Among reports recently released by the Conway Police Department:
• Police were dispatched to Hardin Hall on the campus of Hendrix College Thursday, after a 19-year-old who reportedly consumed too much rum was “extremely intoxicated and ... belligerent.” The school’s public safety officer reported that he and another officer had attempted for 80 minutes to get the man back in to his dormitory at Martin Hall to go to sleep, but the man refused and continued to yell. As the man was placed into handcuffs and escorted from the building, he reportedly “screamed the entire way down the stairs.” He was transported to jail and cited for minor in possession and disorderly conduct. His driver’s license was also seized and was sent to Driver Control.
• The assistant manager of an automatic car wash on Old Morrilton Highway reported to police Wednesday the driver of a Ford F-350 dually damaged the automatic wash. The man showed police a video indicating the driver had pulled up to the kiosk and struck the pillar, resulting in paint transfer. Then despite a posted sign warning otherwise, the man pulled his vehicle into the wash bay and placed the truck in “park.” When the wash began, the machine struck the driver’s side due to the width of the vehicle. The man then backed out of the bay, causing further damage, then decided to put the vehicle in drive and accelerated. The pickup dragged the entire length of the car wash, and “squeezed out” when the wash slammed against the end of the bay. Among losses reported were paint transfer, destroyed gears and an unknown amount of internal damage. The video was not clear enough to get an accurate reading on the license plate number. Damages were estimated at $1,000.
• A woman filed a report on Wednesday after a driver at Prince Street reportedly “got right up on her rear bumper” and repeatedly honked his horn. The woman said the truck then passed her in the turning lane before stopping abruptly in front of her, causing her to swerve and run atop a sidewalk. The woman said she caught up to the vehicle at a stoplight and obtained the vehicle’s license plate number. The woman said she had posted the experience to Facebook, and several friends commented on having similar experiences with the same driver in recent days. The woman reported she was concerned by the incident and wanted it documented. An officer offered to send an email to area officers to be on the lookout for the driver.
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