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August, 2013

  • 19 August

    Mena Police Department August 11 through August 17, 2013

    August 11, 2013 Employees at a local convenience store reported a gas-skip in the amount of $72.73.  Case pending. August 12, 2013 Employees at a local convenience store reported a gas-skip in the amount of $10.00.  Case is pending. Officers responded to an alarm at a local business.  The building was secure. Gerald Ray Martin, 51, of Mena was arrested ...

  • 13 August

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department Report August 5 – August 11, 2013

    The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Mike Godfrey for the week of August 5 – August 11, 2013.  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 ...

  • 12 August

    TEXAS FUGITIVE CAPTURED IN COVE

    [MENA] On August 7, 2013 the Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested David Whelpley, age 30, on a warrant issued out of Kerr County, Texas for Sexual Assault 2nd Degree.  Investigators with Kerr County gathered information during their investigation that Whelpley had fled Texas enroute to Cove, Arkansas.  Moments after Whelpley arrived in Cove, he was arrested at Smith’s Grocery. Whelpley ...

  • 12 August

    Mena Police Department August 4 – August 10, 2013

    Mena Police Department activity for the week starting August 4 through August 10, 2013 follows:  August 4, 2013 Officers responded to a domestic dispute at a local residence.  A father and son were having an altercation.  No charges were filed. Employees at a local convenience store reported a gas skip in the amount of $126.03.   No vehicle description was available. ...

  • 6 August

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department July 29 – August 4

    The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Mike Godfrey for the week of July 29 – August 4, 2013.  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 ...

  • 6 August

    Mena Police Department July 28 – August 3, 2013

    July 28, 2013 Brandi Fay Sanders, 26, of Mena was charged with third degree battery after a call to a local mobile home park regarding a disturbance. A 17-year-old Mena youth was charged with assault on a family member and interference with emergency communications after a call to a local residence.  July 29, 2013 Report was taken of an altercation ...

July, 2013

  • 29 July

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department July 15 – July 21, 2013

    The following information was received from Polk County law enforcement agencies. 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 ...

  • 29 July

    Mena Police Department July 22 – July 27, 2013

    The following information was received from Polk County law enforcement agencies. 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 ...

  • 24 July

    Two Arrested in Church Burglary

    [MENA] On July 17, the Mena Police Department released that arrests were made in the burglary of the Crossing church that occured in February of this year. On February 4, 2013, The Crossing Church reported a burglary to police of their business office located on North Mena Street. Det. Brandon Martin stated that suspects broke into the building and stole ...

  • 17 July

    Arnold Arrested for Failure to Make Restitution Payments

    By LeAnn Dilbeck Charles Benton Arnold, age 24, was arrested and spent July 4 in the Polk County Detention Center for failure to make court-ordered restitution payments following his guilty plea to four felonies stemming from a string of fires in the Shady Grove Community in the summer of 2011. Arnold pled guilty to four counts of Solicitation to Commit ...