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Police Beat (02/05/14)

Posted: February 5, 2014 - 6:49pm

Among reports recently released by the Conway Police Department:

•Leaving the scene of an accident, Interstate 40.

Police arrested a Conway man and woman for public intoxication and leaving the scene of an accident when officers discovered the two climbing a hill after abandoning their wrecked-vehicle.

Officers responded to Interstate 40 near mile marker 124, and discovered a jeep against a cement wall of the exit 124 off-ramp. Police later witnessed the duo at a nearby hill.

Upon contact, both individuals displayed a strong odor of intoxicants and an unsteadiness on their feet, police said.

Both were taken into custody and taken to the Faulkner County jail. Damage to the vehicle was not included in the incident report.

•Property damage, College Avenue.

Conway police say a tree fell near a Conway Regional Medical Center parking lot, and struck four vehicles in the process.

Officers responded to the incident around 12:04 p.m. Tuesday in the 2300 block of College Avenue. Police said the tree fell as a result of ice accumulation.

Damage to the four vehicles was not estimated in the police report.

•Commercial burglary, Washington Avenue.

Conway police say the offices of two companies were broken into Tuesday morning.

Officers responded to Hobbs Properties, located in the 2100 block of Washington Avenue, after receiving a burglary report and discovered it was burglarized.

The company’s owner was contacted and arrived to scene, police said. The owner indicated a laptop, valued at $500, was the only item that appeared to be missing.

Damage to the office’s back door was estimated at $200 in the incident report.

Officers also discovered Legacy Realty, also located in the 2100 block of Washington Avenue, was burglarized.

Police said it appeared a door was pried open to gain access to the office. Multiple laptops, a laptop bag and a digital camera were reported stolen from the company. In all, more than $1,900 in property was stolen.

•First-degree criminal mischief, Dave Ward Drive.

A Conway woman says her old roommate, along with several of the roommate’s friends, burst into her apartment, threatened to fight her and vandalize her car, and stole her makeup kit.

Officers responded to the complainant’s apartment in the 2700 block of Dave Ward Drive around 11:14 p.m. Monday.

The 20-year-old female told police she went to answer a knock at the door when her former roommate and several other black females entered her apartment without permission. The group threatened to fight the complainant and vandalize her car. The complainant said she then locked herself in her room until they left voluntarily.

The complainant said she found her makeup kit to be missing after coming out of her room. It later found to be thrown into the parking lot, according to the complainant. It was valued at $20 in the police report.

Police advised the complainant of the warrants process.

(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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