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Police Beat (01/29/14)

Posted: January 29, 2014 - 3:03pm

Among reports recently released by the Conway Police Department:

•Residential burglary, Cordoba Drive.

A Conway man says more than $1,000 in tools and property was stolen from his residence Tuesday afternoon.

The 48-year-old complainant said he arrived home between 2-2:30 p.m., and left his garage door open as he went inside. A short time later, the man said he went into his garage and smelled cigarette smoke, although no one in his family smokes.

Upon further investigation, the man said he discovered a 30-pound, Motorguide trolling motor, several Craftsman wrenches, a 3-pound shop hammer with a rubber handle and a 3/8-inch Dewalt electric drill were among the items stolen. In all, $1,030 in property was stolen from his garage.

Police searched for a cigarette butt possibly left by the suspect or suspects, but were unable to locate one.

•Forgery, Prairie Street.

A Conway woman says she received multiple forged money orders after signing up to be a mystery shopper on a website.

The 45-year-old complainant said she signed up for the online listing for mystery shopper, and was told to frequent local businesses and report back to Mystery Shopper Network.

The complainant said she was told to cash an $850 money order, spend $50 at a local Walmart, subtract $150 for commission and return the remainder of the money to a Chicago address.

After completing the task, the complainant said she received three more money orders, all $970, with similar instructions. After checking with the post office, the complainant learned the money orders’ serial numbers were fake. The complainant then contacted her bank and was able to place a stop pay and retrieve her money.

Police said evidence, including all correspondence between the complainant and the company, was gathered.

•Vehicle breaking or entering, Dave Ward Drive.

Conway police responded to reports of a vehicle breaking or entering around 8:10 a.m. Tuesday in the 2700 block of Dave Ward Drive.

A Conway woman told police someone entered her vehicle Tuesday morning. The 23-year-old complainant said nothing appeared to be missing, but papers were scattered throughout her car.

Police advised the woman to contact officers if she discovered items missing.

•Commercial burglary, Amity Road.

Conway police say an AT&T store in the 800 block of Amity Road was recently burglarized.

Officers were dispatched to an alarm at the store around 5:32 a.m. Tuesday, and discovered a large piece of concrete and a black plastic bag inside the store near a broken window.

“While in the store it appeared that things were moved and possibly stolen,” an officer noted in the police report.

An assistant manager was contacted, arrived on scene and was able to access security footage, which showed a black male, wearing a hooded sweatshirt and white gloves, enter the store after throwing a piece of concrete through a window.

The male walked through the store quickly before leaving the same way he came. According to the timestamp of the security footage, the male was inside the store approximately two minutes, the police report states.

The assistant manager said several items seemed out of place, but nothing appeared to be missing. No estimate of damage was given in the police report.

•Commercial burglary, Dave Ward Drive.

Conway police say a burglar attempted to gain access to Apex Communications in the 2500 block of Dave Ward Drive on Tuesday morning.

Officers responded to the business around 4:41 a.m. in reference to an alarm call. Police discovered a broken window with a piece of a brick in between the window and a shutter on the west side of the building.

Police said it did not appear the attempted burglar or burglars gained access to the building due to shutters covering the window that were still screwed into the wall, preventing it from opening.

Officers walked the interior of the building with a manager who stated nothing appeared to have been disturbed inside.

No fingerprints were located at the scene. Damage to the building was estimated at $1,500 in the police report.

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ucantbserious
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ucantbserious 01/29/14 - 03:38 pm
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Good grief, people.

"The complainant said she was told to cash an $850 money order, spend $50 at a local Walmart, subtract $150 for commission and return the remainder of the money to a Chicago address."

If someone sends you a money order with instructions to send them money back then it's a freakin' scam! Oldest trick in the book.

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Budnmud 01/29/14 - 03:45 pm
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Second oldest

The "blue boys" line is by far the oldest....

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