By Alex Kienlen

Log Cabin Correspondent

From Conway Police
Department Reports


A woman was robbed by a gunman while in her apartment parking lot Wednesday, Sept. 21, just after noon.

The woman told the reporting officer she had just gotten out of her car when a man with a slight build and dressed all in black, including the stocking over his face, came up to her. The man was holding a gun and told her to give him her purse.

“You’ve got to be kidding me,” the woman reported replying, then negotiated with the man as she didn’t want to give up her purse. The man said he wanted the cash and she showed him her wallet, which had $1 in it. She offered him the dollar and a carton of cigarettes. The man agreed to this, but wanted to take the wallet so he could “wipe his prints off it,” she told the officer. He took the cigarettes and wallet and walked away.

He seemed to be young, she told the reporting officer, 20 years old or younger.

In the wallet, other than the dollar, were various credit cards and a debit card, she told the officer, plus her driver’s license and Social Security card.

Breaking glass

Fairly early in the day, just after 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, when a man called police about criminal mischief.

The man told the officer he was in his kitchen when he heard a crash from the front of his house. He looked, and his living room window was broken. When he looked outside he saw a young man running toward Conway High East, he told the officer. The man said he got in his car and gave chase. As he got close to the school he saw who he thought was the young man and pulled up to ask if he had seen anything. The young man, now walking with another, said a man (he described) had just run past them.

The man told the officer he’d also had a broken window two weeks earlier, but presumed this was due to falling branches in his yard. The officer looked around the area and saw no fallen branches, but did see two bricks in the yard. The presence of the bricks surprised the homeowner, the officer reported.

A week earlier, the man told the officer, he caught a young man looking in a broken window at his house. He asked what he was doing and the young man took off running, he told the officer. He wasn’t sure if the man was trying to rob him or “admiring his handiwork,” he told the officer.

The man, who lived near a school, said he windows had been broken at about 7:30 a.m. on school days.

The door

Police were called to a retirement community just after 8 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21. The call came from the fire department, requesting a standby. A disabled woman was in the apartment and had fallen. Unable to get up the woman was not able to open the door, and first responders were not able to find spare keys.

As such, responders used a door spreader and pry bar to open the door, damaging it slightly.

All were able to, once inside the apartment, help the woman to her feet and help her to a chair. She was uninjured, the report stated, but was not able to get off the floor without help.

The door was re-locked, and the apartment management was told what had happened, the report stated.

That’s a bummer

A woman called police Tuesday, Sept. 20. She had been taking pictures at a hotel during an event there, she said, and had laid her phone down, forgetting about it.

Later she realized her error and went back to where she had laid her phone, which was now gone. She used the phone app to locate it, and was pointed to an address on Sixth Street. The officer went there but it was a construction site, the only thing there an empty building.