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Polk County Sheriff’s Department: May 30 – June 5, 2016

May 30, 2016

Traffic stop on Highway 71 South in Hatfield led to the arrest of Kerstan L. Willis, 23, of Wickes, on a Warrant for Failure to Comply with a Court Order.

Report from complainant on W. Johnson Street in Hatfield of the theft of a license plate, valued at $50.00.  Investigation continues.

Traffic stop on Highway 88 East near the Cherry Hill community led to Citations for Faulty Equipment, Possession of a Schedule VI Controlled Substance and Possession of an Instrument of Crime being issued to Troy A. Cearley, 18, of Mena.  A 17-year-old male was issued a Juvenile Citation for Minor in Possession of Alcohol.  The juvenile was released to the custody of a parent/guardian.

Report of a hit and run accident on West Boundary Road near Mena led to the arrest of Billy R. Powell, 34, of Mena, on Charges of DWI, Driving with a Suspended Driver’s License, No Liability Insurance and Refusal to Submit.

Traffic stop on Highway 71 South near Cove led to the arrest of Oscar Pinon-Garcia, 36, of Wickes, on Charges of DWI, Driving Left of Center and No Driver’s License.  Also arrested was David Alvarez-Gomez, 58, of Wickes, on a Charge of Public Intoxication.

May 31, 2016

Arrested was James M. Howard, 23, of Fort Smith, on Warrants for Probation Violation and Failure to Comply with a Court Order.

Report from complainant on Highway 71 South near Hatton of the theft of a dishwasher, valued at $100.00.  Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

Report of a disturbance on Highway 71 South near Mena led to the arrest of Erica D. Phillips, 18, of Mena, on Charges of Fleeing on Foot and two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Minor 3rd Degree.

Request for a welfare check led to the arrest of Everette L. Beck, 64, of Hatfield, on a Charge of Domestic Battery 3rd Degree.

Request for a welfare check on an individual living near Lake Wilhelmina.

Report of a disturbance in the Polk County Detention Center led to the arrest of Julie E. Holt, 33, of Mena, on a Charge of Impairing the Operation of a Vital Public Facility.

June 1,  2016

Arrested was Chance R. Wherley, 19, of Mena, on a Drug Court Sanction.

Arrested was Anthony C. Dodds, 38, of Mena, on a Warrant for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Report of a disturbance on Highway 88 West near Mena led to a 17-year-old male, a 16-year-old male and a 17-year-old female all being issued Juvenile Citations for Disorderly Conduct.  All juveniles were released to the custody of a parent/guardian.  A Citation for Disorderly Conduct was issued to Randy L. Cranefield, 18, of Mena.

June 2, 2016

Arrested was Briar P. C. Yates, 20, of Mena, on a Warrant for Probation Violation.

Report from complainant on Polk 298 near Mena of the theft of electronics and tools, all valued at $1,050.00.  Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

Reports from complainants in the Board Camp and Big Fork communities of the theft of mail.  Investigation continues.

Arrested was Michael J. Clegg, 40, of Mena, on Warrants for three counts of Violation of the Arkansas Hot Check Law.

Arrested was Britney L. Yates, 40, of Mena, on a Warrant for Theft by Receiving.

June 3, 2016

Arrested was Rusty W. Holtzclaw, 24, of Mena, on a Louisiana Warrant.

Arrested was James D. Scrimshire, 32, of Mena, on a Montgomery County Warrant.

Report from complainant on Trailwood Lane near Mena of being harassed by an acquaintance.

Arrested was Michael C. Martin, 32, of Mena, on a Drug Court Sanction.

June 4,  2016

Report from Mena Regional Health System of a dog bite victim.  Owner was advised to quarantine the animal for ten days.

Report from complainant on Highway 8 East near the Big Fork community of the break-in to a camper and a residence.  Investigation continues.

June 5, 2016

Arrested was Amanda R. Penney, 30, of Mena, on a Warrant for Failure to Comply with a Court Order.

Polk County Sheriff’s Office worked two vehicle accidents this week.

Polk County Detention Center Jail Population: 22 Incarcerated Inmates, with 2 Inmates currently on the Waiting List for a State Facility.

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