Among reports recently released by the Conway Police Department:
•Theft of property, Elsinger Boulevard. Fragrances Unlimited outlet store employees say a woman stole more than $260 in products Monday.
Employees say the woman, identified by police as a 61-year-old Conway resident, entered the store, located in the 600 block of Elsinger Boulevard, wearing a black bikini with a swimwear cover-up dress. An employee stated the woman began talking about “different things and was making (the employee) uncomfortable,” the police report states.
The woman then provided the employee with a gift card that she claimed would cover the items. The woman then took the items, placed them in a bag and left the store, the police report states. The employee informed police that the card had no credit.
Recognizing the woman from previous contact, officers went to the woman’s residence. An officer told the woman there was a problem with her card, and she would need to return to the store with the officer or return the items.
Police say the woman began yelling at officers, stating the card was valid and she had already paid for the items. When asked by an officer if she wanted police to return the items, the woman yelled “no,” before shutting and locking her door, according to the police report.
Police advised the store of the warrants process, the police report states.
The police report lists six items as stolen, valued at $261.94.
•Forgery, Washington Avenue. Police say a North Little Rock man ran from an officer after he was questioned by police concerning a possible stolen check.
First Service Bank employees say the man was attempting to cash a $2,890 check from an auto sales business account.
When police arrived on scene and questioned the 42-year-old man, he told police “a guy in a dark-colored car gave him the check and was waiting for him somewhere down the road,” although he did not know his name, the police report states.
Police say the man tried to pull away from an officer when he told the man he would be placed into handcuffs, but was not under arrest. After escaping from the officer, police say the man ran toward Washington Meadow apartments before running back toward the bank and surrendering to police.
Police say the check and video footage of the attempted transaction were entered into evidence.
•Theft of property, Locust Avenue.
The Faulkner County Museum says an exhibit knife was stolen Monday morning.
A museum employee reported the knife missing around 10:32 a.m., and advised police the theft occurred between 9:15 and 9:40 a.m. The employee told police the knife, white in color, was not real, but had a pointed edge.
The employee said she smelled cigarette smoke and heard noises by the Native American exhibit, and noticed the knife missing when she went to investigate.
The knife was valued at $5 in the police report.
•Residential burglary, Marie Drive.
A Conway man says lawn equipment was stolen from his garage sometime Sunday morning.
The 57-year-old victim told police a yard trimmer was stolen from his garage, which was left open, sometime between midnight and 7 a.m. The equipment was valued at $179 in the police report.
The victim told police it appeared no other items were stolen.
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