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Mena Police Activity for the week of January 18, 2015 through January 24, 2015 follows:

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Posted: Thursday, January 29, 2015 12:40 pm

January 18, 2015

A Mena woman reported that she had been receiving unwanted texts and sexually explicit photographs and videos from an acquaintance. The man has since moved from the area, but officers have forwarded the report to the prosecuting attorney for issuance of a warrant.

Officers responded to a call regarding fireworks being discharged within the city limits of Mena. The parties involved were warned, and no further action was taken.

January 19, 2015

Report was taken from a local woman regarding someone trying to break into her house. Officers searched the area with negative results. Extra patrol in the area of the house has been initiated.

January 20, 2015

Members of the Xenia, Ohio police department requested assistance from Mena officers to interview a witness in a fraud complaint that was placed in their jurisdiction. Mena officers complied with an interview of the witness and forwarded the information to the Ohio authorities.

January 21, 2015

Rondald Anthony Mowdy, 21, of Mena was arrested and charged with criminal trespass after employees at a local retail store reported that he had come back into the business after having been issued a written warning stating that he is not allowed back in the store. Mowdy had signed the warning.

A Mena man reported that while he and his family slept, someone had entered their home through a window and had stolen cash and prescription medication from the house. Case is pending.

Officers responded to a call regarding a fight between two men. When they arrived, the suspects indicated that it had not escalated to a real fight, only a verbal altercation, and neither wished to press charges.

January 22, 2015

Rondald Anthony Mowdy, 21, of Mena was issued five separate citations for five separate incidents of theft-of-property (shoplifting) and criminal trespass. Loss-prevention personnel from a local retail store observed him in their business concealing merchandise on video surveillance tapes. He was already incarcerated on another charge when the tickets were issued.

January 23, 2015

Officers assisted DHS personnel in locating and transporting a Mena man to the hospital, and were making arrangements to have him placed in a long-term care facility, as he is no longer capable of taking care of himself.

January 24, 2015

Officers responded to a call at the Mena Regional Airport in regard to three teenage youths climbing on the wings of an airplane. The boys had left the area. Officers and deputies made an effort to locate the young men, but were unable to find them. Authorities have a description of vehicle they were in. Case is pending.

An employee at a local antique store reported that several people had been behaving in a strange manner, and at least one of them had been in the store prior to a theft last year. They made comments that frightened her, so she called the police. The suspects were located and indicated that they meant no harm, and would not return to the business. The clerk was advised, and agree that it might have been a misunderstanding.

Officers completed three additional reports and worked two accidents.

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