The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of November 15, 2021 – November 21, 2021. 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 …

On 11/01/21 at about 7:19pm, the Mena Police Department in conjunction with the 18th West Judicial District Drug Task Force, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, and Arkansas Probation and Parole conducted a search warrant at a residence on Ridge Avenue. D…

The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of September 13, 2021 – September 19, 2021. 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 ma…

Mena Police Department reports for the week of October 24th through October 30th, 2021:

The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of September 20, 2021 – September 26, 2021. 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 ma…

The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of September 13, 2021 – September 19, 2021. 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 ma…

[July 26, 2021 – Mena, AR] Prosecuting Attorney D. Jason Barrett and his Chief Deputy, Debra Wood Buschman were pleased to host Bob McMahan, the Arkansas Prosecutor Coordinator as he gave the 2021 legislative update to local law enforcement agencies. The training was an opportunity for offic…

Mena Police Department reports for the week of July 18th through July 24th, 2021:

The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of July 19, 2021 – July 25, 2021.

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The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of June 7, 2021 – June 13, 2021. 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 do…

On Saturday, May 15, 2021, a Deputy with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office stopped a white Jeep driven by Samuel Leon Bissell, age 40, of Mena. During the stop and a subsequent search of the vehicle, Deputies found approx. 113 grams of Methamphetamines, loaded syringes, scales, pills, approx.…

On Thursday January 14, 2021, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a report of a freezer being found in a wooded area north of Acorn. Upon arrival, deputies opened the freezer and discovered human remains.

State vs Matthew Hunter Frost: Count I – domestic battery in the second degree, in violation of Ark. Code Ann. 5-26-304(a)(4), in that on or about October 9, 2020, the said defendant, with the purpose of causing physical injury to a family or household member, namely S. A., a juvenile twelve…

As Fire Prevention Week™ approaches, the Mena Fire Department reminds residents:

The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of August 31, 2020 – September 6, 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 su…

State vs James D. Cochran: Count I – failure to appear, in violation of Ark. Ann. 5-54-120, a Class “C” Felony, in that on or about August 10, 2020, the said defendant, did unlawfully fail to appear to answer a felony charge in CR 2020-0060, without reasonable excuse subsequent to having bee…

The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of August 24, 2020 – August 30, 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 subm…

There has been extensive flooding throughout Scott County, and there will be more expected tonight and into tomorrow morning. Scott County Deputies, AGFC Wildlife Officers, Waldron PD Officers, Mansfield PD Officers, and Arkansas State Troopers have been out checking on flooded residences, c…

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 subm…

“Heavy rainfall overnight and through noon yesterday has caused major damage to our county roads, bridges, and drainage structures. Although there is damage countywide, It appears that the heaviest damage occurred in northern and western parts of Polk County,” shared Polk County Judge Brando…

The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of August 3, 2020 – August 9, 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…

The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of July 27, 2020 – August 2, 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 …

The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of July 20, 2020 – July 26, 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 d…

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two juveniles from Mena. Chloe Kelley, age 12, and Raphael Overturf, age 15, were last seen in the early morning hours of Wednesday 7/22/20. They are believed to be together, driving a Gray 2016 Jeep Renegade (831-YMY Arkansas) taken without pe…

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The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two juveniles from Mena. Chloe Kelley, age 12, and Raphael Overturf, age 15, were last seen in the early morning hours of Wednesday 7/22/20. They are believed to be together, driving a Gray 2016 Jeep Renegade (831-YMY Arkansas) taken without pe…

The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of July 13, 2020 – July 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 d…

Mena’s first responders are looking for citizens to support their efforts through blood donation with Arkansas Blood Institute. Those who give at the Boots & Badges blood drive on Wednesday, July 22 and Thursday, July 23, will provide blood needed to save local lives, such as those that …