Among reports recently released by the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office:
1. Breaking or entering at 200 block of Old Military Road (just southwest of Conway). Victim reported on Friday that a thief or thieves had broken into a storage building/workshop and stolen about $1,000 worth of hand tools, most engraved with the name "Siria," about $1,000 worth of power tools, a .50 caliber muzzleloader, some ammunition, a battery charger, a camping tent and a Coleman cook stove.
2. Residential burglary at 10 block of Coy Trail (between Conway and Vilonia). Victim reported Thursday that a thief or thieves had broken into a residence at some point between about 8:45 and 11:10 a.m. and stole a Dell laptop, a diamond and ruby ring valued at about $100, about $100 in miscellaneous jewelry and a semiautomatic handgun of unknown make chambered in 9 millimeter.
3. Residential burglary at 100 block of South Coker Lane (just southwest of Vilonia). Victim reported Thursday that at some point between about 8:30 a.m. and noon a thief or thieves entered a residence by forcing open a garage door, rummaged through rooms and dresser drawers, and stole a Beretta semiautomatic handgun chambered in .380 automatic and an Ithica pump-action 16-gauge shotgun.
4. Criminal mischief/possible commission of a terroristic act at 400 block of Scenic Hill Road (just west of Lake Conway). Victim reported arriving home on March 11 after being away for a couple of days to find that someone had apparently used a shotgun to blast a large, round hole in his home’s front door. What looked to be buckshot was scattered on the floor inside. The victim said that he had no idea who might have done such a thing, and requested extra patrol of the area, which FCSO arranged.
5. Theft of property at 10 block of Rolling Creek Drive (north of Highway 64 between Conway and Vilonia). Victim reported Sunday that a thief or thieves had stolen a blue Yamaha off-road motorcycle from a carport.
6. Residential burglary/breaking or entering at 300 block of Old Military Road (just southwest of Conway). Victim reported on Thursday that a thief or thieves had smashed the rear windshield of a vehicle and stolen a Pioneer in-dash radio. The door to the residence was also forced open and some items moved around, though the victim could not immediately find anything to be missing.
7. Dog bite at 100 block of Billy Goat Mountain Road (several miles south of Vilonia). Victim reported on March 15 that two girls were playing in a yard when a large dog resembling a black Labrador came into the yard and attacked the older girl, a teen. The girl said that the dog seemed to be trying to get at her throat, but the family’s dog intervened and the girl was left with cuts and scrapes. The strange dog had left the area when a deputy arrived.
8. Dog bite at 100 block of Newberry Road (just west of Holland). Victim reported on Friday that a neighbor’s dog ran into her yard and bit a toddler on his upper leg. The child was treated by MEMS at the scene, and the dog’s owner was found by deputies to have a valid warrant out of Greenbrier and was arrested.
9. DWI on Burkett Flat Road (a few miles west of Greenbrier). A deputy was dispatched to a one-vehicle accident to find that a pickup truck seemed to have veered off the road and overturned. The driver, identified in the report as 45-year-old Hershel A. Smith of 29 Castleberry Road, Greenbrier, was questioned after the deputy found reason to believe that he was impaired, according to the report, and Smith admitted to having drank some liquor prior to the crash. He was transported to FCSO and cited for DWI after registering a breath alcohol content of .24.
10. Criminal mischief at 100 block of Cato Road. Victim reported on March 16 that neighbors had fired a shotgun into the air and the pellets had rained back down on her home. A deputy made contact with the neighbor, who said that he had fired a shotgun into the air to warn a trespasser. When told that the pellets had fallen on his neighbor’s property, the man apologized and agreed with the deputy that it would probably be better to call law enforcement when trespassers are spotted rather than fire a weapon into the air.
11. Unattended death at Pecan Lake Road (south shore of Lake Conway). A neighbor notified authorities on March 15 that a man in his mid-50s seemed to have passed away. Faulkner County Coroner Pat Moore found that the death appeared to have been from natural causes, according to the report.
(Those with information pertaining to these reports or any unsolved crime are urged to contact FCSO at 450-4914. Staff writer Joe Lamb can be reached at 505-1238.)