From Conway Police Department reports
Woman’s vehicle vandalized
A Cherub Drive resident called police Friday morning after learning her vehicle was vandalized.
The 46-year-old complainant told officer Rachel Mistrille that an unknown suspect wrote on the hood of her blue 2011 Hyundai Genesis with a marker sometime between 10:30 p.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. Friday.
There were also scratch marks located on the trunk of the vehicle, according to an incident report.
Along with the vandalism, the complainant told Mistrille of a suspicious pizza delivered to her home the night before.
According to the complainant’s statement, a Papa John’s Pizza delivery driver showed up at her residence around 10:15 p.m. Thursday.
The woman claimed she did not order the pizza in question. Authorities later contacted the restaurant’s manager and learned someone called using the number 501-928-5501 to order the pizza Thursday night. However, the report states that when Mistrille attempted to call the number, it showed to be disconnected.
Man who allegedly threw orange juice, Listerine at Rent-A-Center is arrested
A homeless man was arrested Friday morning after reportedly dumping orange juice and Listerine on a window at Rent-A-Center.
Police were called to the business along Oak Street just before 11:40 a.m. Friday after 49-year-old Raymond Cleo Harris refused to leave the area when asked by employees, according to an incident report.
As officer Steven J. Spurgers spoke with a manager about the incident, Harris reportedly walked up to a window and dumped an “orange/yellow liquid” on it.
Spurgers noted that employees seemed “wary of Harris” and would “whisper around him,” leading the officer to believe “that they had become afraid of him.”
“They also attempted to avoid him outside,” the report states.
At this point, Spurgers opted to arrest Harris on a criminal mischief charge regarding the incident he witnessed. According to the report, officers have received several complaints against Harris from businesses across Conway recently.
“We have responded to multiple calls of him trespassing, refusing to leave, and bothering people outside,” Spurgers wrote in his report. “On the same day of this report, we had received a call in front of Fred’s where Harris was yelling and cursing at people walking by. During all of my contacts with Harris over the last few weeks, he has been belligerent, rude, and extremely confrontational.”
When asked about the liquid thrown at the Rent-A-Center window on Friday, Harris claimed it was “orange juice mixed with Listerine” and that he meant to “sprinkle it on himself.”
“This does not make sense as someone wouldn’t pour orange juice and Listerine on their head as he said he was trying to do,” the report reads in part. “Further, the liquid was definitely thrown as it covered a wide portion of the window.”
Following the incident at Rent-A-Center, the 49-year-old was charged with harassment, first-degree criminal mischief, third-degree assault and disorderly conduct.
Harris is scheduled to appear next on Sept. 16 for a plea and arraignment hearing regarding the allegations against him.
Rental car shot overnight
A woman who lives at The Edge at Donaghey Apartments filed an incident report Friday afternoon after learning someone shot her rental car.
According to an incident report, the 21-year-old complainant called police shortly before 2:15 p.m. Friday after finding a bullet hole in her white 2018 Nissan Sentra rental car.
The vehicle was shot sometime between 7 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. Friday, according to the woman’s statement
“The night before was the [Fourth] of July and she heard several fireworks outside and could not tell if any were actually gun shots,” officer Jason Case wrote in his report after speaking with the 21-year-old, noting there was a single bullet hole that was located in the front of the hood.
“The bullet traveled into the empty void of the hood and was not able to be recovered,” the report reads in part.
According to the report, damages to the Enterprise rental car were estimated at $300 at the time the report was filed.