The following information was received from Mena Police Department for the week of February 2 – February 8, 2014. 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.
February 2, 2014
A local man reported that someone had made purchases with his credit card without his knowledge. Case is pending.
February 3, 2014
Report was taken of an employee at a local nursing facility complaining that she is being harassed. Case is pending.
Employees at a local retail store reported possible shoplifters leaving the store. Case is pending review of surveillance tapes.
Officers responded to an open door complaint at a local church. The building was secured.
Jerry W. Haynes, 25, of Mena was arrested on an outstanding warrant for probation violation.
February 4, 2014
A Mena woman reported that her estranged husband is harassing her. Case is pending.
Linda Diane Pilgrim, 54, of Hatfield was arrested on three separate charges of shoplifting.
A local woman reported that her son’s bicycle had been stolen from her yard. The bicycle had been taken by an escapee from the Polk County detention center earlier in the day, and recovered when the prisoner was recaptured. The bicycle was returned to the rightful owner.
February 5, 2014
No criminal reports filed.
February 6, 2014
Bradley James Crawford, 19, of Mena was arrested and charged with battery after responding to a call from dispatch.
Employees at a local farm store reported that someone had vandalized them by cutting open bags of feed. Case is pending.
A local man reported that his state income tax check had been stolen. Further investigation showed that the man’s roommate had taken the check and tried to cash it. When he could not cash the check, it was deposited into the rightful owner’s account. No charges have been filed.
Kayla N. Pringle, 18, of Mena was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia,
February 7, 2014
No criminal reports filed.
February 8, 2014
A local woman reported that her neighbor is harassing her family. Case is pending.
A 16-year-old Mena youth was charged with curfew violation and possession of tobacco by a minor after officers were called to a convenience store at approximately 2:00 AM.
Employees at a local convenience store reported that an unsupervised 6-year-old child was in the store. His guardian was located and DHS was notified of the situation.
Joseph Nevil Evans, 29, of Mena was charged with DWI and careless driving after officers observed a pickup truck in a ditch on a local street.
Officers completed an additional seven reports and worked eight accidents.