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March, 2017

  • 14 March

    Mena Police Department: March 5-11, 2017

    March 5, 2017 Melissa D. Wallace, 44, of Mena was arrested and charged with DWI after officers responded to a call regarding a reckless driver. March 6, 2017 David Higby, 32, of Mena was arrested on an outstanding felony warrant from LeFlore County, Oklahoma. Daniel Green, 40, of Mena, was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.  In the ...

  • 14 March

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: March 6-12, 2017

    March 6, 2017 No reports were filed. March 7, 2017 Report of a domestic disturbance on Polk 282 near Hatfield.  Deputies responded. Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. March 8,  2017 Traffic stop on Highway 88 East near Cherry Hill led to Citations for Fictitious Tags, Driving with a Suspended Driver’s License, and No ...

  • 7 March

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: February 27 – March 5, 2017

    February 27, 2017 Report from complainant on Polk 70 near Cherry Hill of damage done to their property by heavy equipment.  Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Report from complainant on First Street in Wickes of a scam involving a vehicle, totaling losses at $1,800.00.  Investigation continues. Report from a Cove woman of being ...

  • 7 March

    Mena Police Department: February 26 – March 2, 2017

    February 26, 2017 A local man reported that his wallet and several personal items had disappeared from his residence. Case is pending. February 27, 2017 Report was made of a vehicle being stolen from a local mechanic shop. Case is pending. February 28, 2017 Brian Murphy, 34, of Mena was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. The arrest followed a call to a ...

February, 2017

  • 28 February

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: February 20-26, 2017

    February 20, 2017 Report of a house fire on Polk 5 near Grannis.  Investigation continues into the origin of the fire. Report of $50.00 in damages done to yard ornaments by a vehicle on Highway 8 West in the Shady Grove community.  Suspect was located and agreed to pay for damages. Report from complainant on Polk 401 near Mena of ...

  • 28 February

    Mena Police Department: February 19-25, 2017

    February 19, 2017 Alicia Burk, 45, of Mena was arrested on two felony warrants. A Mena woman reported that her grandson is harassing and threatening her.  Case pending. February 20,2017 Report was taken of employees at a local fast food restaurant finding several pieces of drug paraphernalia in the restaurant.  Case pending. February 21, 2017 Evan Patrick Miller and Gerald Aleshire, both ...

  • 23 February

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: February 13, 2017 – February 19, 2017

    The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of February 13, 2017 – February 19, 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 ...

  • 21 February

    Mena Police Department: February 12-16, 2017

    February 12, 2017 Jennifer Sue Hale, 23, of Pine Ridge was arrested on an outstanding warrant from the Polk County Sheriff’s office. A 14-year-old Mena boy was arrested and charged with theft of property (shoplifting) after officers were called to a local retail store.  Case was forwarded to juvenile authorities. February 13, 2017 A local woman reported receiving harassing texts and ...

  • 15 February

    Local Woman Facing Charges After Alleged Bomb Threats

    BY MELANIE BUCK – A local woman has been arrested after allegedly making bomb threats to a trio of local businesses on Valentine’s Day. Korrie Cathleen Scarbrough, age 41, of Mena, is currently being held in the Polk County Detention Center on three charges of Falsely Communicating a Terrorist Threat after causing alarm at three local businesses. According to official ...

  • 14 February

    Mena Police Department: February 5-11, 2017

    February 5, 2017 Report was made of a renter having items removed from her house without her permission.  Case is pending. February 6, 2017 Melissa Turpin, 42, of Mena was arrested on an outstanding felony warrant from the Polk County Sheriff’s office. A local woman reported that she is being harassed and that a former boyfriend has vandalized her vehicle. Case is ...