Among reports recently released by the Conway Police Department:
•Endangering the welfare of a minor, Oak Street.
Conway police say four children, ranging in age from one to eight years old, were left unattended in a vehicle Saturday afternoon while their mother went inside Ed’s Bakery.
Police responded to the scene at 250 Oak St. around 1:59 p.m., and made contact with the children and vehicle, which officers say was not running. Officers observed the four children in the vehicle, which had all windows rolled down halfway.
After talking with the children for a short time, officers say the mother, a 35-year-old Jacksonville woman, returned to the vehicle, and informed police she was only in the store for a few minutes. Police told the woman that a concerned resident had reported the unattended children in the vehicle, and also informed the mother it had taken 12 minutes for officers to respond to the scene.
The woman was made aware by officers of the dangers of leaving children unattended in the heat, but was not given a citation because “(she) responded quickly to my presence around the vehicle,” the police report states.
•Violation of omnibus DWI act & second-degree criminal mischief, East Oak Street and Museum Road.
After being asked to leave by hotel staff as a result of allowing his hot tub to overflow, which caused damage to three floors of the hotel, police say a Pottsville man was arrested for driving while intoxicated.
Officers arrived at the Hampton Inn, located at 810 Museum Road around 7:28 a.m. after being notified by staff that a guest in room 308 had allowed the room’s hot tub to overflow.
In addition to his room, hotel staff told police the leak had caused damage to a second-floor room and the first floor’s check-in area, which were both located directly under the guest’s room. When a staff member entered the room, he encountered ankle-deep water, the police report states.
Police said the guest, who appeared intoxicated and admitted to drinking the night before, informed officers “he had left the hot tub on all day and night, and must have passed out without turning it off.”
Hotel staff, who estimated the damage at $20,000, asked police to have the guest leave the property.
Police waited for the guest’s brother, from Russellville, to pick up the man, “because he was too intoxicated to drive his own vehicle,” the police report states.
Police stated the man “struggled with zipping the bags” while packing and also displayed slurred speech. Officers also noticed the man “had a hard time walking,” was “stumbling and swaying,” and “had a moderate odor of alcohol coming from his person,” the police report states.
Police said the man also had trouble staying awake while waiting on his brother.
Officers stayed on scene after the man left with his brother to make sure he did not return for his vehicle, but observed the man return to the hotel, enter his vehicle and drive off.
Police initiated a traffic stop of the vehicle, at which point the man told police “he didn’t want to have to come back for (the vehicle), so he drove it.”
Police took the man into custody and charged him with driving while intoxicated and refusal to submit to chemical test.
•Terroristic act, Robins Street.
Conway police say a trailer in the 400 block of Robins Street suffered two bullet holes late Saturday night.
An officer stated hearing “numerous gun shots” while working a traffic stop in the area. Other units responded to the area, but were unable to locate anyone with information about the gun shots, the police report states.
Police say around 45 minutes later a woman stated her trailer had been shot at, and showed officers a bullet hole in her refrigerator.
When asked why she did not alert police earlier, the woman stated she did not believe any of her property received damage, but did confirm seeing people shooting near her residence.
Police found two shell casings near the residence, and also found where another bullet had hit the trailer. The officers noticed a hole in the exterior wall which appeared to enter the living room and then likely became lodged in a couch pillow.
Police say the woman was “highly intoxicated” and repeatedly changed her story, although she was able to tell officers two black males near her residence shot at a black vehicle.
Police say there is no suspect information other than the alleged two black males.
•Public intoxication, Robins Street.
Police say an Ola man was arrested late Friday night for public intoxication after leaving the scene of an accident, which caused a gas leak.
Officers responded to the scene of the accident around 11:24 p.m. to find the vehicle, unoccupied and locked, in the north side ditch of Robins Street. Police noted a “loud hissing sound” and a smell known “to be natural gas,” the accident report states.
Police learned the vehicle had hit a gas meter that caused a leak and notified both the Conway Fire Department and CenterPoint Energy.
The police incident report states the driver was described as a hispanic male in a blue shirt with white stripes. Officers were able to locate a male that matched the description nearby.
Police noted a smell of intoxicants coming from the man that was also “very unstable on his feet” and “was bleeding profusely from the back of his head.”
Officers also stated it appeared the man had “urinated” and “defecated” on himself.
Police said the man was taken to the Conway Regional Medical Center emergency room for treatment, and given a blood alcohol test, which revealed his blood alcohol level to be 0.32, the police report states.
After receiving treatment, the man was taken into police custody, charged with public intoxication and taken to the Faulkner County jail.
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