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Alleged: “I Saw The Car Running, I Wanted It, So I Took It”; Felony Arrest – HOT SPRINGS


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Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox

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Hot Springs Police Officer Cheatham reports that he was dispatched to ‘Enterprise Rental Cars’ for the complaint of a stolen 2019 Nissan Kicks car.

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While Off. Cheatham was taking the report at the scene of the theft, HSPD Officer First Class Riley saw the stolen vehicle driving down Albert Pike at Cooper Street.  He followed the Nissan Kicks and stopped it at South Patterson Street.

Haylee Brooke Winkle, 21, homeless in Hot Springs, was arrested and transported to the hospital via LifeNet Ambulance due to medical complaints.  Once at the hospital, Ms. Winkle admitted to stealing the car.  She is quoted in the police report as saying “…because I wanted to, I saw the vehicle running and wanted it, so I took it”.

Haylee Brooke Winkle, 21, homeless in Hot Springs – allegedly homeless and stole a car because she wanted to.

Ms. Winkle was eventually cleared for booking, transported to the Garland County Detention Center and processed.  She is charged with Felony Theft Of Property with a $3,500 bond.