The Hope Police Department is seeking the public’s help in capturing a suspect in a series of recent crimes including robbery, burglary and assault. Unconfirmed reports one of the burglaries was of a residence where a 14-year-old girl was assaulted.

According to the HPD, all the crimes have taken place in the last few weeks in the area east of N. Hazel St. within a couple blocks of E. 3rd St. and W. Bonner St.

Police are asking all residents in the area to take caution and to call 911 if they notice anyone suspicious.

The suspect is described as a slender, approximately 6′ tall black male of unknown age. The suspect usually wears dark clothes and wears something over his face.

Anyone with information about the suspect or the crimes is asked to contact Detective Green at 870-722-2563 or email him at

If there is an emergency or suspicious activity, call 911 immediately.

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