Among reports recently released by the Conway Police Department:
• Forgery at 1300 block of McNutt Road.
On Wednesday a woman tried to pay rent with a mix of real and counterfeit money. The ruse wasn’t noticed until after she’d left the property. CPD recovered $260 in bogus $20s and advised the landlord on the warrant process.
• Residential burglary at 1600 block of Hogan Lane.
A man returned to his apartment at about 9:30 on Monday night and noticed his front door was ajar. When he went in, two people were standing in a back room. The man asked them their business, and they told him that they were the cleaning crew and showed him that they had a copy of the door key as evidence. While they were leaving he called apartment management and was told that they weren’t the cleaning crew. Nothing was stolen, but a stereo had been moved around.
• Residential burglary at 700 block of 3rd Avenue.
At some point between 4:40 and 11 p.m. on Monday a thief or thieves got into a woman’ home and stole about $2,100 in cash that had been secreted around the house. All the doors and windows were locked, and it’s unknown how the thief or thieves got in.
• Theft of property at 2550 Prince Street (Walmart Neighborhood Market).
A man rode his bicycle, a 29-inch black and green Genesis, from his retirement home to the grocery store at about 8 p.m. on Monday and left his bicycle outside without locking it up. When he came back out about an hour later he found that a thief or thieves had taken it.
• Vehicle theft at 100 block of Oaklawn Drive.
At some point between 8 p.m. on Monday and 8 a.m. on Tuesday a thief or thieves got into a man’s carport and stole two 50cc Taotao motorscooters, one black and one blue, worth about $800 each. The thief or thieves also rummaged around in a pickup but didn’t seem to have stolen anything from it.
• Shoplifting at 600 block of Court Street.
A woman came into a women’s clothes shop at about 5:15 Monday afternoon. The store was closed, but the woman was let in to browse because she was wearing clothes that were recognized as being from the store, including a pair of Gypsy Soule-brand flip-flops that go for $199 at the store and can’t be bought in any other store in Faulkner or the surrounding counties on account of an exclusive right to sell contract.
But the owner didn’t remember selling the ones the woman was wearing, and didn’t see a record of such a sale in the receipt books. When confronted, the woman said, “I feel like I should give them back,” according to the report. Then she walked out.
The owner later found price tags consistent with both the flip-flops and the Pretty Angel-brand dress the woman walked into the store wearing behind a mirror in the dressing room. The owner was advised to follow up with the city attorney’s office.