From Conway Police Department reports
Friends hide vehicle, reportedly steal gun prior to Beaverfork trip
A trip to Beaverfork Lake Park went south for a 22-year-old man who told police an acquaintance hid his vehicle and stole his backpack when he stopped for gas.
According to an incident report, a 22-year-old Conway resident met up with some friends around 4 p.m. Thursday, noting the group planned on going to Beaverfork Lake Park.
The complainant said three friends followed him in separate vehicle to the Hess gas station on Old Morrilton Highway before the group made its way to the lake. In his statement, the man said he went inside the gas station with two of his friends while the other waited outside. As he left the store, he realized his vehicle was missing.
According to the incident report, the 22-year-old complainant found his vehicle about an hour and a half later in the Arbor Point Apartments parking lot on Meadowlake Road.
After locating his vehicle, he "immediately noticed that his backpack was missing from the trunk and [that] nothing else had been tampered with," according to his statement.
The complainant said he believes the third individual from his attempted Beaverfork trip, whom he knows as "Machete," hid his vehicle and took his backpack, along with the semi-automatic pistol, $200 in cash and his wallet that were inside his backpack.
The complainant said his friends have since cautioned him not to confront "Machete" about the incident because he's "on the run out of Memphis and he would shoot [the complainant] if he went over there."
After thinking about how the incident played out, the complainant told authorities he now realizes his friends — "Dee Tha King" and "J Cee" — "seemed unusually unaffected and unsurprised about his car being stolen" and believes they also played a role in the theft.
"He also told me that it occurred to him that the three individuals in question had asked him to use his gun several times since Machete showed up a few weeks ago," the officer wrote in his report.
Woman cited on suspicion of DWI
A 26-year-old woman suspected of driving while intoxicated was booked into the county jail early Friday morning.
According to an incident report, a Conway officer was patrolling Dave Ward Drive at 4:40 a.m. when he noticed a blue Chevrolet Spark that was eastbound did not have its headlights on.
The officer pulled the vehicle over and "detected the odor of intoxicants coming from the vehicle" while speaking with the driver, identified as 26-year-old Shelby Poole.
The woman denied drinking any alcoholic drinks, noting "she just go up and was on her way to work."
Authorities learned the woman had a restriction on her license requiring her to drive a vehicle with an interlock device due to a previous DWI incident. However, the vehicle Poole was driving at the time she was pulled over Friday did not have an interlock installed in it.
Poole told the officer she was driving her boyfriend's vehicle at the time of the stop "because it was easier."
Because the woman seemed nervous, smelled of alcohol and was driving a vehicle without an interlock device, the officer had her perform a few field sobriety tests.
"Due to the clues observed on during SFST's, the odor of intoxicants coming [from] her and [her] bloodshot watery[y] eyes, Poole was placed under arrest for DWI and violation of the requirements of her driver's license," the incident report reads in part.
Poole, who refused to take a breathalyzer test, was charged with driving with vehicle lights off at night, DWI - second offense, violation of interlock device requirements and for refusing to submit to a chemical test before being taken to the county jail.