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Garland County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigators including Sheriff’s Command Staff arrived at 512 McKay Street yesterday afternoon and served a high risk search warrant on the residence.
Sheriff’s CID Lieutenant Joel Ware took a second at the scene to explain that the reason for the search warrant was a quest for alleged stolen property that was supposed to be located at this address.
A few people were in or around the residence at the time of the raid and those people were handcuffed and detained at the scene for a short period. To my knowledge, no one was arrested or charged with a crime.
During the search, a silver jeep approached the target house. It was followed into the neighborhood by an HSPD K-9 Tahoe. A traffic stop was conducted at the edge of the sheriff’s security perimeter of the operation. The driver was removed from the vehicle. A K-9 sweep of the vehicle was conducted and items were removed and placed onto the pavement. The outcome of the vehicle stop/search is unknown to me.
I did not witness any disorderly people and I am not aware of any injury in connection with this event.
Neighbors in the area came out with lawn chairs and made a day out of watching the Heroes work. They said that the operation was quick and that they were happy to see law enforcement taking action in Hot Springs. I didn’t hear anyone say that they were upset or bothered about the sheriff’s activities on this street. Sheriff’s CID Captain Gary Ashcraft met with the neighbors and answered their questions as soon as he was free to visit.
Hot Springs Police, Arkansas State Police and the 18th East Judicial District Drug Task Force assisted the GCSO Tactical Response Team with executing this search warrant.