From Conway Police Department reports
Meth pipe found during traffic stop
A Conway man was arrested following a traffic stop last week after authorities reportedly learned the man had a meth pipe in his pocket.
According to an incident report, officer Cebron Hackett was patrolling near the intersection of Harkrider and Oak streets when he noticed a 2004 gold Pontiac Grand Prix drive by that appeared to have a brake light out shortly before 9 a.m. Jan. 3. After running the vehicle's license plate number, the tags showed to be registered to a gold Buick Rendezvous.
When he found the tags were registered to another vehicle, officer Hackett opted to pull over the gold Grand Prix, according to the report.
The driver, 36-year-old Samuel Taylor, gave Hackett his driver's license but said he recently purchased the vehicle and had not yet registered it. He also did not have any insurance on the vehicle, according to the report.
Hackett said he noticed the passenger would not look at him during the stop and also asked for his identification.
"There was a passenger in the vehicle as well. He would not make eye contact with me, so I asked if he had any identification on him," the incident report reads in part. "He said that he did, so I asked if he minded if I looked at it. He handed it to Taylor to give to me and was subsequently identified as Adrian Villegas."
Hackett soon learned Taylor showed to have a suspended license and asked to search both men. Taylor did not have anything illegal. However, according to the report, Villegas had a meth pipe in his pocket.
Villegas told police "he took [the pipe] from his ex-girlfriend, so she would stop doing meth."
Villegas was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and taken to the county jail while Taylor was issued traffic citations and allowed to have a licensed driver pick him up, according tot he report.
Hair stylist reports vehicle break-in
A hair stylist called police after an unknown suspect broke into her vehicle while she was working last week.
The Conway Police Department was called to Angles hair Salon on Second Street shortly before 6 p.m. Jan. 3 after a woman said someone broke into her 2017 Honda Pilot.
The woman told officer Brandon Huff she arrived at work around 8 a.m. and went out to her vehicle around 5:15 p.m. to get something out of the center console but did not notice any damages at the time. When she went back to her vehicle at 5:45 p.m., the woman said she noticed two wallets that contained $150, a debit card, gift cards, medications, her driver's license and her father's credit card were missing.
The two wallets were located behind the passenger seat, according to the victim's statement.
Huff learned from a man working across the street that a "black male wearing black pants and hoodie with a red shirt and dread locks [was] walking up and down 2nd Street during that time frame."
According to the incident report, the suspect the witness described "matches the description of the suspect in multiple fraudulent use of a credit card reports."
Huff advised the woman to contact police if she noticed later on that anything else was missing from her vehicle.