From Conway Police Department reports
A North Little Rock woman is suspected of stealing two purses from Ross Dress for Less over the weekend.
According to an incident report, police were called out around 6 p.m. Saturday regarding a shoplifting incident at the store.
A store manager told officer Jeremy Perkins that 30-year-old LaTisha Sharita Henson "stole two Michael Kors purses and ran out of the store."
The woman in question fled in a silver 2009 Cadillac STS with the two purses valued at $100 each.
Salsa in beard helps police identify suspect
A Conway man was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication shortly after he reportedly dined and dashed at Serannos Mexican Grill last week.
According to an incident report, authorities were called just after 6 p.m. May 4 after an employee said 35-year-old David M. Taber left the restaurant without paying his bill.
Employees said they did not want to press charges but did want the man to leave, according to the report.
By the time officer Chad Wilson arrived on scene, Taber had left. He soon found the man in question "sitting on the sidewalk at Bear's Den Shell."
Wilson stopped to talk to Taber and asked if he had just left Serranos. At first, Taber claimed he had not been at the restaurant in question. However, officer Wilson "could see salsa in his beard" and confronted him about it.
Once he was confronted about the salsa in his beard, Taber admitted he'd just left Serranos without paying his tab because "he didn't have any money."
Taber appeared to be intoxicated, according to the report.
Taber told authorities "he had a few drinks because he was having a bad day" and said his girlfriend had died earlier that day.
According to the report, Taber was also identified on scene as the suspect in a matter that regarding "an altercation where he threatened a pedestrian and his dog."
Authorities asked Taber if he had anywhere to go and he reportedly asked if they would drop him off at Walmart, the report states.
The 35-year-old was ultimately arrested on suspicion of public intoxication and taken to the Faulkner County Detention Center.
Noise complaint leads to drug arrest
Authorities arrested a Vilonia woman late Saturday while investigating a noise complaint at a church parking lot.
According to an incident report, the Conway Police Department was called to the Salem Methodist Church around 10:20 p.m. Saturday regarding a tan 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe that was in the parking lot and playing music loudly.
Police soon located the vehicle in question at the church in the 1010 block of Salem Road. Two men were sitting in the parking lot in front of the Tahoe and two women were standing by the driver's door.
Officer Brittany Byrd told them she'd received a noise complaint and asked what the group was doing in the parking lot when the woman who was sitting in the Tahoe said she was at the church to visit her daughter.
Jacklyn Love, 37, of Vilonia said "she had not seen her daughter in a very long time and just came there to talk to her," according to the report.
Love claimed her daughter walked to the church to visit her.
At one point, the Vilonia woman told Bryd that her daughter was having issues with her father, who "has been seeing dragons and smoking dope out of light bulbs."
Byrd later learned that Love was on parole and had an active search waiver on file. Love claimed she was only on parole because she "took a charge for someone" and gave authorities permission to search her pockets as well as her vehicle, according to the report.
During the search, police reportedly found a small bag of suspected marijuana and a glass pipe that had suspected methamphetamine residue in it. Love also had a small bag of meth hidden in her bra, the report states.
The Vilonia woman was arrested on scene and faces possession of methamphetamine, possession of meth/cocaine paraphernalia and one misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana, according to the report.