The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of December 24, 2018 – December 30, 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 24, 2018
Report from complainant on Polk 646 near Mena of an attempted scam involving a secret shopper.
December 25, 2018
No reports were filed.
December 26, 2018
Report of a disturbance on Polk 671 near Mena led to the arrest of Karson B. Crawford, 26, of Mena, on a Charge of Disorderly Conduct.
Report from a Wickes woman of inappropriate behavior regarding children that had occurred in another jurisdiction. The information was forwarded to the proper authorities.
Report from complainant on Polk 659 near Board Camp of the break-in and theft of antique furniture, valued at $900.00. Investigation continues.
Report from complainant on Polk 21 in Cove of the theft and forgery of several checks, totaling losses at $3,200.00. The money was returned to the complainant. The case was forwarded to the proper authorities.
Report from complainant on Heritage Lane near Hatfield of the violation of an Order of Protection. Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.
December 27, 2018
Report of a dog bite on Polk 42 near Mena. Owner provided proof of rabies vaccination.
Report from complainant on East Boundary Avenue in Mena of an individual that refuses to return a vehicle to the owner. Investigation continues.
Report from complainant on Polk 66 near Board Camp of several forged checks. Investigation continues.
December 28, 2018
Traffic stop on Highway 71 South near Cove led to the arrest of Brandon D. Stowe, 21, of Hatfield, on Charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Arrested was Bradley M. Verba, 21, of Mena, on a Warrant for Delivery of Methamphetamine and Fraudulent Use of a Communication Device.
Arrested was Landon S. Thacker, 25, of Mena, on Charges of DWI and Careless/Prohibited Driving.
December 29, 2018
Report from complainant on Frachiseur Road in Grannis of aggressive behavior from a dog. Investigation continues.
Report from complainant on Polk 32 near Cove of the theft of a tree stand, valued at $100.00. Investigation continues.
December 30, 2018
Traffic stop on Martin Street in Hatfield led to the arrest of John B. Loyd, 49, of Watson, OK, on Charges of DWI 2, Careless/Prohibited Driving and Driving Left of Center.
Report from complainant on Polk 47 near Rocky of several missing items, including a firearm, household items, a horse and a trailer. Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.
Arrested was Oscar P. Garcia, 39, of Wickes, on Charges of DWI, Driving with a Suspended Driver’s License and Interlock Device Penalties.
Polk County Sheriff’s Office worked one vehicle accident this week.
Polk County Detention Center Jail Population: 19 Incarcerated Inmates, with 4 Inmates currently on the Waiting List for a State Facility.
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