Breaking News

Police Reports

September, 2013

  • 3 September

    Mena Police Department – August 18 through August 31

    August 18, 2013 Officers responded to an alarm call at a local business.  The area was secured. Daniel K. Urban, 23, of Waldron was arrested on an outstanding warrant for failure-to-appear.  He was arrested in Sebastian County.  Mena city officers drove to Fort Smith and brought him back to the Polk County detention center. August 19, 2013 Someone slit all ...

August, 2013

  • 27 August

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department – August 19 – August 25

    The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Mike Godfrey for the week of August 19 – August 25, 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 ...

  • 21 August

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department August 12 through August 18

    The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Mike Godfrey for the week of August 12 – August 18, 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 ...

  • 19 August

    Simmons Pleads Guilty to Arson – Confesses to a Decade of Fires

    [POLK COUNTY ] – Justin R. Simmons, age 30 of Wickes, AR, plead guilty in case No. CR 2013-37 to one count each of Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, a Class “B” Felony and Breaking or Entering, Class “D” Felony. He also plead guilty to one count of Arson, a Class “A” Felony in Case No. CR 2013-57. In ...

  • 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 ...