Among reports recently released by the Conway Police Department:
• Theft of services, First Avenue.
Conway police recently discovered a woman stealing electricity from her neighbors after those neighbors complained of higher-than-normal utility bills.
Officers arrived to a report of theft of services in the 500 block of First Avenue, around 4:09 p.m. Wednesday, after a woman discovered an extension cord running from an outlet on the outside of her apartment to a nearby house.
The woman told police her previous two Conway Corporation bills were much higher than normal.
Officers also made contact with another resident in the duplex, who stated her previous two Conway Corporation bills were also higher than normal.
Both residents reported a previous month’s bill being more than $500.
Police then made contact with the alleged suspect at her nearby residence.
The suspect, a 45-year-old woman, told officers her power had been off for four days, and admitted that the extension cord, plugged into the outlet on the outside wall of her neighbor’s home, was indeed hers.
The woman said she plugged in the extension cord earlier in the afternoon to run a small fan.
“I looked past her and observed extension cords running to three different rooms from the hallway behind (the woman),” an officer noted in the incident report.
The woman told officers she did not think it was wrong to use her neighbors’ electricity because no one told her she could not.
Both victims were notified of the warrants process, the police report states. No mention of arrests were made.
• Theft of property, Salem Road.
A Conway woman says she was unable to retrieve her recently stolen phone from the alleged thief after locating the device, via a missing phone application, near Lake Conway.
The 24-year-old victim said she lost her phone approximately two weeks ago while helping her son into her vehicle. The victim said she placed her phone into the door pocket, at which the point the phone must have fallen into the yard.
Once determining the phone’s location, the victim said she traveled to the residence, and recognized a vehicle frequently located at one of her neighbors’ home.
When the victim asked for her phone back, the occupants refused. The victim said she then went to her neighbor’s home and where she was once again refused.
The phone was valued at $200 in the police report.
• Theft of property, Washington Avenue.
Conway police are investigating a theft that occurred Tuesday on the Hendrix College campus.
A 23-year-old student told police she placed her backpack in a bin at the dining hall around 8:30 a.m. while she ate.
When she returned, the student said her backpack, said to contain a calculator and tablet among other items, was missing.
The total amount of stolen property was valued at $520.
Police spoke with Hendrix security who observed a white male take the bag on a security camera. Security staff was able to identify a possible suspect, but no mention of arrests or the recovering of the stolen items was made.
• Motor vehicle theft, Dave Ward Drive.
A Conway man says his vehicle was recently stolen while parked in the 2800 block of Dave Ward Drive.
The 45-year-old told police he last saw his vehicle, a gold Honda Accord, around 8 p.m. Tuesday. Police arrived on scene around 7:02 a.m. Wednesday, but no mention of when the vehicle was first discovered to be missing was made in the police report.
The victim said he owned the car, and had not allowed anyone to use it. The vehicle was valued at $3,000.
• Misdemeanor warrant arrest, Harrison Street.
A Conway woman was arrested Tuesday for a misdemeanor warrant after officers observed the woman and her boyfriend arguing in the parking lot of La Huerta in the 1000 block of Harrison Street.
Police noted the woman was yelling at her boyfriend, which led officers to make sure everything was okay. Officers said the woman and her boyfriend both appeared to be intoxicated.
After a background check, officers learned the 43-year-old woman had active warrants out of Faulkner County and the Mayflower Police Department, at which point she was arrested and transported the Faulkner County jail.
The woman’s boyfriend waited with other officers for a cab ride, the police report states.
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