Among reports recently released by the Conway Police Department:
• Police say they will seek a warrant against a woman accused of obstructing governmental operations after lying to officers about the identity of her boyfriend following a domestic disturbance.
Authorities were called to the 400 block of Oliver Street after a neighbor reported that residents next door were arguing.
According to the report, police say they heard someone shout, "F*** you!" before a woman who appeared to have been crying opened the door.
The woman told police she and her boyfriend had been arguing over him not returning home on time, and that police assistance was not necessary. Police entered the residence and asked to speak to the boyfriend, but he could not be located. The woman told police he had left out the back door. When asked, the woman gave police her boyfriend’s name. After leaving the residence, police checked the name for warrants. Dispatch informed police that no one by that name existed and checked previous call history to determine that the woman had lied about the man’s real name. The boyfriend was wanted on an outstanding warrant from Maumelle Police Department for failure to appear on driving on a suspended license. Police say the man left the residence to prevent his arrest. According to the report, police will seek a warrant for the girlfriend through District Court for obstructing, and a warrant for the boyfriend for fleeing.
• A Rent-A-Center employee contacted police to report that a resident of Water Oak Drive had signed an agreement for multiple furniture items from the store on a rent-to-own plan made a down payment, but had not made any other payments and refused to return the furniture, valued at $2,997. The employee said a collection team went to the residence to retrieve the items, but were told they weren’t allowed to have them. The employee provided police with a copy of a signed contract. When police made contact with the woman, she advised that she had not rented any furniture from the store and that they were mistaken.
• A shoplifter at Skyline Drive fled a store in a taxi after stealing an HP computer valued at $498. According to the police report, an unidentified white male took the computer off of the store shelf and placed it inside an empty cardboard box in a shopping cart. the man then attempted to get a cash refund for the computer at the customer service desk. A customer service employee told the man the desk was not currently open for refunds, and the man left the store with the computer in tow. The man left the store by taxi. Loss prevention employees contacted the owner of the taxi service to locate information on the passenger. A copy of video surveillance was provided by the store. Employees were advised of the warrant process.
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