From Conway Police Department reports
Man suspected of harassing hotel, restaurant customers, staff
Officers were alerted of a suspicious man peering into hotel windows at the Howard Johnson Hotel over the weekend.
According to an incident report, authorities were called out Saturday night to the Flash Market gas station next to Los Tres Potrillos, which is the restaurant attached to Howard Johnson. The officers were paged out regarding a 38-year-old man who was "causing problems with customers" at the gas station. Officers who worked the day shift soon alerted the officers responding tot he officer that they had had two previous run-ins with the man in question earlier that day.
Soon after officers responded to the gas station, the police department was alerted of "a man who was looking into room windows and causing general alarm and panic" at the hotel. When officers arrived on scene they found the man "laying on the ground between two cars behind Los Tres Potrrillos."
According to the incident report, the officer explained to the 38-year-old man that he was causing public alarm and that if the police department was notified of any other alarming actions by him that night, he would be arrested on suspicion of harassment.
"I told him that now that he had been warned, if another complaint was occur, I would arrest him and take him to jail," the officer wrote in his report. "He assured me that this would not happen. During this encounter, there were several people who were staying in rooms at the Howard Johnson whom had come outside their room because of [the suspect's] actions. Some of these people approached us after talking with [the suspect] expressing concern about his actions."
Later that evening, the officer was eating dinner at Los Tres Potrillos when he was approached by the manager, who said aforementioned 38-year-old suspect was harassing his employees, noting "the guy had gotten on one of the employees bicycles acting a fool and being a nuisance."
The officer walked up to the man and was arrested for allegedly continuing to harass individuals in the area. As the officer searched the man's pockets and the backpack he had with him, he found 30 Alprazolam pills. The man was ultimately cited for harassment and possession of a controlled substance and was taken to the county jail.
Intoxicated suspect allegedly threatens police
A 40-year-old man was arrested late Saturday night after allegedly causing a disturbance in his neighborhood.
According to an incident report, officers were called out shortly before midnight Saturday to the 300 block of Locust Street regarding a man who was arguing with his mother outside.
When the responding officer arrived on scene, he located the man in question "across the street talking with a friend." As the officer began speaking with the 40-year-old suspect, he noticed the man was "heavily intoxicated," noting in his report that the suspect "was swaying back and forth ... [and] had extremely slow and slurred speech."
"[The suspect] did not have a shirt on and [had a] very strong odor of intoxicants about his person," the report reads in part.
The officer walked the 40-year-old suspect back to his home and told him not to be outside causing a disturbance by yelling across the street at his mother. According to the incident report, the officer explained to the man in question that he needed to stay inside his home or he would be arrested.
A few minutes after leaving the man at his residence, officers drove back through the neighborhood and found the man "was outside, on the front porch yelling." At this point, authorities made the call to arrest the 40-year-old man.
As officers attempted to detain the suspect, the suspect began fighting with them. According to the incident report, the man kept jerking away from officers in an attempt to keep from being handcuffed and later began kicking officers once they attempted to get him into one of their patrol cars. Once the man was safely secured in one of the Conway officers' vehicles, he was taken over to the county jail.
According to the incident report, the man began threatening officers as he was headed to the jail.
"[W]hen I get out, I'm gonna kill all y'all and your families," the suspect allegedly yelled out to the officer who dropped him off at the jail.