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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