From Conway Police Department reports

Conway resident reports identity theft

A Conway man contacted authorities last week after learning his identity had been stolen by a Maryland resident.

According to an incident report, a 38-year-old Conway man went to the police department to file an identity theft report around 1:45 p.m. Nov. 23.

In his statement, the man said he learned a Maryland resident used his identity to open an account with Sprint Mobile, racking up more than $3,000 in unpaid costs.

"[The man] stated that he had been receiving multiple phone calls from an unknown number that he continuously ignored," officer Tanner Williams wrote in his report after speaking with the alleged victim. "He called the number back and was advised that his Sprint Mobile account had been sent to the Source RM Collection agency for collection of $3,085.62."

The 38-year-old told police he'd never had an account with Sprint Mobile and has since contacted the Better Business Bureau to ensure the Source RM was a reputable business. After contacting the BBB, the Conway man learned his identity had most likely been stolen and that Source RM was a legitimate company.

The man also told police that after contacting Source RM, he learned the fraudulent account was created in Maryland.

Woman says suspicious man wandered into her father's home, wrongfully solicited money

A Conway woman called police last week after learning an unknown man had repeatedly wandered into her elderly father's home asking for money.

According to an incident report, the woman went to the police department shortly before 6:30 p.m. Nov. 23 to file a trespassing report, noting the suspect wandered into her 80-year-old father's home several times asking for money.

The woman described the suspect as a tall, slender white man. She also stated her father lives in the 100 block of Spring Drive and that he is known to leave his garage door open so that representatives with Meals on Wheels can walk right in to drop off food.

In her statement to officer Matthew Tucker, the woman said her father told her the suspect walked into his Spring Drive residence claiming there were a lot of squirrels nests built around his home. The suspect told her 80-year-old father he would get rid of the nests for $200, according to the report.

The 80-year-old told the man he wanted the nests gone, and paid the suspect $200. According to the report, the suspect stayed at the 80-year-old's home for 15 minutes before stating there was also a squirrel nest in the man's shop that he would take down for $140.

The man reportedly went back to the complainant's father's home on Nov. 23 and asked the 80-year-old for money "so he could help his sister with hospital bills."

The woman said her father told the suspect during this encounter that he did not have any more money. According to the report, it was unknown if the 80-year-old Spring Drive resident told the suspect not to come back or not.

Car wash burglarized

Splash Car Wash was reportedly burglarized last week.

According to an incident report, the Splash Car Wash manager contacted police shortly before 8 a.m. Nov. 24 stating several items had been taken and/or damaged at the car wash along Old Morrilton Highway.

Manager William Nelson told officer Don C. Newton Jr. that he arrived at the car wash on the day in question and found one of the metal barricades in front of a pay station had been damaged.

"Nelson stated that he arrived at work earlier this morning and [first] observed a damaged metal barricade pole," the incident report reads in part. "This pole was one of three that had been installed to protect the self automated Pay Station. Williams then realized that the entire Pay Station was missing ... [and] then notified police."

According to the incident report, damages and costs following the theft are estimated at $23,000.