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January, 2016

  • 12 January

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: December 28, 2016 – January 10, 2016

    December 28, 2015 Report of a structure fire on Highway 8 West in the Shady Grove community.  Investigation revealed that a lightning strike caused the fire. December 29, 2015 Report from complainant on Highway 71 North near Mena of being harassed by an acquaintance.  Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. December 30, 2015 Report ...

  • 12 January

    Mena Police Department: January 3-9, 2016

    January 3, 2016 A local man was arrested for theft of property.  He later paid for the item and the victim decided he did not wish to prosecute. January 4, 2016 A Mena man reported that he had done laundry at a local self-service laundry.  He left the building, and when he returned, his laundry was gone.  Case is pending. ...

  • 5 January

    Mena Police Department: December 27, 2015 – January 2, 2016

    December 27, 2015 Tristen Chaney, 20, of Mena was arrested and charged with criminal trespass after he was observed by employees at a local retail store.  He had been given written notice not to come back into the store prior to the incident. Zephrey Tyler Harvey, 18, of Mena was charged with theft of property (shoplifting) after a call to ...

December, 2015

  • 29 December

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: December 21-27, 2015

    December 21, 2015 Arrested by an officer with the Drug Task Force was Robert G. Wells, 27, of Mena, on a Warrant for Probation Violation. December 22, 2015 Report from complainant on Lumber Lane in Board Camp of the fraudulent use of a credit card, totaling losses at $49.95. Arrested was Elizabeth D. Bryce, 50, of Mena, on a Warrant ...

  • 29 December

    Mena Police Department: December 20-26, 2015

    December 20, 2015 Report was made of a man harassing his estranged wife.  Case is pending interview of all subjects involved. December 21, 2015 A local man reported that a former friend was harassing him and he was concerned for his safety.  Case is pending further investigation. Report was taken of two dogs in a local neighborhood running loose.  One ...

  • 16 December

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: December 7-13, 2015

    December 7, 2015 Report from complainant on Polk 295 in Hatfield of the break-in and theft of a television and speakers, valued at $650.00. Arrested was Rocky R. Rhinehart, 36, of Hatfield, on Charges of Residential Burglary, Theft and Criminal Mischief 1st Degree. Report from complainant on Polk 129 near the Rocky community of identity fraud, totaling losses at $959.00. ...

  • 16 December

    Mena Police Department: December 6-12, 2015

    December 6, 2015 Melissa Turpin, 41, of Mena was cited for theft of mislaid or lost property. December 7, 2015 Report was made of someone kicking in the door of a local residence.  Case is pending further investigation and interview of suspects. Officers responded to a call regarding a suspicious person.  The individual was advised to stay away from the ...

  • 9 December

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: November 30 – December 6, 2015

    November 30, 2015 Report from complainant on Polk 70 near the Acorn community of problems between neighbors.  Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. December 1, 2015 Arrested by a trooper with the Arkansas State Police was Andrew B. Hammer, 28, of Wickes, on a Charge of DWI. December 2, 2015 Arrested was Steven Kuakahela, ...

  • 9 December

    Mena Police Department: November 29 – December 5, 2015

    November 29, 2015 Report was taken of an altercation between a 17-year-old Mena youth and his grandmother’s boyfriend.  No charges have been filed.  Case has been sent to the juvenile prosecutor’s office. Report was taken of threats being made to a local woman from a former boyfriend.  Case is pending further investigation. November 30, 2015 A local woman reported that ...

  • 2 December

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: November 23-29, 2015

    November 23, 2015 Traffic stop on Polk 170 near the Potter community led to the arrest of Bradley M. Verba, 18, of Mena, on Charges of Reckless Driving, Failure to Yield, Failure to Signal and No Driver’s License. Report from complainant on Polk 44 near the Old Dallas community of the destruction of a mailbox, valued at $50.00. Investigation continues. ...