The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office has recently received several reports of identity thefts and scams. Identity thieves are exploiting the current pandemic. We’ve seen several identity thefts related to bogus unemployment benefit claims. Smalls businesses are also becoming identity theft victims due to small business grant opportunities related to COVID-19. If you become a victim of identity theft you should contact your bank and creditors and make them aware. The federal Trade Commission offers several services to help recover and place alerts on your identity at IdentityTheft.gov. If you suspect that you have become a victim of identity theft you can report the incident to the Sheriff’s Office at 618-783-8477.
Statements made herein are based upon probable cause. All individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
On 08/18/2021 at approximately 22:50 HRS, Braxton D. Bloomfield, 18, Olney, was arrested for adult use cannabis in a motor vehicle, during a traffic stop in the area of N. St. Hwy 130 and E 600th Ave. Newton, Jasper County.
On 08/19/2021 at approximately 12:55 HRS, Tiffany N. Crawford, 33, Altamont, was arrested on a Jasper County FTA warrant for possession of lost credit/debit card, during a warrant service in Jasper County.
On 08/19/2021 at approximately 12:55 HRS, Steven D. Williams, 53, Oblong, was arrested on a Jasper County warrant for possession of substance containing meth, during a warrant service in Jasper County.
On 08/20/2021 at approximately 16:55 HRS, Robert A. Bryan, 63, Olney, was arrested for driving on a revoked license, during a traffic stop in the area of W. Embarras St. Ste. Marie, Jasper County.
On 08/20/2021 at approximately 20:35 HRS, Samuel D. Duran, 40, Alsip, was arrested for DUI alcohol and improper lane usage, during a traffic stop in the area of N. St. Hwy 130 and E. 725th Ave. Newton, Jasper County.
On 08/21/2021 at approximately 19:23 HRS, Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the area of S Van Buren St. Newton, Jasper County. During which Ronald R. Breshears, 41, Benton AR, was arrested for unlawful possession of a weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm, possess burglary tools, identity theft, obstruct justice, possession of meth with intent to deliver, and meth manufacturing. Also, Chevelle M. Hamilton, 31, Benton, AR, was arrested for possession of meth less than 5 grams, resist/obstruct/disarm police officer, unlawful use of a weapon, and possession of meth precursor.
On 08/30/2021 at approximately 20:59 HRS, a 17 year old juvenile male, Newton, was arrested for adult use of cannabis in a motor vehicle and no proof of insurance, during a traffic stop in the area of N. 900thSt. and E. 600th Ave. Newton, Jasper County.