Police beat

From Conway Police Department reports

 

Wrong door

Police were called to a home on Sapphire Drive Saturday, Aug. 19 at 10:42 p.m.. The caller said someone way trying to break into the back of her house. Three officers in total responded.

As the officers were en route, dispatch told them that whoever it was, they were still trying to get into the house, and the woman had called again. It sounded like, the woman told dispatch, the man was taking out a back window, this after trying to get in both the front and back doors of the home.

Police arrived and the reporting officer found the man at the home’s back door, taking out a screen window. The “show us your hands and take a seat over there” thing worked out well, and they led the man away from the house, to a seat on the patio. He was searched, to no notable avail, and they found the 36-year-old man was from Michigan.

As the officer investigated, he interviewed the man who, the officer said, made it quickly apparent he did not know where he was. He thought he was at his family’s home, he told the officer, and they weren’t letting him in. He had been at a party at his cousin’s house, he told the officer.

The man “appeared very intoxicated,” per the report, unstable on his feet and clothing disheveled. He admitted to having been drinking alcohol and smoking weed earlier in the evening. He was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.

The woman said there was no apparent damage to her home.

Missing phones

First instance: A woman reported to police taking her phone with her to the restroom at Sam’s Club, where she worked, and accidentally leaving it on the dispenser in the stall when she left. She reported this at 11:24 a.m. Aug. 21, a Monday.

The woman said she realized her error about two hours later and went back to retrieve the phone, but by then it was gone. She checked, but no phone had been turned in at lost and found. Management did tell her, however, she told the officer, that a phone had been found by a woman, giving the officer the woman’s first name, but she was told to put it back by a man, he also only being known by first name.

The restroom was for employees only.

Management, the woman told police, said they did have video of six people entering and leaving the bathroom during the two-hour period in question, but could not release it to her.

She was given a report number, and the phone was entered into the database as stolen.

Second instance: A woman called police about a missing phone on Tuesday, Aug. 22 at 5:54 p.m.

The woman said she was at the Walmart on Skyline Drive on Friday, Aug. 18, when a woman stole her smartphone. She had left the phone, the caller told the officer, on top of the phone recycling machine at the store’s entrance.

She told the officer she spoke with a manager at the store, who told her of a woman picking up the phone. She could, the manager told the woman who relayed it to the officer, provide more information, but it would have to be at police’s request. The woman told the officer she used the phone tracking app and found the phone was inside the store.

She was given a report number, and told the officer she would call back with the phone’s serial number so it could be entered into the database.

Third instance: A woman went to the police Aug. 22, Tuesday, at 4:28 p.m. to report her phone missing.

She had left her phone in her company car, she told the officer, doing so as she dropped the car off for service at a local garage. She realized her error shortly after dropping off the car and went back to get her phone. When she got there, the car was on the lift, but it was lowered so she could recover her phone. When she looked, her phone was no longer in the car.

She went back at 3 p.m. to double-check, but the phone was not in the car. While she was there, the shop owner was checking video footage, but was not able to see anyone getting in the car or taking anything from it. The woman checked with the phone tracking app and found the phone located at a restaurant just down the road.

Since then, the location tracking had been turned off and she was no longer able to track the phone, she told the reporting officer. An officer checked at the restaurant, Church’s Chicken, speaking with employees there, both of whom arrived at 4 p.m., who said they did not have the phone.

The woman was issued a report number and the phone was entered into the stolen goods database.

 

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