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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
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Arrest: Theft of employer funds
Published: September 27, 2010

September 27, 2010

Press Release

On 9/26/10, police received a report concerning the theft of funds from a local business. Investigators from MHPD began an investigation and learned the thefts occurred between 11/23/09 and 9/23/10. During this time, 54 checks were issued with the purpose to steal funds.

The suspect, an employee of the local business, was responsible for paying the bills belonging to the business. She made a computerized check entry for payment to a legitimate vender, but then made the actual check out to herself. The total amount of funds identified as stolen amounted to $99,938.63.

On this date, Melanie Anderson, 32 years old of Mountain Home was interviewed about the reported theft and subsequently arrested. She was charged with Theft of Property, a Class B felony and incarcerated in the Baxter County Detention Center on a $100,000 bond.

Carry Manuel
Chief of Police

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