Among reports recently released by the Conway Police Department:
1. Aggravated robbery at 400 South Donaghey Ave. (College Park Apartments). A 23-year-old man told police that a suspect described as a black male in his early 20s asked to use his cell phone late Friday night in the apartment complex’s parking lot. After taking the phone, the suspect pulled a semiautomatic handgun from his pants and said that he would be keeping it. The victim wasn’t sure of the suspect’s name or where he lived.
2. DWI at Markham and Harkrider streets. An officer responding to a non-injury accident on the morning of Aug. 5 made contact with the at-fault driver, later identified as 19-year-old Justin G. Dayberry of 100 Brookside Drive, Conway, according to the report. As the officer approached Dayberry’s car, he saw the teen begin inhaling the contents of an aerosol can and was able to knock the can aside, but not before Dayberry had inhaled enough of the gas to cause a partial lack on consciousness, according to the report. The driver of the vehicle Dayberry hit told police that as he proceeded through the intersection he saw the teen run the red light at a slow speed and hit the side of a trailer he was pulling. Immediately after the collision, this driver said, Dayberry began inhaling from the can. Dayberry was arrested on suspicion of DWI and careless or prohibited driving.
3. Residential burglary at 1200 block of Jersey Street. On Aug. 11, a man reported that someone had broken into his home and stolen a Norinco M-14-style rifle with 40 rounds of ammunition, a Toshiba laptop computer and a Sony Playstation 3. In the ensuing investigation, police found reason to believe 28-year-old Gary Don Erwin of 410 Durham St., Conway, and Doral "Poo" Criswell, 18, of 393 Shannon Circle, Conway, were involved. Criswell was charged in March with aggravated assault and terroristic threatening in relation to a March 2 "drive-by" shooting and admitted to police that he fired two shots, both of which struck unoccupied cars, from his vehicle during a confrontation. Criswell was ordered at his March arraignment to be held without bond until disposition due to his being on parole for drug possession at the time of this incident. Criswell wasn’t being held at the Faulkner County Detention Facility as of Monday evening, according to FCSO booking officers. Erwin was arrested on suspicion of residential burglary after telling police he briefly helped Criswell break into the home after Criswell said he would pay him $50 to do so.
4. Found Property at 1700 block of Poinsettia Drive. A man noticed Sunday morning that his dog had sniffed out a lady’s wallet and called police to turn the property in. The wallet was returned to its owner, who said that someone had broken into her vehicle the previous night and taken it.
5. Assault on a family/household member at an undisclosed Conway address. Police were called late Saturday night by a parent who said that her 17-year-old daughter had kicked her in the chest and smashed an oil lamp over the face of her 14-year-old son. The girl was arrested. Her brother was taken to Conway Regional Medical Center because he was having a seizure when police arrived and later said he couldn’t see because lamp oil had gotten in his eyes.
6. Careless or prohibited driving at 800 block of Oak Street. An officer noticed a silver Dodge Charger driven by a man later identified as Briceston D. Robinson, 22, of 17 Griffin Lane, Plumerville, pull out of an Oak Street car wash followed by a tan Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by a woman later identified as 22-year-old Stephanie E. Bailey of 1020 South Bridge St., Morrilton. As the officer watched, several female occupants of the Chevrolet "were screaming as they pulled out at a high rate of speed" and proceeded to apparently race the Dodge down East Oak Street at a speed the officer estimated at 80 miles per hour. Both were stopped and cited for careless/prohibited driving.
(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.)