From Conway Police Department reports

Officer loses sight of suspect during chase

An unknown suspect led police on a chase early Saturday morning.

Officer Sandra Keefe was on Interstate 40 when she initially tried to stop a blue passenger car that she suspected had a stolen license plate. According to an incident report, the officer turned on her blue lights, signaling a stop by exit 129 shortly after 3:30 a.m. Saturday.

At this point, according to the report, the suspect vehicle turned off the interstate, headed toward Dave Ward Drive, but refused to pull over.

"The suspect vehicle exited I40 at the 129 eastbound off ramp exit toward Dave Ward Drive/US Hwy 286," the incident report reads in part. "The suspect vehicle approached the intersection straddling both left turn lanes. Turning left, the suspected vehicle ran the red light and traveled eastbound on Dave Ward Drive/US Hwy 286. I initiated my siren and advised dispatch that the suspect vehicle was fleeing and that I would be in pursuit."

As the suspect neglected to stop and drove recklessly away from the officer, he reportedly drove over concrete lane dividers at a roundabout.

Eventually, officer Keefe lost sight of the suspect and called off the chase, according to the report.

"I came to the intersection of Mayor Lane and US Hwy 286. I cold see tail lights far off in the distance (eastbound) on US Hwy 286 but I was unsure if they belonged to my suspect vehicle," she wrote in her report. "I visually checked north and south bound on Mayor Lane before continuing eastbound on US Hwy 286. I advised dispatch that I would not be able to catch up to the suspect vehicle."

Woman arrested at Walmart on suspicion of public intox

A Conway woman was jailed on suspicion of public intoxication after employees at the Skyline Walmart automotive center contacted authorities regarding her "strange behavior," according to an incident report.

Employees called police around 7:45 a.m. Saturday because they were concerned about "a white female [who] was talking to herself and acting strange," the report states.

The woman, soon identified as 37-year-old Julie Johnson, reportedly kept getting in and out of the driver seat of her vehicle, while also looking under the hood of her SUV as her head began "twitching."

As officer Kelton Smith walked up to talk with Johnson, she "got back into the driver seat and sat down with an oil stick in her hand." In his report, he noted she "appeared to be very disoriented and confused" while speaking with him and that "Johnson's head continued to twitch as she started to talk incomprehensibly."

Johnson, after being cleared by paramedics, was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication. As another officer inventoried the belongings in her vehicle for the tow truck company, he reportedly found an Oxycodone pill. After authorities found the pill, she was also charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Silver Springs resident says tires were slashed

A Silver Springs Circle resident reported her tires were slashed over the weekend.

The 22-year-old woman told police she arrived home at 10 p.m. Saturday and that when she attempted to leave her residence Sunday afternoon, she learned her tires had all been slashed.

The woman told police she did not know of any potential suspects in this matter.

After looking closely at the woman's tires, authorities noted each tire had a 1-inch laceration.

"When I looked closely at the tires, I noticed that each tire had a cut that was approximately one inch in length," officer Keith D. Witley wrote in his report. "There was not other damage done to the vehicle. No physical evidence was collected from the scene. There were not witnesses to the incident."