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On Aug. 9 at 11:55 a.m., an accident was reported on the parking lot of Ameca Restaurant at 7401 Dollarway Road.

Ladonna Rogers of Pine Bluff said she was backing out of a parking space and didn’t see another vehicle. The rear bumper of her 1006 Mitsubishi struck the bumper of a 2011 Toyota driven by Patricia Reed of White Hall on the driver’s rear side.

Reed said she was also backing out of a parking space and didn’t see the other vehicle.

On Aug. 12, Pine Bluff Police Vice and Narcotics Officers arrested Rico Pree, 37, on a failure to comply warrant from White Hall City Court. White Hall Officer Brian Todd confirmed that the warrant was valid and was for $1,890. Todd asked a dispatcher for MECA (Metropolitan Emergency Communications Association) to delete the warrant from the system.

On Aug. 12 at 2:55 p.m., an accident was reported on the parking lot of the Flea Market at 8110 Sheridan Road.

Aaron Blackmon of Mabelvale reported that while his vehicle was parked in the parking lot, it was struck by another vehicle that left the scene. Blackmon’s 1996 Chevrolet Silverado received damage to the passenger side front quarter panel.

On Aug. 12 at 5:15 p.m., a two-vehicle accident was reported on U.S. 270/Sheridan Road west of the northwest apex of Robin Road and Sheridan Road.

Melissa Diane Billips of White Hall said she was westbound on Sheridan Road in heavy traffic and had to make a sudden stop because of traffic stopping in front of her. As her vehicle came to rest, it was struck in the rear by another vehicle.

Damage to the 2004 Pontiac Sunfire driven by Billips was estimated at $800.

The driver of the other vehicle, John Kermit York of Pine Bluff said he was westbound on Sheridan Road when the vehicle in front of him made an abrupt stop. He said he attempted to stop but was unable to before the front bumper of his vehicle struck the rear bumper of the other vehicle.

Damage to the 2011 Toyota Corolla driven by York was estimated at $1,000.

York was issued a citation for no proof of liability insurance.

On Aug. 13 at 7:55 a.m., a two-vehicle accident was reported on U.S. 270/Sheridan Road at the I-530 on ramp.

Courtney Lain of White Hall said she was traveling east on U.S. 270 and was stopped at the traffic light. When the light turned green, Lain said she started into the intersection and a vehicle turned left, or south onto I-530 that had been traveling west. Lain said the vehicle had enough time to turn before Lain got too close. Lain said she then saw another vehicle also turning left directly in front of her. She said she tried to stop but struck the other vehicle on the passenger side.

Damage to the 2005 Nissan driven by Lain was estimated at $3,000.

The driver of the other vehicle, Michelle Manturano-Taylor of Pine Bluff said she was turning onto I-530 from U.S. 270 and noticed a vehicle coming toward her but that she had time to turn. As she was turning, all of her dash lights came on and she was looking at her dash when she was struck by the other vehicle.

Damage to the 2012 Mercedes driven by Mantuano-Taylor was estimated at $5,000.

Lain was taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center by ambulance. Taylor complained that her back was hurting but did not want medical transport.

No citations were issued.

On Aug. 14 at 9:38 a.m., Michael Reynolds reported that a Kubota KX-161-3 mini-excavator that was left on the property of Taylor Elementary School at 805 West St., had the front windshield broken out.

Reynolds said work was being done on the playground at the school and said the windshield had not been damaged when he left Saturday. No other damage was noted.

On Aug. 14 at 2:15 p.m., Warren Police arrested Dorothy Hibbler, 28, on a failure to appear warrant from White Hall City Court. Officer Brian Todd confirmed the warrant was for $680 and asked a MECA dispatcher to delete the warrant. A White Hall officer went to Warren and transported Hibbler back to the adult detention center.

On Aug. 14 at 4:40 p.m., the Pine Bluff Police Department arrested Antonio Murphy, 26, on a warrant from White Hall District Court. Officer Tommy Kelly confirmed the warrant and asked a MECA dispatcher to delete it from the system.

On Aug. 16, M.C. Johnson, 70, turned himself in after missing an appearance in White Hall District Court. He was served with a warrant for failure to appear and was given a new court date.

On Aug. 18, Pine Bluff Police arrested Etory D. Kearney, 22, on a failure to comply warrant from White Hall City Court. Officer Brian Hornsby confirmed the warrant for $490.