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Mena Police Department: September 17 – October 3, 2015

September 27, 2015

Ronald Dean Staggs, 53, of Mena was charged with public intoxication after officers were called to a local fast-food restaurant.

September 28, 2015

Officers responded to a domestic disturbance at a local mobile home park. No charges were filed.

Mark Alan Clayton, 21, of Mena was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of schedule VI controlled substance after officers were apprised of a marijuana plant on the balcony of a local apartment.

Kenneth Bodwell, 46, of Mena was charged with DWI, careless driving, driving on a suspended driver’s license, refusal to submit to a BAC, terroristic threatening, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, and 2nd degree assault. The arrest followed a routine traffic stop.

September 29, 2015

Devin Sanders, 23, of Mena was charged with driving on a suspended driver’s license and having no proof of insurance.

September 30, 2015

No reports filed.

October 1, 2015

Terry Dean Spurling, 53, of Mena was charged with criminal trespass after officers were called to a local retail store.

Leann and Steven Kuakahela, ages 30 and 33 respectively, both of Mena were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after officers responded to a call at a local business.

A 17-year-old Mena youth was cited for curfew violation after he was observed on a local street after the designated curfew.

Report was taken of an argument between a local married couple. No charges were filed.

October 2, 2015

No reports filed.

October 3, 2015

Report was taken of a gas-skip at a local convenience store. Case is pending.

Report was taken of someone using a local couple’s debit card on purchases not authorized by the cardholders. Case is pending further investigation.

Officers completed an six additional reports and worked four accidents.

 

ATTENTION: Please be aware that several scams are circulating in our area.

One involves someone saying that locals have won sweepstakes prizes but that they need to send money in order to receive the prizes. These are SCAMS!! Please be cognizant of this and don’t become a victim.

Some locals have received calls from individuals claiming to be with the IRS, stating that they owe back taxes to the government.  These calls too are SCAMS!  The IRS does not use telephones, they rely on mail to contact citizens.

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