September 18, 2016
Report was made of an iPhone being stolen from a local residence. The phone was later returned to the owner and no charges were filed.
September 19, 2016
A Mena woman reported that her vehicle had been vandalized. Case is pending interview of suspect.
Justin Ivan Taylor, 28, of Mena was charged with battery, refusal to submit to arrest, and obstructing governmental operations.
September 20, 2016
Lynea Chandeen Wright, 28, of Mena was arrested on two outstanding warrants for failure to appear.
September 21, 2016
Melvin Shane Bell, 44, of Mena was arrested on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear to pay fines and courts. Bell had been incarcerated in Sebastian County, and Mena police personnel traveled there to bring him back to Polk County.
Report was taken of a verbal altercation between a local man and woman who are going through a divorce. No charges were filed, and the man left the area.
A 15-year-old Mena girl was charged with disorderly conduct and was transported to a juvenile facility.
Report was made by employees at a local pharmacy regarding a counterfeit $50.00 bill that had been received on a purchase. Case pending.
Kelly J. Charlton, 31, of Mena was charged with theft of property (shoplifting) after officers were called to a local retail store.
September 23, 2016
Billy Randall Powell, 34, of Mena was arrested on an outstanding felony warrant.
Michael Thomas Rethore, 58, of Mena was charged with possession of methamphetamine or cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of schedule VI controlled substance, possession of schedule VI controlled substance with intent to deliver, simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, and possession of schedule I or II controlled substance.
September 24, 2016
Report was taken of an altercation between a local man and a friend of his estranged wife. Case is pending.