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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 ...

  • 14 February

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

    February 6, 2017 Report from complainant on Polk 16 near Cove of being harassed by an acquaintance.  Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Report from complainant near Hatton that equipment had been tampered with by unauthorized persons.  Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Arrested was Amber R. Thomasson, ...

  • 8 February

    Mena Police Department: January 29 – February 4, 2017

    January 29, 2017 Two Mena boys, ages 13 and 14, were charged with criminal trespass and criminal mischief. January 30, 2017 Leshonda Price, 33, of Mena was charged with theft of property (shoplifting) after officers were called to a local retail store. Report was made of breaking or entering and theft of property from a local mechanic shop. Three Mena boys, ...

  • 8 February

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: January 30 – February 5, 2017

    January 30, 2017 Report of an unattended death on Rodgers Drive in Cove.  Deputies responded. Report of  disturbances at businesses in Hatfield and Cove led to the arrest of Greg A. Cunningham, 56, of Mena, on Charges of two counts of Aggravated Assault, Theft of Motor Fuel and Fleeing. Traffic stop on Highway 375 West in Mena led to the ...

  • 2 February

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department: January 23-29, 2017

    January 23, 2017 Report from walk-in complainant of the theft of a firearm, valued at $100.00.  Investigation continues. Report of an unauthorized person at a residence on Polk 59 in the Board Camp community led to the arrest of Bryan J. Strother, 25, of Mena, on Charges of Violation of a Protection Order, Theft of a Firearm, Aggravated Assault and ...