Among reports recently released by the Conway Police Department:

•Criminal mischief, Village Commons Drive.

The HomeTowne at Conway apartment complex says its security gate was recently struck by a vehicle.

Police made contact with the apartment manager Monday morning.

Officers noted the gate was knocked off its track, and it appeared the motor had been messed with, although it was unclear if it had been damaged.

A security camera located near the gate was also knocked down, police said.

Damage to the gate was estimated at $900 in the police report, and damage to the camera at $60.

•Fraudulent use of a credit card, Chestnut Street.

A Conway man says he recently discovered unauthorized charges to his bank account.

The 47-year-old victim said the charges were made using his debit card to purchase items online. The incident report indicates the charges were made for $10 and $54.25.

•Theft of property, Elsinger Boulevard.

Home Depot recently filed a theft of property report with Conway police after discovering an employee was stealing from the chain hardware store.

A store loss prevention employee told police he investigated the employee, identified as a 50-year-old Conway woman, after he was made aware of the possible theft by store managers. The loss prevention employee discovered the Conway woman had allowed her sister to come through her register, and not pay for all her items.

The loss prevention employee also discovered that certain items were rang up at prices lower than retail. The total loss to the store was estimated at $61, but is still being finalized.

The employee later admitted to the offense, and was terminated, the police report states. The terminated employee was also issued a criminal trespass warning.

•Criminal mischief, South Donaghey Avenue.

A Conway woman says her vehicle was recently dented and scratched while parked in front of her apartment in the 400 block of South Donaghey Avenue.

The 20-year-old victim said she discovered a dent in the rear hatch and bumper area of her vehicle, a 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan, and also noticed a continuous scratch from the driver’s side front fender to the rear fender.

The victim was unable to provide police with any possible suspect information. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $1,000.

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