From Conway Police Department reports

Neighborhood dispute

A Jasmine Lane resident called police last weekend after his neighbor reportedly flooded his backyard.

According to an incident report, the 26-year-old was about to mow his yard Saturday afternoon when he realized his yard was flooded.

The man’s neighbor had drained his pool, and a lot of the water seeped into the complainant’s yard, according to the report.

The complainant told officer Jason Case that this was not the first time he’d filed a complaint against his neighbor, adding that on May 23 he called CPD when his neighbor dumbed “a large amount of cooking oil against their shared fence.”

When his neighbor reportedly dumped oil along the fence, the complainant’s dogs “got into the oil and got very sick.” The complainant said he had to take his dogs to the vet when this happened.

Officer Case also noted the complainant had built a mound using dirt and mulch along the fence line in an attempt “to prevent any unknown substances [from] leaking into his yard.”

After speaking with the complainant, Case asked the neighbor to refrain from draining his pool into his neighbor’s yard.

Woman accused in theft also faces drug charges

Police found suspected methamphetamine in a shoplifting suspect’s purse on Sunday.

According to an incident report, a loss prevention officer at the Walmart on Skyline Drive called authorities at 11:19 a.m. Sunday after watching a woman hide several items in a purse as she walked around the store.

Officer Stephen A. Eifling walked up to 30-year-old Ashley Stokes at the front of the store and confronted her about the shoplifting allegations, the report states.

Immediately, “she confessed to concealing a headlamp in her purse and concealing items in another purse she was planning on purchasing.”

Stokes was ultimately arrested on suspicion of shoplifting. Once she was detained, officers searched her purse, where the incident report states they found “two hypodermic needles and a small plastic bag with a clear crystalline substance in it.”

According to the report, the substance tested positive for methamphetamine.

Online records show the Conway woman faces two Class D felonies — possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia — as well as one misdemeanor charge — theft of property — following the incident. District Judge David L. Reynolds on Wednesday ordered Stokes be held behind bars in lieu of a $2,500 bond.

Stokes, who was still being held in the county jail as of press time Friday, is scheduled to appear next Sept. 16 in Faulkner County Circuit Court for a plea and arraignment hearing regarding the allegations against her.

Shoplifter flees Dollar General Store

An un-named suspect reportedly stole two DVDs from the Dollar General on Donaghey Avenue.

The store manager called police at 11:23 a.m. Sunday after the man in question left the store, despite being confronted about the theft, according to an incident report.

The store manager said he saw the man, who he described as a black man in his 40s, walked out of the store with two DVDs in hand when he confronted him about the matter, the report states.

“He asked the subject if he had paid for them and received no answer,” the report reads in part. “The subject kept walking away so [the manager] asked his cashier that was on duty if the man had paid for anything. He was told that he hadn’t, so [the manager] followed the man into the parking lot.”

The store manager was able to get the license plate number for the white 2010 Chevrolet Equinox the suspect fled in and provided it to officer Matthew R. Boyd, the report states.

The stolen DVDs collectively cost $39.88, according to the incident report.