|Updated: 9/10/2012 9:10 pm
||Published: 9/10/2012 9:06 pm
BAUXITE, AR – The owner of Shaw Recycling in Bauxite was given 34 citations for failing to maintain records of those who sold scrap metal to him, according to the Benton Police Department.
Bobby Shaw, 54, was served a search warrant Monday afternoon by the newly created Saline County Scrap Metal Task Force. Arkansas law requires Scrap Metal Dealers to maintain very detailed records of those who sell them non-ferrous material, to include thumbprints, photographs, photocopied identification, and license plate numbers.
The Task Force was created in response to the abundance of scrap metal thefts in recent years. Shaw Recycling was target due to numerous complaints about their business practices, according to the police.
The Task Force is made up of officers from Benton Police Department, Saline County Sheriff’s Office, Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, Bauxite Police Department, IRS, Union Pacific Railroad Police, Bryant Police Department, and the Saline County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.