From Conway Police Department reports
A Franklin Circle resident’s vehicle was burglarized over the weekend.
According to an incident report, the break-in occurred sometime between “Friday night” and 11 a.m. Sunday.
The victim in the matter called police after she walked out to her brown 2018 Toyota Camry on Sunday and noticed multiple items were missing.
Immediately, the 46-year-old woman said as she opened her car door she could tell “items were thrown about.”
Among the items missing were a .38 snub-nosed revolver, a radar detector and two sets of sunglasses collectively valued at $960.
The woman told officer Rachel Mistrille she believed she locked her vehicle Friday. According to the report, there were no signs of forced entry into the vehicle and police were “unable to locate usable prints.”
Husband arrested following complaint
A Conway man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of public intoxication after his wife called police because she was upset over him reportedly getting drunk and “throwing things around,” according to an incident report.
The 56-year-old wife called police just before 11 a.m. Sunday saying her husband was in the back bedroom and had been causing a disturbance in the home. Officer Andrew J. Foreman went to the couple’s Oakwood Village Trailer Park residence to talk to the woman’s husband, who was in the back room, “sitting on the bed, watching NCIS Los Angeles.”
Initially, the 60-year-old man told Foreman his wife had been drinking but later admitted “he had half a pint of whiskey” and that “he just wanted to lay back here and sleep it off.”
The man’s wife requested a trespass warning be issued against her husband and told police she wanted him out of the house. Following the woman’s request, officer Foreman asked James Alex Kerek Jr. if he had anywhere else to go, the report states.
Kerek said he had nowhere to go, adding that he “wanted to go to jail.”
Because the complainant did not want him at the house and he did not have anywhere else to go, officers opted to arrest Kerek on a public intoxication charge, according to the report.
Shoplifting suspect banned from Walmart
A Mayflower man is accused of stealing food from the Walmart on Skyline Drive.
According to an incident report, authorities were called to the supermarket at 2:41 p.m. Sunday after a man scanned a drink at the self checkout lane but did not pay for the soda. Employees said the suspect, identified as 31-year-old Cleo Johnson, also took a meal from the deli section.
According to a loss prevention officer’s statement, Johnson “selected a deli plate and a Mt. Dew” before heading over to the self-checkout section. While at a self-checkout lane, the Mayflower man reportedly “scanned the Mt. Dew and placed it in a shopping bag … [and] then placed the deli plate in the bag as well.”
Instead of paying for the drink, Johnson is accused of leaving the store without paying for either item, the incident report states.
According to a separate report, Johnson went back to Walmart about an hour later and drank another Mt. Dew while walking around the store.
After receiving the second complaint, officer Andrew J. Foreman found the 31-year-old walking toward Fendley Drive. At this point, Foreman arrested Johnson and went back to the store to speak with employees about the second incident.
Regarding the second incident, employees said they saw the Mayflower man grab a Mt. Dew bottle before he proceeded to walk about the store while drinking the soda. Once he finished the soda, “he placed it on a shelf and exited the store without paying for it.”
Johnson was charged with theft of property and also banned from the store following the incident, according to the report.