The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of March 15, 2021 – March 21, 2021. 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.


March 15, 2021

Report of a vehicle accident on North Main Street near Cove. Deputy responded.

Report of a domestic disturbance on Hatton Lane near Wickes. Deputy responded.

Report from complainant on Hwy 71S near Cove of a stolen bicycle. Deputy responded.


March 16, 2021

Report of a disturbance on Race Lane near Acorn. Deputies responded. Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration of charges.

Report from complainant on Polk 299 near Dallas Valley of the theft of tools. Deputy responded.

Report from complainant on Race Lane near Acorn of identity fraud.


March 17, 2021

Report from complainant on Pearl Street near Wickes of harassment. Deputy responded.

Report of an unattended death on Hwy 8W near Rocky. Deputy responded.

Arrested by an officer with the Grannis Police Department was Levi R. Follis, 23, of Wickes, on Charges of Domestic Battery 3rd Degree and Terroristic Threatening 2nd Degree.

Arrested was Israel Y. Schwartz, 75, of Mena, on a Warrant for Forgery 2nd Degree and Theft of Property.


March 18, 2021

Report of two vehicles striking mirrors on Hwy 71 causing damage to the vehicle. Deputy responded.


March 19, 2021

Report from complainant on Polk 133 near Acorn of a scam involving credit cards. Deputy responded.

Report of two vehicles striking mirrors on Hwy 88E near Ink causing damage to the vehicles. Deputy responded.

Report of reckless driving in a local business parking lot. Deputy responded.


March 20, 2021

Report from complainant on Joshua Lane near Board Camp of receiving harassing phone calls. Deputy responded.

Arrested was Michael T. Higgins, 34, of Hatfield, on a Parole Hold.


March 21, 2021

Report from complainant on Horseshoe Lane near Potter of a break-in and theft of tire rims and a tire changing machine valued at $650.00. Deputy responded. Items were later recovered.

Arrested was Polycarpio Rios, 49, of Wickes, on a Charge of Disorderly Conduct.


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


Polk County Detention Center Jail Population: 20 Incarcerated Inmates, with 19 Inmates currently on the Waiting List for a State Facility.




3-22-21 11:11 a.m. KAWX.ORG 

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