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The following information was received from Polk County law enforcement agencies. 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.

August 31, 2020

Report from complainant on Hwy 375E near Mena of a domestic altercation. Deputy responded. Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

Arrested was Melissa A. Hartin,44, of Mena on a Warrant for Failure to Comply and two Warrants for Contempt of Court.

September 1, 2020

Report from complainant on Polk 151 near Hatfield of an assault. Deputy responded. Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

Report from complainant on Hwy 88E near Ink of a domestic disturbance. Deputies responded. Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

Report from complainant on Hwy 71N near Acorn of a domestic dispute led to the arrest of Shannon K. Shaw, 40, of Mena on a Charge of Domestic Battery 3 rd Degree.

Report from complainant on Polk 71 near Ink of a domestic disturbance. Deputy responded. Complainant refused to press charges.

September 2, 2020

Report from complainant on Polk 16 near Vandervoort of identity fraud.

Report from complainant on Polk 23 near Vandervoort of identity fraud.

Report from complainant on Dalton Lane near Cove of the theft of household items in the amount of $635.00. Investigation continues.

Report from complainant on Polk 71 near Ink of a disturbance led to the arrest of Austin C. McCulley, 25, of Hatfield on Charges of Disorderly Conduct and Criminal Trespass.

September 3, 2020

Report from Polk County Detention Center of the discovery of contraband in the facility. Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

Report from complainant on Hwy 88E near Ink of identity fraud.

Report from Adult Protective Services involving a person’s finances.

September 4, 2020

Request for a welfare check on Trailwood Lane near Shady Grove.

Report from complainant on Polk 61 near Board Camp of an ATV accident. Deputy responded.

September 5, 2020

Report from complainant on Hwy 278 near Wickes of a domestic disturbance led to the arrest of Jared K. Morris, 27, of Wickes on a Charge of Domestic Battery 3 rd Degree and a Hold for another agency.

Request for a welfare check on Sunflower Lane near Vandervoort. Deputy responded.

Report from complainant on Bethesda Road near Mena of identity fraud.

Request for a welfare check on 67 Evans Circle near Mena. Deputy responded.

Report from complainant on Polk 178 near Acorn of a verbal altercation. Deputies responded.

Report from complainant on Polk 56 near Dallas Valley of a domestic disturbance led to the arrest of Michael D. Williams, 38, of Mena on a Charge of Battery 3 rd Degree.

Report from complainant on Polk 87 near Ink of a disturbance. Deputy responded.

Report from complainant on Stagecoach Lane near Acorn of a domestic disturbance. Deputies responded. Both parties refused to press charges.

Report from complainant on Hwy 71S near Cove of a disturbance. Deputy responded.

September 6, 2020

Report of a tractor fire on Polk 289 near Cove. Deputy responded.

Report from complainant regarding child custody issues. Deputy responded.

Report of a person falling from a roof on Polk 38 near Hatfield. Deputy responded.

Traffic stop led to a Citation for DWI and Driving Left of Center being issued to Ernest L. Ray, 62, of Mena.

Report of a disturbance at a RV Park near Hatfield led to the arrest of Charles L. Dees, 71, of Mena on a Charge of Criminal Trespass and Disorderly Conduct.

Arrested was Kevin A. Samuels, 32, of Webster, Texas on a Charge of Driving Left of Center, No Driver’s License, and DWI.

Arrested was Marco Gonzalez, 37, of Mena on a Charge of DWI.

Arrested was Steven R. Kologinczak, 26, of Lufkin, Texas on a Charge of Public Intoxication.

Arrested was Richard F. Silverman, Jr., 47, of Mena on two Warrants for Failure to Appear, a Warrant for Possession of Schedule I or II and a Warrant for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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

September 7, 2020

Report from complainant on Hwy 375E near Dallas Valley of a domestic disturbance. Deputy responded.

Report from complainant on Polk 22 near Cove of a dispute. Deputy responded. Both parties refused to press charges.

Report of a dog bite victim on Commanchee Lane near Acorn. Deputy responded.

Report of a verbal domestic at Polk 47 near Shady Grove. Deputy responded.

September 8, 2020

Report of damage done to a car at a gas station near Cove. Deputy responded.

Report from complainant on West Dover near Hatfield of a disturbance led to the arrest of Caleb Clausen, 20, of Hatfield on three Warrants for Failure to Appear. Additional information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

Report from complainant on Polk 41 North near Shady Grove of a domestic disturbance. Deputies responded.

Arrested was Mathew M. Evans, 54, of Mena on four Charges of Criminal Contempt.

September 9, 2020

Report of damage to a vehicle from a rock striking the windshield.

Report from complainant on Polk 70 near Cherry Hill of a telephone scam.

Report from complainant on May Lane near Acorn of a theft of tires valued at $80.00. Investigation continues.

Report from Polk County Detention Center of an altercation at the facility.

Report from complainant on Polk 660 near Board Camp of being harassed online. Deputy responded.

Report from complainant on Polk 119 near Shady Grove of damage to a fence. Investigation continues.

Arrested was Alex Bell of Cove on a Warrant for Domestic Battery 3 rd Degree.

September 10, 2020

Report of a dog bite victim on West Oak Street near Cove. Deputy responded.

Report from complainant on Polk 199 near Cherry Hill of identity fraud.

Report from complainant on Polk 6 near Wickes of identity fraud.

Report from complainant on Polk 67 near Big Fork of child custody issues. Deputy responded.

Report of a vehicle accident. Deputy responded.

Arrested was Justin A. Ashley, 27, of Mena on a Charge of Possession of Firearm by Certain Persons, four Warrants for Failure to Comply and a Warrant for Failure to Appear.

September 11, 2020

Report from complainant on Hwy 71S of being ran off the road and harassed by an individual.

Report from complainant on Hwy 375E near Dallas Valley of a person firing multiple rounds of ammunition. Deputy responded.

Report from complainant on Polk 6 near Wickes of a telephone scam.

September 12, 2020

Report of a suspicious person on Polk 47 near Shady Grove. Deputy responded.

September 13, 2020

Report from complainant on Hwy 71S near Cove of an intruder. Deputies responded.

Report from Mena Regional Health System of a stab victim. Deputy responded.

Report from complainant on Polk 59 near Board Camp of an intruder. Deputies responded.

Report of a suspicious person on Polk 76E near Acorn. Deputy responded.

Report of a car being vandalized on Hwy 375E near Dallas Valley. Investigation continues.

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

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