The following information was received from Mena Police Department for the week of May 11-17, 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.
May 11, 2014
Cody Alan Harder, 25, of Mena was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Montgomery County.
Burl Colton Kennedy, 19, of Mena was arrested for driving on a suspended driver’s license. He was additionally charged with having a smoke or noise-producing device.
Employees at a local convenience store reported a gas-skip. Case is pending.
Report was taken of a gas-skip from a local convenience store. Case is pending.
May 12, 2014
No criminal reports filed.
May 13, 2014
Report was taken of an on-going problem regarding harassment between two Mena residents. The case is being sent to the city prosecutor for consideration of warrants.
May 14, 2014
Charles Michael York, 31, of Mena was arrested on an outstanding warrant from the Polk County sheriff’s office.
May 15, 2014
No completed reports filed.
May 16, 2014
Joshua Wayne Powell, 31, of Mena was charged with inhaling intoxicants and possession of an instrument of crime.
A local man reported that he had been “scammed” by someone professing to be with his electric provider, and was instructed to purchase pre-paid credit cards and send the information to telephone number or his power would be cut off immediately. Case is pending further investigation. The victim was able to recognize that it was, indeed, a scam and stopped payment on the credit cards.
Police responded to an altercation between a Mena couple who are in the process of divorce. The situation was diffused and both parties agreed to let the courts handle the situation.
May 17, 2014
A local man was issued a citation for driving a four-wheeler on the property of a local retail store. The vehicle did damage to the grassy area by making ruts in the landscaping.
Officers completed an additional 10 reports and worked two accidents.