A tracking application on a boy's phone led Conway police to the location where it had been taken.
On Sunday evening, police were called to Centennial Valley Apartments in regard to items being stolen. The victim's parents met police there and said their son was playing basketball at the McGee Center, and just prior to closing, he witnessed one male in a blue shirt and blue and yellow shorts take his iPhone that was sitting off the court and another male take his basketball.
The boy told a worker at the center what had happened, but he later told police the worker did not try to stop them from leaving. The boy's mother saw the man her son identified as the one who took the phone getting into a car with a woman and driving away. The mother called her husband, and he called the police.
While waiting for the police, the family activated an application on the iPhone that tracked its location to the apartment complex. When they arrived, the mother identified the car the man drove away in.
Police then knocked on the door. Somone inside asked who was there, and when the police responded, the officer said he heard a loud noise and the door lock without anyone opening the door. After several minutes of knocking, the resident opened the door.
From the doorway, the officer saw a man with a blue shirt and blue and yellow shorts sitting on the couch. The officer also saw a basketball with the name of the victim written on it and an Otterbox cover on the floor. The officer took the basketball, and the person said it was not theirs. The officer then asked about the phone, and after denying any knowledge, the man said the phone was under the couch cushion.
Once the property was returned, the victims stated they didn't want to press charges.