Among reports recently released by the Conway Police Department:

•Theft of Property, Motor vehicle, Elsinger Boulevard. Officers were flagged down by a male in regard to a vehicle theft around 1:06 p.m. Wednesday in front of Dick’s Sporting Goods at 620 Elsinger Blvd.

The victim told officers he purchased a vehicle from Craigslist a few weeks ago for $3,300, and was to meet the seller at his work place to receive the title for the vehicle.

The victim said he received a text message Wednesday from the person he assumed sold him the vehicle, and the two agreed to meet later in the day.

The victim said he noticed a van in the parking lot around 8:30 a.m. that he believed to be the seller, the police report states. The victim said he went outside to the parking lot around 1:00 p.m. and noticed his car was gone.

The police report states the victim contacted the seller to ask if he had the vehicle. The person with the phone replied that the seller was out of town, and that the person replying had the vehicle.

The victim did not know who the person was, but told police he was using the phone the seller had used to previously contact him.

The victim told police that the bill of sale was in the vehicle. According to the police report, officers were able to obtain the vehicle’s VIN number from insurance that had been purchased by the victim’s mother.

Police entered the vehicle as stolen, and the victim was given a number to contact the police with any more information. Police were unable to make contact with the person using the seller’s phone.

•Residential burglary, Bowie Street. Officers responded to a burglary call at 1800 Bowie St. around 12:36 a.m. Wednesday. The victim told police that when she arrived home from work around midnight, she noticed someone had been through her house, and that a laptop and miscellaneous household items were missing.

The victim told police the laptop belonged to her daughter’s boyfriend, and she suspected her daughter and the boyfriend were responsible for the burglary. The victim told police that she had recently moved out of the house so that her daughter and her daughter’s boyfriend would have to move out after not being able to pay rent. The victim was able to move back in by the landlord after her daughter and the boyfriend were evicted.

The victim told police this was the second time her house had been broken into, and made a report earlier when she found her back door kicked in. The victim said she believed her daughter and her daughter’s boyfriend to be involved in illegal activities that she did not want to be involved with.

The victim supplied police with an address for her daughter and the boyfriend. Police found no fingerprints in the house, according to the police report.

The items taken were valued at $200.

•Property Theft, Timothy Lane. Officers responded to a call of property theft around 4:41 p.m. at 33 Timothy Ln.

The victim told police he noticed various items missing from his boat that was parked outside his residence. The victim said a 3500-watt generator, a wooden recurve bow and a compound bow were all missing.

The victim told police that he parked the boat around noon Tuesday, and noticed the items missing around 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Officers informed the victim to contact them if he located serial numbers for any of the missing items.

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