Among reports recently released by the Conway Police Department:
• Cruelty to animals, various locations.
Conway police responded to at least three occurrences of animal cruelty over the weekend, according to police reports.
Officers responded to two reports of animal cruelty on Saturday afternoon, and one on Sunday afternoon.
Officers first response occurred around 2:03 p.m. Saturday at the Lowe’s parking lot at 1325 Old Morrilton Highway when police found a four-month-old German Shepherd puppy, seen panting and drooling, left in a vehicle.
Police said the vehicle’s windows were rolled down about one-fourth of the way. Officers also said the keys were in the ignition, but the vehicle was not running.
Police said the vehicle was unlocked and attempted to remove the dog, but it would not leave the vehicle.
Officers waited approximately 27 minutes for the owner to return. After discovering his driver’s license was suspended, the owner’s mother retrieved the dog.
Police responded to the second report around 3:06 p.m. Saturday at the Walmart, located at 3900 Dave Ward Drive.
The caller met with officers and informed them she noticed a small brown, barking dog in the vehicle, which was not running. The caller told officers she returned 20 minutes later, and noticed the dog still inside.
Police waited an additional 15 minutes for the owner, who was written a citation.
Officers responded to 101 Oak St. around 2:01 p.m. Sunday and found a dog “panting heavily.”
The officers removed the dog from the vehicle, that was left unlocked and not running, and placed the animal in a squad car where it was given water.
Police issued the dog’s owner with a citation.
• Criminal mischief, Robins Street.
Police say an unknown offender recently entered the Rogers Group property, located in the 100 block of Robins Street, cut several cables and stole copper wire.
The police report estimates damage to the cables at $30,000, and the stolen copper wire at $2,000.
Police said some of the cables, which appeared to have been cut with a power saw, were as large as two inches in diameter.
Some cables were found cut, but left behind, which led officers to believe the offender was scared away. No fingerprints or “foot traffic” was located by officers.
• Criminal mischief, Oak Street.
Two downtown businesses reported criminal mischief to Conway police Friday night.
Police say potted plants were turned on their side, and other pots that had been broken, in front of A Southern Tradition, located at 925 Oak St., and Pizzaz Interiors, located at 913 Oak St.
Damage to pots in front of A Southern Tradition was estimated at $1,500 in the police report.
• Drinking in public, Skyline Drive.
Police arrested a Russellville man outside of Walmart, located at 1155 Skyline Drive, for drinking bottles of cooking wine.
Police responded to the store, around 12:30 a.m. Sunday after being alerted of the man by staff. An employee told police that the 55-year-old man purchased two bottles of the cooking wine, and proceeded to sit on a bench outside and drink the wine.
When police arrived, officers said it appeared the man had just finished what was left of one of the bottles of wine.
Police said the man had an odor of alcohol, and displayed slurred speech while talking to officers.
When asked what was in his bags, the man replied, “bottles,” the police report states. The man first denied drinking the cooking wine, but later admitted it to police.
The man was taken to the Faulkner County jail and charged with drinking in public. The labels on the bottles indicated an alcohol content of 17 percent, the police report states.
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