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Posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 4:15 pm


Mena Police Department Activity for the week of October 4, 2015 through October 10, 2015 follows:

October 11, 2015

A local man reported that someone had attempted to gain entry into his apartment by coming in through a bathroom window. It was determined that the perpetrator did not get into the residence. Case is pending.

October 12, 2015

Report was taken of a disagreement in a child custody case.

October 13, 2015

A Mena woman reported that while she was shopping at a local retail store someone cut wires and stole the blinkers from her motorcycle, and otherwise tampered with it. Case is pending review of surveillance tapes.

A local woman reported that while she was out someone had put trash in front of her door, taped the lock, and put a blanket over the door. Case is pending.

October 14, 2015

Report was taken of a gas-skip at a local convenience store. Case is pending review of surveillance tapes.

Officers observed that a motorcycle had been moved from a vehicle lot and had some damage done. Case is pending.

October 15, 2015

A local woman reported that her 17-year-old brother had stolen a knife from her room in their home. The youth denied the charge. Case is pending.

October 16, 2105

Report was filed regarding a custody issue between parents of a Mena child. No charges have been filed.

October 17, 2015

Daymon Crider, 24, and Emily Callahan, 22, both of Mena, were charged with third degree battery after a call to a local residence. Also charged in the incident with obstructing governmental operations and resisting arrest was Tyler Crider, 23, also of Mena.

A Mena man reported that another local man with whom he has had ongoing issues for some time had swerved his car into their lane, causing them to have to get into the turning lane to avoid a crash. Case is pending.

Officers completed an additional six reports and worked four accidents.


The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Mike Godfrey for the week of October 12, 2015 – October 18, 2015. 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.

October 12, 2015

Report from complainant on N. Eve Street in Mena of the theft of prescription medication, valued at $58.00. Investigation continues.

Report from complainant on Polk 714 near Mena of the theft of antique jewelry, valued at $10,000.00. Investigation continues.

October 13, 2015

Arrested was Timothy D. Bass, 35, of Mena, on a Montgomery County Warrant.

Report of an unattended death on Highway 71 South near the Potter community.

Arrested was Michael W. Laws, 29, of Mena, on a Warrant for Sexual Assault 1st Degree.

Arrested by a trooper with the Arkansas State Police was Shaundra H. Schmidt, 35, of Hatfield, on Charges of DWI, Refusal to Submit and Public Intoxication.

October 14, 2015

Report from complainant on Polk 242 near Grannis of a break-in to their residence. Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

Arrested by an officer with Arkansas Probation/Parole was Shawn A. Long, 39, of Mena, on a Warrant for Probation Violation.

October 15, 2015

No reports were filed.

October 16, 2015

Report of a suspicious person at a business in Hatfield led to the arrest of Donald L. Smith, 43, of Cove, on a Charge of Obstructing Governmental Operations.

Arrested was Charles B. Arnold, 26, of Mena, on a Warrant for two counts of Possession of Firearm by Certain Persons.

October 17, 2015

Report of a domestic disturbance on Polk 38 near the Potter community led to the arrest of David M. Fraser, 47, of Mena, on a Charge of Domestic Battery 3rd Degree.

Report from complainant on Highway 8 West near the Rocky community of the theft of $1,100.00 cash. Investigation continues.

Report of an accident on Bunch Road near Wickes led to the arrest of Tristan L. Ludlow, 18, of Wickes, on Charges of DWI, Careless/Prohibited Driving, Leaving the Scene of an Accident and Possession of Intoxicating Liquor by a Minor.

Arrested was April J. Tregear, 30, of Mena, on a Pike County Warrant.

October 18, 2015

Report from complainant on Rose Lane near the Potter community of an abandoned vehicle.

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

Polk County Detention Center Jail Population: 26 Incarcerated Inmates; 7 Inmates currently on the Waiting List for a State Facility, of which 2 are currently out of jail on a monitoring system.

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