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Polk County Sheriff’s Report

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.

The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of June 1, 2020 – June 7, 2020.

June 1, 2020

Report from complainant on Rushing Lane near Shady Grove of a burglary with items missing in the amount of $30,000.00. Investigation continues.

Report from complainant on Polk 238 near Shady Grove of a theft by deception involving a storage building. Investigation continues.

Report from complainant on Hwy 88E near Ink of the theft of a generator valued at $5000.00. Investigation continues.

Report from complainant on Polk 482 near Vandervoort of suspicious items found at a residence. Deputy responded.

Report from complainant on Polk 287 near Cove of having items that did not belong to them. Deputy responded.

Arrested was Thomas L. Kidwell, 41, of Mena on Warrants for Failure to Appear and Failure to Comply.

June 2, 2020

Traffic stop on Hwy 71S near Mena led to the arrest of Stacie L. Shores, 29, of Mena on a Warrant for Failure to Appear and a Citation for No Driver’s License, and the arrest of Monica Ehret, 40, of Mena on a Warrant for Violation of the Arkansas Hot Check Law.

Report from complainant of a runaway juvenile. Deputy responded.

Report from complainant on Hope Lane near Acorn of several damaged mailboxes. Deputy responded.

June 3, 2020

Report from complainant of a stolen backhoe. Backhoe was recovered. Investigation continues.

Report from complainant on 88E near Ink of a vehicle doing damage to a fence. Investigation continues.

June 4, 2020

Report from complainant of two missing male juveniles. Juveniles were located and returned to the custody of a parent/guardian.

Report from complainant on Polk 289 near Cove of receiving unwanted texts and emails from an unknown individual. Deputy responded.

Request for a welfare check on a family member.

Report from complainant of Polk 136 near Cove of a break-in and theft of a grinder valued at $100.00. Investigation continues.

Arrested was Justin F. Chicago, 22, of Mena on a Warrant for Forgery 1st Degree.

June 5, 2020

Report from complainant on Polk 164 near Rocky of a domestic disturbance. Deputy responded. Complainant refused to press charges.

Report of a juvenile making threatening statements. Juvenile was cited.

Arrested was Joshua Davin Tyler Heifner, 18, of Hatfield on Warrants for Theft of Property, Terroristic Threatening 2nd Degree, Criminal Trespass, and Fleeing on Foot, and Charges of Fleeing in a Vehicle, Aggravated Assault, Speeding, Careless and Prohibited Driving, No Drivers License, No Proof of Insurance, No Vehicle License, and Possession of Drug Paraphernailia.

June 6, 2020

Report from complainant on Polk 76E near Acorn of being struck by an object while walking. Deputy responded.

Report from complainant on Polk 412 near Potter of issues concerning child visitation.

Report from complainant on Polk 76E near Acorn of a disturbance. Deputy responded.

Report from complainant on Butler Circle near Hatfield of a hit and run accident. Deputy responded.

Report of a one vehicle accident led to the arrest of Melissa J. Williams, 44, of Gillham on Charges of Driving While Intoxicated and Careless and Prohibited Driving.

Report from complainant on Polk 32 near Cove of a break-in and theft of a truck, hunting gear and fishing tackle, a generator and a chainsaw , totaling losses in the amount of $8180.00. Investigation continues.

June 7, 2020

Report from complainant on Hwy 71N near Acorn of inappropriate photos and texts. Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

Report from complainant on Trailwood Lane near Shady Grove of a domestic disturbance. Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

Report from complainant on Hwy 8W of being threatened. Deputy responded.

Report from a business on Hwy 71S near Cove of the receipt of counterfeit money. Investigation continues.

Report from complainant on Hwy 71S near Potter of a disturbance. Deputy responded.

Polk County Sheriff’s Office worked no vehicle accidents this week.

Polk County Detention Center Jail Population: 17 Incarcerated Inmates , with 8 Inmates currently on the Waiting List for a State Facility.

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