• Syndicate content
  • Comment

Police Beat: 'Wave' of vehicle break-ins reported

Posted: January 1, 2014 - 11:36am

Conway Police Department incident reports released on Tuesday show eight vehicle breaking-and-entering crimes in Conway in the last few days.

On the 4800 block of Abbey Gail Drive, just south of the far western end of Prince Street, officers investigating one report of thieves stealing things from a parked vehicle before dawn on Monday noticed another car with its door ajar. A Coach-brand purse and wallet was stolen from one vehicle and $10 and a pair of Ducky Dynasty sunglasses from the other, but the thief or thieves threw the purse — a valuable thing in its own right — into the bed of a nearby pickup truck, minus its wallet.

A few hours earlier, in the first hours of Monday morning, an officer responding to a vehicle break-in at the 500 block of South Mitchell Street, near the northeast corner of Donaghey Avenue and Dave Ward Drive, ended up taking two reports when the first victim’s roommate saw that her car had been broken into as well. The thief or thieves apparently just rifled through one car’s console and glovebox, but stole $300 cash from the other car. Both victims said they thought the cars had been locked.

Also late Sunday night or early Monday morning a thief or thieves broke into a car and a truck parked at a home at the 1500 block of Freyaldenhoven Lane, just off Siebenmorgen road. Nothing seemed to be missing from one, but an Apple iPad, TomTom GPS unit, Browning-brand flashlight, SOG-brand knife and a pair of Maui Jim sunglasses was stolen from the other.

Around the same time a thief or thieves were breaking into a truck at the 3600 block of Jeanna Drive, about a block east of the Conway Country Club, stealing a Dell 15-inch laptop and a backpack. Police notified the victim after finding her name tag in the backpack, which the thief or thieves had discarded.

And also around the same time at the 4000 block of Irby Drive, just east of the Centennial Valley country club, a thief or thieves broke into a truck and stole an Osprey-brand backpack, a Taylor guitar, a drawstring bag with “big stuff” printed on the front of it, an Arkansas jacket, and a Bible with the message “to Drew” written on the first page.

Finally, a report released on Tuesday states that at some point between Friday night and early Saturday morning a thief or thieves broke into a truck at the 1600 block of Southern Hills Drive, about a mile south of Dave Ward Drive, and stole a .40 ACP Taurus handgun. The victim reported that the thief or thieves probably were able to get into the vehicle because he’d not fully closed a door, meaning that hitting the remote locking button didn’t do the job.

In other reports released on Tuesday by the Conway Police Department:

Residential burglary at the 2700 block of Dave Ward Drive. Resident reported that at some point last week, while the resident was away, a thief or thieves had forced a door open and stole a MacBook Pro laptop, a Samsung 32” TV and Samsung BluRay player, a toolbox and an Adidas backpack.

Residential burglary at the 1100 block of Cumulus Drive. Resident reported that at some point between late Sunday night and Dec. 23 a thief or thieves forced a door open and stole a 42” LG TV, a Playstation 3 and a Lorcin .32 ACP pistol.

Motor vehicle theft at the 500 block of South Mitchell Street. Victim reported that at some point on Sunday a thief or thieves had stolen a white 2011 Kia Soul from a driveway.

Public intoxication at the corner of East German Lane and Oak Street. An officer responding to reports of a possibly intoxicated person on Sunday night found a man allegedly standing in an unsteady way who told the officer that he’d be OK “if the little man on the [pedestrian crossing signal] light would let him cross the street,” according to the report. The officer states in the report that the man didn’t know his address other than “somewhere on” a certain street, and that he was “stumbling.” Determining that he was possibly intoxicated in public, the officer arrested the man, who admitted both that he’d been drinking for two or three hours and that he was carrying a concealed S&W .357 Magnum revolver and Boberg 9mm semiautomatic pistol. The man didn’t say where he’d been drinking, but the Arkansas Legislature this year amended the language of the “carrying a weapon” statute, striking language that prohibited carrying concealed weapons into a business that serves alcohol.

(Staff writer Joe Lamb can be reached by email at joe.lamb@thecabin.net or by phone at 505-1277. To comment on this and other stories in the Log Cabin, log on to www.thecabin.net. Send us your news at www.thecabin.net/submit)

  • Comment

Comments (9)

Add comment
ADVISORY: Users are solely responsible for opinions they post here and for following agreed-upon rules of civility. Posts and comments do not reflect the views of this site. Posts and comments are automatically checked for inappropriate language, but readers might find some comments offensive or inaccurate. If you believe a comment violates our rules, click the "Flag as offensive" link below the comment.
ucantbserious
29220
Points
ucantbserious 01/01/14 - 12:06 pm
4
2

Yay for responsible gun ownership!

Thank you for turning over a handgun to criminals! How very responsible of you!

As for drunk Rambo, why the need for TWO guns??? Geez! I wonder if he'll be attending the open carry walk on Saturday.

Log Vader
72
Points
Log Vader 01/01/14 - 04:14 pm
4
1

And Joe Taylor is campaigning

And Joe Taylor is campaigning that he will reduce theft as Faulkner County Sheriff. Yet there is nothing being done for the constant break ins in Conway while he is currently Major.

faulknerwatchdog
580
Points
faulknerwatchdog 01/01/14 - 04:14 pm
4
0

So 11 home invasions last

So 11 home invasions last week and 8 vehicle break-ins this week. Feeling so secure in Conway!

Corvette Fan
580
Points
Corvette Fan 01/01/14 - 07:01 pm
4
0

Joe Taylor is not the Major

Joe Taylor is not the Major over patrol or criminal investigations. How do you know there is nothing being done about the break-ins?

Elmer Fudd
1518
Points
Elmer Fudd 01/01/14 - 10:01 pm
3
0

What

the heck you folks talking about. This is a CPD problem anyway not the county.

thejoker
28
Points
thejoker 01/01/14 - 10:36 pm
5
0

Vehicle break ins

What the article doesn't say is that three people were arrested early Monday morning for a lot of the vehicle break ins.

Free agent
192
Points
Free agent 01/02/14 - 12:51 am
4
2

Of course it doesn't

That's because the log cabin is now the mouthpiece of the sheriff. What this town needs is a new newspaper.

mlinn1379
13
Points
mlinn1379 01/06/14 - 11:33 am
2
2

Break-ins

We are in the early stages of forming a group to patrol at different hours a 1-mile radius around the Conway Country Club. Conceal carry, open carry, you won't even know what we carry. It opened my eyes when the females in our family asked for pistols as Christmas presents! Granted its hard to catch a thief who breaks a glass out of an automobile and grabs articles but the invasions can be thwarted more successfully if you are armed. I have hunted all my life and really never thought about owning a pistol but it makes sense now more than ever. Is it scary that the person next to me in the restaurant may be armed? No. Is it scary that the government wants me to surrender my arms? YES. Kinda sounds like a gun activist? Well I'm just a normal citizen and I work hard for what I have so if you need something that isn't yours, Welcome Wagon could greet you!

ucantbserious
29220
Points
ucantbserious 01/06/14 - 11:51 am
2
1

Well

And what will they do when a member of this group confronts a criminal breaking into a vehicle? Shoot them? That's not self-defense.

Have fun in prison.

Back to Top