Sheriff Sawyer

The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of August 10, 2020 – August 16, 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.

August 10, 2020

Report from complainant on Polk 87 near Ink of a disturbance. Deputy responded.

Report from complainant on Polk 95 near Rocky of being harassed. Deputy responded.

Report from complainant on 3rd Street near Mena of a forged check. Investigation continues.

Arrested was Kenneth L. Smith, 30, of Mena on a Warrant for Failure to Appear.

Arrested was Jennifer L. Caswell, 36, of Horatio on a Warrant for Failure to Appear.

August 11, 2020

Report from complainant on Polk 15 near Vandervoort of a domestic dispute led to the arrest of James D. Cochran, 36, of Cove on a Charge of Disorderly Conduct and three Warrants for Failure to Appear.

Report from complainant on Polk 37 near Potter of a domestic dispute. Deputies responded.

Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

Report of items missing from a towed vehicle. Deputy responded.

Report from complainant on Hwy 88E near Ink of a break-in and theft. Investigation continues.

August 12, 2020

Report from complainant on Polk 36 near Hatfield of being harassed. Deputy responded.

Report from complainant on Polk 26 near Hatfield of checks being forged. Investigation continues.

Report of a dog bite victim. Deputy responded.

August 13, 2020

Report of a problem retrieving a vehicle from an individual. Deputy responded. Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

Request for a welfare check from the Child Abuse Hotline. Deputy responded.

Report from complainant on Andrys Street near Mena of identity fraud.

August 14, 2020

Report from complainant on Polk 280 near Vandervoort of an attempted break-in. Deputies responded.

Report of a travel trailer being sold by an individual who was not the owner. Deputy responded.

Report from complainant on Alley Lane near Board Camp of identity fraud.

Report from complainant of identity fraud.

Report from complainant on Polk 703 near Shady Grove of problems with a family member. Deputy responded.

Report from complainant on Polk 178 near Acorn of identity fraud.

Report from complainant on Polk 181 near Acorn of problems involving child custody exchange. Deputy responded.

August 15, 2020

Report from complainant on Polk 26 near Hatfield of a disturbance between family members. Deputies responded.

Report of a disturbance between family members on Kodiak Lane near Acorn.

August 16, 2020

Report from complainant on 3rd Street near Grannis of a domestic altercation led to the arrest of Jonathan E. Trotter, 26, of Grannis on a Charge of Domestic Battery 3rd Degree.

Report of a person refusing to return an iPhone. Deputy responded.

Traffic stop led to the arrest of Donald L. Darden, 56, of Mena on Charges of DWI, Careless and Prohibited Driving, No Drivers License, and Refusal to Submit.

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

Polk County Detention Center Jail Population: 22 Incarcerated Inmates , with 4 Inmates

currently on the Waiting List for a State Facility.

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