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July 30th, 2014

Police: Man tried to lure teen into truck

July 30, 2014

No charges have been filed, but Benton police report that a person of interest has been named in a kidnapping attempt reported Monday.

Lt. Kevin Russell, spokesperson for the department, said, "We are still encouraging people to contact us with information due to this still being an ongoing investigation."

A 16-year-old girl told police that she was walking near the intersection of South and Main streets when an Hispanic man approached her and attempted to get her into his vehicle, Russell said. The man made two attempts to coercer into the vehicle, the girl told officers.

Daily Dispatch July 29

July 30, 2014

Benton Police Department
•Brandon Blakley, 21, of Benton was arrested on Edison Avenue and charged with possession of a controlled substance, no vehicle license, failure to register a vehicle over 60 days, no proof of liability insurance and improper window tint.
•A woman on Alcoa Road reported a residential burglary.
•An employee at Southern Roots on Military Road reported a woman stole two bracelets from the store.

Benton Utilities to shut down area water line to repair break

July 30, 2014

Benton Utilities released this statement on their Facebook page:

"Benton Utilities Water Department will be shutting down the water in the areas of Hwy 35 N/ Hwy 5 S/ Kenwood to repair a break in the lines. They will begin this work between 1:00 and 1:15 this afternoon and it will take them approximately 30 minutes. Customers in this area may experience no water/ low water pressure during this time."

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