January 3, 2016
A local man was arrested for theft of property. He later paid for the item and the victim decided he did not wish to prosecute.
January 4, 2016
A Mena man reported that he had done laundry at a local self-service laundry. He left the building, and when he returned, his laundry was gone. Case is pending.
January 5, 2016
Report was made of a gas drive off at a local convenience store. The suspect later returned to pay for the fuel.
Joseph Edward Lawrence, 33, of Mena was arrested and charged with driving on a suspended driver’s license and having defective equipment on his vehicle. The arrest followed a traffic stop.
Report was made of someone taking campaign signs from local areas. Case is pending.
January 6, 2016
Report was taken of a gas skip at a local convenience store. Case is under investigation.
January 7, 2016
No reports filed.
January 8, 2016
Jason Lee Lovett, 41, of Mena was cited for driving on a suspended driver’s license.
Samuel L. Bissell, 35, of Mena was arrested and charged with felony possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, theft of property (shoplifting), fleeing, and resisting arrest. The arrest followed a call to a local retail store regarding suspicious individuals in the store. Bissell was later served three outstanding warrants, two felony probation violation and one misdemeanor failure to appear for a shoplifting charge from the Mena Police Department.
Tony William Foster, 25, of Mena was charged with class D felony possession of methamphetamine or cocaine with the purpose to deliver, having no driver’s license, no proof of insurance, and no vehicle license. The arrest followed a traffic stop.
Timothy William Hooks, 30, of Mena was arrested on several outstanding warrants from the Mena Police Department.
January 9, 2016
Officers responded to a call of someone being forced off the road and into a ditch. The victim was able to get his vehicle out of the ditch, and did not see any damage to the pickup. He did not wish to pursue charges.
Officers completed an additional eight reports and worked six accidents.