The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of December 17, 2018 – December 23, 2018. 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.
December 17, 2018
Report from complainant on Wispy Lane near Mena of vandalism done to a license plate. Investigation continues.
Report from complainants on Polk 35 near Hatfield of being threatened by an acquaintance. Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.
December 18, 2018
Report of a structure fire on Highway 272 near Rich Mountain. Deputies responded.
Traffic stop on Highway 88 East near Mena led to a Citation for Reckless Driving being issued to Logan A. Frost, 20, of Mena.
Report from complainant on Redbird Lane near Rocky of the theft and destruction of mail. Investigation continues.
Report from complainant on Polk 13 near Wickes of damage done to logging equipment, totaling losses at $1,000.00. Investigation continues.
Arrested was Gary D. Collier, 58, of Hatfield, on Warrants for Violation of Suspended Imposition of Sentence and two counts of Delivery of Schedule I/II Controlled Substance.
December 19, 2018
Reports from complainants on Penny Lane near Mena of an unauthorized person on their properties led to the arrest of Kevin L. Fryar, 33, of Mena, on Charges of Criminal Trespass and Criminal Impersonation and a Warrant for Felony Failure to Appear.
Report of a structure fire on Ruby Lane near Acorn. Deputy responded.
Report from complainant on Polk 47 near Mena of the theft of a wood splitter, valued at $800.00, from a residence in Vandervoort. Investigation continues.
December 20, 2018
Arrested was Jessica L. Martin, 31, of Cove, on Charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and two counts each of Delivery of Meth or Cocaine and Delivery of Schedule I/II Controlled Substance.
Report of a disturbance in the Polk County Detention Center. Deputies responded.
December 21, 2018
Report from complainant on Highway 71 South near Potter of the theft of two vehicles. Investigation continues.
December 22, 2018
Report of a disturbance on Polk 48 near Potter led to the arrest of Leon Thacker, 72, of Mena, on a Charge of Domestic Battery 3rd Degree.
December 23, 2018
Traffic stop on Highway 71 South near Hatfield led to the arrest of Victoria P. Tackett, 25, of Mena, on Charges of DWI and Driving Left of Center.
Report of a disturbance on Grove Street in Cove led to the arrest of Oscar Ramirez, 48, of Cove, on a Charge of Disorderly Conduct.
Report of a disturbance on Heritage Lane near Hatfield led to the arrest of Kenneth E. Cline, 55, of Hatfield, on a Charge of Domestic Battery 3rd Degree.
Polk County Sheriff’s Office worked two vehicle accidents this week.
Polk County Detention Center Jail Population: 19 Incarcerated Inmates, with 4 Inmates currently on the Waiting List for a State Facility.
12-31-18 4:17 p.m. kawx.org