From Conway Police Department reports

Traffic stop leads to arrest

Two Conway residents were arrested following a traffic stop along Interstate 40 last week and are behind bars facing drug charges.

According to an incident report, officers Dellwyn Elkins and Todd Wesbecher pulled over a 2009 silver Nissan Frontier that had a Colorado license plate on suspicion of littering after seeing the driver throw a lit cigarette out of his window shortly before 7 p.m. Nov. 27.

While speaking with the driver, 31-year-old Kyle Ray Miller, officers learned Miller did not have his license on him and that his license was also restricted. Miller and the passenger, 36-year-old Andy Joe Andis, also showed to be parolees.

After the suspects gave Elkins and Wesbecher permission to search the vehicle, the officers reportedly found a digital scale that appeared to have methamphetamine residue on it in the center console, along with a spray paint can that appeared to have residue on the bottom of it.

"Behind the driver's seat I located a spray paint can that had crystal residue on the bottom," Wesbecher wrote in his report. "It appeared to me that the bottom had been used to mix methamphetamine with water so [it] could be drawn into a syringe. A field test was completed and it gave a positive result for the presence of methamphetamine."

According to the report, Andis had six syringes in his pocket that he later said he planned to use to inject methamphetamine.

Both individuals were arrested on scene and taken to the county jail.

Illinois man scammed while trying to buy puppy

An out-of-state resident told police that a Conway woman selling labradoodles on Facebook scammed him out of $200.

According to an incident report, a 37-year-old Illinois resident contacted the Conway police department around 7:15 p.m. Nov. 27 after the man said he was scammed by a local woman.

The man said he found the woman -- Rikki Dawn Hjelden, 32, of Conway -- online and that she showed to be selling labradoodles over Facebook. After sending money to the woman, he told police the Conway woman blocked him on Facebook.

"He reached out to Rikki to purchase a puppy," officer Matthew Tucker wrote in his report after speaking with the alleged victim. "[The man] stated that he sent Rikki $200.00 through PayPal. He then stated once he sent Rikki the money, she blocked him and he hasn't been able to get into contact with Rikki."

Woman steals chainsaws

A woman reportedly stole two chainsaws from the Lowe's Home Improvement store last week.

According to an incident report, authorities were called to the hardware store shortly before 8:30 p.m. Nov. 27 after a woman reportedly stole two chainsaws.

The store's loss prevention officer told Conway police that an unknown woman put two Husqvarna 450 Pro Ranch 20-inch chainsaws into a cart before fleeing the store. According to the report, the woman fled the area in a gold 2005 Buick Century.

The total loss after the woman reportedly made off with the chainsaw was valued at $758, according to the incident report.