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.
August 11, 2019
Joni McKee, 38, of Mena was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. The arrest followed a traffic stop.
August 12, 2019
A local woman reported that several items were stolen from her vehicle while it was parked at a local business. Besides personal items, there was a handgun taken as well. After speaking with a witness, officers were able to identify a suspect. Case is pending location and interview of suspect.
August 13, 2019
Officers responded to a call at a local business regarding an individual who had become agitated and started throwing items in the store.
Employees at a local nursing facility reported that someone had broken the knob on an entry door. No suspects at this time.
Report was made of someone stealing several items from a local retail store. Case pending review of surveillance video.
August 14 & 15, 2019
William R. Pate, 47, of Mena was charged with possession of methamphetamine or cocaine with intent to deliver, failure to use a signal, and driving on a suspended driver’s license. The arrest followed a traffic stop.
Patricia Miner, 48, of Mena was served an outstanding warrant from Mena Police for an original charge of theft of property.
Israel Flores, 26, of Fayetteville was served an outstanding warrant.
August 16, 2019
David Lee Maleski, 47, of Smithville, Oklahoma, was served an outstanding warrant.
August 17, 2019
Employees at a local fast food restaurant reported receiving a counterfeit $100.00 bill. Case is pending.