Among reports recently released by the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Department:

• Deputies were dispatched to 51 Cypress Loop in Vilonia, where a woman reported that her daughter-in-law had taken her car without permission and knocked over the neighbor’s mailbox as she left. The woman told deputies she was watching a movie with her son when her daughter-in-law suddenly left the living room and went outside. The woman said she waited a few minutes for her daughter-in-law but went looking for her when she didn’t. The woman said it was then that she discovered her car missing and found parts of her car lying in the roadway. The woman said when she went to pick the parts up, she discovered her neighbor’s mailbox had been knocked over and contacted authorities. The woman was issued a report number and advised the woman on how to obtain a report. The deputy drove through the area looking for the woman and the car, but were unable to locate either. No further action was taken.

• A man at 36 Bronnie Lane in Conway contacted authorities after his siding business was burglarized. The man said upon arriving at his business, he discovered that someone had broken into his office building and taken a laptop, an electric meter and a window air conditioning unit. A deputy dusted for fingerprints but was unsuccessful in lifting any prints. The man was advised of the incident number and on how to obtain a copy of the report. The man was reportedly "very upset" with the sheriff’s department, stating that he felt that he had been "forgotten about" by the county. The deputy advised that he would request extra patrol for his business and apologized for having "let this happen to his business."

• Deputies were dispatched to 601 Hwy. 287 in Vilonia, where a man reported that his step-son had shoved him, causing him to tear his pants and breaking a drawer on the kitchen cabinet. The man said the fight originated over a disagreement about turning the air conditioner down. The man was given a report number and was advised on how to file charges.

• Deputies were dispatched to Highway 65, just north of Greenbrier in reference to a call about a white PT Cruiser driving backwards in the southbound lane of traffic. As the deputy was traveling north on Hwy. 65, he noticed a white PT Cruiser backed into an Arby’s sign at 1075 Hwy. 65 North. The driver of the vehicle told the deputy that he was traveling north on Hwy. 65 when his vehicle ran out of gas, just north of the Hwy. 65 and Hwy. 25 intersection. The man said he then decided to coast backwards down the hill to a gas station, but missed the drive and crossed the curb to strike the Arby’s sign. The man told the deputy that he was on medication for his back. A state trooper arrived at the scene and administered field sobriety tests on the man, who was arrested for DWI. Arby’s employees were given a report number and were explained on how to obtain a copy of the report. The man’s vehicle was driven from the scene by a friend at his request.

(Megan Reynolds is a staff writer and can be reached at 505-1277 or megan.reynolds@thecabin.net. To comment on this story and others, visit www.thecabin.net)