From Conway Police Department reports

Wanted parolee reportedly found with meth

A wanted parolee was picked up at the America's Best Value Inn & Suites in Conway on Monday.

According to an incident report, Christopher James Bills, 30, had a felony warrant out of the Arkansas Parole Board when he was picked up by local authorities Monday afternoon.

Conway officers were assisting US Marshals in locating Bills and had "staged at the America's Best hotel in Conway" when Bills arrived on scene around 2:30 p.m.

A deputy Marshal searched the white Toyota that Bills was driving and reportedly found "a small baggie of meth int he panel of the driver side door" that led to more charges Monday.

Bills reportedly told authorities the contraband belonged to a friend, according to an incident report.

"I asked Bills if the meth was his and he told me that the meth belonged to a friend of his," one officer wrote in his report. "He said he dropped off his friend and saw that the meth was left in the front passenger seat where his friend was sitting. He said he took possession of the meth and placed it in the driver side door panel to give it back to his friend when he saw him again."

Bills was ultimately charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and taken to the county jail, according to the incident report.

Dumpster diving homeless man charged with theft by receiving

A 39-year-old homeless man was arrested Tuesday evening on suspicion of theft by receiving after reportedly having several tablets and credit cards in his backpack when searched by CPD.

Custavo Orozco Lopez, 39, was charged with one count of theft by receiving, a Class D felony, Tuesday after a Conway officer searched him behind the Salvation Army store on Harkrider Street.

According to an incident report, an officer was patrolling the alleyway behind the salvation Army store on Harkrider Street, because "the alleyway is a high crime area" where narcotics are often seized and stolen property is often recovered.

While patrolling the area, the officer reportedly saw Lopez dumpster diving behind the Salvation Army. The officer said he walked up to speak with Lopez because the dumpster in question was "clearly" marked with a No Trespassing sign.

After Lopez gave the officer the OK to search his backpack, the officer reportedly found several phone charges, tablets and several debit cards.

Lopez said he got the tablets from a girl, but was unable to provide her name, and said he found the debit cards "neat the intersection of Tyler and Clifton streets."

One of the debit cards was previously reported stolen, and after speaking with the owner of the name listed on the card, the other party said he had cancelled the card after someone used the card and stole $5,000 but that "no one should have access to this card."

Lopez, who also told authorities he did not have any warrants, showed to have active warrants out of New Mexico and California.

"I asked Lopez why he lied to my about having warrants ... [and he] said he knew that those agencies were not going to pick him up," the incident report reads in part.

Lopez was ultimately cited with theft by receiving and taken to the county jail following the incident.