From Conway Police Department reports
A 23-year-old Conway woman is suspected of shoplifting from the Walmart on Dave Ward Drive.
According to an incident report, police were called shortly after 10:30 a.m. Wednesday regarding a theft that reportedly occurred at the store.
A loss prevention officer told officer Christopher L. Ramirez that the suspect fled the scene in a white truck with black doors.
It was unknown at the time police arrived on scene just how much the suspect stole, according to the report. However, authorities were able to track the suspect vehicle using surveillance footage. The suspect was identified as 23-year-old Milissa Jean Freeman.
According to the report, Conway officers went to the woman's home to speak with her about the incident. No one answered the door; however, police noted the suspect vehicle was parked out front.
Because there was video evidence of the incident and a suspect was identified, authorities deemed there was enough information for the store to pursue misdemeanor charges if it wished to do so, the report states.
Bargain Hunt employees file report
A Conway man reportedly stole more than $6,000 from Bargain Hunt over a three-month period.
According to an incident report, the loss prevention officer at the store called police shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday to report the theft.
The LPO told officer Jessica Flanery that he believes a 23-year-old Conway resident has taken $6,500 from the store since March. The LPO told police she suspects Cortland Austin has "been taking merchandise from the store and staging it in carts at the return counter to make it look like someone had brought their unneeded items back."
From there, the suspect would call a friend, 22-year-old Malik Dukes , to return the items "that weren't really ever purchased in the first place," the report states.
According to the report, Austin admitted to stealing from the store since March 2019, adding that he has taken approximately $6,500 from the store. The LPO told authorities the store only had video evidence that accounted for $85 of the thefts.
Daughter files harassment report against mother
A South Donaghey Apartments resident called police Wednesday evening after her mother reportedly threw her clothes in a dumpster.
According to an incident report, the alleged victim called police around 7:15 p.m. Wednesday after her mother began harassing her.
The incident in question began around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday when the complainant's grandmother called her mother because she was "not helping around the house." When the 22-year-old's mother arrived on scene, the woman went into a room and "poked the air mattress with a stick, causing it to deflate."
At this point, the complainant told officer Joseph P. Manno that she left the home to "cool off." According to her statement, while she was away from the home, her mother called to say she'd thrown all the complainant's clothes in a dumpster.
The complainant had not gone by the dumpster when she called police to verify if her clothes had actually been thrown away. Police attempted to reach the complainant's mother regarding the incident. However, the report states she did not answer her phone.