Authorities on the lookout for stolen vehicles


The Independence County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a red 2001 Dodge Ram 3500 truck that was apparently stolen from a residence on Blackland Road, near Oil Trough.

Deputy Casey Martin said the vehicle was discovered missing this morning.

Martin noted that he entered the truck into the Arkansas Crime Information Center. He also issued a BOLO (be on the lookout) on the vehicle.

In another incident, Batesville Police Officer Jeffrey Tate was dispatched to a North Heights residence last week in reference to a missing vehicle. In a BPD media release, Tate made contact with the victim who said she drove her 2002 black Lexus to the residence the night before, but the next morning it was gone.

The victim told Tate the Lexus was unlocked, and the keys were left inside.

Law enforcement authorities remind everyone to remove keys and valuables from their vehicles and to lock the doors in an effort to prevent vehicle break-ins and thefts.

If anyone has any information in relation to these crimes or others, please contact the Batesville Police Department at (870) 569-8111 or the Independence County Sheriff’s Department at (870) 793-8838.

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