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Police Beat (01/17/14)

Posted: January 17, 2014 - 5:06pm

Among reports recently released by the Conway Police Department:

•Motor vehicle theft, South Donaghey Avenue.

A Conway woman says her vehicle was recently stolen from her apartment complex.

Police arrived on scene of Centerstone Apartments, located in the 800 block of South Donaghey Avenue, around 4:44 p.m. Thursday.

The 44-year-old victim told police she parked her vehicle, a tan, 2005 Nissan Altima, in front of her apartment complex Sunday. When she went to leave Thursday, she discovered the vehicle was missing.

The victim said she contacted various towing companies with no success finding her vehicle. Police entered the car as stolen.

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

•Shoplifting, Skyline Drive.

A Mayflower woman was arrested Thursday afternoon for shoplifting from a Conway Walmart.

Officers responded to Walmart, located in the 1100 block of Skyline Drive, around 2:41 p.m.

Walmart employees said the 44-year-old woman attempted to leave the store after concealing more than $95 in merchandise.

The employee told police the woman was issued a criminal trespass warning in June. The woman admitted to the warning, and also admitted she should not have been at the store. Police then took the woman into custody and transported her to the Faulkner County jail.

•Breaking or entering building, Harkrider Street.

Conway police say more than $2,000 worth of tools was recently stolen from a local construction company’s storage trailer.

Officers responded to the 700 block of Harkrider Street around 10:53 a.m. Wednesday, and made contact with a Salter’s Construction employee.

The 45-year-old superintendent told police he unlocked and opened the storage trailer around noon Tuesday, and noticed several tools missing. The superintendent told police he did not remember leaving the trailer unlocked and was uncertain how someone else gained access without causing damage.

Included in the $2,155 worth of stolen tools was a miter saw, hammer drill, cordless grinder, drill driver, batteries and battery charger, all DeWalt brand, in addition to a Hilti field laser.

•Obstructing governmental operations, Ada Avenue.

A Helena man was arrested for obstructing governmental operations and interference with medical personnel.

Police responded to the 2200 block of Ada Avenue after receiving reports from hospital staff of a black male sitting in a black Ford sedan, smoking marijuana. Officers located a black Crown Victoria in one of the parking lots, and made contact with a black male sitting in the fully-reclined driver’s seat.

Officers immediately noted the odor of marijuana, the police report states. Police said the man was observed rolling a marijuana cigarette, which was “flicked” into the driver’s side door compartment after “being alerted of my presence,” a police officer noted in the incident report.

The male told police he was waiting on his cousin, who was in surgery. The man was placed under arrest, and transported to the Faulkner County jail.

Officers discovered the man gave a false identity when first asked by officers. The man was discovered to have a warrant out of Conway, in addition to a parole absconder warrant, police said.

(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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