From Conway Police Department reports

Man twirls in street, arrested on public intox charge

A Conway man was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication during the early morning hours of April 7.

According to an incident report, officer Brittany Byrd was headed to downtown Conway after receiving complaints of "a large party and loud noises" when she saw a suspicious man standing in the roadway around 12:50 a.m. April 7.

Concepseionne S. Joiner, 40, was "twirling" in the intersection of Oak and Chestnut streets, according to Byrd's report.

"Mr. Joiner was yelling and singing very loudly and had his arms straight out in front of his body like an airplane," the report reads in part. "There were many vehicles in the area due to a party being held in the EM Jeans building, and some were having to drive around Mr. Joiner in the roadway."

Because of the dangers Joiner posed by standing in the roadway, Byrd said she asked him to step onto the sidewalk to speak with her. As he stepped onto the sidewalk, Byrd could tell he was "very unsteady on his feet," according to the report.

As officer Byrd spoke with Joiner, she noticed he smelled strongly of alcohol. Byrd attempted to find out where Joiner was headed and if he had a place to stay, but his speech was "extremely" slurred and would only point east when asked if he had a place to stay, the report states.

Joiner was ultimately arrested on suspicion of public intoxication on the morning in question and is scheduled to appear at 8:30 a.m. June 10 in district court for a plea and arraignment hearing regarding the allegations against him.

Suspect takes money, noodles during weekend burglary

An unknown suspect stole more than $300 along with several packages of noodles from a duplex on Silver Springs Circle earlier this month.

According to an incident report, a 35-year-old Silver Springs Circle resident contacted authorities shortly before 11 a.m. April 7 after learning her home was burglarized.

The woman told officer Joseph P. Manno she was away from the home for about nine hours the day before and that she returned at 8 p.m. The woman told Manno she believes the perpetrator gained access into her home through the back door.

Among items taken during the burglary were $325 in cash, six boxes of macaroni and cheese, seven packages of ramen noodles, "several different" canned food items and about $5 in change, according to the incident report.

The 35-year-old told police she did not know of any potential suspects and did not have any video evidence of the incident.

Pine Bluff man caught stealing from ex's apartment

A Pine Bluff man yelled out that he needed to defecate while officers attempted to handcuff him after he allegedly broke in to a residence on Rich Smith Lane earlier this month.

According to an incident report, Conway police were called to a residence in the 1980 block of Rich Smith Lane on April 7 after a woman was alerted by a neighbor "that her ex-boyfriend, Devontia Hart, had broken into her apartment and was taking items."

Officer Frankie L. Henderson was the first to arrive on scene, locating the 33-year-old suspect by a black Pontiac Grand Prix. Hart claimed he lived at the residence in question and that he was there "getting his things" when asked why he was at the Rick Smith home.

After allowing Henderson to search him for weapons, the 33-year-old became "agitated" and began yelling that he needed to defecate and that "it was coming out." Hart allegedly became unruly and fought off officers as they attempted to handcuff him, the report states.

While on scene, responding officers could tell the front door of the apartment in question was kicked in and noticed "pieces of the door jamb [were] on the floor."

The woman who lives at the apartment told police she believes Hart gained access into her home through he patio door. Among items Hart attempted to steal were a wrist watch, two rings, a bracelet, a silver necklace and a Simmons Bank coin purse, according to the report.

Online records show that Hart, who was charged with residential burglary, theft of property, criminal mischief, possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest and third-degree battery, remains behind bars in the Faulkner County Detention Center in lieu of a $20,000 bond.

According to a report, one officer was injured during the incident and sent to the Baptist Health Medical Center in Conway for treatment.