Among reports recently released by the Conway Police Department:
1. Possession of a controlled substance at 1000 block of East Oak Street. Management at a local motel had notified police Friday that syringes and other paraphernalia associated with intravenous drug use had been found in a room9 and that the room’s occupants were not welcome back. On Saturday, police were notified one of these people, a Conway woman, had checked in under a false name with another male guest. This guest, identified in the report as 30-year-old James Bill Carpenter of 1612 Marlyn Drive, Little Rock, was located in the parking lot and questioned by officers who placed him in custody for carrying a weapon after a club was found in the vehicle he was sitting in. A small quantity of suspected methamphetamine was found in a pocket of the pants Carpenter was wearing, and in the car were found loaded 9 millimeter and .45 caliber semiautomatic handguns. Carpenter was arrested on suspicion of simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, possession of firearms by certain persons, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, possession of a controlled substance, obstructing government operations and for felony and misdemeanor warrants.
2. Second-degree battery at 1600 block of Westlake Drive. An argument over whether or not one apartment resident should have helped another’s child after the child was injured resulted in a fight Saturday afternoon between the child’s father and the husband of the woman who had helped the child. In the fight, the husband "stepped funny" off of a sidewalk and sustained a compound leg fracture, according to his statements to police, after which the child’s father hit him in the head with a skateboard. The husband was taken to Conway Regional Medical Center, where a doctor recommended immediate surgery. The man he had been fighting with, identified in the report as 29-year-old Carl Anthony Ragland of 1611 Westlake Drive, was arrested on suspicion of second-degree battery and second-degree terroristic threatening.
3. Residential burglary at 300 block of Ash Street. Victim reported that at some point Friday or Saturday a thief or thieves kicked open a residence’s back door and stole an Acer laptop computer, a Phillips flat screen TV, a Phillips desktop CPU and a Magnavox DVD player.
4. Residential burglary at 1000 block of Faulkner Street. Victim reported that at some point late Friday night or early Saturday morning a thief or thieves had entered a residence through unknown means and stolen a purse and a Lasko space heater.
5. Breaking or entering at 1200 block of Dave Ward Drive (commuter parking lot). Victim reported leaving a vehicle on the lot from about 8 p.m. on Saturday to about 8 a.m. on Sunday, during which time a thief or thieves entered the vehicle by breaking the door lock mechanism and apparently attempted to steal the vehicle, removing part of the steering column. A belt buckle, leather bag, miscellaneous clothing and chargers for a cell phone and iPod were stolen.
6. First-offense DWI at Tyler Street and Creekwood Drive. An officer dispatched to a traffic accident at about 6:30 a.m. on Friday noticed that the driver, identified in the report as Rilley Delouris Perrigo, was "slurring her words" and "could barely keep her eyes open long enough to answer my questions." After Perrigo indicated that she did not know what had happened, according to the report, the officer decided that sufficient probable cause existed to make a DWI arrest. Perrigo’s breath alcohol content was recorded as zero, according to the report, and she admitted to having taken the prescription sleep aid Ambien and Suboxone, a medication that may also cause drowsiness.
7. Indecent exposure at 500 block of Elsinger Boulevard. A man identified in the report as 35-year-old Joel Walter Griffith of 201 West Bennett St., Letona, Ark., was arrested Saturday morning after an officer responding to reports of indecent exposure in a commercial parking lot allegedly observed him exposing himself.
8. Possessing and instrument of crime. An officer was dispatched to Conway High School-West to speak to the mother of a student who had found what appeared to be a sort of homemade bong in her son’s bedroom. The mother had brought the device to the school "to see what could be done about it," according to the report, and the officer advised that her son could be arrested on suspicion of possessing and instrument of crime. The mother advised the officer to do so, and the student was cited for the offense, fingerprinted at the Faulkner County Detention Center and released on his own recognizance.
9. Accidental injury at 700 block of East German Lane. An officer dispatched to investigate reports of an accidental stabbing made contact with a 26-year-old man bleeding from the leg and being helped by Conway Fire Department firefighters. Once transported by MEMS to Conway Regional, according to the report, this man told the officer that he had been watching a movie involving knifeplay and decided to get out his own dagger. According to the officer’s report, the man "advised that he was doing some medieval moves when he accidentally stabbed himself in the back of the leg."
(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.)