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Police Beat (01/15/14)

Posted: January 15, 2014 - 7:18pm

Among reports recently released by the Conway Police Department:

•Residential burglary, French Drive.

A Conway woman says a home she recently moved from was burglarized this week.

The 41-year-old victim said she was last in the residence, located in the 1100 block of French Drive, around 10 p.m. Sunday. A bedroom door was left unlocked, therefore, police found no signs of forced entry.

The victim said few items remained in the home since she moved, but clothes, a camcorder and painting was stolen by the thief or thieves. In all, $475 worth of property was reported stolen.

•Fraudulent use of a credit card, Front Street.

A Conway man recently discovered a fraudulent charge to his credit card from a textbook broker in Texas.

The 27-year-old victim discovered the $521.53 charge on his online statement after receiving an alert from his credit card company.

The credit card has since been canceled by the victim, police said.

•Fraud or deceit to procure narcotic drugs, Oak Street.

The Drug Enforcement Administration number of one Arkansas doctor, of North Little Rock, was recently stolen and has been used across the state to prescribe drugs.

Conway police were notified by the 38-year-old doctor Tuesday morning. The doctor told police her DEA number was last used at the Oak Street Walgreen’s.

According to the doctor, the person has posed as nurse Jennifer from her office, and has picked up prescriptions of Xanax and Hydrocodone. Police said prescriptions have also been called in under the name Majorie Crow.

No suspects have been developed, police said.

•Felony warrant arrest, East Oak Street.

A 57-year-old Conway woman with a felony warrant out of Los Angeles County, Calif. was arrested Tuesday morning.

Conway police initiated a traffic stop in the 100 block of East Oak Street after discovering the license plate of a Chevrolet Monte Carlo belonged to a green Ford Taurus.

Upon contact with the driver, police learned of the felony warrant, at which time the woman was taken into custody and transported to the Faulkner County jail.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff was notified. Until extradition, the woman, whose address is listed in the 2000 block of East Oak Street, will be held at the county jail, police said.

•Vehicle breaking or entering, Museum Road.

Two companies in town for work had property stolen from company trucks while staying at a Museum Road hotel.

Conway police responded to Comfort Suites, located in the 700 block of Museum Road, after receiving reports of a vehicle breaking or entering. Officers made contact with an employee of AC/DC Contracting, based in Fort Smith, who stated more than $4,700 worth of tools was stolen from a work truck.

The employees told officers the tools were stolen from an unlocked compartment on the truck. Police were unable to obtain fingerprints due to “heavy dew” on the vehicle.

While on scene, officers made contact with the owner of Pro Mech, based in Bentonville, who informed police an air compressor was stolen from one of his work trucks.

The company owner told police he believed the theft occurred between 10 p.m. Monday and 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.

(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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