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Mena Police Department: September 17-23, 2017

September 17, 2017

Report was taken of a shoplifter at a local retail store.  Case is pending further investigation, review of surveillance tape, and identification and location of suspect.

Report was made of a verbal dispute between a local man and his mother-in-law.  No charges were filed.

September 18, 2017

A local man reported that someone had stolen his son’s bicycle from their yard.  The bike was later located and returned to the owner.

Shawn Keith Fender, 47, of Mena was arrested on two outstanding warrants from the Mena Police Department for failure to pay fines and court costs.

Jordan Lee Dodds, 19, of Mena was arrested on an outstanding warrant from the Mena Police Department.

September 19, 2017

Robin Matheson, 50, of Mena was charged with two counts of possession of methamphetamine or cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.  The arrest followed a traffic stop.

Report was taken of two shoplifters at a local retail store.  Case is pending further review of surveillance tapes.

Report was made of a laptop computer being stolen from a van while it was fueling at a local gas station. After review of surveillance tapes, the suspect was identified.  The laptop was located and returned to the owner.  The suspect himself has still not been located, but an arrest is expected to be made.

September 20, 2017

No criminal reports filed.

September 21, 2017

Michael Tyrail Higgins, 31, of Mena was charged with aggravated assault, possession with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, second degree battery, theft by receiving, resisting arrest, obstructing governmental operations, fleeing in a vehicle, two counts of criminal mischief, and having a suspended driver’s license.

September 22, 2107

Bessielynn S. Cuellar, 36, of Mena was arrested on four outstanding warrants for failure to pay fines and court costs.  One was from the Mena police and three from the Polk County Sheriff.

Report was made of the theft of fuel from a local station.  Case is pending review of surveillance tapes.

September 23, 2017

Vicky Lee Franz, 54, of Mena was charged with public intoxication, fleeing, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest.  The arrest followed a call to a local neighborhood.

Stephen Allen Carney, 29, of Mena was charged with DWI, having no driver’s license, and running a stop sign.

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