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2 suspects arrested for break-ins and theft of property
Published: March 18, 2015


March 17, 2015 

On Monday, March 16, 2015 at approximately 7:10 am, officers were dispatched to a residence on Parkview Drive for a residential burglary. The victim stated she heard a flower pot hit the ground and thought it may be her son stopping by. She heard the garage door close and went to investigate and discovered an open window. She later saw that items in her garage had been gone through, including a gun cabinet. A Shotgun was discovered missing along with other miscellaneous items. While officers were in the area, two male subjects in dark clothing were seen walking. Officers attempted to make contact and the two males fled on foot. A short time later both were taken into custody. The males were identified as AARON BATES and a seventeen year old male juvenile. Both suspects are from Mountain Home.  

During a search of the juvenile, stolen property was located. During the pursuit of BATES, officers observed him wearing a black and grey sweater. When BATES was finally caught, he was no longer wearing the sweater. When questioned about the sweater, BATES stated that he had caught it on a fence. Officers retraced the route of the pursuit and discovered the sweater in a bush. A search of the sweater revealed stolen property in the pocket. At approximately 8:10 am, while investigators were processing the first scene, another call of a break in was reported at another residence on Parkview Drive. The victim there discovered their garage door had been kicked in. At approximately 9:10 am, another call came in about an attempted break-in at a residence on Cherry Lane, which is in the area of the first two calls. At approximately 11:10 am, officers were dispatched to Oak Tree Trailer park for a residential burglary.  

When an investigator was en route to assist, he was flagged down by subjects at a trailer in Oak Tree Trailer Park. This trailer was not the location of the reported residential burglary. An individual at this location assisted police in recovering stolen property and evidence. A subsequent search of the nearby woods that leads from Oak Tree Trailer Park to Parkview Drive and Cherry Lane, uncovered additional evidence and stolen property, but the shotgun has not been recovered.  

Both BATES and the male juvenile were charged with the following: 


ARRON Bates was incarcerated in the Baxter County Detention Facility with bond set at $100,000 and the juvenile was turned over to Baxter County Juvenile Services. 

Carry Manuel, Chief of Police

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