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Crime Watch 11/27

The following incidents were reported to the Maumelle Police Department through Nov. 20:

Arrests

1201 Edgewood Drive at 16650 Maumelle Boulevard: On Nov. 1, Charles Richard Smith, 55, of Little Rock was arrested and charged with theft by receiving and operation of a vehicle without a license plate. Officer Casey Canady said he saw a black Hyundai Sonata traveling northbound on Highway 100(Maumelle Boulevard) and noticed that there were visible scratch marks around the year tab on the license plate. An ACIC check of the license plate showed that it returned to a gray 1989 Ford. Canady stopped the vehicle at Edgewood Drive off of Highway 100. Canady made contact with the driver, Richard Smith, who said he was traveling to his son’s residence on Stoney Ridge. Canady asked Smith about the license plate and Smith said he took it off one of his other vehicles and put it on the Hyundai Sonata. At that time, Officer Garber arrived on the scene. Garber observed that the year tab on the license plate displayed an Arkansas license plate 365 RSD. An ACIC check of the tab showed that it was reported stolen out of Little Rock. Dispatch confirmed that the tab was stolen and Smith was placed into custody for possession of stolen property. Canady then read Smith his Miranda Warning. After being read his Miranda Warning, Smith then admitted he took the tab off one of the vehicles from a yard, police said. The vehicle was towed by Harrison and Son Towing. Smith was then transported to Maumelle Police Department for processing, charged with theft by receiving and failure to register his vehicle. Smith was cited and released with a court date of Dec. 3.

14080 Maumelle Boulevard at 101 Country Club Parkway: On Nov. 16, Jonathan Couch, 31, of Little Rock was arrested and charged with speeding and violation of the Omnibus DWI Act. Lt. Scotty L. Bryant was on Orleans Drive running radar on northbound traffic on Highway 100 when he said he saw a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. His radar clocked the vehicle at 63 miles per hour in a 50 mph zone. Bryant got behind the vehicle and turned on his emergency lights to perform a traffic stop. The vehicle, a Volkswagen Jetta, pulled onto Country Club Parkway and turned into the parking lot of NBA bank. Bryant approached the vehicle and saw the driver, Couch, attempting to roll the window down. Bryant asked him to roll the window down and to put his hands up in the air. Bryant asked Couch to roll the window down and he opened the driver door. Bryant says he smelled the odor of intoxicants coming from the vehicle. Bryant asked Couch if the window was broken and Couch said “no.” Bryant asked Couch for his drivers license, registration and proof of insurance. Bryant says he saw Couch reach into his back pocket and pull out his wallet. Bryant says he then saw Couch put the wallet on his lap and reach back into his back pocket. Couch then opened his wallet and was trying to find his drivers license. Couch had trouble grabbing the cards that were in his wallet and was having trouble finding his drivers license. Couch eventually found his drivers license and had trouble removing it from his wallet. While he was doing this, Bryant noticed that his movements were slow and his eyes were red and glassy. After obtaining his drivers license, Bryant began to return to his vehicle. Couch said he asked Bryant if he could be honest with him and Bryant said “yes.” Couch then said that he could not afford to lose his job. Bryant returned to his vehicle and ran Couch through the ACIC/NCIC. Upon Bryant’s return to the vehicle, he asked Couch to step from the vehicle and he complied. Couch’s movements were slow and deliberate and his balance was poor. Bryant asked him to perform field sobriety tests and Couch failed. Bryant also said that Couch swayed during the entire test. On the walk and turn Couch had trouble getting into position. Once the test began Couch showed eight clues and performed very poorly. On the one leg stand Couch had trouble even beginning the test. After several attempts at taking the test, Bryant stopped it for his safety. Couch was taken into custody and was transported by Officer Casey Canady to the Maumelle Police Department. A responsible party, Ashlea Blakely, was contacted and retrieved the vehicle. Once at the police department Bryant read Couch his DWI statement of rights and he agreed to take a Breathalyzer test which resulted with a reading of .20 blood alcohol count. Couch was issued a citation for speeding and DWI and was released to a responsible party.

