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Incidents reported to Maumelle police through March 15:


24 Windsor Drive: On March 5, Emma Cords, 27, of Maumelle, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Maumelle District Court Bailiff Michael McNeil executed a home inspection visit to Cords’ residence as a condition of her probation after Cords complained to McNeil about alleged illegal activities by her roommates. When McNeil and Maumelle police officers arrived, one of the residents “grabbed a small red backpack from the living room” and told officers it belonged to another resident and contained a pistol that the lady had a concealed carry permit to have. Police said they held the pistol for safekeeping while they were there. McNeil found a small bag of marijuana in the freezer compartment of the refrigerator that weighed 1.2 ounces (23.7 grams) and a wooden box in the kitchen that contained digital scales with marijuana residue, a set of metal weighing scales, a marijuana grinder with marijuana residue and a straw cut in half with two packs of rolling papers beside it. Another small bag of marijuana was found in Cords’ bedroom on her night stand weighing 1.6 grams with a one-hitter marijuana pipe, according to the police report. Police said they also found a small plastic baggie with marijuana residue and a marijuana glass bong on the floor beside Cords’ bed. Cords’ roommate, Rebeca Rodriguez, 26, refused police permission to search her bedroom so police obtained a search and seizure warrant and when they executed it police said they found a large quantity of small plastic bags and a hand written note that said, “If you need smoke let me know got me a hook up. 20 a.g.”

100 Millwood Circle: On March 7, Nathaniel Owens, 26, of Maumelle was arrested on an outstanding warrant alleging two charges of criminal contempt of court when he turned himself in at Maumelle District Court. He was also charged with failure to pay fines and arrested on an outstanding warrant from Ward. Bail was set at $1,315.

1100 Edgewood Drive: On March 7, Charles Darcy Smith, 30, of Maumelle was arrested and charged with public intoxication after Sgt. Dustin Ivey said he saw Smith near the front door of the Jess Odom Community Center at 10:38 p.m. and when he drove that way Ivey said the man attempted to hide behind a tree in a flower bed and then the man walked away with a bicycle and a hammer in his hand that he was holding over his head. After ordering him to drop his hammer, Ivey said Smith had a “strong odor of intoxicants … and he had bloodshot eyes.” Ivey said the man told him he’d consumed three 22-ounce beers and was headed to E Z Mart to get another. Smith was taken to the Pulaski County Regional Detention Facility.

13 Danube Drive: On March 11, Johnnie Williams, 22, of North Little Rock was arrested and charged with breaking and entering a vehicle and theft of property from that vehicle at 13 Danube on Oct. 10, 2012. He also was charged with the same duplicate charges for an incident at 4 Powder Cove on Oct. 15, 2012. Among the items stolen from 13 Danube Drive and Justin B. Hurst, 34, were a black leather wallet, a Paypal Mastercard, an Arvest Bank Debit Card, a U.S. Bank Debit Card and a Home Depot gift card. Items stolen from Debara Brunson, 61, also on Powder Cove, were not listed.

Police said Faulkner County actually arrested Williams and noticed Maumelle had a hold out for him and turned him over to Maumelle. He was taken to the Pulaski County Regional Detention Facility and held on a $15,000 bail.

Maumelle Boulevard and Olympia Drive: On March 11, Nicholas Coffron, 22, of Knoxville was arrested and charged with driving on a suspended driver’s license, no proof of liability insurance and failure to pay registration after a traffic stop. Bail was set at $1,025.

100 Millwood Circle: On March 12, Christopher Thomas, 39, of Cabot was arrested when he turned himself in on an outstanding warrant alleging failure to appear.

100 Millwood Circle: On March 12, Nicholas Chukwuanu, 31, of Little Rock was arrested when he turned himself in on an outstanding warrant alleging failure to appear in court.

Maumelle Boulevard and Arnold Palmer Drive: On March 13, Arvin King, 24, of Little Rock was arrested and charged with driving with a revoked driver’s license and no tail light after a traffic stop.

2411 Arkansas Highway 365 North: On March 12, Julian Charles Brown, 19, of Vilonia was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, driving on a revoked driver’s license and no tail light following a traffic stop. Officer Sterling Pruitt said he found 6.8 grams of marijuana in two zip-lock bags and 1.0 grams of marijuana in a prescription bottle inside the vehicle. Brown was taken to the Pulaski County Regional Detention facility.

101 Bringler Drive: On March 13, Demario Martez McNutt, 21, of Conway was arrested and charged with robbery. Conway police officers had shown up at his employer, Molex, to arrest him on Conway charges when in the presence of Maumelle and Conway officers and after being advised of his rights, police said McNutt allegedly told them spontaneously that he knew what the charge was about – him stealing items from Wal-Mart and out running Wal-Mart security officers. Sgt. Dustin Ivey said McNutt was charged in the robbery and later turned over to Conway police.


Calais Drive: On March 9, Peggy Deere brought into Maumelle police headquarters a brown leather wallet she said she found on Calais Drive. Inside the wallet were several credit cards and $140 in cash, police said. A driver’s license issued to James Balch was also inside the wallet listing an address of 10025 Counts Massie Road in North Little Rock. Sgt. Scotty Bryant said Balch was not at that address and he has been unable to locate him.

100 Victory Drive: On March 6, Officer Chris Stroud said a female student at Maumelle High School approached him and said several cell phones had been stolen from her locker. She told Stroud she’d placed the phones in the locker around 8:30 a.m. and discovered two missing at 10:30 a.m. She also said she’d allowed a male student at the school to place a bag inside her locker that morning. Stroud said he pulled the security video for that area and saw the same young man come back 15 minutes later along with three more male students and take out his bag, then open the jacket inside the locker and give two cell phones to two of the students with him. Stroud said he could see one of the cell phones had a pink cover, just like one of the phones missing. Stroud said the four students were called into an assistant principal’s office one-by-one and they denied taking the phones at first, until they were shown the video of them receiving a phone. Later one of the students told police he had taken the phone and put it in a trash can in a bathroom. Stroud said a search of the trash can found no phone and the juvenile later admitted he had given it to another student. Police said they retrieved the phone and returned it to the owner. None of the students were identified in the report since they are all juveniles.

501 Valencia Drive: On March 11, police were called to Woodbend Apartments where maintenance worker Alex Quezada told police someone had broken into a vacant apartment and stolen the washer and dryer. He said they also left water flowing which damaged a neighbor’s apartment. The Frigidaire washer and dryer were valued at $600 each.

20710 Arkansas Highway 365 North: On March 12, Karen Watkins, manager at Lake Liquor said a customer had written the business a check for $86.23 that was returned by the bank unpaid.

20710 Arkansas Highway 365 North: On March 13, Karen Watkins, manager at Lake Liquor said another customer had also written a $177.18 check on a closed account.


600 Hyman Drive: On March 2, Officer Clifton McClintock said city employees reported the tunnel underneath Edgewood Drive had graffiti spray painted inside it and the lighting fixture had been broken.

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