From Conway Police Departments reports
Man robbed at gunpoint early Friday morning
When responding to a neighborhood concerns regarding a suspicious person early Friday morning, Conway officers learned the man in questioned had been robbed.
According to an incident report, Conway officers were called out shortly before 12:30 a.m. to the 700 block of Fourth Avenue regarding a suspicious person in the neighborhood. When the responding officer caught up to the man in question, he found the man was bleeding from his eyebrow, his shirt was torn and he wasn't wearing shoes.
The 23-year-old man told officers that four men had "jumped him," making off with his Ariat boots as well as his backpack, which had a Samsung tablet in it.
The man was able to provide authorities with names and descriptions of the men who allegedly robbed him. According to his statement, one of his attackers wielded a gun.
Paramedics were called to the scene to make sure the 23-year-old victim was OK. As paramedics assessed his injuries, the victim "stated that his jaw hurt badly" and he was taken to a nearby hospital.
Underage suspect caught with alcohol
A 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of having alcohol and marijuana on the Conway High School's campus early Friday morning.
According to an incident report, an officer pulled up shortly before 2 a.m. Friday next to the 20-year-old man in the Buzz Bolding Arena parking lot and began talking to the man in question. As the two spoke, the officer could see alcohol containers sitting in the back seat of the suspect's vehicle.
During his conversation with the suspect, the officer learned the man had just gone walking with a friend at Gatlin Park. The man initially declined showing the officer his ID, which was OK since he was not being detained at the time. However, after the officer saw the alcohol sitting in the man's back seat, he asked the man how old he was and learned the suspect was 20 years old.
"I asked him how old he was and he stated he was 20 years old," the officer wrote in his report. "At this point, I had him step out of the vehicle and provide me his identification, due to the probable cause I had developed by him being under age and in the possession of alcohol."
While searching the 20-year-old man's vehicle, the officer also found "two small plastic bags with a green leafy residue inside them."
According to the incident report, the suspect admitted there was marijuana inside the bags but that there was nothing else illegal in the vehicle.
The officer had the suspect pour out the alcohol on scene, according to the incident report. The officer took in the marijuana as evidence and released the suspect after issuing him a citation.
Resident falls victim to fraud scheme
A 38-year-old Conway resident reported to authorities on Friday that he fell victim to a scam while selling a car seat on Craigslist.
According to an incident report, the man went to the police department shortly before 10 a.m. Friday to report the alleged fraud.
The man had difficulty speaking English, so he brought his English instructor along to help translate. His translator told authorities the victim was selling a car seat on Craigslist about a week ago when he agreed to sell it to an individual for $140. However, when he received the buyer's payment, he noticed the check was written out for $1,800.
After speaking with the buyer about the issue, the victim was told to send back $1,626. Before the check cleared the victim's bank account, the victim withdrew the funds and wired over $1,626 to the buyer. However, the victim said he later learned he'd been scammed after bank employees informed him the $1,800 bounced.