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Pulaski County deputies raid North Little Rock scrap yard

Most people show up to Reeves Recycling with pounds of scrap metal. But Friday morning, Pulaski County deputies arrived with a ticket in hand.

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Most people show up to Reeves Recycling with pounds of scrap metal. But Friday morning, Pulaski County deputies arrived with a ticket in hand.

They say the company failed to report important information on a scrap metal site.

"There are actually vehicles brought in and we don't have the VIN on them so how can you tell if the vehicle is stolen," said Lt. Carl Minden, spokesman for the Pulaski County Sheriff's Dept.

State law requires scrap metal dealers to record specific information so police can track items if they're stolen.  Minden said Reeves Recycling left some areas blank.

"These may seem like nit picky violations but these are allowing people with stolen property to come out and dispose of it and profit off of it," said Minden.

Deputies cited the company for 153 violations.

"We thought it was transmitting the information that we wanted. We had no idea we weren't getting what they wanted," said Joe Bailey, co-owner of Reeves Recycling.

Bailey said they're still learning the system and will get with their computer technician to see what they're doing wrong.  Minden said no excuses because deputies have warned the company in the past.

"At a certain point how many times do you warn somebody before you take action?"

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