The following information was received from Mena Police Department for the week of March 30 – April 5, 2014. 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.
March 30, 2014
Lana Guinn, 26, of Mena was charged with DWI and obstructing governmental operations.
Keith Rawlins, 45, of Mena was charged with possession of a schedule VI controlled substance (marijuana), obstructing governmental operations, and fleeing.
Joseph Gonyea, 24, of Mena was charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle.
March 31, 2014
A Mena woman reported that someone has been harassing her and threatening her, and that they had damaged property at her residence. Case is pending.
A local woman reported that someone had stolen money from her residence. It was money collected for sale of candy bars. Case is pending interview of a suspect.
A local woman reported that she is receiving unwanted and vulgar texts from a man she knows. Case is pending.
John Lueck, 51, of Mena was charged with third degree battery after a call to a local residence.
April 1, 2014
Matthew Anderson, 32, of Mena was charged with public intoxication after several calls regarding a man knocking on windows and doors in a local neighborhood.
April 2, 2014
Marylon Lyvon Colbert, Jr., 60 of Mena was charged with public intoxication after officers were called regarding a drunken man.
April 3, 2014
Amber Quaker, 36, of Mena was charged with theft of property (shoplifting) after officers were called to a local grocery store.
A local man reported that his son is harassing him and sending him threatening texts. Case is pending.
April 4, 2014
Sean Casey Payne, 18, of Mena was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after officers responded to a call regarding suspicious activity in a local cemetery.
A local man reported that a ring had been stolen from the restroom at a local restaurant. He had removed the ring to wash his hand and forgot to put it back on. When he did remember and went back to retrieve the ring, it was gone. Case is pending.
A 17-year-old Mena youth was charged with third degree battery, harassment, and disorderly conduct after an incident at the local high school.
April 5, 2014
A 14-year-old Polk County youth was charged with disorderly conduct after officers responded to a call at Janssen Park.
Officers completed an additional 17 reports and worked four accidents.