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.
February 17, 2020
Report from complainant on Hwy 71S near Mena of a missing family member. Family member was later located.
Report from complainant on Polk 301 near Cherry Hill of a domestic disturbance. Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.
February 18, 2020
No reports were filed.
February 19, 2020
Report of an 18-wheeler off the road on Polk 62 near Board Camp. Deputies responded.
Report of inappropriate behavior led to two Juvenile females being issued Juvenile Citations for Terroristic Threatening.
Arrested was Dallas C. Pettigrew, 26, of Horatio on Charges of Residential Burglary, Theft of Property, and Criminal Mischief 1st Degree.
February 20, 2020
Report from complainant on Rodgers Drive near Cove of being harassed by an unknown individual.
Arrested was James L. Smith, 51, of Cove on two Warrants for Failure to Comply with a Court Order.
Arrested was Joseph C. Hale, 20, of Oden on a Body Attachment Warrant.
February 21, 2020
Arrested was Aaron J. Miller, 27, of Mena on a Warrant for Domestic Battery 3rd Degree.
February 22, 2020
Report from complainant on Polk 16 near Vandervoort of an unauthorized person on their property. Deputies responded.
Arrested was Jeremy M. Youngdahl, 43, of Cove on a Body Attachment Warrant.
Arrested was Gerald E. Watkins, 42, of Wickes on a Body Attachment Warrant.
February 23, 2020
Report from complainant on Rex Lane near Potter of damage done to a mailbox valued at $200.00.
Report from complainant on Polk 35 near Hatfield of a domestic disturbance. Deputy responded.
Report of an accidental shooting involving two Juvenile males. Investigation continues.
Arrested was Melissa L. Stanley, 40, of Hatfield on a Body Attachment Warrant.
Polk County Sheriff’s Office worked two vehicle accidents this week.
Polk County Detention Center Jail Population: 24 Incarcerated Inmates , with 14 Inmates currently on the Waiting List for a State Facility.