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Police Beat (01/21/14)

Posted: January 21, 2014 - 2:38pm

Among reports recently released by the Conway Police Department:

•First-degree criminal mischief, various locations.

Leather Brothers, located in the 1300 block of Nabholz Avenue, says a chain link fence surrounding its property was recently cut.

An employee told police the damage to the fence occurred sometime between 3:30 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Monday. The employee said nothing appeared to be missing.

Damage to the fence was estimated at $200.

Police also responded to a report of criminal mischief in the 1100 block of Moix Lane.

F&P Bivens Construction, based in Quitman, said several windows on the company’s track hoe and motorized grader were broken over the weekend. The broken windows appeared to have been caused by someone throwing stones, according to the police report. Damage to the equipment was estimated at $700.

•Vehicle accident, Dave Ward Drive.

A Conway woman says she was attempting to park her vehicle in the Zaxby’s parking lot when her her foot hit the gas pedal, instead of the brake, which caused her car to strike the restaurant on Monday afternoon.

Officers responded to the scene around 1:58 p.m., and made contact with the driver — an 88-year-old woman — and the restaurant’s assistant manager.

According to the accident report, the 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis, driven by the woman, jumped the curb and struck the building, which caused $1,500 in damage to the establishment, along with $1,000 in damage to her own vehicle.

No injuries occurred, and no citations were issued, the accident report states.

•Residential burglary, East Robins Street.

A Conway man says his trailer was recently broken into, and more than $900 in property was stolen.

Police responded to the residence in the 400 block of East Robins Street around 2:56 p.m. Sunday.

The 62-year-old victim said the burglary occurred sometime between 9:30-10 a.m. Sunday. The victim said his back door does not function properly, and can be opened with an object.

No damage was found to the door, police said.

Two shotguns and 24 DVDs were reported stolen. The property was valued at $960 in the police report.

•Terroristic act, Salem Road.

Conway police say shots were fired at a Salem Road residence Sunday morning.

Officers responded to the home in the 1100 block of Salem Road around 12:11 a.m.

The 29-year-old victim told police he awoke to approximately four or five gun shots around 12:05 a.m.

Police observed the back glass of the victim’s vehicle received damage from the gun shots. Officers located four, brass 9mm casings in the street. Police were also able to locate three bullets in the victim’s vehicle, while a fourth bullet was found in an interior wall of the carport. Police said the bullet passed through the carport’s exterior wall, through a can of brake fluid and into the interior wall.

Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $2,500, while damage to the carport was estimated at $100.

When asked if anyone was unhappy with him or if he had been involved in any recent altercations, the victim said he was recently involved in a verbal argument with a relative after informing the relative he could no longer use his car.

Police said the car was parked in front of the damaged vehicle.

•Public intoxication, Robinson Avenue.

A Conway man, with a stolen American flag, was arrested Saturday evening for public intoxication.

Officers made contact with the 51-year-old male, walking westbound on Robinson Avenue, after receiving reports of an intoxicated person in the area.

Police said the man had trouble standing, and swayed while he walked. The man told officers he had been at Old Chicago to eat, and had a few drinks, but was now on his way home.

Two witnesses told police they observed the male break an American flag off a pole at a law office in the 1300 block of Main Street. When officers asked the man about the flag, he stated he found it on the ground, and was taking it with him.

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

(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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