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Mena Police Department: April 23-29, 2017

April 23, 2017

Anthony William Cottman, 29, of Mena was charged with public intoxication, criminal mischief, and violation of park curfew.

John Andrew Phillips, 49, of Mena was served an outstanding warrant from Montgomery County, and was charged with public intoxication and obstructing governmental operations after officers responded to a disturbance.

Report was taken of someone removing theft detection devices from items at a local farm store.  Case is pending further investigation and review of surveillance tapes.

Employees at a local retail store reported that a man took left the building with merchandise for which he did not pay.  When confronted, the man fled across the parking lot and left the area.  Case is pending location of suspect.

April 24, 2017

Report was made of someone stealing and attempting to cash a check on a local business.  Case is pending.

Employees at a local bank reported that they had received a counterfeit twenty-dollar bill in a deposit from a local business.  Case is pending.

April 25, 2017

Clark Hunter, 26, of Mena was arrested on a white warrant for parole violation.

Lacie L. Howell, 41, of Mena was charged with disorderly conduct after a call to a local residence regarding an altercation between two women.

Bradley Verba, 19, of Mena was arrested on two warrants for failure to pay fines and court costs.

Report was made of a verbal altercation between a Mena woman and her adult son.  No charges have been filed at this time.

A Mena man reported that someone had made charges to his credit card in Florida.  Case is pending further information.

April 26, 2017

Brian B. Travis, 37, of Mena was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.  He was served an outstanding warrant from Sevier County.  He was later charged with furnishing prohibited articles.

A burglary and theft was reported at a local restaurant. Cash was taken from a register and from arcade machines in the business.  Case is being investigated.

Report was made of the theft of several items from a local residence.  Case is pending location of witnesses and further investigation.

April 27, 2017

Report was taken of a man being hit in the face by an individual.  Case is pending further information.

April 28, 2017

John Douglas Hillard, 25, of Mena was charged with possession of a controlled substance.  The arrest followed a traffic stop.

April 29, 2017

A local man reported the theft of a power washer from his front porch.  Case is pending.

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