Among reports recently released by the Conway Police Department:
1. Residential burglary at 400 block of Second Street. Victim reported that at some point between about 1 and 2 p.m. Friday a thief or thieves entered a residence, probably through an unlocked window, and stole items from a living room including a Toshiba 36-inch flat-panel TV, an Acer laptop computer, a Nintendo Wii game console and associated games, two black end tables, a black coffee table and a black and chrome table lamp.
2. Possession of a controlled substance at 1600 block of East Oak Street. Police responded late Wednesday morning to reports that someone seemed to be smoking drugs in a vehicle in the parking lot of a business. Taraleigh N. Mitchell, 28, of 1620 Middle Road, was arrested on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of controlled substance after a small quantity of suspected methamphetamine was found in the vehicle she was occupying.
3. Possessing and instrument of crime, endangering the welfare of a minor at 300 block of East Oak Street. An officer patrolling East Oak Street early on the evening of Feb. 16 noticed a woman in the passenger’s seat of a vehicle that had stopped for a red light next to him who appeared to be smoking from a blue-colored glass smoking device. The officer states in his report that the woman then passed the smoking device to a male driver, who accepted it and then noticed that the officer was looking at him. In the subsequent traffic stop driver Charles Gulliams, 20, of 1018 Lawrence Road 128, Ravenden, Ark. and Jessica Canada, 28, of 37 Treasure Lane, Conway, were arrested on suspicion of possession an instrument of crime and endangering the welfare of a minor. A 4-year-old child in the vehicle was released to the custody of DHS and arrangements were made to have DHS take custody of two other children, as their mother had been arrested.
4. Criminal mischief at 800 block of Chestnut Street. Management at Conway Yellow Cab reported on Saturday that a mechanic had identified the source of engine trouble in one of their vehicles to be sugar in the fuel tank.
5. Criminal mischief at 1200 block of Old Morrilton Highway. A man reported that he was in the drive-through lane of a fast-food restaurant late Saturday night when a car occupied by young males drove alongside and one of them shot his vehicle with what looked to be some sort of firearm-type device with a bright orange muzzle, damaging the paintwork. Using a license plate number obtained through an investigation of the scene, police tracked the vehicle to an address, where a 16-year-old boy and a 13-year-old boy were roused out of bed. The 13-year-old admitted to shooting the vehicle with an Airsoft gun, which uses compressed air to fire plastic pellets.
6. Unattended death at Hubbard Road. Authorities responded Saturday to reports of a deceased woman in her late 60s. Faulkner County Coroner Pat Moore determined that the death was likely of natural causes, according to the report.
(Those with information pertaining to these reports or any unsolved crime are urged to contact CPD’s tip line at 450-6135. Staff writer Joe Lamb can be reached at 505-1238.)