The following information was received from Mena Police Department for the week of May 7, 2017 through May 13, 2017. The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts. Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit documentation to us at a later date that the charges have been dismissed or that they have been found innocent and we will include that information in this space in a timely manner.
May 7, 2017
Jennifer N. Smith, 29, of Mena was served a warrant for failure to appear.
A local woman reported that she is being harassed by a neighbor. No charges have been filed.
A Mena man reported that his son’s bicycle had been stolen from their property. Case is pending.
May 8, 2017
David Joseph Hill, 44, of Amity was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
A local woman reported her vehicle being stolen. The vehicle was later found and has been returned to her. Case is pending further investigation.
May 9, 2017
Jennifer Hale, 23, of Pine Ridge was arrested on three outstanding warrants.
Richard Lee Young, 53, of Mena was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
May 10, 2017
Richard Chad James, 38, of Mena was served an outstanding warrant for failure to appear.
Report was made of a riding lawn mower being stolen from a local resident. Case is pending.
Randall L. Martin, 55, of Tyler, Texas was charged with theft of property, having defective vehicle equipment, having no driver’s license, and no vehicle insurance.
May 11, 2017
A 17-year-old Mena youth was charged with city curfew violation. He was released to an adult relative.
Employees at a local retail store reported that someone had attempted to return stolen merchandise for a refund. The suspect had left the store when officers arrived.
May 12, 2017
David Sinyard, 41, of Mena was charged with theft of property (shoplifting) after officers responded to a call at a local retail store.
Report was taken of an altercation between two Mena men. No charges have been filed at this time.
A local woman reported that someone had driven through her yard and done a substantial amount of damage. The vehicle has not been located.
May 13, 2017
Efrain Villatoro, 21, of Mena was charged with DWI, having no driver’s license, careless driving. The arrest followed traffic stop.
A 13-year-old Mena girl was cited for disorderly conduct and released to her parent. She was later cited again, and was transported to a juvenile facility.