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Mena Police Department: August 16-22, 2015

August 16, 2015

Noel M. Faught, 26, of Mena was charged with public intoxication after an incident on a local parking lot.

A local woman reported that she had been punched in the face by an acquaintance. Case is pending interview of suspect and all witnesses.

August 17, 2015

Report was taken of two counterfeit $100.00 bills being received at a local bank. Case is pending further investigation.

Melvin E. Benson, 44, of Mena was cited for theft-of-property (shoplifting) after review of surveillance tapes received from a local retail store.

August 18, 2015

Kendra Dawn Davis, 30, of Hatfield was arrested on an outstanding warrant and was cited for driving on a suspended driver’s license and having no proof of insurance. The arrest followed a call to an accident.

Michelle Denise Curry, 24, of Mena was charged with driving on a suspended driver’s license, having no insurance, and having no vehicle license.

Report was taken of a Mena youth assaulting his father. Case is pending.

August 19, 2015

Report was taken of a local woman being scammed by a person on the telephone claiming that the woman had won a prize in a promotional contest. She was advised that she needed to send them money as a good-faith gesture. She did send the money, then after having thought further, called the police. The officer was able to stop the transfer of the funds, and she did not lose the cash.

Report was taken from a local woman claiming that she had been attacked by her son. Case is pending.

August 20, 2015

No criminal reports filed.

August 21, 2015

Malcolm Wells, 29, of Mena was served a warrant for violation of Arkansas hot check law.

Report was taken of a gas-skip in the amount of $51.31 from a local convenience store. Case is pending.

August 22, 2015

Report was taken from an employee at a local convenience store regarding two local men trying to pass counterfeit $100.00 bills. Case is pending.

Officers completed an additional six reports and worked six accidents.

Please be aware that several schemes to scam people are now being conducted. If it sounds too good to be true, it very likely is!! Protect your assets and don’t fall for such schemes.

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