Among reports recently released by the Conway Police Department:
• Theft of property, Dave Ward Drive.
Conway police say three highway grates were stolen Tuesday from Double A Services Inc., located in the 1200 block of East Dave Ward Drive.
Officers made contact with the company’s superintendent around 12:22 p.m.
The superintendent said a former employee of Rogers Group Inc. was believed to have stolen the grates. An employee from Double A Services claimed to have witnessed the theft, police said.
The employee said he saw a black male in an older model, gray Jeep Cherokee, loading the grates into the vehicle. The employee said he was alarmed, because the moving of grates is usually done using company vehicles.
The employee attempted to make contact with the man, but was unable.
The superintendent said he was alerted by his employee of the theft, and immediately decided to drive to a nearby scrap yard where he claims to have seen the Jeep Cherokee leaving as he pulled in. The superintendent learned while at the scrap yard that the grates were sold by the former Rogers Group employee.
Both the superintendent and his employee told police they did not know the Rogers Group employee. A Rogers Group spokesperson said in an e-mail that Double A Services is a subcontractor of Rogers Group, supplying services for the Interstate 40 project.
The spokesperson also stated that the former employee had been terminated the day before the theft for "policy violations."
Police went to the scrap yard, where a worker told officers that the superintendent could retrieve the grates at anytime. The worker also informed police that the former Rogers Group employee had previously sold many items, and were in the process of forming a list of those items.
The Double A Services superintendent told police the company had several items go missing in the past, and now believed the former Rogers Group employee may have been involved.
• Second-degree terroristic threatening, Fendley Drive.
A Conway woman says she was threatened Tuesday morning by her neighbor.
Conway police arrived on scene, in reference to an intoxicated person, around 9:21 a.m.
The 54-year-old victim said earlier in the morning her neighbor stated, while in the parking lot, he was going to “kick her a--,” the police report states.
She said later in the morning, her neighbor told her again “he was going to kick her a--,” the police report states. The victim told police she was scared and afraid to go out in the parking lot because of her neighbor.
Police spoke with the neighbor, noting a “strong smell of intoxicants coming from his breath and about his person.” The neighbor told police he had consumed around six beers, “because a ‘sixer’ makes him feel good,” the police report states.
The neighbor, 41, said he did not remember saying anything to the victim, and said he only goes outside to practice kung fu on the tree outside his window.
Police advised the neighbor not to make contact with his neighbor.
• Third-degree assault, Cutter Ridge Road.
A Conway man says his computer and a bag was stolen from him when he mysteriously fell asleep Sunday.
The 25-year-old victim said he was with a friend at McDonald’s, eating breakfast around noon, when he “fell unconscious somehow and woke up (Monday) around 9 a.m.,” the police report states. The victim said he awoke in his friend’s car, in her garage.
The victim told police he was not sure how he fell asleep. When asked if he had taken any drugs that may have caused him to pass out, the victim told police he had not.
The victim said he could hear people talking inside the house, located in the 3500 block of Cutter Ridge Road, but was unable to have anyone answer the door.
After knocking for an extended period of time, the victim said a “very large, bald, white male with tattoo sleeves,” that he did not know, answered the door, and asked for the password to his laptop.
The victim said he refused to give his password, which caused the man to become angry and attempt to punch him. The victim said he was able to avoid the man’s punch, and walked next door to call police.
The victim returned to the home afterward, and told the man that he had alerted police. The victim said the man then returned his laptop and other property.
Police told the victim to notify officers if he found any other property to be missing, or learned the identity of the man.
• Third-degree battery, Harkrider Street.
A Conway woman says she was hit multiple times by a black female at Price Cutter after asking the female to stop using profanity.
The 32-year-old victim told police she was in the checkout line at Price Cutter, located at 380 Harkrider Street, and the black female, behind her in line, began using “profanity to an excessive amount,” the police report states.
The victim said she turned to the woman to ask her to stop using the language in a public place, and in front of her daughter.
The victim said the female then dropped her phone, which she was using, and grabbed her by the hair and punched her in the face. The victim said she was then drug to the floor by the female and hit multiple times in the face before a black male, believed to be the female’s boyfriend, stopped her.
The victim said the two then left the store and entered a white Mazda, license plate number 418 TEN.
Police said the victim had no visible injuries, but wanted the incident documented by officers.
• Residential burglary, Polk Street.
A Conway woman says more than $6,000 worth of property, and her dog, was stolen from her home, in the 500 block of Polk Street, some time last week.
The 43-year-old victim said she is in the process of moving and had not been at the home in a few days, but discovered several boxes, and her dog, missing when she arrived Friday afternoon.
The stolen property included various DVDs, CDs, digital cameras and several pairs of earrings and rings.
A neighbor told police that a white male knocked at his door Sept. 6, and asked multiple questions about the home and the dog. The neighbor said he did not see the man, described as 5-feet-9 with short, brown hair, enter the home.
The victim said she did not know who could have broken in, but said the person gained access by prying a window open.
• Information report, Old Morrilton Highway.
A man filed a complaint with Conway police after he said an employee at Shell gas station at 1775 Old Morrilton Highway looked at him through a bathroom ceiling tile while he was using the restroom at the business.
The man told police someone knocked on the door while he was using the bathroom, and he yelled that he was inside the restroom.
According to the victim, the person then went inside the women’s bathroom, climbed up the wall into the ceiling and across to the men’s bathroom.
The victim told police the employee looked at him through a missing tile in the men’s bathroom ceiling while he was sitting on the toilet.
The employee told police he tried to get into the bathroom to clean it, and it was locked.
According to the report, the employee was unaware the victim was in the bathroom, and employees thought the victim had purchased his items and left the store more than an hour before the incident.
(CORRECTION: A previous version of this article stated that the alleged thief was a current employee of Rogers Group as stated in the police report. However, a company spokesperson says the employee had been terminated the day before the theft. A previous version also said Double A Services and Rogers Group were affiliated. However, the same Rogers Group spokesperson says Double A Services is a subcontractor of Rogers Group, supplying services for the Interstate 40 project.)
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