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Police Beat (12/17/13)

Posted: December 17, 2013 - 3:43pm

Among reports recently released by the Conway Police Department:

•Non financial identity fraud, Graham Drive.

After receiving numerous calls and letters from a collection service, a Conway woman says she discovered a debt, in her name, to the company.

The 28-year-old victim told police she began receiving the notifications around September, and dismissed them as a mistake. Recently, the victim obtained a copy of the invoice, which was listed to a different address, and in her maiden name, with an amount owed of $82.55. The victim said none of her financial information was used to make the purchase.

•First-degree criminal mischief, Front Street.

The alley wall of Bates Furniture was recently vandalized, according to the owner of the longtime, downtown furniture store.

The owner says he discovered graffiti on the wall around 8:30 a.m. Monday while opening his store, located in the 900 block of Front Street. Police said a city dumpster also displayed graffiti.

The owner stated he was last at his business around 3:30 p.m. Sunday, and no graffiti was visible.

No suspects have been identified at this time, police said. Damage was estimated at $500 in the police report.

•Motor vehicle theft, Lincoln Street.

A Conway man says he believes his vehicle was recently stolen by his 16-year-old grandson.

The 79-year-old victim said he noticed his gray, 2004 Nissan Maxima was missing around 11:40 p.m. Sunday. According to the grandfather, the vehicle was stolen between 8 and 11:40 p.m.

The grandfather said he believes his grandson lives with another grandmother in Mayflower, however, he did not know the address.

•Shoplifting, Skyline Drive.

Two Arkansas women were arrested Sunday night for shoplifting at Walmart, located in the 1100 block of Skyline Drive.

A loss prevention employee noticed the women, ages 19 and 20, conceal makeup and attempt to leave the store.

Both individuals were cited for theft of property and transported to the Faulkner County jail.

•Animal bite, Hamilton Street.

A Conway girl was recently bitten by a family dog while playing with the animal.

Police said the 13-year-old girl had been playing with the dog, but when she attempted to give the dog a kiss, it growled at her and bit her on the lip and chin.

Officers arrived at the Conway Regional Medical Center around 12:37 a.m. Sunday to reports of the animal bite. Police were unable to obtain photos of the injuries because the girl had already received treatment.

Animal Control was notified of the bite, and responded to take a report, police said.

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