Among reports recently released by the Conway Police Department:
• Fugitive warrant, Oak Street. A Conway man was arrested at a homeless camp behind Kroger in the 100 block of Oak Street Sunday after an ACIC check revealed a fugitive warrant from the Arkansas Department of Corrections for parole violation. Bruce David Strain, 47, was taken into custody without incident and transported to Faulkner County jail.
• Possession of a controlled substance, criminal use of a prohibited weapon, Prince Street. Byron Chambers, 37, of Conway, was taken into custody Thursday after officers conducting a traffic stop for a broken headlight discovered brass knuckles and a digital scale with .7 ounces of suspected marijuana in the vehicle’s passenger side floorboard following a consent to search the car. The marijuana, scale and brass knuckles were placed into evidence. Chambers was taken into custody and transported to Faulkner County jail, where he was cited for possession, criminal use of a prohibited weapon and driving on a suspended license. Police also issued a warning for the vehicle’s defective headlight.
• Shoplifting, Skyline Drive. Two were placed under arrest in the parking lot of Walmart on Skyline Drive Saturday after loss prevention officers reported the possible shoplifting of a Bop-It from the store’s toy department. Police located Ryan Head, 19, of Greenbrier and Dalton Bradley, 18, of Greenbrier, along with an unnamed minor, in a vehicle belonging to Bradley in the store’s parking lot. When asked about anything illegal in the vehicle, Bradley told police about a pipe under the driver’s seat. Both Head and Bradley were placed under arrest for shoplifting and possession of drug paraphernalia and were transported to Faulkner County jail. The minor was cited and released to parents at the scene.
• Welfare check, Glenwood Drive. Police were dispatched to a residence at Glenwood Drive on Saturday after a man reported his roommate’s sister had taken several pills before sending a text saying she was going to “end it.” Police made contact with a 32-year-old Conway woman at the home who had locked herself inside of a bedroom. She told police she “only wanted to go to sleep” and had taken five Clozapine pills to aide her efforts. Forty-two of 45 pills were missing from the prescription bottle, obtained on March 25, 2013. The woman reported she had been “going through a lot” following the loss of custody of her children to the Department of Human Services. She also reported she was suffering withdrawal from methamphetamine. Medical personnel at the scene reported the medication was not detrimental to her health, and said if she didn’t want to seek medical treatment, she could “sleep it off.” The woman’s medication was released to a roommate for safekeeping and no further action was taken.
• Property damage, Dave Ward Drive. A police report was filed at CPD Saturday by a woman who said she was traveling east on Dave Ward Drive when objects fell off of a truck in front of her, causing her to run over them. When she stopped to look at her car, the woman reported a fog light was knocked from the vehicle and her bumper was damaged. The woman had no information on the other vehicle involved in the incident. Pictures of damage were added to the police report. No further action was taken.
• Residential burglary, South Donaghey Avenue. A resident of an apartment in the 300 block of South Donaghey Avenue reported on Saturday that an unknown suspect or suspects had entered the home through a bedroom window, taking four pairs of Air Jordan basketball shoes, four snapback hats, a Playstation 3 and three watches. Another roommate reported missing a pair of Air Jordans, an iPod touch and four pairs of blue jeans. Police processed the window for latent fingerprints that were entered into evidence to be submitted for analysis at the Arkansas State Crime Lab. The estimated value of items stolen from the residence was $1,680.
• Breaking or entering, Clifton Street. A 79-year-old resident in the 1000 block of Clifton Street reported Friday that an unknown person or persons entered a storage shed in his back yard and stole a case of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer and a small battery charger. Nothing else was disturbed, and the man said the shed was unlocked at the time of the incident. The man also said it was the second time someone had broken into the shed. The estimated total value of items taken was $50. Police advised the man to secure the building to prevent future break-ins.
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