106 Rolling Oaks Drive: On Nov. 15, Peggy R. Sauheaver, 56, of Maumelle was arrested and charged with violation of the Omnibus DWI Act. Officers were dispatched to 106 Rolling Oaks Drive in reference to a vehicle that struck a mailbox. Upon arrival Officer Andrew Garber said he saw a vehicle parked on the street in front of 110 Rolling Oaks Drive that had significant front-end damage. Garber also saw another vehicle parked in the street in front of 106 Rolling Oaks Drive and the mailbox and post belonging to that residence were destroyed. Garber also saw another vehicle parked in the driveway of 108 Rolling Oaks Drive with significant right-rear end damage. Garber spoke with Sauheaver and asked what happened. Sauheaver was unable to tell Garber what happened or to answer simple questions. Sauheaver did not have any visible injury as the result of the accident. Garber did not smell intoxicants coming from Sauheaver so he said he asked Sauheaver if she had taken any medication and she replied that she had taken her prescriptions. Garber asked Sauheaver what prescription medications she takes and she said she takes Clonazapam and Methadone. Sauheaver further stated she could not remember her other medications. Maumelle Fire and Rescuewere notified and arrived on the scene a short time later. Metropolitan Emergency Medical Services transported Sauheaver to Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock for evaluation. Officer Casey Canady went to the hospital with a DWI Statement of Rights form and an Arkansas Department of Health issued kit for drawing blood. Sauheaver consented to a chemical test of her blood. Medical personnel from Baptist drew Sauheaver’s blood and it was secured by Canady and entered into evidence with a crime lab submission form. Canady took custody of Sauheaver after she was released from the hospital and transported her to Maumelle Police Department for processing. Sauheaver was charged and released with a court date of Dec. 17.

1201 Edgewood Drive at 16650 Maumelle Boulevard: On Nov. 19, Leonard Hawkins, 51, of Maumelle was arrested and charged with driving on a revoked or suspended drivers license and criminal contempt. Sgt. Clifton McClintock said he saw a white Ford Taurus in the northbound merge lane of Highway 100 at the intersection of Edgewood Drive. The vehicle was unoccupied and had emergency flashers activated. Shortly thereafter, the owner, Hawkins, arrived on the scene driving a white Toyota Camry. He requested assistance in contacting a tow truck. Frank Harrison was notified and requested to tow at the owner’s request. While awaiting the tow truck. Hawkins was found to have a suspended drivers license and an active warrant from the department for failure to pay fines. Harrison arrived on the scene and removed the vehicle to the owner’s residence at 14 Idlewood Place after Hawkins paid for services. The Toyota was released to the owner, Jacqueline Medley. Hawkins was transported to this department where he was charged with failure to pay fines and driving on a suspended drivers license. Hawkins was released with a court day of Dec. 17.

100 Millwood Circle: On Nov. 20, Gregory E. Seawood, 49, of North Little Rock was arrested and charged with criminal contempt and public intoxication. Officer Gregory S. Roberts was dispatched to the Maumelle District Court to take Seawood into custody. Upon arrival, Roberts was told that a subject was in an office who came to the court to do community service under the influence of intoxicants. Roberts then made contact with Seawood who had bloodshot and watery eyes and smelled heavily of intoxicants. The court said they wished to charge Seawood with contempt of court as well as public intoxication. Roberts then placed Seawood into custody and transported him to the Maumelle Police Department where he was processed and transported to Pulaski County Regional Detention Facility.

100 Millwood Circle: On Nov. 18, Valisa McCoy, 24, of Maumelle was arrested and charged with criminal contempt and failure to appear.

Incidents

100 Park Drive Apartment No. 232: On Nov. 18 at 4:22 p.m., Officer Johnathan W. Johnson was dispatched to 100 Park Drive in reference to a damaged vehicle. Upon arrival he made contact with Cheryl Allen who said that she found that her beige Cadillac damaged after she arrived at work in Little Rock on Nov. 14 at approximately 7 a.m. Allen said that the vehicle was not damaged prior to Thursday. The damage was to the front top portion of the passenger side quarter panel.

Thefts

100 Audubon Drive: On Nov. 17 at 9:39 a.m., Officer Johnathan W. Johnson was dispatched in reference to a report of theft. Upon arrival, Johnson made contact with Michelle Keller in the parking lot. Keller said that on Nov. 16 at approximately 1 p.m., she found that her 2014 license plat tab on her brown Mazda was stolen. Keller said that she last saw the stolen tab on Friday Nov. 15.

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