From Conway Police Department reports
Family feud leads to BOLO
Conway officers confiscated ammunition and two guns on Monday from a man suspected of planning suicide by cop.
According to an incident report, an officer was out patrolling by the City of Colleges Park when he noticed a silver Kia Sportage driving through the area around 9:30 p.m. The officer said a Be On the Lookout "BOLO" was issued for the vehicle earlier in the night after the driver allegedly took two handguns from his brother-in-law's house in Vilonia. Earlier reports stated the man "had taken the guns and was planning suicide by cop."
The suspect vehicle was following a white Chevrolet truck when the officer spotted in. When the officer turned his lights on to pull over the Kia, the Chevrolet also pulled over in the Holiday Inn and Suites parking lot on Sanders Road.
As the officer began speaking with the man in the Kia, he questioned him about the BOLO that was issued out of Vilonia earlier in the night.
The man immediately began sobbing, stating that he was "just going through a bad time."
The 31-year-old man was compliant and told the officer where the guns and ammunition were located in the back seat. The officer confiscated the guns and ammo before taking some time to sit down and speak with the suspect.
"I talked to [the suspect] again and he said several times that he never wanted to kill himself or others and had no intention when he left Vilonia," the report reads. "He said he took the guns from [his brother-in-law] because they had been in a fight in Vilonia and [his brother-in-law] pulled a gun on him. He [said he] took the guns for his safety so it wouldn't happen again."
The officer later learned the man driving the white Chevrolet was the man's pastor and was planning on getting the 31-year-old man a place to stay for the night and also wanted to help counsel him.
Officers let the man stay with his pastor and took the guns and ammo to the police department.
A 32-year-old woman reported shortly before 8 p.m. Tuesday that a group of people were outside her Garland Street residence harassing her.
When the woman called authorities, she said "the individuals harassing her were outside her house and threatening her" as she called to complain about the matter.
Once on scene, the woman advised officers the group has harassed her over the past week, noting they would stand outside her bedroom "talking about burning down her house."
The woman described "a large black male with graying hair and two young black males" as the suspects responsible for harassing her. She said she also heard a female's voice among the group that was harassing her.
The woman said she did not know where the group was from but that she wanted the harassing behavior to stop.
Shoplifting at Kroger
The Oak Street Kroger reported a woman stole two boxes of catfish from the store shortly before 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.
According to an incident report, a store employee said the woman purchased most of her items, but left without paying for two boxes of catfish, valued at $19.96 each.
"[The employee] stated that the female purchased some items, but left the catfish in her basket and left the store without paying for the catfish," the report reads.
The employee said the suspect was a black female who left the store in a black Dodge Durango and provided authorities with the woman's license plate number.