Among reports recently released by the Conway Police Department:
1. Several fraudulent checks were used to purchase items at O’Reilly Auto Parts between March 15 and March 18.
An officer reported to the store yesterday and the owner told the officer she believed a man had been paying with stolen checks.
The first known purchase occurred March 15 when the man bought several items with a check barring the name of Mandy Harness. The clerk did not check the man’s ID, but the man wrote a drivers license number on the check and signed it as Mandy Harness.
The next day the same man bought a generator and other items. He paid with another similar check and put a different drivers license number on the check than the day before. The clerk did not ask to see his ID and the man signed the check as Mandy Harness.
A few days later the store attempted to deposit the checks and was told by their bank that the account for those checks was closed.
The store manager and several employees described the man as a white male, 6 feet tall, 300 pounds, grey or white hair, buzz cut and both days was wearing a white sleeveless shirt. They said a white female stayed in the car who looked to be about 40 years old with long dark brown hair and “sunken in cheeks.” The car was an older black Chevrolet Tahoe.
The responding officer ran the tag number and found it belonged to a 2003 black Chevrolet Tahoe that was registered to a woman who lived at 5 Palarm Road. The same address was on the checks. The O’Reilly store manager did not identify a photo of the woman at the address to be the woman in the car.
The officer changed the charge from fraud to theft of property by deception. No one has been charged.
2. Conway Police responded to Superior Dodge for a theft of property report.
An employee at the dealership said someone took two different sets of rims and wheels off of two different vehicles between March 16 and March 18.
Additionally, the center lug nut covers were removed from a new black 2013 Dodge Ram.
According to the police report, another employee said he noticed two white males looking at the cars on March 15, specifically looking at the rims.
3. On March 18 a woman reported her purse stolen out of her vehicle some time during the night. She told police she did not think she locked her vehicle and left her purse in the passenger seat.
An Arvest Bank debit card, $60 in cash and a few cosmetics were in the purse.
The woman’s husband told police he later found his wife’s purse between two vehicles in a driveway at 10 Bridgestone. It was missing the cash, debit card and cosmetics.