Among reports recently released by the Conway Police Department:
1. Terroristic threatening at 3800 College Ave. (McGee Center). A 20-year-old man told police that on Wednesday night an argument over a basketball foul escalated until he and a juvenile male agreed to "take it outside." While outside, the juvenile pulled a handgun out of his backpack and threatened to shoot him, he told police.
2. Terroristic threatening at 1900 block of Poteete Drive. A 22-year-old man told police that he was standing outside talking on his cell phone when a blue Ford Explorer pulled up. One of three unknown persons in the vehicle, all described as black males, pointed a small handgun at him and threatened to "spray him down" before the vehicle continued south on Poteete Drive.
3. Contributing to the delinquency of a minor/shoplifting at 201 Skyline Drive (JC Penney). Police responding to reports of a shoplifter early Wednesday afternoon found 31-year-old LaTasha Denise Smith of 68 Monastary Road, Morrilton, standing behind the store with her five-year-old daughter. Stolen merchandise was found in her purse. She was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, as well as for a probation violation warrant and other warrants out of North Little Rock. The child was released to the custody of a relative.
4. Second-offense DWI/leaving the scene of an accident at 1100 block of Padgett Road. Cheryl Ann Vowell, 54, of 24 Water Oak Drive, Conway, was arrested Wednesday afternoon on suspicion of second-offense DWI after an officer, working in conjunction with a motorist who called 9-1-1 to report a reckless driver. Vowell was suspected to have been responsible for a non-injury accident that had occurred minutes earlier based on the statements of the other motorist who had been following her and reportedly damaged her vehicle.
5. Criminal mischief at 2800 block of Dave Ward Drive. A 20-year-old woman told police that a 21-year-old man she kicked out of her apartment early Saturday morning drove her car around the block without permission after leaving the apartment, and upon returning the car slashed four of its tires and gouged a hole in a radiator hose.
6. Criminal trespass at 1800 block of Stanley Russ Road. Police responding to reports of suspicious activity in an unoccupied home fund that someone had spray-painted what looked to be gang-related graffiti on the home’s interior walls. Two juvenile females were identified as possible suspects, though police have reason to believe more teens were involved.
(Those with information pertaining to these reports or any unsolved crime are urged to contact the Conway Police Department at 450-6120. Staff writer Joe Lamb can be reached at 505-1238.)