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Mena Police Department Report

The following information was received from Polk County law enforcement agencies. 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 3, 2019

Officers responded to a call at a local business regarding an altercation on the parking lot.  No charges have been filed at this time.

Report was made of a disturbance between an estranged couple regarding custody.  No charges filed.

Devin Wheless , 25, of Mena was charged with third degree battery, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia,   The arrest followed a call to a local residence.

November 4, 2019

Jody Herron, 45, of Malvern was charged with possession of schedule IV, schedule VI and schedule I or 2 controlled substances.  The arrest followed a traffic stop.

Report was made of someone breaking into a local residence.  Case is pending identification, location and interview of suspect.

A Mena woman reported that her husband was threatening her.  She did not wish to press charges, she merely wanted him to leave her alone.  The incident followed a traffic stop.

November 5, 2019

Officers responded to a call regarding a child in the highway.  The boy was returned to his mother and no charges were filed.

November 6 & 7, 2019

Report was made of someone breaking into two units at a local self-storage facility.  Case was forwarded to County officers who were working on a series of such incidents in Polk County.

November 8 & 9, 2019

A local woman reported that unauthorized purchases were made on her debit card in Texas.  Case pending.

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