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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.

August 17, 2020

Report from complainant on East Canterberry near Vandervoort of identity fraud.

Report from complainant on Janssen Ave near Mena of identity fraud.

Report of a vehicle on fire near the Talimena Scenic Drive. Deputies responded.

Report from complainant on Polk 24 near Cove of a vehicle being vandalized. Deputy responded.

Arrested by an Officer with the Game and Fish was Tina R. Sipes, 51, of Mena on a Warrant for Failure to Comply.

August 18, 2020

Report from complainant on Treasure Lane near Acorn of harassment. Deputies responded. Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

Discovery of suspicious items on Polk 38 near the Mountain Fork River Bridge by an Officer with the Game and Fish led to information being forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration of charges.

Report of a disturbance on Polk 76E near Acorn led to a juvenile male being issued a Citation for Disorderly Conduct.

August 19, 2020

Report from complainant near Cove of statements made by a family member.

Report from complainant on Dirt Lane near Shady Grove of being harassed. Deputy responded.

Report of a motorcycle accident on Hwy 88W near Acorn. Deputy responded.

Report of a dispute on Hwy 8W near Shady Grove between a landlord and tenant over ownership of property removed from a rental.

August 20, 2020

Report from complainant on Polk 676 near Acorn of being threatened. Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

Report from complainant on Polk 25E near Hatfield of identity fraud.

Report from complainant on Polk 257 near Wickes of identity fraud.

Report from complainant of identity fraud.

Report from complainant on Heritage Lane near Hatfield of a domestic disturbance. Deputies responded. Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

August 21, 2020

Report of a rock from a weed eater striking a vehicle window.

August 22, 2020

Report of an unattended death on Polk 115 near Acorn. Deputy responded.

Report from complainant on Polk 226 near Vandervoort of identity fraud.

August 23, 2020

Report of a disturbance on Polk 23 near Cove led to the arrest of James D. Cochran, 36, of Cove on Charges of Public Intoxication, Driving on a Suspended Driver’s License, No Proof of Insurance, No Vehicle License, Careless and Prohibited Driving, Disorderly Conduct, Criminal Trespass, Criminal Mischief, and three Bond Revocations.

Request for a welfare check on Hwy 88E near Ink. Deputies responded.

Report from complainant on Hwy 8W near Rocky of being harassed. Deputy responded. Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

Report from complainant on Polk 482 near Vandervoort of the theft of various items in the amount of $1125.00. Investigation continues.

Report from complainant on Hwy 270 near Acorn of trespassing. Deputy responded.

Report from complainant on Polk 45 near Shady Grove of damage to a mailbox in the amount of $65.00. Deputy responded.

Traffic stop led to a Citation for Public Intoxication being issued to Eric Smith, 24, of Wickes.

Report from complainant on Polk 282 near Hatfield of a disturbance involving ATV’s. Deputy responded.

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

Polk County Detention Center Jail Population: 22 Incarcerated Inmates , with 7 Inmates currently on the Waiting List for a State Facility.

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