Among reports recently released by the Conway Police Department:
1. Theft of property, Laurel Park, 2310 Robinson Ave. Officers met with a man at the park who stated that he was the night watchman for the "Occupy Conway" movement. The man stated that the group’s sign, which has the word "occupy" in red letters and can be pulled behind an airplane was stolen sometime around midnight. The man stated that there was only about a 30 minute window when the sign could have taken and told officers that it had been located close to Western Avenue, just north of Prince Street. The sign is valued at $100 per letter.
2. Battery-third degree, 2600 block of Donaghey Avenue. A woman made contact with an officer at the police station to report that she had been assaulted by her co-worker. The woman brought a witness from her place of employment who stated that another employee had attacked the woman from behind because the suspect had never liked the victim since the time the victim began working at the business. The victim told the officers she had argued with the suspect that day and the suspect had used obscenities with her so they both were called into their supervisor’s office to discuss the argument. The suspect was told at that time that she would be sent home for the day, which is when she became upset and attacked the victim when they left the supervisor’s office. The witness told the officers the suspect had to be pulled off of the victim. The victim sustained injuries to her face, arms and right ear. The victim advised that the suspect would probably return to the workplace and she requested that an officer be present when she does. The victim was made aware of the warrant process.
3. Suspicious circumstances, 500 block of Skyline Drive. Officers responded to a business in the area when they were contacted by officials with the Barling Police Department who advised that a 16-year-old boy was at the location and should be held until his parents arrived. When the officers arrived at the business, the boy stated that he had gone to Little Rock with his girlfriend’s relatives and was allowed to go as long as he got back home in time for school on Tuesday. The boy told the officers that they had been on their way back home when they stopped in Maumelle to get some food. After they left the restaurant, he was driving the vehicle and stated that the police chief in Barling called to talk to the men inside the vehicle. The boy stated that he overheard someone mention drugs and when he stopped at the Conway exit, both men exited the vehicle and fled the scene. The boy stated that he had called his mother immediately and they were on their way to get him. The boy was released to his parents and the vehicle was towed.
4. Criminal mischief, 1600 block of Amelia Drive. Officers made contact with a man who stated that he had heard a loud crash and went outside to find that a light pole had been knocked down and was laying in the middle of the street. The man was not able to give the officers any information on a suspect vehicle that may have caused the damage. Conway Corp. was notified of the damage and they estimate the value of the pole to be $500.
5. Fraudulent use of a credit card, 800 block of Museum Road. A woman called an officer to report that her debit card had been used without her permission. The woman stated that the card had been used at six different online stores for a total of about $400. She was advised to cancel the card and notify her bank.
6. Theft of property-motor vehicle theft, 2700 block of Blaney Hill Road. A woman contacted officers to report that her motor scooter had been stolen from her home. The woman stated that she had left for work the night before and when she returned home in the morning, the scooter was gone. The woman stated that her neighbor heard a noise outside about 11 p.m. and saw a vehicle leave the area driving westbound. The woman stated that if the suspect had driven the scooter they would not have gotten far because it didn’t have a lot of gas in it.
7. Criminal mischief-first degree, 1600 block of Clifton Street. An officer made contact with a member of the Hendrix Public Safety group who stated that an apartment complex owned by the college had been spray painted. The employee showed the officer the building and stated that he believed the damage occurred overnight. Photos of the damage were taken and the employee was advised on hot to obtain a copy of the report.
8. Theft of property, 2600 block of Dave Ward Drive. A woman contacted officers to report that someone had stolen the tag off of her license plate and replaced it with another one. The woman stated that her tags needed to be renewed this month and that she would just go get a new one. The officer entered her tag as stolen in case it is used on another vehicle.
(Candie Beck is a staff writer and can be reached at 505-1238 or at firstname.lastname@example.org)