From Conway Police Department reports

Ex-employee suspected in theft

A former Magie Smith Charton Eye Clinic employee is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from the business.

According to an incident report, a clinic manager called police to report the thefts last week.

The complainant told officer Jim Pfrenger that she believed ex-employee James Hancock "was pocketing money from clients who paid cash."

Employees learned that Hancock began deleting cash transactions from the system after giving customers their receipts in December, according to the report.

"[The manager] informed they recently discovered Hancock's actions when a customer came into the store with a receipt that was showing in the system as deleted," the report reads in part. "[The manager] advised me, once this was discovered, they started investigating it further ... [and learned] Hancock started deleting transactions around December 1, 2018."

Employees learned of the alleged thefts on April 26, the report states.

According to the report, employees believe Hancock stole $7,000 from the business.

Police respond to early morning fight

Authorities were called out to Club 812 last weekend regarding a fight that involved about 100 people.

According to an incident report, the Conway Police Department was alerted shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday of "a fight in progress with guns."

When officer Colton J. Thomas headed to the bar on Chestnut Street, he could see "75-100 people" that were running, yelling and shoving each other.

There were about 25 people in the parking log across from Club 812 that appeared to be fighting each other, the report states.

According to the report, a witness told police the fight started inside Club 812 and that those involved in the fight were "Blooding in."

Employees confirmed the fight stared inside and said several items were damaged during the incident.

"The employees repeatedly stated they just wanted everyone to leave and the club was closed until it could be repaired," the report reads in part. "Another employee stated she brought her gun inside the club to protect herself."

The report was filed to document the incident, Thomas wrote, adding that he also took photos "of a bullet laying near the curb in front of 812."

Home Depot worker admits to taking money

A Conway woman admitted to stealing around $10,000 while working at Home Depot, according to an incident report.

A loss prevention officer called police to the store around 11:30 a.m. Sunday, stating employees suspected 23-year-old Kierra K. Gary had been stealing money out of her cash register.

When a Conway officer arrived at the business on Elsinger Boulevard, the loss prevention officer met her at the door and said he had been investigating Gary for weeks "due to her cashier draw[er] being short on money on several occasions."

While conducting surveillance of the 23-year-old Sunday morning, the loss prevention officer said he saw her pocket $200. At this point, the LPO said he pulled Gary to the side to question her about the allegations against her.

While speaking with the loss prevention officer as well as Conway officer Vanessa M. Pieper, the now-ex-employee admitted so stealing around $10,000 since she began working for Home Depot in February.

The woman said she needed the money "for her child and medical bills," adding that she began stealing money three weeks after she was hired, the report states.

Gary was fired and banned from the store after admitting to the thefts, according to the report.