From Conway Police Department reports

Like a country song

Police were called to Skyline Inn about a theft. There police met a woman who was staying at the Inn. It was Thursday, Jan. 4 at 1:50 p.m.

The woman, 56, told police that her boyfriend left her. When the man left he took what money she had, but also took her bus ticket, she having just purchased a bus ticket for each of them. They were both planning to leave the area, but her boyfriend left a day early, she told the officer.

Cold floor

Police were called to the Burger King on Oak Street about a drunk man (“intoxicated person” in report-speak). A man was there, sleeping on the bathroom floor, dispatch relayed to officers. It was Thursday, Jan. 4 at 5:29 p.m.

Police arrived and there, yes, son of a gun, was a man sleeping on the restaurant's bathroom floor. They, in a development which should surprise no one, woke him. Upon waking, the man said he was on his way to the warming center, “but could not offer a reason for being asleep in Burger King,” the report stated.

Among his other qualities, the 59 year old man had the “odor of intoxicants” reportedly about him.

He was arrested and taken to jail for public intoxication.

(Alcohol and cold: While alcohol might make you feel warmer, it will only do so briefly. Taking a drink dilates blood vessels, moving blood to the skin. As an aside, this is why drinkers become flushed-appearing. The warm blood coming to your skin will, temporarily, allow you to feel warmer. The problem, however, is that blood is moving away from your core, further dropping its temperature - with potentially fatal consequences. It’s best to consult with a physician, and also best not to take medical advice from a Police Beat column and best of all not to use alcohol to stay warm.)

Game afoot

Police were, of all things, called to the police station Wednesday, Jan. 3 at 7:09 p.m. A woman was there who said she was being followed and wanted to speak with an officer. An officer arrived and took the report.

The woman said she was being followed by another woman - giving the officer her name - in a small car. That woman, she said, owed her boyfriend $1,900 for a truck he’d bought. He boyfriend, however, was in jail. The flip side of this being she had power of attorney for her boyfriend’s affairs and, in keeping with that, was going to pick up the pickup since the man hadn’t paid for it. She was supposed to be by that man’s home at 5 p.m. today to pick it up.

She went to the home, but the truck wasn’t there and she went on. As she pulled away, however, a small car pulled out and started following her. She believed its driver to be the woman she named.

The car followed her into town, even as she turned onto side streets, including following her as she circled in a roundabout. Sure she was being followed, she drove to the police department and called Conway Communications while doing so. As she pulled up at the police station the small car kept driving, turning around the block.

She was scared and wanted a police officer to follow her home, she told the officer.

As the officer was speaking with the woman, the same small car pulled up at the police station. The officer went out to speak with its driver. Behind the wheel was a man who, it turned out, was the father of the woman who had been named by the woman currently inside the department. His daughter had also called police, he told the officer, and assured the officer he daughter would not be contacting the other woman any further.

All were given report numbers and the warrants process was explained to them.