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Mena Police Department: July 30 – August 5, 2017

July 30, 2017

No reports on file.

July 31, 2017

Jonathan D. Martin, 29, of Mena was arrested on an outstanding warrant for failure to pay fines and court costs.

James Clayton Shaffer, 29, of Mena was charged with theft of property and criminal trespass after officers were called to a local residence.

Jack Allen Curry, 29, of Mena was charged with criminal trespass after a call to a local retail store.

August 1, 2017

Stephen P. Copelin, 64, of Mena was served a warrant for disorderly conduct.

Report was taken of the theft of items from a local farm store. Case is pending further investigation and evaluation of suspect.

August 2, 2017

Benjamin Murry, 38, of Mena was arrested on an outstanding warrant for failure to pay fines and court costs.

Two 15-year-old Mena girls were charged with theft of property (shoplifting) after officers were called to a local retail store. The case was referred to juvenile authorities and the girls were released to their guardians.

A local man reported that someone had taken items out of his vehicle while it had been broken down on a local street. Case is pending.

August 3, 2017

Richard Chad James, 38, of Mena was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear.

Michael Wilson, 50, of Mena was charged with third degree battery after officers responded to a call at a local residence.

August 4, 2017

Report was taken from a Polk County woman who reported that a friend of her son was harassing her. Case is pending.

Benny Lee Anderson, 44, of Mena was charged with driving without a driver’s license, leaving the scene of an accident, and having no proof of insurance.

A local woman reported that her estranged husband’s current girlfriend is harassing her. Case is pending.

August 5, 2017

Report was taken of someone finding a backpack in a local park. The item was released to the police department, where it will be stored until such time as the owner is located.

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