Conway police say six teenagers, including four minors, were arrested Thursday night for breaking and entering vehicles.
Officers were dispatched to the area of South Mitchell and Hillman streets around 9 p.m. after residents reported six individuals, in hoodies, looking into vehicles. Upon arrival, the two 18-year-old suspects — identified as Cordario Williams and Stevie Brown — told officers they were on their way home when they encountered the group breaking into vehicles.
Police located various items on the ground in the area the group was stopped. Those items included a wallet, sunglasses, cash and a GPS device stolen from a woman’s vehicle on Mitchell Street. A stolen iPhone was also found in the possession of one of the suspects, police said.
Both 18-year-old suspects were taken into custody and transported to the Faulkner County jail. Police said all but one of the minor suspects were charged, and released to their parents. One 16-year-old suspect was taken to the juvenile detention center due to being on probation.
Conway detectives are still investigating the case to determine if the group is also responsible for other recent vehicle break-ins.
From the week of Christmas to a few days after New Year’s, Conway police have worked at least 17 vehicle breaking or enterings.
Three teenagers, including two minors, were arrested in connection with a series of vehicle break-ins in the middle of the holiday theft spree. Woodruff told the Log Cabin Democrat on Jan. 11 she did not know of other arrests made by officers in the string of break-ins.
Residents with information on this case or any other case are asked to call Conway police at (501) 450-6120, or text an anonymous tip to CRIMES using the keyword Conway.
(Staff writer Lee Hogan can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 505-1246. Follow Lee Hogan on Twitter at twitter.com/LCD_LeeHogan.)