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Police Beat (01/08/14)

Posted: January 8, 2014 - 4:02pm

Among reports recently released by the Conway Police Department:

•Vehicle breaking or entering, various locations.

At least three Conway residents reported vehicle break-ins to police Tuesday, according to Conway Police Department incident reports.

A 29-year-old medical assistant told officers an EKG machine was stolen from her vehicle in the last month. The victim said the theft occurred between Dec. 3 and Tuesday. No signs of forced entry were noticed by the victim, police said.

The medical equipment was valued at $5,000 in the police report.

A 19-year-old woman said her vehicle, located in the 100 block of Hayes Street, was entered between around 9 p.m. Monday and around 11:15 a.m. Tuesday. The victim said there were no signs of forced entry, however, she believed the doors were locked.

The victim said the entire center console of her vehicle, valued at $100, was taken, along with 3 or 4 dollars in change, located in the console. Other than the change, the contents of the console were dumped into the front seat of the vehicle, police said.

A 45-year-old Conway woman says her vehicle, located in the 0 block of White Oak Drive, was entered and more than $400 in property was stolen.

The victim told officers she last saw the items stolen — including a bag of tools, a drill and a wooden crate of cast iron cookware — around 3 p.m. Monday. The victim’s husband discovered the back hatch of the van open around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. No forced entry was located.

•Shoplifting, Skyline Drive.

Conway police arrested a 40-year-old Massachusetts man after Walmart employees say he attempted to switch price tags on a BB gun, and purchase the gun at the self-discounted price.

The employee told officers the difference in price was $70.

Police took the man into custody and transported him to the Faulkner County jail where he was held on a theft of property charge.

•Public intoxication, Jersey Street.

Police arrested a Conway man Tuesday afternoon for public intoxication after receiving reports of the male attempting to kick in a door.

Officers arrived at Phoenix Recovery, located in the 1200 block of Jersey Street, around 3:18 p.m.

Police observed a white male, 34, in tan pants, a camouflage jacket and green hat “swaying back and forth next to the back door.” Employees identified the male as the subject attempting to kick in the door.

When asked what was going on, the male was only able to tell officers he “drank too much,” the police report states. Officers said the male displayed trouble keeping his balance, and repeatedly fell against the wall of the building.

Police then took the male into custody and transported him to the Faulkner County jail.

•Agency assist, Skyline Drive.

Conway police assisted Faulkner County Sheriff’s deputies with a vehicle pursuit early Tuesday morning.

Officers were dispatched around 4:01 a.m. to a pursuit headed toward Conway on Arkansas 65.

An officer deployed a spike strip as the suspect’s vehicle neared his location.

“The vehicle struck the strip and it rolled up under the vehicle,” an officer noted in the incident report. “I advised dispatch that I was unsure if my attempt had been successful.”

Police said the pursuit ended near the intersection of Markham and Van Ronkle streets. Deputies were able to apprehend the subject, identified as a 27-year-old Conway man.

(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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