Police: Tip Led Officers To Playground, Man Arrested

A man is facing charges after a citizen reported suspicious activity at a playground.

Bobby Yarrell, age 23 of Highway 171 in Washington, was arrested.

Washington police say they got a tip that led them to the playground of the Washington Housing Authority near Washington and 11th Streets.

Officers say when they arrived, through found Yarrell and another suspect.

Yarrell was taken into custody. He is charged with resist, delay and obstructing officers, trespassing and felony possession of a firearm by a felon.

Police say they have identified the second suspect and charges are pending.

Officers say they recovered a 9mm semi-automatic handgun at the scene.

"Thanks to observant people who notified the police department of suspicious activity, we continue to work for a safe environment," said Lt. William Chrismon.


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  • by truth Location: washington on Apr 17, 2010 at 07:27 AM
    washington oficers making this a big deal? i guess they have nothing else to be proud of. we dont need more officers. we need ones that care. i saw one watch someone run a redlight almost hit someone and they just drove off. LAZY!!!!!!
  • by Anonymous on Apr 17, 2010 at 04:19 AM
    What did he do?
  • by good citizens on Apr 16, 2010 at 03:36 PM
    good citizens of this community--stick together! what can we do to help? we support your community and want it rid of crime and thugs and a safe place for you and your family to work and live.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 16, 2010 at 01:50 PM
    Great job citizen!
  • by marine mom Location: washington on Apr 16, 2010 at 12:49 PM
    It is very rare that someone who lives in that neighborhood would turn someone in, i am so GLAD to hear this.....one less crimianl on the streets. now lets keep going.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 16, 2010 at 12:44 PM
    Thank you to the person that call the police. If more of us did this there would be less crime. Come on people lets take back our towns.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 16, 2010 at 12:20 PM
    Drug dealers like to park in areas like nursing homes and assisted living facilities as well as Walmarts to deal drugs. If you see vehicles that stay a bit too long or are strange to your parking lot, call the police. They need to be checked.
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