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Mena Police Department: July 5-1, 2015

July 5, 2015

Three Mena youths, two aged 15 and one aged 14, were charged with theft-of-property (shoplifting) after officers were called to a local retail store.

Employees at a local convenience store reported a gas-skip in the amount of $25.04. No suspects have been named.

July 6, 2015

Report was taken of items being pawned that belonged to a former Mena resident. The items were pawned by a woman with whom he had had a relationship in the past. Case is pending.

Two 15-year-old Mena youths were charged with theft-of-property (shoplifting) after a call to a local grocery store.

Officers responded to a call regarding an altercation between a local couple. They did not wish to press charges, so no arrests were made.

July 7, 2015

Officers traveled to Sebastian County and brought Timothy Hooks, 29, of Mena to the Polk County Jail where he was served two outstanding warrants for failure-to-pay fines and court costs for original offenses of theft-of-property (shoplifting). He was issued another citation for theft-of-property (shoplifting) for a case that has been pending.

Officers responded to a verbal dispute between neighbors in a local neighborhood. No arrests were made and no citations issued at this time.

July 8, 2015

Two Mena youths, ages 14 and 15, were charged with theft-of-property (shoplifting) after officers and loss prevention personnel at a local retail store were able to identify the boys from surveillance videos.

Officers responded to three separate incidences regarding arguments between family members. No citations were issued.

July 9, 2015

Matthew Warren Hackworth, 30, of Pencil Bluff, was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Montgomery County. Mena officers met Montgomery County deputies at Pine Ridge where Hackworth was turned over to them.

Officers were requested to do a welfare check on a local woman. Her family had been unable to reach her. The woman was located and she assured authorities she was well and would contact her daughter.

A concerned relative of a local man asked that officers check on a Mena man. He was located and assured the patrolmen he was fine and would contact his kin.

July 10, 2015

Officers traveled to Sebastian County to bring Dennis Vaught, 39 of Mena back to Polk County on an outstanding warrant theft-of-property.

Officers responded to a call of a verbal altercation at a local residence. Neither party wished to press charges, and one of the individuals agreed to leave for a while so they could both calm down.

Melissa Ann DeHart, 25, of Mena was charged with possession of schedule VI controlled substance (marijuana). The arrest followed call regarding woman who was impeding traffic by walking in and out of traffic on a local street.

Report was taken of a gas-skip at a local convenience store. The driver of the vehicle was located and returned to pay for the gas. It was determined that it was an oversight, and no charges were filed.

July 11, 2015

Officers responded to a domestic altercation at a local residence.  A local woman was taken into custody.

Officers completed an additional 11 reports and worked four accidents.

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