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Polk County Sheriff’s Department: February 20-26, 2017

February 20, 2017

Report of a house fire on Polk 5 near Grannis.  Investigation continues into the origin of the fire.

Report of $50.00 in damages done to yard ornaments by a vehicle on Highway 8 West in the Shady Grove community.  Suspect was located and agreed to pay for damages.

Report from complainant on Polk 401 near Mena of being harassed by an acquaintance.  Investigation continues.

Report from a Mena woman of the violation of an Order of Protection.  As a result, arrested was Michael T. Higgins, 30, of Hatfield, on Warrants for Violation of an Order of Protection and two counts of Failure to Comply with a Court Order.

February 21, 2017

Report from complainant on Highway 88 East near Mena of unauthorized persons on their property, causing damage to the ground.  Subjects agreed to help repair the damage done.

February 22,  2017

Report of a structure fire on Polk 22 near Cove.  Investigation continues into the origin of the fire.

February 23, 2017

Report from complainant on Highway 71 South near Vandervoort of the theft of $350.00 in coins.  Investigation continues.

February 24, 2017

Report of a disturbance on Polk 136 near Cove led to the arrest of Wesley R. Dunning, 52, of Cove, on a Warrant for Failure to Appear.  Additional information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

Report of an ATV accident on Polk 61 near the Board Camp community, causing $800.00 in damages to a fence.

Arrested by an officer with the Grannis Police Department was Timothy S. Woods, 41, of Hatfield, on Charges of Driving with a Suspended Driver’s License, No License Plate, and No Liability Insurance, and a Warrant for Failure to Comply with a Court Order.

February 25, 2017

Report of an ATV accident on Polk 64 in the Shady community.

Arrested by an officer with the Grannis Police Department was Veronica M. Maddox, 19, of Cove, on a Charge of Criminal Trespass.

February 26, 2017

Report of a disturbance on South Golden Lane near Mena.  Deputies responded.  Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

Arrested was Melissa F. Mettie, 29, of Richardson, TX, on a Warrant for Violation of the Arkansas Hot Check Law.

Report from walk-in complainant of being battered by an acquaintance.  Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

Report from a Mena man of problems regarding child custody.

Report of an unattended death on Polk 76 West near Mena.  The scene was released to the Polk County Coroner.

Arrested was Adam M. Green, 24, of Mena, on a Warrant for Failure to Appear.

Polk County Sheriff’s Office worked three vehicle accidents this week.

Polk County Detention Center Jail Population: 26 Incarcerated Inmates, with 8 Inmates currently on the Waiting List for a State Facility, of which 2 are currently out of jail on a monitoring system.

SCAM ALERT!!!!  Our office would like to make our citizens aware of two scams that we have received several calls regarding lately.  The first is from a caller that claims to represent Microsoft and advises that the customer’s Microsoft account has been compromised.  They request login and credit card information so that they can investigate further.  This is a scam.  Please do not release any information to this person.

The second is a person claiming to represent your local law enforcement agency and they ask for credit card information to make payments on fines and warrants.  This is also a scam.  You will not receive a phone call from law enforcement regarding credit card payments for any type of fine or warrant.

Always be very careful to whom you give personal information of any kind to.  If you are in doubt, call the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 479-394-2511 with any concerns.

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