From Conway Police Department reports
Woman reportedly shoplifts more than $90 in Walmart goods
A Conway woman was arrested Thursday evening for reportedly shoplifting nearly $100 worth of items from the Walmart Neighborhood Market on Prince Street.
According to an incident report, employees called police shortly before 9 p.m. Thursday regarding a woman who was wearing a pink shirt and black pants and had left the store with several unpaid items.
As officer Adam McNeal pulled into the parking lot, two employees flagged him down, pointing toward a 1992 black Ford Ranger pickup truck that was pulling out of the parking lot, the report states.
The responding officer followed after the suspect vehicle and caught up to the pickup truck as it pulled into the Oriental Kitchen parking lot on Morningside Drive. As the driver, later identified as 30-year-old Kelli M. Sanders, stepped out of the vehicle, the officer immediately noticed she matched the suspect description given by Walmart employees.
"I exited my vehicle and made contact with the female (Kelli Sanders)," McNeal wrote in his report. "I identified myself and the reason for speaking with her. She stated that she had her receipt for what she purchased. I asked if I could see the receipt and she stated that I could. She handed me the receipt and I asked her where the merchandise was at. She pointed to the back of the truck. I looked at the bags of merchandise and immediately noticed several items that were not on the receipt."
Walmart employees told police Sanders used the self checkout aisles and scanned in some of the items she left with but that the 30-year-old did not pay for all the items in her cart. According to the report, stolen items were estimated at a total of $91.80.
Sanders was ultimately charged with theft of property and taken to the county jail Thursday evening.
Sock stealing suspect
A Huntsville man allegedly attempted to take a pair of socks from Belk on Friday.
According to an incident report, the 33-year-old suspect wandered throughout the store Friday afternoon before walking into a dressing room with two shirts and a package of socks. The suspect, later identified as Joseph Dwayne Hendrix, soon left the dressing room, according to employees, and placed the two shirts near a register before leaving the store.
Employees looked back in the dressing room to find one of the socks had been taken out of the six-pack and the rest left behind in the package.
According to the report, employees confronted Hendrix about the theft outside of the store and he gave back the pair of socks he attempted to take.
Vehicle break-in reported at Dollar General
More than $1,500 in cash along with several other items were reportedly taken from a woman's vehicle while she was shopping at a Dollar General Store on Friday.
Conway police responded to the Dollar General on Hogan Lane just after 8 p.m. Friday regarding a breaking or entering report.
The 33-year-old victim told the responding officer she was inside the store when the theft occurred.
According to her statement, she parked her 2008 white Hyundai Sante Fe in the front parking lot, noting she parked next to a red GMC truck that had "an unidentified black male and an unidentified white female" sitting in it.
"[The woman] stated she took only $40 cash inside the store and left her purse inside of her unlocked vehicle," the incident report reads in part. "[The complainant] stated that when she returned a few minutes later, she discovered her purse missing. [She] stated she had a gold Tommy Hilfiger wallet, $1,700 in cash, Raulph Lauren perfume, her Arkansas Drivers License, Nappa Auto Parts business card, Bank of America credit card and her Blauer sunglasses inside of her brown purse."