Among reports recently released by the Conway Police Department:
•Third-degree endangering the welfare of a minor, Helen Street.
Conway police found a four-year-old child wandering alone in the 300 block of Helen Street on Tuesday afternoon.
Officers responded to the area around 3:30 p.m.
A neighbor told officers the child was autistic, and informed police where the child’s residence was. The neighbor said she was unsuccessful when attempting to make contact with a person at the residence.
"The front door of (the apartment) was standing open with a television blaring and I could hear a small child crying," an officer noted in the incident report.
Officers located a 37-year-old Conway man, whose residence is listed as the same apartment as the child, sleeping in a back bedroom. Officers were forced to yell at the man to awake him.
The man told police the child’s mother was at work and he had been working all night, therefore, the child had been left with to be cared for by their 13-year-old sister.
The sister later returned home, and told police she left with friends to go to Walgreen’s, and did not believe the child would leave the house.
The man was taken into custody after officers confirmed a warrant for his arrest. The child’s mother was contacted and told to come home to watch the children.
While on scene, police learned officers previously responded to the residence and found the same child wandering alone outside after being left with his 13-year-old sister while the children’s mother and boyfriend went to a club.
Police informed the mother that officers would seek a warrant for her arrest for endangering the welfare of a minor.
•Aggravated assault, Fourth Avenue.
A Conway man says his neighbor fired two shots in the air Monday night to scare him.
Conway police responded to the incident in the 600 block of Fourth Avenue after receiving reports of an armed subject around 8:04 p.m.
The 29-year-old victim told police the incident occurred after going to the neighbor’s house to get his fiancee around 7:50 p.m. The victim told officers he and his fiancee had been arguing but had since reconciled. The victim said he and his fiancee were able to leave the neighbor’s residence without incident.
However, when the victim said he was returning from a duplex down the street after getting his daughter, he observed the neighbor standing in front of his apartment.
As he and his daughter walked by, the victim says his neighbor raised a pistol in the air, and fired two rounds. The victim said he did not point the gun directly at him, but did point it in his direction in the air.
After helping his daughter inside his residence, the victim said he went to another neighbor’s home to use the phone, at which time he saw the alleged suspect get in his vehicle, a black Chevrolet Avalanche, and leave.
Several neighbors told police they did not see the incident, and did not know the neighbor’s real name, but did admit to hearing two gunshots. Police were unable to locate any shell casings in the area.
•Theft of property, Elsinger Boulevard.
A Conway woman says her purse was stolen after she left it on a hook in a women’s bathroom at Home Depot on Monday evening.
Police responded to the chain-hardware store in the 500 block Elsinger Boulevard around 5:45 p.m.
The 49-year-old victim told police she left the purse on a hook in the bathroom around 4 p.m., returned 10 or 15 minutes later and discovered her purse missing.
The purse contained several items, including debit cards, a checkbook and a Blackberry Bold. The victim had already contacted her bank to report the items stolen, and told police no unauthorized charges had been made at that time. The items reported stolen was valued at $440 in the police report.
•First-degree criminal mischief, Monroe Street.
A Conway man says all four tires of his work van were recently slashed.
Police responded to the incident around 9:04 a.m. Saturday in the 300 block of Monroe Street.
The 32-year-old employee told police he believes the incident occurred between 3:30 and 8 a.m. The van is owned by the man’s employer, DBA Midstate Medical.
Damage to each tire was valued at $125.