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February, 2014

  • 5 February

    Mena Police & Polk County Deputies Apprehend Escaped Inmate

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014, inmate Anthony Michael Robertson appeared in court before Circuit Judge Jake Looney.  After that appearance, while being handcuffed to be returned to his cell, Robertson forced his way past the officer and fled from the courthouse. Robertson then shed his orange jail clothing behind the Masonic Lodge on Port Arthur Street.  He was then wearing only ...

January, 2014

  • 29 January

    Mena Police Department – January 19 – 25, 2014

    The following information was received from Mena Police Department for the week of January 19 – January 25, 2014.  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 ...

  • 28 January

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department – January 20 – 26, 2014

    The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Mike Godfrey for the week of January 20 – January 26, 2014.  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 ...

  • 28 January

    LeadsOnline.com Helping Law Enforcement Recover Stolen Merchandise

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Local law enforcement is having success from using a new online program that helps them to track stolen items that are pawned at stores anywhere in the U.S.  The new innovative service offers a massive online database, in which all pawn dealers are required to register items at LeadsOnline.com. Police Departments can then search the database ...

  • 27 January

    Mena Police Department Seeking Auxiliary Officers

    BY LEANN DILBECK – The Mena Police Department will be growing their force as they are seeking interested parties to volunteer as Reserve Auxiliary Officers. Currently, they have eight openings. Law requires one full-time officer per auxiliary officer and the department currently has 14 full-time and 6 auxiliary officers already on the roll. Detective Brandon Martin will be serving as ...

  • 24 January

    Bicycles to be Auctioned

    The City of Mena Police Department has recovered a number of bicycles which they are now holding in storage.  If you have reported a bicycle stolen or missing and have not yet retrieved that bicycle, please contact the Mena Police Department at 394-6225 with a full description by January 30, 2014, to determine if we have your missing bicycle.  All ...

  • 23 January

    Davis Arrested on Felony Charges

    BY LEANN DILBECK – A Hot Springs attorney with Polk County roots and connections was arrested twice last week by the Garland County Sheriff’s Department on Class C Felony charges. Andrea “Andi” L. Davis, age 36, was arrested first on January 16 for Theft by Receiving and then again on a second charge on January 17, also Theft by Receiving. ...

  • 22 January

    Mena Police Department – January 12-18, 2014

    The following information was received from Mena Police Department for the week of January 12 – January 18, 2014.  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 ...

  • 21 January

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department – January 13-19, 2014

    The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Mike Godfrey for the week of January 13 – January 19, 2014.  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 ...

  • 14 January

    Arms Receives Maximum Sentence for Taking Controlled Substances While Pregnant

    [MENA, Ark.]  It took a jury of five men and seven women only nineteen minutes of deliberation on Monday to convict a DeQueen woman of the offense of introducing methamphetamine into the body of her infant son.  Prosecuting Attorney Andy Riner charged Melissa Arms, age 37, with that crime by filing a criminal information on August 21, 2013. In the ...