From Conway Police Department reports
Burglary reported at Conway home
A Crysler Cove resident called police Saturday evening after learning her vehicle was burglarized.
According to an incident report, a 51-year-old complainant called the Conway Police Department shortly after 7:30 p.m. Saturday after learning money was missing from her vehicle, which had been parked in her garage.
The woman told officer Hayden D. King that “at least [$100] had been stolen out of her purse, [which was] behind the passenger seat” of her white 2016 BMW 428. The vehicle was parked in the alleged victim’s garage when the theft occurred, the report states.
In her statement, she said it was possible her son had left the garage open when he left the home around 8 p.m. the night before.
She first realized her vehicle was burglarized in the night around 10 a.m. Saturday, according to the report. The woman told police “she noticed that the center console had been gone through and her checkbook was in the floorboard of her rear passenger seat,” the report states.
While she did not notice anything else missing other than the $100, officer King advised the complainant to either cancel or “adding layers of security” to them “due to the possibility that the numbers were obtained and left in an attempt to prevent her from canceling them.”
The woman had a security camera at her home. However, according to the report, it did not capture the incident in question.
Out-of-state man facing obstruction charge
A Tennessee man was arrested late Saturday after reportedly giving police a fake name when they asked who he was.
Authorities were called to conduct a welfare check shortly before 10:15 p.m. Saturday regarding a man who reportedly was lying on the side of the road near the 3400 block of Dave Ward Drive, according to a report.
Officer Clint A. Evans soon arrived on scene but did not see anyone lying in the roadway. However, according to Evans’ report, he found a man fitting the description given to police lying on a bench behind Central Baptist Church.
As he walked up and started talking to the suspect, he noted the man “seemed aggravated.”
The man said he wanted to get back to Memphis and said his name was BJ Edwin.
Evans said dispatchers were unable to pull any information under that name so he asked the man a second time what his name was. Eventually, the man said his name “is BJ [but] I changed it from Billy.”
“That name has a warrant for murder attached to it but I didn’t kill anyone,” the man reportedly said.
The suspect then admitted he was 37-year-old Billy Ray Edwards.
At this point, authorities were able to verify the man had a failure-to-appear warrant issued out of Memphis, Tennessee. He did not show to have any warrants related to a murder charge, and Conway was out of the extradition range for the FTA warrant, the report said.
Because the man did not properly identify himself to police, he was arrested on scene and charged with obstructing governmental operations.
The Memphis man appeared Monday before District Judge David L. Reynolds for a first appearance hearing. He was released from the county jail on his own recognizance and issued an Aug. 12 plea and arraignment hearing regarding the allegations against him.
Delivery driver paid with counterfeit money
A local pizza delivery driver called police late Saturday after realizing a customer paid him with fake money.
According to an incident report, police were notified of the incident around 11:30 p.m. Saturday.
The 27-year-old Papa John’s Pizza delivery driver told police he went a Garland Street residence and delivered a pizza to a man who "seemed highly intoxicated.” The customer paid with a $20 bill and it wasn’t until the driver made his way back to the restaurant that he realized the money was fake, according to the report.
Following the report, the counterfeit bill was collected as evidence.