The following information was received from Mena Police Department. 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 dismissed or that they have been found innocent and we will include that information in this space in a timely manner.
December 1, 2013
Employees at the local theater reported a break-in and theft. Case is pending.
Joseph Gonyea, 24, of Mena was charged with the theft of a donation jar for Toys for Tots from a local convenience store. Gonyea was identified from a surveillance tape from the store.
Report was taken of illegal dumping on a lot in Mena. Someone dumped a couch and chair without permission to do so. Case is pending.
Dennis Stinson, 35, of Mena was arrested on outstanding warrants from McCurtain and LeFlore counties in Oklahoma.
December 2, 2013
Report was taken of a wallet being stolen from the service desk of a local retail store. Case is pending interview of suspect after she was identified by reviewing a surveillance tape.
December 3, 2013
Jeremy Chance Tyler, 18, and Rogerio M. Salguero, 18, both of Hatfield, Andrew B. Schoeppy, 18, and a 17-year-old youth, both of Mena were charged with possession of a schedule VI narcotic, possession of drug paraphernalia, and public intoxication. The arrests followed an investigation by Mena’s school resource officer.
Phillip Trent Lawry, 58, of Mena was arrested on an outstanding warrant for failure-to-appear.
December 4, 2013
Report was taken of a gas drive-off from a local convenience store. Case is pending.
December 5, 2013
Lori Ann Everitt, 24, of Mena was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after officers were called to do a welfare check at a local residence.
December 6, 2013
No criminal reports filed.
December 7, 2013
Report was taken of the theft of a cell phone from a local residence. The phone was located and returned to the owner. Suspect was an acquaintance of the victim, and the victim declined to pursue charges.
Officers completed an additional six reports and worked four traffic accidents.