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Police Beat 02/19/14

Posted: February 18, 2014 - 3:00pm

Among reports recently released by the Conway Police Department:

1. Breaking or entering a vehicle at 260 Salem Road, Tucker Creek walking trail.

The victim told police someone entered her vehicle and stole her purse, wallet and its contents along with a bag of roller skating equipment.

The victim said the vehicle was not securable because the driver’s side door did not lock.

2. Motor vehicle theft at 1003 Museum Road, Crain Automotive.

The manager at the business told police he discovered a GMC vehicle was missing after monthly inventory was conducted. The vehicle was traced back to a former employee, who had been terminated, the report states. The manager told police he went to the former employee’s residence and saw the vehicle in the driveway. He then approached the subject, who told the manager he had been letting a customer drive the vehicle at the time he was fired. The subject gave the vehicle back to the manager, according to the report.

Officers who conducted a search of the vehicle noted trash on a seat included opened mail with the subject’s address, and the backseat had a large amount of lottery tickets in it.

3. Breaking and entering a vehicle at 1215 Thomas G. Wilson, A&J Collision Repair.

American Red Cross of Arkansas filed a report with Conway police after an unknown subject entered the organization’s trailer parked at A&J Collision Repair, 1215 Thomas G. WIlson, and stole an emergency kit.

The kit, valued at $300, contained flashlights, batteries, office supplies, an emergency radio and basic tools like hammers and screwdrivers.

Padlocks on the doors of the trailer had been cut.

4. Breaking or entering a vehicle at 1090 Skyline Drive, Howard Johnson Inn.

The victim told police someone entered her vehicle and stole her purse. The victim told police she left her vehicle unlocked.

5. Breaking or entering a structure at 50 block of Mill Pond Road.

The victim told police he left his garage door up on accident overnight, and someone entered the garage and stole a chainsaw, leaf blower, concrete saw, and two fuel cans.

6. Theft of property at 3900 block of Tailhook Drive.

The victim told police someone stole a plastic toolbox from his trailer parked in front of his house. The tools inside the box are all marked with green paint, the victim told police. The victim’s wife said earlier in the day she saw a white Mercury parked down the street and watched as its occupants got out of the car and looked into the victim’s truck and trailer and then drove away. The woman provided police with the license plate number on the Mercury.

7. Motor vehicle theft at 2400 block of Washington Avenue.

The victim told police he woke up in the morning and saw that his blue 2007 Honda Civic had been stolen. The stolen vehicle has a sticker on the back glass of a person playing guitar.

8. Public intoxication at 2600 block of Dave Ward Drive.

Police responded to the area in reference to a subject who parked his vehicle on a sign, according to the Conway Police Department report.

The report states the driver, a 19-year-old male, appeared intoxicated and was unaware he had parked on a sign and did not know the time or when he arrived. Police found two bottles of gin inside the subject’s vehicle that he admitted to drinking, according to the report.

The subject was arrested for public intoxication and minor in possession of alcohol. His driver’s license was taken, but the subject was not charged with DWI because there were no keys in the car when police arrived, according to the report.

9. Shoplifting at 1155 Skyline Drive, Walmart.

Loss prevention employees detained a 32-year-old woman who passed points of sale without paying for a bracelet valued at around $7.

10. Shoplifting at 1155 Skyline Drive, Walmart.

Loss prevention employees detained a woman who passed points of sale with around $160 in merchandise concealed inside a flower pot. A search by police revealed a smoking pipe with possible methamphetamine residue.

11. Shoplifting at 855 Salem Road, Kroger.

A subject was stopped by employees for stealing two packages of Dramamine.

12. Fraudulent use of a credit card, Bank of America.

The victim filed a report with Conway Police after someone used his Bank of America account to make a $995.27 purchase at an Apple store in Europe.

13. Violation of omnibus DWI Act at 830 Block of South Donaghey Avenue.

Officers responded to the scene of an accident near Donaghey Avenue and Moix Boulevard and performed field sobriety tests on a 19-year-old male subject. The subject was determined to be intoxicated.

14. Theft of property at 200 block of Keathley Drive.

The victim told police she started her car in the morning to let it warm up, but when she went to get in her car a short while later it was gone. The officer who took the report advised her that her stolen vehicle had already been located, and it had been in the possession of her brother. The officer told the woman the vehicle had been wrecked and had front end damage and two flat tires.

15. Hitchhiking at 160 block of Lower Ridge Road.

A man was arrested an an active warrant and cited for hitchhiking and public intoxication when police observed him walking southbound in the road near East German Lane and Lower Ridge Road. According to a Conway Police Department incident report, the subject extended his arm and had his thumb up in the air as an officer approached him in a patrol unit. The subject told the officer he left the VFW on foot because his girlfriend left him behind at the business.

The subject said he was trying to get a ride home to Main Street in Vilonia. The officer noted the subject began arguing when he told the subject he couldn’t walk that far in his current state. The subject had an active warrant with the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office, and he was taken into custody.

The officer wrote the subject eventually became “belligerent” and had to be placed in a restraint chair at the jail.

(Staff writer Courtney Spradlin can be reached by email at courtney.spradlin@thecabin.net or by phone at 505-1236, or on Twitter @Courtneyism. 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)

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