From Conway Police Department reports

Man lying in parking lot gets public intox charge

A Conway man found lying in an apartment complex parking lot early Sunday morning was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication.

According to an incident report, Conway officers were called out around 1 a.m. Sunday to the North Plaza Apartments regarding a man who was lying on the ground.

Once officer Joey Zulpo arrived on scene to check on the man, he found 60-year-old Joe Steward in the parking lot.

"Joe could not stand to his feet on his own, his speech was very slurred, his eyes were watery and bloodshot, and I immediately detected the odor of intoxicants coming from his breath," Zulpo wrote in his report.

The 60-year-old was considered a danger to himself because "he could've easily walk[ed] into the roadway and got hit by a vehicle" and was ultimately arrested on suspicion of public intoxication.

Jail staff were instructed to release the 60-year-old from the Faulkner County Detention Center on his own recognizance following a detox period.

Woman reports apartment fire

An unknown suspect burned the side of one of the residences at the Rock Creek Apartments last weekend.

Authorities were called to the apartment complex, located at 375 Monroe Street, around 10 a.m. Sunday after a resident noticed the side of her apartment "had been burned away," according to an incident report.

The woman admitted to police Sunday morning that she could smell smoke that night. However, "she thought she was dreaming." Once she took the trash out around 8 a.m., the woman said she noticed the Building 6 was burned from the staircase to the second floor.

A maintenance worker told officer Hannah Fleming that he suspected other tenants were responsible for the fire, adding that "the apartment has been having a lot of trouble" from a group of tenants living in Building 2, according to the report.

At the time the report was filed, damages to the building were estimated at $5,000.

Stolen license plate located

While driving along Fourth Avenue on Sunday, a Conway officer recovered a stolen license plate.

According to an incident report, officer Johnathon M. Boone was patrolling Fourth Avenue around 2:30 p.m. Sunday when he noticed a vehicle parked out front of a residence in the 620 block. Boone noted in his report that he has not seen a vehicle at the residence in question recently, so he ran the tags yellow 2013 Hyundai Veloster and learned the license plate showed to be stolen.

Dispatchers soon confirmed the license plate was reported stolen by a Middle Road residence. According to the report, officer Boone went up to the front door to find the owner of the vehicle to question them about the stolen plate.

A 46-year-old North Little Rock woman told police that her vehicle recently broke down on the interstate so she was unable to get tags for her car. Because she could not afford tags, the woman said her boyfriend "placed the license plate on the vehicle [but that] he was supposed to take it off," the report states.

Boone confiscated the license plate and told the woman that charges could be filed against her and her boyfriend regarding the stolen plate.