, 31 year old Joseph D Young. Additional stolen items were recovered. The couple admitted in an interview to driving around during the evening hours and entered multiple vehicles, stealing items. Items stolen and recovered included tools, shoes, .223 assault rifle with magazines, backpack, clothing, CDs and CD case, a quantity of cash, and a ladies wallet containing identification, cash, and credit card . Nicole J Young and Joseph D Young were charged with the following:

Breaking or Entering, class D felony (3 counts)
Theft of Property, class A misdemeanor (2 counts)
Theft of Property, class D felony
Possession of Firearm by Certain Persons, class B felony 

Additionally, Nicole J Young was charged with DWI drugs. Both individuals were incarcerated in the Baxter County Detention Center with bond set at $10,000 and they are being held for parole violations as well.

I would like to issue a reminder for citizens to lock their parked vehicles. Unlocked vehicles are easy prey for this type of criminal
activity.

Carry Manuel
Chief of Police

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