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Polk County Sheriff’s Department: September 1-7, 2014

The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Mike Godfrey for the week of September 1 – September 7, 2014.  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.

September 1, 2014

Report from complainant on Farris Avenue in Vandervoort of receiving harassing text messages and phone calls.  Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

Report of an individual that refused to cooperate with authorities led to the arrest of William J. Smith, 18, of Cove, on a Charge of Disorderly Conduct.

Report from complainant on Polk 302 near the Cherry Hill community of finding inappropriate material on a computer.  Investigation continues.

Report from complainant on Polk 70 near the Acorn community of the theft of a chainsaw, valued at $350.00.  Investigation continues.

September 2, 2014

Report from complainant on Polk 674 near the Opal community of fraudulent use of their identity, causing damages of $3,055.80.  Investigation continues.

Report of a disturbance at a facility on Cordie Drive in Mena.  Officers responded, suspect left the property.

Report from complainant on Polk 689 near Mena of a battery.  Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

Report from a Mena woman of problems with her 14-year-old daughter.  The youth was issued a Juvenile Citation for Disorderly Conduct and released to the custody of a parent/guardian.

September 3, 2014

Request for a welfare check on an individual traveling to the Polk County area.

Report from complainant on Polk 29 near Hatfield of livestock running at large, having caused damage to a vehicle window.  Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

Report from complainant on East Fourth Street in Vandervoort of the theft of an unknown amount of scrap metal.  Investigation continues.

Report from complainant on Polk 37 near the Potter community of the theft of a trailer, valued at $1,200.00.  Trailer was later located and recovered by the owner.

Arrested was Robert C. Mewbourn, 33, of Cove, on Warrants for Indecent Exposure and Failure to Appear.

Report of a domestic disturbance on Mena Street in Hatfield.  Suspect fled before officers arrived.  Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

Arrested was Daniel R. Parmenter, 48, of Mena, on a Warrant for Terroristic Threatening 2nd Degree.

Arrested by an officer with the Grannis Police Department was Bobby G. Shelton, 35, of Barling, on a Warrant for Failure to Appear.

September 4, 2014

Report of damage to the Polk County Detention Center in the amount of $150.00.  Arrested was David C. Egger, 25, of Mena, on a Charge of Criminal Mischief.

Arrested was James D. Cochran, 31, of Hatfield, on a Warrant for Violation of the Arkansas Hot Check Law.

Report from complainant on Polk 28 near Hatfield of the theft of a lawn mower, valued at $400.00.  Investigation continues.

Report from walk-in complainant of an individual that had violated a protection order.  Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

Arrested was Jimmy O. Smedley, 35, of Mena, on a Warrant for two counts of Failure to Comply with a Court Order.

September 5, 2014

Report from complainant on Polk 62 in the Big Fork community that an individual had used their identity to file a tax return.  Investigation continues.

Report from complainant on Powell Lane near the Acorn community of the theft of a chainsaw, valued at $400.00.  Investigation continues.

Report from a Mena man of problems with an ex-spouse regarding child custody issues.

September 6, 2014

Report from complainant on Jay Lane of harassment by phone calls and text messages by an estranged spouse.   Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

Report from complainant on Heritage Lane near Hatfield of the theft of a television, DVD player and clothes, all valued at $205.00.  It was later determined that the articles had been removed to another property for safekeeping.

Report from a Mena man of problems between his 8-year-old son and another individual.  Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

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

Report of a physical altercation on Highway 88 East near the Yocana community.  Officer responded, complainant refused to press charges.

Arrested was Nicholas J. Williams, 21, of Royal, on a Warrant for Failure to Appear.

Arrested was Amanda L. Wright, 33, of Mena, on a Warrant for Forgery.

September 7, 2014

No reports were filed.

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

Polk County Detention Center Jail Population: 30 Incarcerated Inmates; 19 Inmates currently on the Waiting List for a State Facility, of which 4 are currently out of jail on a monitoring system.

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