Among reports recently released by the Conway Police Department:
• Police were dispatched to Waffle House on East Oak Street about 3:30 a.m. Saturday after a caller reported a disturbance at the restaurant. At the scene, an employee pointed to a woman sitting at a table, and said he wanted her to leave the store and did not have to pay for the food that she was eating. The employee said the woman was “loud” and had been cursing at him and other employees.
When officers asked the woman to leave the restaurant, she told them she was eating. When the woman was advised to leave or be arrested, she reportedly continued to argue and curse and “made no attempts to leave the store.” She was placed into custody and transported to jail, where she was cited for disorderly conduct.
• A Conway oncologist contacted police Friday to report the forging of her signature on prescriptions by an employee to obtain hydrocodone. The doctor reported a nurse practitioner had been writing the prescriptions for different individuals who were not patients for over four months. The nurse was also reportedly involved in the unauthorized take back of out-of-date hyrdrocodone pills from an elderly patient seeking to dispose of them. The doctor said the clinic was made aware of the issue after a pharmacist called requesting the NPI number to fill the prescription for a woman whose name was not among patient records. The woman reportedly first used the doctor’s signature on a hand-written prescription for herself that was filled in Vilonia, then another that was filled in Conway. The woman again used the signature to obtain 90 hydrocodone pills from a Greenbrier pharmacy, writing a prescription for her husband. The prescription was used again several times between January and March. An investigation into the incidents is active and ongoing.
• Police were dispatched to a laundromat on Clayton Street Sunday after an employee reported that a man occupying the floor of the women’s bathroom would not leave the facility. The employee said she had asked the man to leave the business, and had allowed him to stay for another five minutes to continue “drying off,” but the man still did not exit the bathroom. He was placed under arrest when a return of his information revealed an active warrant out of CPD. He was also issued a criminal trespass warning.
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