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Police Beat (12/18/13)

Posted: December 18, 2013 - 2:40pm

Among reports recently released by the Conway Police Department:

•Shoplifting, Skyline Drive.

Two store patrons were arrested this week for shoplifting from Walmart, located in the 1100 block of Skyline Drive.

A Harrisburg man, 34, was arrested Tuesday morning after store employees observed the man conceal merchandise, and attempt to leave the store.

Employees stopped the man, and escorted him to a security room while Conway police were alerted. Officers arrived around 10:20 a.m., and learned the same man was arrested for shoplifting from the store June 22. The man told police he was given a criminal trespass warning after his previous arrest.

Officers transported the man to the Faulkner County jail where he was processed on a theft of property charge and criminal trespass.

A Conway woman, 29, was arrested Monday afternoon after store employees witnessed her place several items in a bag, and attempt to leave the store.

The woman was transported to the Faulkner County jail and processed on a theft of property charge.

•Vehicle breaking or entering, Marilyn Drive.

A Conway woman says her vehicle was recently entered, and several items were stolen.

The 43-year-old victim said she discovered her 1999 Honda Accord had been entered around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. The theft is believed to have occurred between 2 a.m. Monday and Tuesday morning.

The victim said her daughter usually drives the vehicle and left it unlocked.

A Jansport backpack — containing school supplies, headphones and a Kindle Fire — was stolen from the vehicle. A wallet was also stolen, but later found and returned.

All stolen items totaled $415 in the police report. Officers were unable to process the vehicle because it was not at the residence at the time the incident report was filed.

•Leaving scene of an accident, Irby Drive.

Conway police arrived on scene at the The Links at Cadron Valley, in the 3100 block of Irby Drive, around 9:29 p.m. Monday after an apartment resident witnessed a suspected hit-and-run accident.

The 26-year-old witness told police he was throwing away trash when he heard a loud crash, then observed a Nissan, visibly damaged, drive away from the area. The witness told police the vehicle’s license plate number was 889 SFA.

Led by the witness, police observed damage to a blue Jeep, but were unable to locate the vehicle owner. Officers checked the license plate of the vehicle which left the scene, and learned it was registered as stolen. At that time, police issued an alert for the vehicle, but were unable to locate it.

•K-9 narcotics sniff, Leslie King Drive, Mayflower.

Conway police say trace amounts of suspected marijuana was located in the vehicle of a Mayflower High School student while officers assisted in a K-9 narcotics sniff Monday morning.

Police said the K-9 sniff began with approximately 150 lockers inside the building, however, no positive alert was given by the dog.

School officials then led Conway police, and the K-9, outside to complete the check of approximately 12 to 15 vehicles. After the K-9 gave a positive alert to one vehicle, school officials contacted the student and brought him outside.

School officials then searched the student’s vehicle, in the student’s presence, and located trace amounts of suspected marijuana.

Police said no action beyond the vehicle sniff was taken, and school officials and a school resource officer handled the situation with the student. Minor scratches were left on the student’s vehicle as result of the dog’s positive alert, police said.

•Fraudulent use of a credit card, Main Street.

A Conway woman says she recently discovered a fraudulent charge of almost $100 on her debit card.

The 49-year-old victim told police she observed the $99.99 charge Thursday, and alerted her bank.

Following the transaction, the victim said her debit card was cancelled.

(Staff writer Lee Hogan can be reached by email at lee.hogan@thecabin.net or by phone at 505-1246. To comment on this and other stories in the Log Cabin, log on to www.thecabin.net. Send us your news at www.thecabin.net/submit)

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