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Scam Alert: Caller Using Police Chief’s Name

BY MELANIE BUCK – Mena Police Chief Brandon Martin wants to alert the public about a phone scam that is currently being circulated using his name. Chief Martin said the department has received several reports of a phone number with a 501 area code calling people locally and soliciting donations. The caller is using Chief Martin’s name to try to ...

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Mena Police Dept. to Hold Fundraiser for CASA of the Ouachitas

On September 10th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Mena Police and Fire Departments are teaming up for a fundraising carwash for CASA of the Ouachitas. CASA provides advocates for children within the foster system, giving those kids a consistent relationship with someone while they are in the system and after they go back home as well. This carwash ...

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Mena PD and ASP Join ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Campaign

BY MELANIE BUCK – Mena Police Department has announced that they will be participating in this year’s annual ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign now through September 5. Chief of Police Brandon Martin said, “During this time we will have extra officers working to enforce the drinking and driving laws. Our goal is to maintain the safety of the ...

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Mena PD Takes Part in Annual Click It or Ticket Program

BY MELANIE BUCK – The Mena Police Department will be participating in the yearly Click It or Ticket program starting May 23rd through June 6th. Officers will be enforcing the current mandatory seatbelt law that states that “Each driver and front seat passenger in any motor vehicle operated on a street or highway in this state shall wear a properly ...

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City Accepts Bids on Two Police Units

Councils Seeks to Expand Tapley Park BY MELANIE BUCK – Mena City Council met on Tuesday, April 26, in a special called meeting to consider bids that were submitted in a request for two new police units for the Mena Police Department. Two bids were submitted and Mena Ford won with a low bid of $21,244.18 per vehicle. The city ...

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Mena PD Releases Name of Officer Involved in Shooting

BY MELANIE BUCK – Mena Police Department Chief Brandon Martin has issued a statement releasing the name of the officer involved in last week’s shooting as 20-year police veteran, Sgt. Kenneth Mann.  The incident in reference occurred in Mena on Tuesday, February 16, 2016,  when Shawn Henry Allen Dickens, age 30, was fatally shot. According to the release, the police department had ...

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Mena PD Investigating Officer-Related Shooting – SUSPECT IDENTIFIED

BY MELANIE BUCK – Officers with the Mena Police Department are currently investigating an officer-related shooting that occurred around 12 p.m. today on the corner of Reeves and Reine Streets in Mena. According to witnesses, the incident began with what appeared to be a routine traffic stop. The Arkansas State Police have now released a statement saying that the suspect involved ...

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Mena Police Department: January 1 – February 6, 2016

January 31, 2016 Report was taken of a dog biting a neighbor’s child.  Case referred to animal control. Report was taken of an argument between two local women.  Case pending. February 1, 2016 Kyle Williams, 21, of Mena was charged with disorderly conduct. Kymberlie Chaney, 18, of Mena was charged with disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia. Report was ...

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Mena Police Department: January 24-30, 2016

January 24, 2016 Bradley James Crawford, 21, of Mena was charged with third degree battery, aggravated assault, and interference with emergency communications. Officers responded to a call regarding a local couple arguing.  There was no physical contact, and they did not wish to press charges. January 25, 2106 Report was taken of the theft of a pair of boots from ...

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Mena Police Department: January 17-23, 2016

January 17, 2016 Jason D. Rosson, 34, and Joy M. Reed, 27, both of Mena were charged with disorderly conduct after officers were called to a residence at a local mobile home park. Report was taken of the lights on in a local residence where the homeowners were out of town.  Case is pending further investigation and interview of suspect.  ...

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