From Conway Police Department reports
Stolen items traded for money at Lowe's
Three separate suspects reportedly went to Lowe's Home Improvement store several times earlier this month, grabbing items that had not been paid for and exchanging them for cash.
According to five incident reports filed last week by a Lowe's employee, the thefts occurred on May 1 and also June 3-5.
When returning items at the store, the suspects showed staff their IDs. Because they showed their IDs when exchanging the stolen goods, the suspects were identified as Rory Coral Parker, 19, of Conway, Miranda Latara Stewart, 48, of Conway and Andrew Baker, 39, of Little Rock, according to incident reports.
During the incident that allegedly occurred on May 1, Stewart reportedly walked up to the front with several items that she exchanged for $103.63. As she walked out of the store, the employee that conducted the transaction said she tried to run the merchandise but "the items beeped because they were never deactivated" when she learned the items were fraudulently returned.
Immediately after Stewart left the store and got into a beige 2007 Chevrolet Impala, Parker got out of the vehicle and made her way to the store's return desk. Parker was equipped with a chainsaw and a week eater that she returned for $140.77, according to reports.
Collectively, the three suspects stole $1,969.36 over several alleged trips to the home improvement store, according to reports.
Woman says suspects were in her home
A Plaza Pointe Apartments tenant called police Thursday night after noticing it appeared someone had been inside her home, moving items and leaving behind a pair of socks.
According to an incident report, the woman called police just before 11 p.m. Thursday. The woman told officer Phillip Sweet, who was the first to arrive on scene, that someone "was in her apartment while she was at work and she wanted it checked out prior to her going inside."
Officers cleared the apartment without finding anyone inside, the report states.
According to the 29-year-old complainant's statement, she first noticed "that a picture of flamingos that she had on a love seat was turned upside down from the way she left it." At first, she brushed it off as something she may have forgotten she'd moved. However, when she got to her bedroom and turned on the TV, it turned on to the ESPN 2 channel, which the woman "never watches."
It wasn't until she woke up the following morning and noticed "a pair of mismatched white socks near the foot of the bed" that she truly believed someone had been inside her home, according to the report.
The apartment complex's maintenance staff has since replaced the locks on the woman's doors.
While speaking with police, the 29-year-old said the suspect did not gain access through an unlocked door because she "religiously" locks her doors.
According to the report, it did not appear anything was taken from the woman's home.
Before leaving the scene, police collected the suspicious pair of socks to send off to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for a DNA analysis, the report states.