Among reports recently released by the Conway Police Department:
1. Commission of a terrorist act at 1800 block of Sterling Drive. Police responded at about 2:45 a.m. Saturday to reports of several shots fired and were told by witnesses that two suspects described as black males, possibly travelling in a gray or dark-colored vehicle, possibly a Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis or other large sedan of similar proportions, may have fired the shots. Investigating further, police found several bullet holes in a Sterling Drive home. No one was hurt.
2. Aggravated robbery at 400 block of Second Street. Officers investigating reports of an armed robbery at about 1:50 a.m. Friday were told by witnesses that two suspects described as black males had accosted a pair of female residents, one of whom ran upon seeing that the males were wearing bandannas over their faces and black-and-gray "hoodie" sweatshirts. One of the suspects pointed a handgun in the face of the victim who was unable to flee and demanded her purse, which she handed over.
3. Motor vehicle theft at 100 block of Commerce Drive. Victim reported that at some point between 11 a.m. and noon Saturday someone had stolen a 2004 Freightliner TT semi-tractor that had been parked behind a business.
4. Residential burglary at 400 block of Robins Street. Officers responding at about 10 a.m. Saturday to a burglary in progress located a suspect later identified as 18-year-old William Beau Helfer of 7305 Reed Road, North Little Rock. According to the report, the owner of the home that had been reported burglarized emerged as officers arrived and advised that the items stolen from his home included two laptop computer power cords and a pack of Marlboros containing seven cigarettes, two of which were in the pack upside down. Also according to the report, Helfer had in his possession two laptop computer power cords and a pack of Marlboros containing seven cigarettes, two of which were in the pack upside down, along with a bent and scratched butter knife. A crowbar was found inside the home on the living room floor. Helfer was arrested on suspicion of residential burglary and for a warrant out of the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office.
5. Residential burglary at 1400 block of Mitchell Street. Victim reported that at some point between 1 p.m. Oct. 19 and 1:35 p.m. Friday, someone had broken into a home that was unoccupied and up for sale and stole more than $4,000 worth of household items including a Frigidaire washer and dryer, a crocheted wall hanging accent tables, a cedar hope chest with floral-print upholstered top, pots and pans, a pressure cooker, a weight bench with weights and a punching bag.
6. Careless/prohibited driving, refusal to submit to chemical test at 1200 block of Clifton Street. Police responded at about 8:20 Friday night to reports that a vehicle "had hit a telephone pole and was going around in circles in the middle of Clifton Street." Police later found a man walking through a nearby wooded area who, according to the report, had the registration and insurance paperwork referencing the vehicle in question. Police identified the man as 61-year-old Raymond Clifford Traylor of 1513 South Blvd., Conway and arrested him on suspicion of first-offense DWI, refusal to submit to a chemical test, driving on a suspended/revoked license, careless/prohibited driving and leaving the scene of an accident.
7. Breaking or entering at 1400 block of Bean Street. Victim reported on Wednesday that someone had broken into her vehicle at some point between 2 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Oct. 20 and stolen one shoe each from among five pairs of shoes that were in the car, along with the registration and insurance paperwork. Whoever stole these things, the victim said, was also likely responsible for what is estimated in the report as about two cups of sugar on the ground below the vehicle’s fuel cap and an unknown quantity suspected to be in the fuel tank.
8. Unattended death at East Oak Street. A woman in her early 80s was found dead in her home Oct. 20. Police found no reason to immediately suspect foul play.
(Those with information pertaining to these reports or any unsolved crime are urged to contact the Conway Police Department at 450-6120. Staff writer Joe Lamb can be reached at 505-1238.)