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Police Beat (01/02/14)

Posted: January 2, 2014 - 3:29pm

Among reports recently released by the Conway Police Department:

•Theft of property, East Robins Street.

A Conway man says his fishing partner is to blame in the recent theft of various tools from his home.

Officers were flagged down by the 61-year-old victim in the 400 block of East Robins Street around 4:19 p.m. Wednesday.

The victim said he had just returned from fishing with a 22-year-old Conway man. The victim said the man fell asleep on his couch, at which time the victim said he went to a neighbor’s house.

While at the neighbor’s house, the victim said he was told to return home, because his fishing partner was probably stealing from his home.

When he returned, the victim said he discovered the man was gone, along with a drill, drill bits and a hand saw. The items were valued at $30 in the police report.

 

•Residential burglary, East Robins Street.

A Conway woman says multiple items were stolen from her home while she and her boyfriend were at a motel.

The 25-year-old victim said a non-working Xbox, and Dell computer tower, all together valued at $250, was stolen.

Police responded to the victim’s residence in the 400 block of East Robins Street around 3:57 p.m. Wednesday.

The victim told police she was sure of the thief, whom she identified as a 22-year-old Conway man, after she discovered her bible at a friend’s house. When she asked her friend who she received the bible from, the victim’s friend named the Conway man.

Officers were unable to locate the suspect, and were unable to obtain fingerprints.

 

•Residential burglary, West Post Oak Drive.

Conway police say two toolboxes and two shop vacuums were recently stolen from the garage of a 75-year-old Conway woman.

The victim, who lives in the 0 block of West Post Oak Drive, told police she was in her backyard, and did not hear the theft when it occurred. The victim said her garage door was closed, and believes the thief or thieves drove down the road with a garage door opener, and attempted to open random garages.

The items reported stolen were valued at $180 in the police report.

 

•First-degree criminal mischief, Shady Valley Drive.

Conway police say a city street and bridge were recently vandalized.

In the 10 block of Shady Valley, police say the word “ghost” was recently spray-painted on the pavement in front of the residence.

On a bridge from Brandon Cove to Riviera Street by Julia Lee Moore Elementary School, police said “survival” was spray-painted.

Police officers were notified of the vandalizations by a Faulkner County Sheriff’s deputy. The deputy told officers he heard what sounded like gunshots in the area, but was unable to locate shell casings.

Damage to the city property was estimated at $200.

 

•Fraudulent use of a credit card, Chestnut Street.

A Conway man says his bank account was recently accessed and more than $7,300 in fraudulent charges were made.

The 64-year-old victim said the locations varied from Waffle House to Best Buy. Police indicated most charges appeared to have been made online, due to them being made after normal business hours.

(Staff writer Lee Hogan can be reached by email at lee.hogan@thecabin.net or by phone at 505-1246. Follow Lee Hogan on Twitter at https://twitter.com/LCD_LeeHogan. 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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