Among reports recently released by the Conway Police Department:
1. Residential burglary at 2600 block of Orchard Park Drive. Victim reported on March 2 that a thief or thieves forced open the back door of a residence at some point between about 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and stole more than $14,000 in property, including a $5,000 Samsung flat-screen TV, a $2,000 iMac computer with 24-inch monitor, a $3,400 50-inch Panasonic flat-screen TV, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii game consoles, an Apple iPhone and various other home electronic items.
2. Possession of a controlled substance at 1815 Prince St. (Conway High School East). It was brought to the attention of school administrators on March 2 that a 15-year-old student had given a 16-year-old student money in exchange for what looked to be a small “baggie” of marijuana. The 15-year-old student was brought into the school’s office for questioning by a school administrator and a CPD officer. The administrator and the officer stepped outside the office for a moment to discuss the issue, and a volunteer office worker advised them that the student had fled the building and seemed to be running toward Prince Street. As the officer pursued on foot, a juvenile probation officer who was driving onto the campus for unrelated business got the officer’s attention and pointed the direction that the student had ran. Other officers responded and pursued the student on foot through several residential yards and over several fences. Eventually the path of the chase wound back onto the campus, and officers pursuing the student as he ran across the practice football field were able to run him down and arrest him there without further incident. The 15-year-old student and the 16-year-old student were arrested, the 15-year-old on suspicion of fleeing and the 16-year-old on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance and delivery of a controlled substance.
3. Motor vehicle theft at 1200 block of Cumulus Drive. Victim reported on Thursday that a thief or thieves had stolen a black 1992 Honda Accord sedan, which had been left unlocked.
4. Residential burglary at 2600 block of College Avenue. Victim reported on Saturday that someone broke into a residence and stole a black HP laptop and a blue Dell laptop, as well as a modem, router and a digital camera.
5. Residential burglary at 1400 block of Clifton Street. Victim reported that at some point between Wednesday and Friday a thief or thieves forced their way into a residence and stole a Mitsubishi TV and a cherry oak coffee table. A glass-topped kitchen table was smashed, according to the report, “and the rest of the apartment had been ransacked.”
6. Residential burglary at 800 block of Fendley Drive. Victim reported that at some point between about 10:30 and midnight Thursday night a thief or thieves entered a residence through unknown means and stole PlayStation III and Nintendo Wii game consoles and a 28-inch computer monitor.
7. Fraud. A Conway resident alerted authorities on Thursday after a “secret shopper” program that the resident had participated in didn’t seem to have gone as expected because the $1,800 check she had received to do the shopping was fraudulent. The victim had already wired $1,400 to the “secret shopper company.” The victim was advised by an officer “not to be involved in any more of these ‘too good to be true’ jobs.”
(Those with information pertaining to these reports or any unsolved crime are urged to contact CPD’s tip line at 450-6135. Staff writer Joe Lamb can be reached at 505-1238.)