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Polk County Sheriff’s Department: July 10-16, 2017

July 10, 2017 Report from complainant of an individual that refuses to return a vehicle to the appropriate owner. Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Report from complainant on Sleepy Lane near Potter of the break-in and theft of personal documents, jewelry, electronics and a wallet. Investigation continues. Report from complainant on Highway 88 ...

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Board Camp Man’s Body Found in Chicot County

BY MELANIE BUCK – The body of 52-year old Kevin Birdwell has been located after being reported missing on Friday, July 14th. Birdwell, a resident of Board Camp, was last heard from on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, when his girlfriend spoke to him via phone. When she could not reach him on Thursday, July 13, she sent neighbors to check ...

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Board Camp Man Reported Missing

BY MELANIE BUCK – The Polk County Sheriff’s Department is currently searching for a man that was reported missing this morning [Friday, July 14, 2017]. Sheriff Scott Sawyer said that Kevin Birdwell, a 52-year old resident of Board Camp was last heard from on Wednesday and has not been seen since. Birdwell has a cabin on Polk Road 61 in ...

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Polk County Sheriff’s Department: June 26 – July 9, 2017

June 26, 2017 Report of a disturbance on Reine Street in Mena led to the arrest of Jason A. Wood, 39, of Mena, on Charges of Possession of an Instrument of Crime and Resisting Arrest. Also arrested was Jessica M. Fox, 36, of Mena, on a Charge of Possession of an Instrument of Crime. Arrested by a trooper with the ...

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Polk County Sheriff’s Department: June 12-18, 2017

June 12, 2017 Report from a county facility on Hickory Avenue in Mena of vandalism done to the building.  Investigation continues. Arrested was Christopher D. Gortemiller, 49, of Mena, on a Warrant for Failure to Comply with Child and Sex Offender Reporting Requirements. Report from an employee at the Polk County Courthouse of an individual with suspicious behavior led to ...

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Polk County Sheriff’s Department: June 5-11, 2017

June 5, 2017 Report of a domestic disturbance on Heritage Lane near Hatfield.  Deputy responded. Report from complainant on Hope Circle of being harassed by an acquaintance. Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. June 6, 2017 Request for a welfare check on Polk 246 near Grannis. Report of suspicious behavior led to a 13-year-old ...

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Polk County Sheriff’s Department: May 22-28, 2017

May 22, 2017 Report from complainant on Highway 270 in the Rich Mountain community of damage done to rental property. Investigation continues. Report of a domestic disturbance on Rodeo Lane near Mena led to the arrest of Travis J. Halderson, 29, of Mena, on Charges of Possession of Firearm by Certain Persons, Aggravated Assault, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Manufacture of ...

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Polk County Sheriff’s Department: May 1-7, 2017

May 1, 2017 Report from complainant on Pate Lane near Board Camp of the theft of three tires & wheels and a grill, all valued at $900.00. Investigation continues. Report from complainant on Polk 290 near Cove of the break-in and theft of a flashlight, valued at $20.00.  Investigation continues. Arrested was Aaron P. Whisenhunt, 25, of Mena, on a ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Authorities Identify Body Found in Cove

BY MELANIE BUCK The identity of a body found near Cove, Ark. has been confirmed by the Polk County Sheriff’s Department as 43 year old Bethany Jo (Scarbrough) Wester, of Mena. The body was discovered on Tuesday, April 25 after the Sheriff’s Department received a call of a “suspicious object” in a creek southeast of Cove. The body was sent ...

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Polk County Sheriff’s Department: April 17-23, 2017

April 17, 2017 Report from complainant on Polk 81 near Big Fork of the break-in and theft of two ATVs, a trailer and miscellaneous items. Investigation continues. April 18, 2017 Report from complainant on Polk 19 near Cove of being scammed of $391.50 from an unknown person claiming to be PayPal. Arrested was Richard B. Roper, 34, of Cove, on ...

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