The following information was received from Mena Police Department for the week of November 24 – November 30, 2013. 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.
November 24, 2013
Report was taken of a fight between several teens in an alleyway. The suspects fled the scene before officers arrived. Case is pending.
Members of administration at a local assisted living center reported that someone had embezzled cash from the center and from an individual. Case is pending further investigation.
Manager of a local car sales reported the theft of four tires and wheels from a car on their lot. Case is pending.
November 25, 2013
Keith Rawlins, 45, of Mena was charged with DWI, following too close, driving on a suspended for DWI, and carrying a weapon. He was also served two warrants, one felony and one misdemeanor.
November 26, 2013
An 11-year-old Mena girl was charged with disorderly conduct after a call to a local school regarding an unruly student who was displaying out-of-control behavior.
Report was taken of a woman breaking windows in a local residence. Case is pending review by prosecutor.
November 27, 2013
Report was taken of a local man threatening to burn down his girlfriend’s house and kill her. Case is pending.
A 28-year-old Mena woman was charged with second-degree assault on a family member after an incident involving her 18-year-old sister.
Brandon Everett, 22, of Mena was charged with battery after an incident at a local residence.
November 28 2013
No criminal reports taken.
November 29, 2013
A 13-year-old Mena boy was charged with shoplifting after a call to a local retail store.
November 30, 2013
Joshua Dean Fernandez, 27, of Mena was charged with battery, interference with emergency communications, endangering the welfare of a minor, obstructing governmental operations, and resisting arrest after officers were called to the local hospital.
A local woman reported that someone had stolen her cell phone from a counter at her place of employment. Case is pending.
Michael Chance Martin, 29, of Mena was charged with DWI and careless driving after officers were called to an accident.
Officers completed an additional seven reports and worked six accidents.