Hot Springs Village police incident reports, in unrelated cases, included charges for driving while intoxicated and domestic violence.

Also, 2 men engaged in a physical brawl beside DeSoto Boulevard after the driver, who admitted to consuming beer, grew tired of comments from his intoxicated passenger.

Sept. 18

Two gunshots were reported in the area of Pyrenees Way and Estremadura Drive at 5:20 p.m. An officer was unable to hear or locate the source.

After a man walked through the West Gate without credentials at 7:49 p.m., saying he was walking to the police station, an officer found him walking just west of Barcelona Road. The report said the man was making comments concerning different things and people, which did not make sense. After speaking with him for several minutes, the officer asked if he was an invited guest in the Village and he stated no. The man was escorted outside the West Gate and told that unless he is an invited guest, he would be charged with trespassing if he entered Village property again. The Jessieville-area man is frequently seen walking along Highway 7.

After a complaint that “some kind of road work” on DeSoto Boulevard, near Minorca, had traffic down to one lane and was a traffic hazard at 9:41 a.m., an officer found a large truck partially blocking the eastbound lane. It had cones around the truck, and one cone atop the hill to the east. The foreman was told the truck must be moved if the crew did not have traffic control. The cones and truck were moved.

A warrant for 2nd-degree domestic battery was issued for Paul Otto after an older relative suffered red marks following a scuffle over keys. Police had made several trips to the Saline County home in the past day.

A 4-door Ford sedan was reportedly all over the road in the Desoto and Carmona Road area at 10:53 a.m.

An officer checked on an open door on San Clemente Circle after a complaint, and found a new resident who had just moved in.

At 11:38 a.m. an officer went to Emanuel Lane, after LifeNet’s dispatch said it had lost radio contact with medics. All LifeNet personnel at the site were fine, it was found.

An officer stood by while a Garland County Sheriff’s Department served an order of protection at a Hayuco Way home. A male resident was removed.

A blue Jeep was reportedly driven erratically eastbound on Desoto Boulevard at 12:52 p.m., near Sierra Drive.

An officer controlled traffic near the Desoto-Minorca intersection so a work crew could load.

After a complaint that someone was inside a Cevico Lane home at 1:20 p.m. while the owners were gone, police found a man, and his grandparents told the police dispatcher he was allowed to be there. A woman had fled out the back door as officers approached. Police found a backpack outside with 2 sets of digital scales, but the man denied that it was his. The bag was left as no other illegal items were found; scales are considered drug paraphernalia if found in combination with illegal drugs.

A Villager was entered as a missing person after he left his wife at a gasoline station, prior to 2:03 p.m. He had gone home and left, and officers found that his cellphone had pinged in Hot Springs. HS police later told the Village department the man had been injured in a wreck and was taken to a hospital.

Checking on a report at 2:06 p.m. that a younger relative had been drinking all day, an officer could get no one to answer the door at the Cortez Golf Course home, but a voice screamed that she was OK and to leave.

A Villager told police that his truck was hit by a vehicle in the Granada boat ramp parking lot between 7:30-9:30 a.m. No vehicles were in the parking lot when he arrived, nor when he left. It had an 8-inch dent on the rear quarter panel. Damage: $800.

An officer saw 2 loose dogs on Pamplona Way around 4:30 p.m., but both ran into woods.  One was a black mixed-breed dog with no collar. The other was a white mixed-breed dog with black spots and no collar.

A 5-year-old girl called 911, saying nobody was at the residence but her. Upon arrival, a man said she had called 911 without the parent’s knowledge, and everything was fine.

Police went to Delgado Lane after Mercedes Benz OnStar reported a possible vehicle crash of a 2013 sedan at 6:16 p.m. Police found the car in a garage, and its owner said he had been setting up OnStar, and it must have received the crash notice by mistake.

Sept. 19
Police checked on a man parked at the Village Shell gas pump at 12:38 a.m. He had his head laid back and been there for a while. He said he must have fallen asleep, and appeared to be OK.

Police checked on a Village home after the Benton Police Department received a call at 1:27 a.m. that an officer was being assaulted. It was later found that the individual who made the call was using a phone tied to the address.

A Promesa Place resident reported an injured deer in his backyard at 7:37 a.m., but it ran off when the officer checked on it. It did appear to have an injured rear leg.

A Villager reported that a ring appraised at $2,550 was missing. Several workers had been in the home recently.

An officer removed a bag of trash in DeSoto Boulevard at Minorca Road.

After a traffic stop on a Subaru Legacy around 11:23 a.m. on Highway 7, Elbert James Rackley denied drinking any alcoholic beverages and refused a field sobriety test, but tested .099 BAC. Rackley, 58, Glazy Acres Lane, was arrested for driving while intoxicated and was taken to Garland County jail. Officers found the following: 1 empty pint of Rich & Rare Whiskey under the driver’s seat, 1 empty pint of Rich & Rare Whiskey in the passengers front floor board, 1 Liter of Rich & Rare Whiskey with approximately 1/4 cup left in the passenger’s front floor board, 3 full bottles of Bud Light and 1 full bottle of Michelob Ultra in the passenger’s front floor board.

A Honda Lane resident told police he had climbed a tree with his tree climber to test the climber and was not hunting, after a complaint. He said he was aware that tree climbers must be at least 50 yards from any residence, and would follow the urban deer hunt rules.

A Bargus Way resident told police a Solas aluminum propeller was missing from a party barge parked at her dock.

Police removed a dead deer from the Sacedon Circle area.

Someone dumped cardboard boxes near trash cans at a business in DeSoto Boulveard’s 1300 block.

