Among reports recently released by the Conway Police Department:
• Motor vehicle theft at 1600 block of South German Lane.
At some point between late Saturday night and early Tuesday afternoon a thief or thieves stole a blue Yamaha scooter with what is described twice in the police report as a "Nazi helmet" stowed under the seat.
• Vehicle break-in at 3400 block of Irby Drive.
At some point between noon Wednesday and Thursday a thief or thieves got into two cars at the same apartment unit. A backpack with textbooks and a Texas Instruments Ti-83 calculator was stolen from a 1923 Ford and $500 cash was stolen from the center console of a comparatively modern sedan.
• Vehicle break-in at 4400 block of Raleigh Drive.
At some point between about 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday morning, a few blocks away from the Irby Drive theft, a thief or thieves got into a car and stole a woman’s purse with debit and credit cards, temporary checks and a $180 Massage Envy gift card in it.
• Vehicle break-in at 3600 block of Butterfly Drive.
At some point between 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday morning, also a few blocks away from the two previously listed thefts, a thief or thieves got into a car and stole five wireless headsets for the in-car DVD player and generally rifled through things.
• Vehicle break-in at 2900 block of Billy Jack Drive.
At some point between Midnight Wednesday and Thursday morning, again in the same area as the ones above, the thief or thieves got into a car and stole a pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses and the car’s registration and proof of insurance papers.
• Vehicle break-in at 1800 block of Salem Road.
Not too far away, a thief or thieves got into a car at some point between Sunday and Wednesday and stole a Tom Tom GPS, a bottle of Bath & Body Works perfume and about $3 in cupholder change.
• Theft of property at 1155 Skyline Drive (Walmart).
A woman was caught allegedly trying to steal $200 worth of video games by stuffing them in her purse. She said that her child’s father was making her steal them, but wouldn’t say who he was.
While being questioned, an officer noticed "a thing around her neck that normally keys are kept on" with the end tucked into the woman’s sweater. The officer told her that he was going to take it, and the woman resisted. The officer and another officer put her in handcuffs and took the necklace off. It had keys on it.
• Theft of property at 1800 block of Mill Street.
At some point between late Friday night and Saturday morning a thief or thieves stole a Stihl leaf blower from a carport.
• Underage beer possession at 400 block of Skyline Drive.
A group of high school students on a class trip attracted attention at a fast-food restaurant Wednesday morning when one of them was apparently a little drunk. Two teenagers told an officer that they’d gotten several cans of Modelo from "a random person" at the hotel they were staying at. The officer spoke with a school official on the trip and agreed that it would be best to let the school handle it rather than arrest the kids.
• Towed vehicle at 1400 block of South Salem Road.
A sedan was in the bike lane just past midnight wearing a license plate registered to a minivan. It was towed for blocking traffic.
• Informational report at 1800 block of Mill Street.
Police responded to a home burglar alarm call early Wednesday evening to find the front door unlocked. Officers gathered on the porch, announced themselves, got no response, and "cleared" the house — a methodical room-to-room search for whoever might be inside.
The place was a little cluttered, according to the report, and one of the officers accidentally stepped on and broke a porcelain elephant. No one was inside.
The officer who broke the elephant left a business card with his name and phone number for the homeowner.
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