The following information was received from Polk County law enforcement agencies. 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 26, 2020
Jasper Richmond, 20, was arrested and cited for Theft of Property (shoplifting) after a call to a department store.
Madison Fairless, 19, was arrested and cited for Theft of Property (shoplifting) after a call to a department store.
Four juveniles were cited for Criminal Mischief in the second degree after officers were alerted to vandalism of personal property.
January 27, 2020
Report of a counterfeit bill at a local bank. Case is still under investigation.
Police Department recovered stolen property and returned it to the proper owner.
January 28, 2020
Nathan Gastineau, 38, was arrested for a warrant at the Mena Police Department after being interviewed on an unrelated case.
Officers were dispatched to a two-car accident at U.S. Highway 71 and 7th Street.
January 29, 2020
Officers were dispatched to a call of a juvenile that had not come home. Later Officers pulled over a vehicle for a traffic violation which contained the two juveniles from the earlier call. They were arrested for Possession of Schedule VI Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Minor in Possession of Alcohol, and Violation of Curfew.
January 30, 2020
Isaac Cain, 26, was arrested, after a call for assistance from the office of Probation and Parole, for two warrants, probation violation, possession of schedule VI, possession of drug paraphernalia, violation of a protection order, and furnishing prohibited articles.
Randi Ward, 33, was arrested for theft of property (shoplifting) after a call to a department store.
Officers investigated a reported rape. Case is still under investigation.
January 31, 2020
Officers responded to a call of vandalism at a residence. Case is still under investigation.
February 1, 2020
Randall Burkett, 27, was arrested for an outstanding warrant following officers responding to domestic disturbance call.
February 2, 2020
Benjamin Gheorghiu, 44, was arrested, for no driver’s license, fleeing in a vehicle, and possession of schedule II-controlled substance, after officers had been called to a residence for harassment.
Officers investigated the report of a theft of property by deception (scam). Case is still under investigation.
Officers responded to a report of a rape at a residence. Case is still under investigation.
February 3, 2020
Eric Nichols, 51, was arrested/cited, for possession of schedule 6 controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, after officers were called to a local business for report of trespassing.
Eugene Foster, 52, was arrested/cited, for obstruction of governmental operations and refusal to submit to arrest, after officers were called to a local business for report of trespassing.
Officers responded to a call of domestic battery at a residence. Case is still under investigation.
February 4, 2020
Officer is investigating the report of multiple incidents of theft of property (shoplifting) from a department store.
Jake Watson, 62, was arrested for DWI (driving while intoxicated) after officers respond to motor vehicle accident.
Lisa Overturf, 52, was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia, after officers were called to the residence for a reported domestic battery.
Officers were called to a residence on the report of a battery. A juvenile was arrested for domestic battery second degree and possession of schedule VI less than 4 oz.
February 5, 2020
Nickie Landfair, 27, was arrested for criminal trespass in or on a vehicle or structure/premises, this was following officers responding to a call of disturbance at a local business.
February 6, 2020
Officers responded to the report of a possible rape. Case is still under investigation.
Officers responded to a report of theft of property (shoplifting).
Annie Aswell, 38, was arrested, for possession of drug paraphernalia, furnishing prohibited articles, possession of meth or cocaine less than 2 gm, possession of schedule II controlled substance, driving on suspended license, and improper use of evidences of registration, following a traffic stop for traffic violations.
February 7, 2020
James Hembree, 59, was arrested/cited for disorderly conduct, after officers responded to a disturbance at the Mena Regional Health System.
February 8, 2020
David Hale, 32, was arrested on a warrant, after an Officer recognized him at a local business parking lot.