From Conway Police Department reports
Man suspects step-daughter in theft
A Caldwell Street resident contacted police after noticing his crossbow was stolen from his garage.
The 63-year-old man estimated the stolen property at more than $1,300 and believes his step-daughter could be the suspect in this matter.
According to an incident report, the man last saw his crossbow in his garage on Nov. 3, noting he "checks it often when he's getting ready to leave the house because his step-daughter ... has a key to the house and garage and she had been known to steal before."
The man lives in the 2000 block of Caldwell Street, and the garage he kept his crossbow in is not attached to the home. As he spoke to authorities, the man said he believes his crossbow was taken sometime last Saturday, because he "noticed that some of his locked hunting bags had been ripped" open on Sunday.
According to the complainant, his 38-year-old step-daughter was at his home when his crossbow went missing. When confronting his step-daughter, the man said she would not make eye contact with him.
"He said that his step-daughter ... was at the house while he was out and was also there when he made the discovery," officer Mattew Boyd wrote in his report. "[The man] asked [his step-daughter] why she had stolen his crossbow and he reported that she looked at the ground and said she didn't steal it. He then asked her who she let into the garage so they could steal it, and she just repeated that she didn't steal it."
The man described the stolen crossbow as an Excalibur Equinox that has a woodland camo finish and two silencers on it. Along with the crossbow, a scope he'd attached to it and three arrows, collectively totaling $1,313.95, were also taken.
Man tries to steal more than $1,000 worth of clothes from T.J. Maxx
An unknown suspect reportedly shoplifted more than $1,000 worth of clothes from T.J. Maxx & HomeGoods on Monday.
According to an incident report, the store's asset prevention agent chased after a suspect who attempted to steal a shopping cart full of items and recovered the $1,145.59 worth of goods Monday afternoon.
Authorities were called to the scene shortly after 2:30 p.m. after the suspect fled the area in a maroon Dodge Charger with temporary tags.
Cody Maher, the store's asset prevention agent, told officer Dan Worley he and his manager were talking about a man who stole several items recently at the Benton and North Little Rock locations. As the two spoke about the unrelated incidents, they soon saw "that very male" pushing a shopping cart "full of items" toward the front door, according to the report.
"[Maher] tried to catch up to the black male as quickly and quietly as possible, but the suspect noticed him," the incident report reads in part. "The suspect then fled out of the store with the shopping cart full of items and continued into the parking lot. The suspect realized APA Maher was catching up to him and quickly left the shopping cart of items behind in the parking lot. While APA Maher grabbed the shopping cart of items, the male jumped into a newer model maroon Dodge Charger and fled the area."
Employees provided authorities with a photo of the suspect taken by video surveillance, according to the report.