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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 pending.

A local bank reported that they had received a ten-dollar bill and a five-dollar bill that were counterfeit. Case is pending.

February 7, 2017

Michael Trivette, 25, of Mena was arrested and served four outstanding warrants for failure to pay fines and court costs from the Mena Police department.

David Andrew Ward, 47 of Cove was arrested on an outstanding warrant from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

Barbara Connell, 25, of Mena was served an outstanding warrant for parole violation.

Report was taken of an altercation between a local man and woman.  No charges were filed.

February 8, 2017

Report was made of a verbal altercation between two Mena men regarding a dog. Case is pending.

A local man reported that he had been bitten by a dog at a residence where he was doing repairs. Case was referred to animal control.

A local woman reported that someone had taken several prescription pills from her purse. Case is pending.

A Mena woman reported that someone had stolen a Honda Rubicon four-wheeler and trailer from her business. The vehicle was entered in ACIC as missing. Case is pending.

Wade Roger Stewart, 42, of Mena was arrested and charged with third-degree battery after a call to a local residence.

February 9, 2017

A local woman reported that someone had stolen an advertising flag from her business. Case is pending further investigation.

A Mena man reported that someone had broken into his house by bursting the wood on the doorjamb. Case is pending.

February 10, 2017

Laura Kay Giesel, 45, of Mena was arrested on an outstanding warrant from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

Owner of a business at the airport reported several items had been stolen. Case is pending.

February 11, 2017

A 12-year-old Oden boy was charged with theft of property (shoplifting) after a call to a local retail store. He was released to his parents and the case has been referred to juvenile authorities.

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