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Mena Police Department: July 26 – August 1, 2015

July 26, 2015

Report was made of damage done at a local fun park. Case is pending.

Lonnie Gene Tyler, 46, of Mena was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing governmental operations after officers were called to a local mobile home park.

A local woman reported that her purse had been stolen. Case is pending interview of all witnesses and suspects.

July 27, 2015

Officers responded to a possible suicide attempt at a local residence. The individual agreed to go to the hospital and was transported by ambulance.

Employees at a local bank reported that they had received a counterfeit $20.00 bill. The bill will be forwarded to the United States Secret Service for further investigation.

July 28, 2015

Dylan Carter, 21, of Mena was arrested on an outstanding warrant for failure-to-appear.

Paul Samuel Lange, 28, of Mena was charged with third degree battery.

Elaine Miller, 61, and Crael Rode, 43, both of Mena were charged with disorderly conduct after officers responded to a fight between two women in a local grocery store.

July 29, 2015

Report was taken of someone violating a no-contact order. Case is under investigation.

July 30, 2015

Shelby Helen Bates, 19, of Mena was arrested on an outstanding warrant for failure-to-appear.

Joel Cardona, 32, of Mena was arrested and charged with criminal trespass after officers were called to a local apartment building.

July 31, 2015

Jessee Dillon Keen, 24, of Powderly, Texas and Samantha Rae Varner, 25, of Denton, Texas were charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. The arrests followed a call regarding a suspicious vehicle on a local restaurant parking lot.

August 1, 2015

Chad Douglas Sweeney, 19, of Mena and Jeremy Dean Swiney, 19, of Ashdown were charged with possession of an intoxicating liquor by a minor. The arrests followed an investigation into a motor vehicle accident.

Officers responded to an alarm call at a local garage. The key-holder was present and the building was searched. Nothing was found to be amiss.

Brianna S. Vanauken, 32, of Mena was charged with driving on a suspended driver’s license, having no liability insurance, and no vehicle license.

Officers completed 14 additional reports and worked five accidents.

 

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