The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of August 26 – September 1, 2019.  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.

August 26, 2019

Report from complainant on Highway 71 South near Vandervoort of the theft of electronics, valued at $3,000.00, led to a 16-year-old male being issued a Juvenile Citation for Theft of Property.   The juvenile was released to the custody of a parent/guardian.

Report of a disturbance on Polk 31 near Cove.  Deputies responded.  Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

Report from complainant on Polk 42 near Potter of problems with a neighbor concerning a property dispute.

August 27, 2019

Arrested was Gregory A. Rivera, 30, of New Caney, TX, on a Harris County, Texas Warrant.

Traffic stop on Highway 71 South near Wickes led to the arrest of Lurlin Leger, 52, of Omaha, NE, on Charges of DWI, Careless/Prohibited Driving, Improper Passing and No Proof of Insurance.

August 28, 2019

Arrested was David E. Bunyard, 24, of Mena, on Warrants for Failure to Comply with a Court Order.

August 29, 2019

Report from complainant on Highway 88 East near Yocana of being the victim of a scam regarding a computer, totaling losses at $2,000.00.  Investigation continues.

Report from a local clinic of a dog bite victim.  Deputy responded.

Report from complainant on Polk 43 near Mena of the theft of a phone, valued at $450.00.  Investigation continues.

Arrested was Joseph A. Chapman, 34, of Mena, on a Charge of Possession of a Schedule VI Controlled Substance.

August 30, 2019

Report from complainant on Ryder Lane near Acorn of the attempted break-in to a residence.  Investigation continues.

Report from a Mena woman that her 15-year-old daughter was missing.  The juvenile was later located.

Arrested was Doug R. Gross, 60, of Mena, on a Warrant for Possession of a Firearm by Certain Person.

Arrested was Jason Kirkendoll, 42, of Mena, on a Warrant for Failure to Comply with a Court Order.

Arrested was Michael G. Reding, 57, of Mena, on a Warrant for Failure to Appear.

August 31, 2019

Report from complainant on Polk 18 near Cove of the break-in and theft of two firearms and electronics, all valued at $500.00.  Investigation continues.

Report from complainant on Polk 61 near Board Camp of an ongoing issue with a neighbor.  Deputy responded.  Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

September 1, 2019

Report from a Conway woman of custody issues with a Polk County man.  Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

Report from complainant on Polk 301 near Cherry Hill of the break-in and theft of a chainsaw, valued at $750.00.  Investigation continues.

Report from complainant on Highway 71 South near Hatfield of the discovery of illegal items.  Investigation continues.

Arrested was Jarrod L. Wafford, 31, of Mena, on a Warrant for Harassment.

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

Polk County Detention Center Jail Population:  31  Incarcerated Inmates, with 18 Inmates currently on the Waiting List for a State Facility.

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