Among reports recently released by the Conway Police Department:
• A loss prevention officer at Walmart on Skyline Drive contacted police Sunday after a customer turned in a black, Bushnell binocular case containing binoculars, lithium ion batteries and a small plastic bag containing a green leafy substance in the store parking lot. The binoculars and batteries were entered into evidence. The suspected marijuana was placed into evidence to be destroyed.
• A cashier at Raceway convenience store on Oak Street reported Sunday evening that a heavy set white male entered the store and paid for a purchase with five counterfeit $1 bills. The cashier said he noticed the bills were forged as soon as the man exited the store and he was able to obtain a license plate number on a red Dodge Dynasty, whose registered owner matched the description given by the cashier. The fake bills were entered into evidence.
• A man at the 1100 block of Prairie Street reported the finding of two crumpled up, counterfeit $5 bills at the intersection of 6th and Ingram Streets Monday morning. The money was entered into evidence.
• An employee of Wild Hair Salon on Polk Street contacted police Monday morning after a street-side encounter with an unknown black male. The woman said when she arrived at work, she noticed the man standing in the alley at the east side of the salon. When she exited her vehicle parked across the street, the man reportedly ran towards her, and she pepper sprayed him. The woman stated the man then grabbed the can and was cursing as he ran away. The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 6’2", with black, "nappy" hair and no facial hair. He was reportedly wearing black sweatpants, a black hoodie and black shoes. The woman said the suspect was wearing no jewelry or anything else that would stand out. She told police she "tries to stay aware of her surroundings," as she handles money for the daily functions of the salon. An investigation into the allegation is active and ongoing.
• A 32-year-old woman filed a report with police on Monday after reportedly falling down the steps at the Faulkner County Courthouse on Locust Avenue. The woman reported she was going to the hospital to be checked by a doctor for injuries.
• An employee of Lentz Sand and Gravel at Lollie Road contacted police Monday to report the commercial burglary of $100 from the business. The woman said when she arrived around 9 a.m., she noticed the money was missing from a lock box. The suspect reportedly made entry and exit though an open window in a bathroom. Police were unable to locate any usable prints. There is no suspect information.
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