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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 July 6, 2020 – July 12, 2020.  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.

July 6, 2020

Report from complainant on Pebble Lane near Board Camp of being threatened by an unknown individual.

Report from complainant on Rodgers near Cove of criminal trespassing. Deputy responded.

July 7, 2020

Report from complainant on Hwy 278E near Wickes of a vehicle alarm being set off. Deputy responded.

Report from complainant on Polk 32 near Cove of identity theft. Deputy responded.

Report from complainant on Polk 44 near Dallas Valley of a domestic disturbance. Deputy responded. Complainant refused to press charges. Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

Report from complainant on W. Oak Street near Cove of a break-in. Deputy responded.

Report from complainant on Polk 685 near Cherry Hill of a vehicle theft. Deputy responded.

Report from complainant on Hwy 8E near Board Camp of a domestic assault. Deputies responded. Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

Arrested was Makenzie M. Whorton, 20, of Hatfield on two Warrants for Harassment.

July 8, 2020

Report of a single vehicle accident on Polk 44 near Dallas Valley.

Report from complainant on Grove Lane near Cove of a domestic dispute. Deputy responded.

Report from complainant Hwy 71S near Grannis of identity fraud. Deputy responded.

Report from complainant on Polk 4 near Grannis of a trespassing incident. Deputy responded.

Report from complainant on Horseshoe Lane near Potter of a stolen vehicle. Deputy responded. Vehicle was later recovered.

Report from a business on Hwy 71S near Cove of a gas skip.

July 9, 2020

Report of an ATV accident near Polk 402.

Traffic stop on Polk 125 near Rocky led to the arrest of William T. Smith, 40, of Mena on Charges of DWI, Driving DWI Suspended License, Resisting Arrest, Defective Signal Lamps and Signal Lights, and Refusal to Submit to Chemical Test.

July 10, 2020

Report of a missing family member. Family member was later located.

Report of a two vehicle accident on Polk 50 near Potter.

Report from complainant on Polk 288 near Cove of an altercation. Deputy responded. Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

Arrested was Austin D. Kuakahela, 18, of Mena on a Warrant for Disorderly Conduct, Domestic Battery 3rd Degree, and Resisting Arrest.

Arrested by an Officer with the Game and Fish was James D. Cochran, 36, of Cove on two Warrants for Failure to Appear.

Arrested was Christopher L. Chesser, 35, of Hatfield on a Warrant for Failure to Appear.

July 11, 2020

Report from complainant on Hwy 8W near Shady Grove of the fraudulent use of a checking account. Investigation continues.

Report from complainant on Polk 24 near Cove of vandalism to a vehicle. Deputy responded.

Report from complainant on Polk 86 near Cherry Hill of possible vandalism. Deputy responded.

Report of a missing family member. Deputy responded. Family member later returned home.

July 12, 2020

Report of a disturbance on Polk 11 near Wickes led to a juvenile being issued a citation for Disorderly Conduct.

Attempted traffic stop near Hatfield led to information being forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

Report from complainant on Polk 753 near Potter of a domestic disturbance. Deputy responded. Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

Report from complainant on Polk 29 near Hatfield of problems involving a neighbor’s dog and livestock. Deputy responded.

Polk County Sheriff’s Office worked one vehicle accident this week.

Polk County Detention Center Jail Population: 15 Incarcerated Inmates , with 7 Inmates currently on the Waiting List for a State Facility.

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