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Mena Police Department: September 14-20, 2014

September 14, 2014 

A local resident reported that his mailbox had been vandalized.  Case is pending,

A Man reported that someone had vandalized his vehicle by spray-painting marks on it.  Case is pending further investigation.  Several paint cans were discovered on the property.

September 15, 2014

A local woman reported she is receiving harassing text messages from her estranged husband regarding visitation of their child.  Case is pending.

September 16, 2014

Report was taken of an altercation between a married couple who are separated now.  They are having issues with property belonging to their daughter.  Case is pending.

Report was taken from the owner of a local storage rental facility regarding a man sleeping in one of the units.  Officers patrolled the area periodically during the evening, and did find the man inside the unit at one point.  He was advised not to come back to the unit.

Michael Trivette, 23, of Mena was arrested on an outstanding warrant for failure to pay restitution for a vehicle.

September 17, 2014

Kenneth L. Clement, 51, of Mena was charged with DWI after officers responded to a call regarding an erratic driver.

September 18, 2014

A local man reported that someone had stolen a Pioneer stereo from his vehicle while it was parked overnight on the lot of a local restaurant.  Case is pending.

A local woman reported that someone had stolen her Worx Jawsaw from her patio.  Case is pending.  Police have identified a suspect.

September 19, 2014

Howard Wayne Blume, 19 and Zackery Benson, 21, both of Mena were charged with arson and theft of property after a fire at a local residence.  The owner of the house is currently residing at an assisted living facility.  The arrests followed an investigation of evidence found at the crime scene.

September 20, 2014

Michael A. Smith, 28,of Cove was arrested for driving on a suspended driver’s license.  He was also cited for defective equipment.

Officers worked an additional 11 cases and worked three accidents.

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