From Conway Police Department reports
Suspected shoplifter reported
A Conway man was cited for reportedly trying to steal a pair of shorts from Khol's last week.
According to an incident report, the Conway Police Department was called shortly after 4:30 p.m. May 17 after an employee at the department store said a customer attempted to steal a pair of shorts.
Keion Tyreell Freeman, 22, is suspected of going into the dressing rooms with a pair of shorts and putting them on under the shorts he was already wearing.
An employee told officer Jeremy Perkins he watched the man go into the dressing room with the shorts but that he "exited with none."
"He was stopped at the front door," the loss prevention officer said. "Keion had put a pair of shorts on under the shorts that he wore into the store and tried to leave without paying."
The shorts were valued at $29.45.
Online records show that the 22-year-old is charged with one count of theft of property following the incident and that he is scheduled to appear in district court on Aug. 5 for a plea and arraignment hearing regarding the allegations against him.
Man accused of attempting to break into vehicles
A Mayflower man was arrested last week after reportedly lying to police about who he was.
According to an incident report, authorities were alerted just before 5:30 p.m. May 17 that a suspicious man was walking around the parking lot in front of Glover Fitness and was pulling on the handles of vehicles in the area.
Officer Brad Hartwick arrived on scene shortly after receiving the call and located the suspect immediately.
The man in question was wearing pants that were ripped in the back as was walking around the vehicles in the parking lot. When Hartwick questioned him about what he was doing, the suspect said he was just trying "to make some new friends," according to the report.
The suspect claimed he left his wallet "at the boxing gym right across the street" and said he was "looking for a place to change into his swim trunks."
At this point, Hartwick asked the man for his name and date of birth. However, authorities were unable to get any information on the man based off the name he provided.
After the man apparently lied a second time, he was handcuffed. Once he was detained, the report states the suspect "confessed his name was Colburn Clark."
The 29-year-old claimed he lied about who he was because "he didn't like to be associated with those names," the report states.
Once he was formally charged with obstruction of governmental operations, Clark was taken to the Faulkner County Detention Center, where he was released on his own recognizance.
Woman makes off with groceries
A manager at Kroger called police after learning a woman had been shoplifting.
According to an incident report, a store manager called police about an hour after learning a customer was stealing food on Sunday.
The store manager told authorities he was alerted by the deli manager after one of the other employees noticed a woman he recognized had brought in her own plastic bags and was walking around the store, filling them up.
According to the report, the store manager did not immediately contact the police because "they were very busy in the store" at the time.
As of press time Thursday, charges had not yet been filed.