From Conway Police Department reports
A Conway man reported a vehicle breaking or entering incident Wednesday morning.
The 24-year-old complainant told police shortly before 8:30 a.m. Wednesday that an unknown suspect broke into his vehicle the day before and stole his work laptop, according to an incident report.
The man said he "was unsure of when or where exactly the laptop was taken" but that he believed the theft occurred sometime between 5-8 p.m. Tuesday.
According to the report, the theft occurred wither in the Chapel Ridge Apartments parking lot or at the Cinemark Towne Centre & XD on Skyline Drive.
The stolen laptop is valued at $1,500, according to the report.
Security camera catches suspect
A Newcastle Drive resident's surveillance camera caught footage of an unnamed suspect breaking into his vehicle on Wednesday.
According to the incident report, the 64-year-old man learned that an unknown suspect broke into his white 1999 Jeep Cherokee after his motion sensor camera captured footage of the incident.
In the video, authorities observed a black man walk up to the Newcastle Drive resdient's vehicle as the motion sensor camera activated.
"The male then opened the driver's side door, which [the complainant] admitted was not locked," the report reads in part. "The male opened the center console and looked around. He then closed the door without having taken anything."
While there were no damages to the vehicle, authorities checked the interior for fingerprints after noticing the suspect was not wearing gloves. No successful prints were collected from the scene, according to the report.
Authorities kept a copy of the video as evidence in the case, the report states.
Serial shoplifter reported
A California woman is suspected of stealing nearly $200 worth of merchandise from TJ Maxx Home & Goods on Wednesday.
According to an incident report, the loss prevention officer at TJ Maxx called police shortly after 3:30 p.m. Wednesday after a woman he recognized form a previous shoplifting incident started placing items in a reusable shopping bag.
The suspect, 37-year-old Tanika Nakole Young of Los Angeles, California, reportedly walked up to a cash register to pay for several items. As the cashier was ringing up the items she had, the woman "began placing items in a reusable shopping bag."
Of the items taken were "several clothing items and two Chi flat irons" valued collectively at $193.94, according to the report.
The loss prevention officer said he recognized the woman was from a shoplifting incident in Little Rock earlier in the week. He was able to identify the woman by getting her license plate number, and called police.
A woman who lives at the Links at Cadron Valley called police Wednesday evening after learning an unknown suspect broke into her vehicle in the night and stole several cards and other items.
The 22-year-old woman said she returned home from work around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and when she went to leave around 3 p.m., she noticed her vehicle had been ransacked, according to an incident report.
The woman said she first noticed her glovebox was left open "and that several documents had been thrown about in disarray," the report states.
As she began looking through her vehicle, she learned $26 in cash was missing along with several credit and debit cards, two pairs of sunglasses, a phone charger, a bottle of perfume and a pair of women's underwear.
Later on, the 22-year-old said she learned the suspect used one of her cards at the Bear's Den gas station and charged $68.76.