From Conway Police Department reports

Teen reports early-morning break-in

A man reported to authorities that his apartment on Dave Ward Drive was burglarized while he was asleep last week.

The 19-year-old man was asleep in his bedroom at his Wayland Apartments residence Thursday when two black males kicked in his bedroom door at 1 a.m., according to an incident report.

The 19-year-old victim told police he had left his front door unlocked that night but that his bedroom door was locked when this incident took place.

"[The victim] stated that he was in his apartment asleep when [two] black males kicked in his bedroom door," the responding officer wrote in his report after speaking with the victim at his apartment. "He said that the front door was unlocked but that the door to his bedroom was locked and they kicked it open. When they noticed him in the bedroom they ran off."

According to the man's statement, he did not recognize the two suspects, and did not notice anything missing from his apartment. However, damages to his door were estimated at $200.

Man wearing cowboy hat jailed on suspicion of forgery

A 57-year-old Conway man was arrested Thursday after reportedly trying to cash a fake $100 bill at the Corner Pantry gas station.

A cashier at the gas station called authorities shortly before noon Thursday after the suspect a man with a backpack who was wearing a cowboy hat first tried to cash the money and then attempted to buy a can of soda after being told he needed to buy something to have the bill broken into smaller denominations, according to an incident report.

An officer was nearby and responded to the scene. According to his report, he immediately noticed "the bright neon Chinese lettering on the bill itself."

When questioned by police about the bill, the 57-year-old first said he received it as payment for mowing a yard but later changed his story to say he found the money.

"The male (identified as Delano Ross) stated that he had mowed someone's yard and was paid with this money," the officer wrote in his report. "I asked him which house it was and he stated that it was over there, and pointed to the north. He could not advise me of an address or a street."

Dispatchers also advised the officer as he was on scene that Ross "was showing to be on parole with a search waiver on file." After learning this, the officer searched Ross.

While he did not have any illegal contraband on him, Ross was ultimately arrested on suspicion of forgery and taken to the county jail.

Suspect steals woman's vehicle title

A woman called police Thursday after noticing the title to her vehicle was stolen overnight.

The 68-year-old woman said she parked her vehicle around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, noting the title to her 2004 Jeep Liberty was kept inside a blue money bag that she'd put in the driver's side door pocket. However, when the woman returned to her vehicle Thursday morning, she said she noticed the bag was gone.

Authorities met with the woman at the Home Towne At Conway in the Village Commons neighborhood to speak with her about the incident. The woman showed the responding officer where the unknown suspect had pushed her driver's side window down to break in to her Jeep, explaining that the vehicle "has previous damage so [the window] will not stay up."

According to the report, Conway police were notified earlier in the day about a blue money bag that was found along Oak Street. Another officer brought the bag to the scene and the woman verified it was hers. However, the title was gone.

The officers informed the woman they would alert the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration that the title was stolen.