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Polk County Sheriff’s Department: July 12-19, 2015

July 13, 2015

Traffic stop on Highway 71 South near Cove led to the arrest of Douglas R. Manley, 32, of Hatfield, on Charges of Careless/Prohibited Driving and Possessing an Instrument of Crime.

Report from complainant on Highway 71 South near Hatfield of a custody dispute. Deputy responded.

Report of suspicious activity led to a 15-year-old Mena male being issued a Juvenile Citation for Possession of a Firearm by a Minor. The juvenile was released to the custody of a parent/guardian.

Arrested was Brian S. Guinn, 22, of Hot Springs, on a Warrant for Failure to Comply with Child and Sex Offender Registration Requirements.

Arrested was Joseph D. Gonyea, III, 26, of Mena, on three Warrants for Failure to Comply with a Court Order and a Charge of Fleeing.

July 14, 2015

Report of a missing vehicle led to the arrest of Chance R. Wherley, 18, of Mena, on Charges of Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle, Breaking or Entering, Possessing an Instrument of Crime, Possession of Schedule I/II Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Report from complainant on Polk 17 near Vandervoort of the break-in and theft of tools, all valued at $666.00. Investigation continues.

Report from complainant on Polk 90 in the Acorn community of the theft of a vehicle, motorcycle, tools, electronics, jewelry and collectibles, all valued at $8,850.00. Investigation continues.

Report from a Cove man that his 9-year-old granddaughter had been abducted. The child was located in Poteau, Oklahoma with a family member.

July 15, 2015

Report from complainant on Hendricks Lane near Cove of the theft of a trolling motor, tools and a banjo, all valued at $915.00. Investigation continues.

Report from complainant on Polk 295 near Hatfield of tires that had been slashed, totaling losses at $100.00. Investigation continues.

July 16, 2015

Report from complainant on Kings Lane near Acorn of the theft of a wallet containing personal identity and credit cards. Investigation continues.

Report of a barn on fire on Polk 85 near the Cherry Hill community, totaling losses at $3,000.00. Investigation continues into the origin of the fire.

July 17, 2015

Arrested was Lorin D. Kesterson, 49, of Wickes, on a Warrant for Failure to Appear.

Report from complainant on Polk 293 near Mena of the fraudulent use of a credit card. Investigation continues.

Arrested was Briar P. Yates, 19, of Mena, on Warrants for Failure to Appear and Failure to Comply with a Court Order.

Arrested by a trooper with the Arkansas State Police was Corey W. Tomblin, 38, of Mena, on a Missouri Warrant.

July 18, 2015

Report from a business in Cove of a gas drive-off, totaling losses at $15.00. Investigation continues.

Traffic stop on Highway 71 South near Potter led to the arrest of Anthony C. Dodds, 37, of Mena, on Montgomery and Lafayette County Warrants.

July 19, 2015

No reports were filed.

Polk County Sheriff’s Office worked one vehicle accident this week.

Polk County Detention Center Jail Population: 12 Incarcerated Inmates; 13 Inmates currently on the Waiting List for a State Facility, of which 8 are currently out of jail on a monitoring system.

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