Among reports recently released by the Conway Police Department:
• Employees at Radio Shack on Elsinger Boulevard contacted police Tuesday to report a man suspected of attempting to steal a Samsung Galaxy SII. Police made contact with the man in the store, who advised he had bot been trying to steal a phone but was in the store looking to buy a new phone. The store manager told police the man was "acting suspiciously" when he approached the manager and asked for soap and paper towels before going into the restroom. The manager said when he exited the bathroom, he noticed the man pacing in front of the door, and he appeared to be leaving the business when the store’s sensor went off. The man reportedly immediately turned around without exiting the store. The manager told police he checked the bathroom and discovered an empty box under the trash can lonner, covered up by the paper towels he had just given the man. Police searched the man for the missing phone but were unable to locate it. Three officers were unable to locate the phone inside of the store. The store manager was advised of the warrants process and to contact police if the missing phone was located. The manager was advised of the warrants process. The suspect was issued a criminal trespass warning and advised not to re-enter the store. The missing phone was entered into ACIC via dispatch.
• Two men, ages 19 and 22, were arrested after police were dispatched to a call about a suspicious vehicle Tuesday afternoon at Westlake Drive. An officer located a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle exiting Westlake Apartments and turning on to Tyler Street. The officer initiated a traffic stop and immediately noticed the odor of burning marijuana coming from the vehicle. While checking the two passengers for warrants via dispatch, one fled the scene on foot. Police observed the man throwing several bags, along with a brown paper bag, onto the ground. The suspect was located in bushes outside of a residence on Tucker Creek Drive. A search of the suspect revealed a plastic bag containing two pills and a cotton ball. Two more plastic bags containing a green vegetable matter were located on the ground outside of the vehicle, and a search of the vehicle turned up another plastic bag containing green vegetable matter in the center console. All bags of vegetable matter were entered into evidence, along with the bag containing two pills. Also entered into evidence were two grinders. Both men were cited with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia and were transported to jail.
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