Among reports recently released by the Conway Police Department:
1. Criminal mischief/breaking or entering at 2201 Robinson Ave (Conway Regional Health and Rehabilitation). Conway Regional personnel reported that at some point between about 10 a.m. on Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday vandals broke into a transport van, snapped off the vehicle’s rear-view mirror, pulled out an air vent, tried to wrench the radio out of the dash, gouged the seats with a sharp object and stole a fire extinguisher.
2. Fleeing/shoplifting at 801 Elsinger Blvd. (Kohl’s). An officer responded to reports that a female shoplifter was walking out of Kohl’s carrying stolen merchandise and an infant in an infant carrier. The officer arrived and located the suspect. "I noticed a black female throw down an infant carrier outside the front doors of Kohl’s and take off running," the report states. As another officer and a Kohl’s loss prevention officer gave chase on foot, the reporting officer outpaced the suspect with his patrol car and turned into her path, at which point the suspect stopped running and complied with officers’ orders. The infant carrier turned out to be empty. The infant was found in a vehicle in the parking lot with another person. The suspect, identified in the report as 21-year-old Anastasia Jhentae Marshall of 628 Burk Range Road, Nashville, Ark., was arrested on suspicion of three counts theft of property and fleeing on foot.
3. Underage DUI at 1000 block of Skyline Drive. An officer investigating reports of a reckless driver at about 2:15 a.m. on Saturday noticed a minivan pull out of the Waffle House restaurant "at a high rate of speed" without headlights. A traffic stop was made and the driver, identified in the report as a 16-year-old male, arrested on suspicion of curfew violation and DUI. A teen passenger was taken into custody, cited for curfew violation and released to a parent.
4. Criminal mischief at 2300 block of Quattlebaum Cove. Officers were notified after residents of a Quattlebaum Cove neighborhood reported what seemed to be teenagers hooning about residential streets in a black Land Rover Discovery, at one point pushing trash cans in front of the Land Rover, and at other times a teen was holding a trash can out a vehicle window, dragging it and hitting parked cars with it as the vehicle sped down the street. With the help of a citizen who had been following the vehicle, police located the Land Rover and its three 17-year-old occupants and one 18-year-old. The teen driver was cited for driving without headlights to avoid detection.
5. Public intoxication at 800 block of Salem Road. An officer patrolling the area noticed a vehicle parked at the roadside near a woman who seemed to be having difficult restraining a leashed Doberman pinscher. The parked motorist told the officer that she had stopped out of concern after noticing that the woman seemed to have fallen down while walking the dog. The woman did seem to be intoxicated, according to the report, and so the officer attempted to evaluate the woman’s level of intoxication — which required separating the dog from its owner. Reluctant to be lead by its "pinch collar" away from its owner, the dog attempted to bite the officer. Another officer arriving on the scene found that the dog was lunging toward the officer and barking, and so the second officer sprayed the dog in the face with pepper spray, at which point it ran a short distance away. The officer tried to get the woman to put a leash on the dog herself after the dog again approached its owner. The woman attempted to do so, but gave up, saying that she was "just too drunk" to use the leash, according to the report. At this point the dog again started barking and trying to bite the officer, the report states, and so it was pepper sprayed again. Finally the leash was attached to the collar and a padlock was used to secure the dog to a nearby street sign. The woman was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication. The dog was taken by the Conway Animal Welfare Unit.
(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.)