The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of May 8, 2017 – May 14, 2017. The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts. Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit documentation to us at a later date that the charges have been dismissed or that they have been found innocent and we will include that information in this space in a timely manner.
May 8, 2017
Report from complainant on Highway 375 West near Mena of the break-in and theft of tools, a grill and deer antlers, all valued at $350.00.
Report from Mena Regional Health System of an 8-year-old dog bite victim. The owner was advised to quarantine the animal for ten days.
Arrested was Aaron P. Whisenhunt, 25, of Mena, on a Warrant for Criminal Mischief 1st Degree and two counts of Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer.
Arrested was Oscar Ramirez, 46, of Cove, on a Warrant for Failure to Comply with a Court Order.
May 9, 2017
Report of an unattended death on Polk 34 near Hatfield. Deputy responded. The scene was released to the Polk County Coroner.
Report from two businesses on Highway 71 North near Mena of the theft of services, totaling losses at $2,000.00. Investigation continues.
May 10, 2017
Report from complainant on Highway 71 North near Mena of vandalism done to their vehicle while traveling on the roadway, causing damages of $200.00. Deputy responded.
Arrested was Richard C. James, 38, of Mena, on a Warrant for Theft of Property and a Citation for Fleeing.
May 11, 2017
Report from complainant on Highway 8 West near Mena of the theft of a license plate, valued at $25.00. Investigation continues.
Report from complainant on Amber Lane near Mena of the theft of $328.00 cash, personal documentation and prescription medication. Investigation continues.
May 12, 2017
Report from a contractor working near Smithville, OK of the theft of an ATV, valued at $7,300.00, led to the arrest of John Pitchford, Jr, 42, of Cove, on a Charge of Theft by Receiving
May 13, 2017
Report of an ATV accident on Polk 626 near Nunley. Deputy responded.
Traffic stop on Highway 71 North in Mena led to the arrest of Timothy L. Carls, 67, of Mena, on Charges of DWI and Driving Left of Center.
Report of a one-vehicle accident on Polk 117 near Mena led to the arrest of Donavan T. Hunt, 25, of Mena, on Charges of DWI and Careless/Prohibited Driving. Additional information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.
May 14, 2017
No reports were filed.
Polk County Sheriff’s Office worked two vehicle accidents this week.
Polk County Detention Center Jail Population: 20 Incarcerated Inmates, with 3 Inmates currently on the Waiting List for a State Facility.