A Pertusa Drive resident said at 6:06 p.m. that a bear had been on his back porch for 10 minutes. It soon left.

A Magellan Drive resident found 2 bags of Wild Birds Unlimited bird seed on her front porch that she did not order.

A Gava Lane resident said a group of men got out of a landscaping truck and beat him up. He claimed to have a broken nose and other injuries, but did not want medical attention.  He claimed they said they were going to make an estimate, but beat him up. The complainant soon called back and said he was going to bed and did not want to speak to an officer that day.

After an officer stopped an eastbound Subaru Forester on DeSoto Boulevard for speeding at 9:23 p.m., the driver was cited for driving without a license and speeding. The passenger, a 61-year-old Jessieville man, was picked up on 2 Garland County misdemeanor warrants and was taken to Garland County jail.

The preceding incidents had inadvertently been left out of last week’s report.

Sept. 26

At 12:35 p.m., police controlled Fresno Road traffic at Camino Road, while a tow truck pulled an 18-wheeler onto the road from Caceres Way.

After a report of an injured turkey in a Coronado Lane flowerbed, the bird flew out of sight down the hill.

Fed up with his passenger, a driver parked in the middle of the Pontevedra Drive-Desoto boulevard intersection, where the 2 men engaged in mutual combat around 3:50 p.m. The driver said he was eastbound on DeSoto when he became tired of his passenger’s comments. The passenger had been drinking alcoholic beverages all day, while the driver and his wife said they had a few beers around noon. Neither man wanted to press charges, but the driver asked the officer to follow them to the passenger’s home to keep the peace.

After seeing a boxer and a pit bull running loose on Encantado Way, an officer stopped at the dogs’ home and left a message for the owner to call police.

An employee allegedly took a Stihl leaf blower at Los Lagos. A supervisor said he had asked the man to blow cigarette butts and leaves before the day ended. The suspect reportedly was possibly under the influence of alcohol or other drug. The gray and orange Stihl is missing half of the blower nozzle. Loss: $600.

Two Destino Way neighbors engaged in a verbal and physical disturbance after one woman accused the other of talking to her husband. The accuser said she thought she heard the other woman, who was outside talking on a phone, speaking to her husband. She admitted she was carrying a broken broom handle. The officer did not see injuries on either woman, and no charges were filed.

While at  Destino Way, another resident approached and asked to file a separate report.The complainant said a man had run beside her residence and started using profanity and screaming. She asked him to stop yelling, due to her having an infant inside the residence, but he reportedly continued to scream and use profanity. The officer went to a Perralena Way residence, where the man lived, and a woman said she would tell him to stay away from the other home.

At 8:46 p.m., an officer went to Glorieto Way after a music complaint. Nothing was heard.

An officer drove to Almazan Way after a report of a possibly drunk driver in a Nissan Rogue. The officer met a similar vehicle and did not see infractions. Once he could safely turn around, the vehicle could not be found, and it was unknown if it was the same vehicle.

Sept. 27

Officers check on 2 suspicious vehicles, one near Debutar Circle and another near Pacifica Circle. Both were found to be urban deer hunters with properly displayed permits.

An officer went to a Valladolid Way around 10:30 p.m. after a report of a small blacksnake inside, but it could not be located.

Sept. 28

A large amount of illegally dumped trash was found in a dumpster at 208 Minorca Road. One Amazon box in another area dumpster had a name and address, but it was unknown if the other boxes were related.

At 8:38 a.m. a tractor-trailer moving van was blocking both lanes of  Asturias Drive and Asturias Way. A wrecker was dispatched from Tanners Towing of Rockport, Arkansas. Police conducted traffic while the 18-wheeler was removed.

A wheel came off a westbound trailer on DeSoto Boulevard at 12:36 p.m., near Alicante Road. A POA employee came with a rope to pull the trailer out. Neither the vehicle nor trailer were damaged.

A severely injured deer was found on Balearic Road, near Murillo Way, and died around 2:21 p.m.

A white Ford truck driving down a dirt road in the Halago Way area was reported as suspicious. An officer was unable to locate the vehicle, or any trash.

At 6:09 p.m. police went to a domestic disturbance at a Garland County home. No charges were filed.

A Placer Lane resident told police someone had knocked on the door on 2 separate days, but no one was there either time.

Sept. 29

A Valencia Way resident reported hearing 3 gunshots at 12:35 a.m.
At 12:43 a.m. several dogs had been reportedly barking in the Mesero Place area for several hours. All was quiet when an officer arrived.

A black-and-white beagle found at Regions Bank on Carmona Road was taken to the animal shelter. It had a collar, but no identification.

Police led a bear from near a Denia Lane home around 3:24 p.m.

Postal boxes were damaged on Macotera Place around 4:55 p.m. when a vehicle backed into them. Damage: Vehicle, $250; boxes, $100./

An officer drove to the Village Inn at 6:31 p.m. to talk to a woman seeking information on filing a no-contact order. She was told she could go to the Garland County Prosecutor’s office and file for a protection order, and received literature with information.

A Frontera Circle resident reported hearing a gunshot at 6:38 p.m., and seeing an older man walking off property with a small black dog. She did not see a gun, and he was not found.

After a car was stopped on Desoto Boulevard for a non-functioning rear light, the driver was picked up on a Garland County failure to appear warrant. She was taken to Garland County jail.

After a Garland County verbal domestic dispute at 11:03 p.m., residents agreed to quit fighting. An officer remained in the area, and when noise broke out again, a man was arrested for misdemeanor disorderly conduct, and was taken to jail.