November 11, 2018
Report was made regarding a custody dispute between the parents of two juveniles. No charges were filed. They were advised to speak to their attorneys to work a settlement.
November 12, 2018
Employees at a local business reported that several windows in their building had been broken. No suspects are known at this time.
November 13, 2018
Joshua Fernandez, 32, of Mena, was arrested on several outstanding warrants for failure to pay fines and court costs. Local officers travelled to Malvern to bring him back to Polk County.
November 14, 2018
A local woman reported that someone had been one of the vehicles in her yard. She noticed the dome light on, and went to investigate. A suspect jumped from the bed of another vehicle and fled the scene. No suspects at this time.
A Mena woman reported that she heard someone inside her house, and that she had witnessed a man fleeing the scene. The area was searched with negative results. Case is pending.
Report was made by employees at a local fast food restaurant regarding someone damaging a menu sign in the drive through lane. No suspects located.
November 15, 2018
Shawnna Michelle Morris, 22, and Rachel Tarkington, 21, both of Mena were each charged with theft of property (shoplifting) after officers responded to a call at a local retail store.
November 16 & 17, 2018
Report was made of someone taking a vehicle without permission and wrecking it. Case is pending location and interview of suspect.
Fernando Ochoa, Jr., 32 of Tucson, Arizona was charged with DWI, obstructing governmental operations, refusal to submit to a BAC, driving left of center, and having no vehicle tags.