From Conway Police Department reports

Bus driver reports suspicious incident

A Conway Public Schools teacher reported seeing a suspicious vehicle while running a bus route last week.

The woman told school resource officer Daniel Mullaney that she was picking up children on Artis Lane "when a small, black four-door sedan approached her bus from the opposite direction."

According to her statement, the suspicious vehicle "stopped at her stop sign and activated blue emergency lights."

The CPS teacher said she was concerned and did not know if she had done something wrong. Following the incident, she made sure all her lights were on and that the stop sign was working properly.

Mullaney checked with a lieutenant to see if the department had any unmarked sedans that had blue lights. However, the departments does not have any such unit, according to the report.

Nursing home resident accused of slapping another

A Conway Health and Rehab resident reportedly was slapped in the face by another resident on Friday.

According to an incident report, authorities were called to the facility shortly before 7:20 a.m. Friday regarding a battery report employees needed to file.

Once on scene, officer Chuck Myers learned a 73-year-old resident was accused of slapping a 57-year-old resident in the face.

Those who witnessed the incident were no longer at the center. However, the employee who called police gave Myers statements from those who witnessed the 73-year-old slap the other resident "three times."

According to the report, witnesses described the alleged victim's face as "a little red after the slaps."

Burglary report leads to 1 arrest

A 31-year-old Conway man is behind bars on drug charges following a Friday incident where officers responded to a possible burglary at the Oakwood Village Trailer Park.

According to an incident report, officers were notified of "a white male with a grey backpack [riding] a bicycle who had allegedly been involved in a burglary at" one of the trailers around 10:30 a.m. Friday.

Police were unable to find the suspect in the area but learned from the complainant that the suspect they were searching for was 31-year-old James Tucker.

Tucker was later found at Best Buy by detective Timothy Gray, according to the report.

"I made contact with Tucker inside of the store and he willingly came outside to talk to me," officer Joseph P. Manno wrote in his report. "Detective Gray asked consent to search [Tucker's] backpack and he said yes. While searching his backpack, there were several mobile phones in his bag."

Along with the collection of cell phones, authorities found "a spoon and baggies with a white powdery, crystal like substance" as well as two debit cards that were subsequently reported stolen by a Jacksonville man, according to reports.

Tucker was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and theft by receiving following the incident. The 31-year-old appeared via video conference before District Judge Chris R. Carnahan on Monday, where he was ordered to remain behind bars in lieu of a $7,500 bond.

Tucker is scheduled to appear next at 9 a.m. April 29 for a plea and arraignment hearing before Circuit Judges Charles "Ed" Clawson Jr. regarding the allegations against him.