Among reports recently released by the Conway Police Department:
1. Third-degree domestic battery, felony cruelty to animals at 1600 block of Fleming Street. Patrolmen responded to reports of a disturbance Saturday evening and were told by the alleged victim, a pregnant woman in her mid-20s, that her boyfriend, 30-year-old Nicholas Ray Porter, had "strangled her, pulled her hair, and threw her into a wall and on the ground," according to one officer’s report. A Conway Police Department arrest/disposition report states that Porter also "choked and slammed" a house cat. Officers were told by the victim the Porter had ran out the back door when they arrived, and other officers responding to the incident pursued him, running him down and getting "close enough to engage the Electronic Control Device ... to keep him from escaping," one officer stated in his report. The victim told an officer that she didn’t need medical attention. Porter was arraigned on Monday on charges of cruelty to animals and third-degree domestic battery, both class-D felonies, as well as misdemeanor fleeing. He was set a $3,500 bond on the condition that he observe a no-contact order with the victim.
2. Multiple vehicle breaking and entering in the South Salem Road area. At some point between late Thursday night and early Friday morning a thief or thieves broke into three vehicles parked at South Salem Road residences and one vehicle parked at an Apple Blossom Lane residence through unknown means. In three instances, the victims told officers that they believed the vehicles had been locked overnight. The thief or thieves seemed to be after car stereo components, aftermarket navigation units and laptop computers, stealing more than $9,000 worth of property, according to item values listed on the reports.
3. Robbery at 1600 Washington Ave. (Hendrix College campus). A 19-year-old student reported being accosted in a parking lot by a suspect described as a skinny black male wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt on a bicycle. According to the victim’s statements to police, the suspect demanded all of her money, which amounted to $22, and after unsuccessfully demanding more money pedalled away. A similar incident was reported on Jan. 11.
4. Residential burglary at 2300 block of Landover Trail. Victim reported that at some point between about 6:45 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday a thief or thieves entered a residence through unknown means and stole a small safe from under a bed containing the victim’s income tax return money, $2,000 in $100 bills.
5. Possession of a controlled substance at 2800 block of Wills Court. Patrolmen responded to assist parole officers at the home of parolee Alexander Montgomery Bethea, 23, of 2810 Wills Court after Bethea was found to be allegedly in possession of 22 grams of cocaine. Bethea was arrested and arraigned on two counts class-Y felony possession of a controlled substance, possession of drup paraphernalia and unlawful use of a communications facility. He was set a $25,000 bond subject to a parole hold. The incident report states that such a parole hold is in place, stemming from a 60-month state facility sentence in March of 2008 with an additional 24-month suspended sentence for violating the terms of a probation sentence issued in July for felony marijuana and paraphernalia possessions.
6. Breaking or entering at 400 block of South Center Street. Victim reported that at some point between Feb. 24 and Sunday a thief or thieves pried open the door of a storage building and stole a bright green 2007 Kawasaki Ninja sports motorcycle.
7. Residential burglary at 3600 block of Dena Lane. Victim reported that at some point between about 9 and 10 a.m. on Thursday a thief or thieves entered a residence and stole prescription drugs including valium and hydrocodone and about $200 in quarters and small bills, along with the large coffee mug the money was kept in.
8. Theft of property. A teenage girl reported on Sunday that her Apple iPhone had been stolen while attending a private event. The girl reported trying to call the phone several times, according to the report, before a suspect the girl told police sounded like a black male answered and "asked what she was willing to do to get her phone back."
9. Unattended death at Lollie Road. Officers responded on Friday to reports that a man in his mid-50s had been found dead by a family member. Faulkner County Coroner Pat Moore advised officers that the death appeared to have been from natural causes.
(Those with information pertaining to these reports or any unsolved crime are urged to contact the Conway Police Department tip line at 450-6135. Staff writer Joe Lamb can be reached at 505-1238.)