Among reports recently released by the Conway Police Department:
• Forgery, Damascus. A man reported to police Thursday that two forged checks totaling more than $3,700 cleared a checking account belonging to DayCo Construction, Inc. The man reported that the investigation is being handled by Damascus Police Department, where the business is located. He was filing a report with Conway Police Department because one check was cashed in Conway. The other was cashed in Cabot. According to the report, the suspect is a 52-year-old man from North Carolina whose driver’s license photograph matches images taken from the bank’s surveillance video. The checks were submitted to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory for fingerprint identification.
• Aggravated robbery, Salem Road. A Conway man filed a report with police Thursday after an unknown suspect allegedly robbed him at knifepoint Wednesday of money and medicine. The man told police he was walking back from Kroger on Salem Road when a black male wearing a black Razorback hoodie approached him. According to the man, the suspect approached him and pulled a knife, demanding everything in his pockets. The man said he gave the man the prescription Oxycodone he had just picked up from the pharmacy and $18 in cash. The suspect then left the scene. The man reported that he was not hurt in the robbery. When asked why he waited so long to file the report, the man told police he didn’t think there was anything police officers could do, but said he needed the report to get his prescription refilled.
• Commercial robbery, Hubbard Road. An employee at Autumn Manor apartments reported Thursday that an unknown suspect or suspects broke in to a common and office area of the apartment complex sometime overnight. Two window screens were bent, though both were still locked from the inside. The woman reported that a deadbolt on a back door was unlocked, though the door knob was locked. A door to outside tool closets was also opened, with signs of forced entry. The woman reported nothing missing. Damages were estimated at $150.
• Information report, Skyline Drive. Police were dispatched to Cracker Barrel on Wednesday after a cook at the restaurant reported the discovery of contraband next to a trash bin. The cook had reportedly taken trash to the dumpster when they discovered a black vinyl bag containing drug paraphernalia including a used syringe, a rubber hose, two pairs of toenail clippers, an unused bandage, a cigarette that had been torn in half, a penlight, and an unknown tool with brown residue on its tip. The bag was taken to the police department, where the syringe and pointed tool were placed into a sharps container. Other items were placed into evidence to be destroyed.
• Misdemeanor arrest, Ash Street. A man taken into custody Thursday for probation violation admitted to officers that he was high on methamphetamine. The man consented to a search of the home and reportedly told police there were no drugs or paraphernalia in the residence. Under the man’s bed, officers discovered two foil packets; one containing a small amount of crystalline substance, and a syringe. The evidence was taken to the police department for submission to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory for analysis. The investigation also revealed a warrant for the man’s arrest from CPD. The man was transported to Faulkner County jail.
• Unattended death, 1st Avenue. Police were dispatched to an apartment on Ash Street Thursday morning after a 59-year-old Conway man was found deceased. According to reports, a 22-year-old female with the same address reported the incident. Faulkner County Coroner Patrick Moore responded to the scene. An investigation into the incident is ongoing.
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