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Police Beat (01/13/14)

Posted: January 13, 2014 - 4:42pm

Among reports recently released by the Conway Police Department:

•Fraudulent use of a credit card, various locations.

A Conway man says an unknown person recently hacked into his wife’s Facebook account, and performed unauthorized transactions with her debit card.

The 59-year-old complainant contacted Conway police Sunday afternoon about the incident. The man said there were approximately 12 to 15 charges carried out, which totaled $33.

On Thursday, a 23-year-old Conway woman told police she recently found three unauthorized transactions, totaling $148.80. Upon review of her bank statement, the woman said she found three charges from Fort Worth, Texas on Dec. 26.

•Vehicle breaking or entering, Middle Road.

More than $700 in property was reported stolen in a recent vehicle breaking or entering in the 1600 block of Middle Road.

Police made contact with a 19-year-old Conway woman around 11 a.m. Sunday after the woman reported her car was entered some time overnight.

The victim said she believes her doors were locked, but Conway police found no signs of forced entry.

The victim said a GPS device and various speaker equipment was stolen. Police said much of the panels under the dash were damaged when they were pulled off to remove the radio. Officers were able to locate one fingerprint, which has been sent to the State Crime Lab for analysis. In all, $780 in property was reported stolen.

•Vehicle accident, Arkansas 60 South.

Conway police responded to a single-vehicle accident Sunday morning after a vehicle slid off the side of the road.

Police found a 2004 PT Cruiser off the west side of Arkansas 60, near Stanley Russ Road. The driver, a Mountain View woman, told officers she lost control when her vehicle encountered sand in the road while negotiating a curve in the northbound lane.

Police said the vehicle spun 180 degrees, exited the highway, and struck a fence on the passenger side. After initially hitting the fence, officers said the vehicle continued and destroyed approximately 50 feet of fencing. The woman did not sustain injuries as a result of the accident, and refused medical attention, police said.

Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $3,000. Damage to the fence was estimated at $500.

•Disorderly conduct, Old Morrilton Highway.

Conway police responded to a physical altercation at IHOP on Saturday morning.

Officers arrived at the restaurant, located in the 1100 block of Old Morrilton Highway, around 4:21 a.m., and observed a black female drag another black female from the restaurant.

Police said the woman being dragged, identified as an 18-year-old Little Rock resident, then separated from the 19-year-old Conway woman, and attempted to run back inside while she yelled and screamed.

Officers made contact with the Little Rock woman, and unsuccessfully advised her to calm down. When she continued to resist officers, she was placed into custody, the police report states.

The woman told officers she instigated the incident after she felt another woman in the restaurant was flirting with her boyfriend. The Little Rock woman said she was “very verbal” with the group of women, whom she did not know, and did not become physical until after she was punched.

Officers spoke with the group of three females, who told police they were eating when the woman tried to provoke them. The group said the Little Rock woman was “cussing them and threatening them,” the police report states.

When the woman struck one of the group members, they retaliated. According to the group, there were others who left before police arrival, however, none of the group members would disclose their identities.

Two restaurant employees also stated the Little Rock woman approached the group, at which point the altercation began.

Police said according to surveillance footage, the Little Rock woman approached the group and was disorderly, however, she did not start the altercation, therefore, she was not arrested or charged.

•Commercial burglary, East Oak Street.

Conway police say the AT&T on East Oak Street was recently burglarized.

Officers responded to the phone store, located in the 1100 block of East Oak Street, around 2:07 a.m. Saturday, and made contact with the manager of TGI Friday’s, located next to AT&T.

The manager told police she noticed two black males, in all black, running toward an old Denny’s restaurant from the phone store with items in their hands.

Officers observed a hole in the glass of the building, with a brick inside a yellow plastic bag in the store. No video footage was available at the time of the report.

According to the incident report, the window sustained $2,000 worth of damage, while $1,000 worth of cell phones and tablets was stolen from the store.

(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.)

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