Police beat

From Conway Police Department reports

 

The kids, the kids

Police got a call that minors were inside JJ’s Restaurant drinking, that Tuesday Oct. 17 at 11:17 p.m. Officers, of course, headed there right away. Dispatch relayed to police that the caller was a friend of the imbibing youth, but did not want to give a name. A description of the three, two men and a woman, were given.

The reporting officer arrived and checked with a member of the restaurant’s staff, asking about the trio. He was pointed to them, being told they had only recently entered. It was, instead of two men and the woman, now about five men and the woman. Two of the men in the group, however, matched the description given.

The officer walked up to one of the man and, after introducing himself (which is protocol in such matters) asked the man’s age, being told “22” in reply. He asked for ID and the man said he had none with him. The officer got the man’s birth date and called it in to confirm ID, then had the man step outside with him for further conversation.

And there, in the mid-day light they stood. The officer noted here the man’s bloodshot eyes and all that, coupled with the (don’t pretend you don’t know what’s next) “odor of intoxicants” from about the man. The officer told the man he knew he was drunk and knew he was underage.

At which point he was arrested, then taken to jail.

A report supplement was from the second officer to arrive, who saw the first officer speaking with the young drinker. He spoke with the manager. The manager told him the young man and his entourage had only just gotten there, trying to get on stage and spin the wheel (I have no idea what this means). When they couldn’t spin the wheel they left, but then returned a short while later.

An officer said he had a report of a group which included the young man drinking at the nearby Senor Tequila’s, but couldn’t find them there. He believed the just-arrested was part of the that group.

Wrong things

Police were called to the Valero on Oak Street Tuesday morning at 10:25 a.m. A theft, officers were told, had taken place. The reporting officer arrived and spoke with an employee there, who told him the woman who stolen from the station - $120 from the register the day before - was still there. The officer was introduced to her.

The officer read the woman her Miranda rights, after which she agreed to speak with the officer. To the officer’s questions the woman admitted that, yes, she had taken $120 from the register. She did so in two passes, using the register’s refund mechanism to take $60 each time, she told the officer. The employee who called police had receipts proving this was the case. That woman told police she had evidence of additional fraud, but the just-Mirandized woman said she didn’t know anything about other missing money.

The woman agreed to pay the store back its $120, so the officer gave her a ride home, where she got the money, then a ride back to the store to pay her due.

(“Volare,” a song originally titled “Nel blu dipinto di blu” which translates to “In the blue that is painted blue” was a massive hit song since its being penned in 1958, being covered by countless artists, one of the earliest being Dean Martin - for whom it was a hit. “Volare,” which means “to fly” is the first word in the chorus and came to be the song’s better-known reference. The flight reference is how the singer feels - like he is flying - when he is with the woman he loves. Over 22 million recorded versions of the song are estimated to have been sold since its 1958 introduction.)

Yellow submarined

The woman called police. A package had been stolen from her boyfriend’s porch, she told the officer. The call was being made Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 8:30 p.m.

The woman said the package had been delivered to the home and left on the porch. Inside it, she said, was a package of socks. Not just any socks, she said, but collector’s edition socks featuring “The Beatles,” a limited edition. The delivery company said the socks had made it to her boyfriend’s mailbox, but there was no record of what may have happened after that, she said.

The company said the package was in the box at 10:45 a.m., and by noon when she looked for it they were gone, she told the officer.

She was given a report number.

(The so-called British Invasion of the mid-1960s is when British musical acts, such as the Beatles and Rolling Stones became popular in America, and led to the rise of the anti-establishment counterculture phenomenon on both sides of the Atlantic.)

 

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