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Police beat 7/24/14: A new low, home invasion burglary and a freakout

Posted: July 24, 2014 - 4:49pm

Among reports recently released by the Conway Police Department:

 

• Bicycle thievery at 1900 Tyler Street (Faulkner County Library).

An 11-year-old boy thought that it’d be okay to leave his Murray 10-speed in the bike rack while at the library around noon Wednesday. He though that nobody would steal a kid’s bike from the library — somebody would have to be criminally insane to do something so loathsome. And who would steal a kid’s bicycle when the seat was all worn out and it had a little yellow towel rubber-banded over it and a rear sprocket was busted? The boy described the bike to an officer as “red and white, but mostly red.” Revolting.

 

• Residential burglary/ vehicle break-in at 2100 block of Dillard Drive.

Before dawn on Tuesday a burglar snuck into a home and started burgling while the residents were asleep. One of the residents, a man in his mid-20s, woke up when the burglar went into his bedroom and chased the man out of the house. The burglar fled in his car, taking a wallet, an Xbox 360 and a bunch of games, three laptop computers, a Remington 870 SuperMag shotgun, a Mossberg 835 shotgun, a Stoeger M3500 shotgun, about $170 worth of 12-gauge shells, a tackle box, a guide bag, some Maui Jim sunglasses, a Fossil watch, an antique muzzle-loading rifle, and $40 in change.

 

• Funny money at 1444 Dave Ward Drive and 235 Farris Road.

Just before midnight on Tuesday a man went through the McDonald’s drive-through and tried to pay with a bogus $100 bill marked “for motion picture use only.” The young lady working the window “noticed right away the bill was bogus, so she seized the bill and confronted the unidentified male,” who drove off in a Ford Mustang. At around the same time, at the Bear’s Den Pizza bar, two men tried to pay with two of the bogus Hollywood Ben Franklins and got $25 worth of booze and $175 legal tender.

 

• Public intoxication at 816 East Oak Street.

Employees called police to report that an apparently intoxicated man was abusing the staff at around 1 a.m. on Tuesday. When police arrived, the man’s answer to most of their questions was, “Why don’t you tell me?” He was told, and arrested.

 

• Robbery/kidnapping(?)

A woman let her boyfriend borrow her car for a trip to Little Rock on Tuesday, then he didn’t come back. Eventually he got in touch with her and said he’d been kidnapped, beaten and robbed in North Little Rock, but was able to get out of the robbers’ car in Conway and run away. The report notes what officers thought may be inconsistencies with the man’s story. The car was found abandoned in Little Rock, and the man had several broken bones in his face that Conway Regional Medical Center doctors sent him on to Baptist Health in Little Rock to mend. North Little Rock police were notified of the man’s claims.

 

• Motor vehicle theft at 500 block of Dave Ward Drive.

A man left his Lexus SUV idling outside a gas station while he went inside at about 1 a.m. on Wednesday. A thief drove off with it.

 

• Freakout at 600 block of South German Lane.

A person called police at around 4 a.m. on Wednesday to report commotion in a neighbor’s apartment. An officer arrived and found a young lady “completely naked and yelling 'Don’t open my eyes.'” The officer was told by others there that she had taken LSD. Officers were able to stop her flailing about and get her clothes on, and she was taken by MEMS to Conway Regional.

 

• Residential burglary at 700 block of Milam Drive.

On Tuesday night a thief or thieves tried to get into a house by prying open a sliding door. They weren’t able to get in.

 

• Vehicle break-in at 1700 block of Calhoun Drive.

At some point between 2 and 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday a thief or thieves got into a woman’s car that had been parked with the windows down and rummaged through things. The only thing they took was an old car stereo that was under one of the seats.

 

• Vehicle break-in at 600 block of East German Lane.

At some point Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning a thief or thieves got into a car and stole about $30 cash. The woman noticed the crime when she found documents that were in her car strewn about in a ditch.

 

• Credit card fraud.

Somebody used a Conway woman’s bank account to buy about $450 worth of stuff in Montrose, California. The report indicates that somebody probably “cloned” her debit card.

 

• Residential burglary at 1400 block of Hubner Street.

A man thought his burglar alarm had gone off by accident at 12:50 Wednesday afternoon and called the alarm company to report that everything was okay. But it wasn’t. A few minutes later he figured out that someone had tried to force their way into a window. A theivish-looking man was seen in the area a few minutes later and the man gave his description to police.

 

• Theft of property at 2400 block of Sanders Street.

A woman reported that somebody apparently pickpocketed her iPhone 5 while she was shopping on Sunday afternoon.

 

• Vehicle break-in at 10 block of Stonehenge Drive.

At some point Monday night or early Tuesday morning a thief or thieves got into an unlocked car and took a garage door opener. The officer advised her to disconnect the garage door opener until she can get a new code.

 

• Vehicle break-in at 2100 block of Wilmington Drive.

At some point early Tuesday morning a thief or thieves got into a car and rifled through things. 

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lachowsj
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lachowsj 07/24/14 - 05:30 pm
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Bicycle thief

Joe Lamb, love your commentary on the bicycle thief. To answer your question, "And who would steal a kid’s bicycle when the seat was all worn out and it had a little yellow towel rubber-banded over it and a rear sprocket was busted?", it was probably some other kid with no bike at all, no parental supervision and not a lot to look forward to. I hope he gets caught and put on the right path. But I doubt it will happen. We'll see his picture in the Booked column in a few years.

Not revolting, just sad.

Budnmud
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Budnmud 07/25/14 - 07:50 am
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break-in at 2100 block of Dillard Drive

What - the resident chased a guy carrying a truck load of goods? If a guy can do that while being chased I would not want to catch him...

Crystal Geraldson
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Crystal Geraldson 07/25/14 - 08:59 am
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Bicycle theft challenge...

Why don't we all chip in and buy this kid a new bike...and chain to lock it up while he's at the library? Who's in??

Budnmud
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Budnmud 07/25/14 - 11:21 am
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Count me in

I'm always willing to help the kiddies... got plenty of them to give me experience, one more, I'll wont even notice...

Who's collecting and doing the buying?

Diogenes
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Diogenes 07/25/14 - 12:41 pm
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I suppose if you're in

Then I'm in too.

alipage72
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alipage72 07/28/14 - 09:51 am
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Count me in

My son had his stolen once and it broke his heart and mine.

Crystal Geraldson
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Crystal Geraldson 07/29/14 - 02:38 pm
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RE: Bicycle theft challenge

Ok, so sorry for the delay, but I had to get some details worked out first. You can bring a monetary donation by the Log Cabin office and drop it off at the front desk with Courtney, our lovely receptionist, and designate it for the "Bike Fund". We have others here in the office who are chipping in as well and we're going to contact The Ride to see if we can get them on board also. We are located downtown in the Federal Building at 1111 Main St., Suite 102. All donations appreciated! :)

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