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Mena Police Department – January 5-11, 2014

The following information was received from Mena Police Department. 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.

January 5, 2014

No criminal reports filed.

January 6, 2014

Two local men reported that they were almost hit by a vehicle as they were walking on a local street. The driver of the car allegedly warned them that the next time he would hit them. Case is pending further investigation.

A local woman reported that someone had broken into her house by breaking a window in a bedroom.  Case is pending interview of suspects.

A local man reported that someone had used his information to open a line of credit from an address in New York City. Case is under investigation.

A local woman received a notice from the Arizona revenue department that she owed money there.  She stated that she has never been to Arizona, nor has she purchased anything there. Investigation is ongoing.

January 7, 2014

Anthony Michael Robertson, 23, of Mena was charged with resisting arrest and fleeing. Officers were attempting to question him concerning an outstanding warrant. He later turned himself in to the Polk County detention center where he was issued the citations and served the warrant.

January 8, 2014

Officers responded to an alarm call at a local bank.  The area was secure.

January 9, 2014

No criminal reports filed.

January 10, 2014

Report was taken of an altercation between a local man and woman. Neither has chosen to file a complaint.

Michael Lee Brown, 27, of Mena was charged with driving on a suspended driver’s license.

January 11, 2014

Jared Whitaker, 19, of Mena was charged with four counts of theft of motor fuel. The arrest followed an investigation concerning a number of gas-skips over the past few months.

Officers completed an additional eight reports and worked four accidents.