The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of January 13, 2020 – January 19, 2020.  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.

January 13, 2020

Report from complainant on Polk 67 near Opal of an individual that refused to return a vehicle to the owner.  Deputy responded.  The vehicle was later returned to the owner.  Complainant refused to press charges.

Report of an unattended death on Polk 86 near Cherry Hill.  Deputy responded.

January 14, 2020

Report of threatening behavior led to an 11-year-old male being issued a Juvenile Citation for Disorderly Conduct.  The juvenile was released to the custody of a parent/guardian.

Report of a hit-and-run accident on Highway 71 South near Hatfield led to Citations for Leaving the Scene of an Accident and No Proof of Insurance being issued to Timothy S. Woods, 43, of Hatfield.

Report from a public facility on Polk 184 near Acorn of the break-in and theft of a trailer, mower, and several tools, all valued at $15,425.00.  Most of the items have been recovered.  Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

January 15, 2020

Report from complainant on Polk 404 near Cove of the break-in and theft of tools, electronics, household goods and two firearms, all valued at $350.00.  Investigation continues.

January 16, 2020

Report from complainant on Polk 78 near Potter of unauthorized persons on their property.  Deputy responded.

Arrested by an officer with the Grannis Police Department was Tisha Samuels, 38, of Gillham, on a Warrant for Contempt of Court.

January 17, 2020

Reports of animals in poor conditions on Highway 8 East near Board Camp led to a Citation for Cruelty to Animals being issued to Cecil E. Lucas, 58,of Mena.

Report from complainant on Majesty Lane near Mena of being harassed by an acquaintance.

Arrested was Christopher Roberts, 25, of Cove, on a Warrant for Failure to Comply with a Court Order.

Arrested was David M. Fraser, 51, of Hatfield, on a Warrant for Failure to Appear and six Warrants for Failure to Comply with a Court Order

January 18, 2020

Report from complainant on Polk 90 near Acorn of an unauthorized person on their property.  Deputy responded.

Report from complainants on Polk 231 near Cove of damage to several mailboxes.  Investigation continues.

Report from complainant on Polk 31 near Hatfield of three animals that had been killed and another one injured.  Deputy responded.

Report from complainant on Polk 20 near Cove of suspicious activities happening around their property.  Investigation continues.

Report from complainant on Highway 8 West near Rocky of the break-in and theft of cash, causing damage to a window, totaling losses at $1,462.00.  Investigation continues.

Arrested was Wayne Roberts, 25, of Cove, on a Warrant for Failure to Comply with a Court Order.

Arrested was Robert Castillo, 51, of Mena, on two Warrants for Failure to Comply with a Court Order and a Body Attachment Warrant.

January 19, 2020

Report from complainant on Polk 53 near Mena of the break-in to a residence.  Investigation continues.

Polk County Sheriff’s Office worked two vehicle accidents this week.

Polk County Detention Center Jail Population: 18 Incarcerated Inmates , with 7 Inmates currently on the Waiting List for a State Facility.

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