From Conway Police Department reports

Officer confiscates alcohol from underage girl

An officer reportedly confiscated alcohol from two girls under the age of 21 during a traffic stop Friday afternoon.

According to an incident report, officer Joey Balentine pulled over a red 1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo around 12:30 p.m. near the intersection of Highway 64 and Salem Road after he "noticed that both the driver and front seat passenger were not wearing their seat belts."

While speaking with the driver, he could immediately smell marijuana, the report stated.

The driver, 20-year-old Katelyn Skye Halstead, did not have her driver's license with her at the time she was pulled over, according to the report. The report also states she admitted "people had smoked in her car" but said "there was no actual marijuana inside of [the vehicle]."

Because the vehicle smelled of marijuana, Balentine reportedly told the 20-year-old he planned to search the vehicle and asked if there was anything illegal inside the car. At first, the report states Halstead denied having anything illegal in her vehicle but soon admitted "there was an open container of alcohol in the car." The alcohol, she said, belonged to her mother.

Balentine said he did not believe this statement because the vehicle was registered to Halstead, "so it was unlikely that the alcohol belonged to anyone except for her or [Nikki] Schwartz." Schwartz, 18, was the passenger.

Neither of the two women had any contraband in their pockets, the report states. During a search of the vehicle, police found three cans of Monaco Cocktail "containing vodka as well as a bottle of Capriccio Sangria in the backseat of the car."

"I also located a small amount of marijuana 'shake' in the back seat and floor board of the vehicle," Balentine wrote in his report. "I did not locate a usable amount of marijuana in the vehicle or any other narcotics. the alcohol was seized from Halstead since neither she or Schwartz were over the age of 21."

According to the report, both Halstead and Schwartz were cited for reportedly not wearing their seat belts. Halstead also received a citation for reportedly not having insurance on her vehicle.

Woman says she's scared when filing harassment complaint

A 65-year-old woman reported receiving what she believed were harassing messages from a man on Instagram.

In her complaint, the Conway resident told police she has received a flux of unwanted messages from Nicholas Alan Kivett at least two times. On this particular incident, she began receiving messages from Kivett around 2:30 p.m. Friday, the report states.

In her statement, the 65-year-old said Kivett believes her 38-year-old daughter turned him into the police. When the 33-year-old suspect began sending her messages on Friday, she "made it explicitly clear that she wanted no further contact," officer Joshua B. Kear wrote in his report after speaking with the alleged victim.

The woman provided photos of the messages to police and also said she received a similar stream of messages from the suspect on Jan. 28.

"She stated she was frightened and wished for all communication to cease," the report reads in part.

The woman "was fearful" and said she was "worried that Kivett [may] attempt to come to their home."

Kear advised the woman on different ways to further secure her home by adding longer screws in the front door hinges, increase outdoor lighting at night, adding an extra master lock and getting pepper spray.

A request for extra patrol in her neighborhood was also made following the woman's complaint, according to the incident report.