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Incidents reported to Maumelle police through March 25:

Arrests

Maumelle Boulevard and Towne Centre Drive: On March 13, Porsha Martin, 26, of Maumelle was arrested and charged with theft of property and driving on a revoked driver’s license. Officer Justin Woods said during a traffic stop he discovered Martin was wanted on an outstanding warrant from Sherwood for theft of property and her driver’s license had been suspended. She was given a court date for driving without a license and Sherwood Police picked her up on the outstanding warrant.

20515 Arkansas Highway 365 North: On March 14, Andy L. Balenton, 33, of Conway was arrested and charged with public intoxication after Officer Allison Hicks said the man harassed her and others inside the Shell Station. Officer Casey Canady said when he and Sgt. Scotty Bryant tried to talk to Balenton he became loud and irritable with slurred speech and red bloodshot eyes. He allegedly yelled a racial slur at a man inside the store whom he accused of turning him in. Following his arrest in which police said he was uncooperative. Balenton was taken to the Pulaski County Regional Detention Facility.

Trevino Drive and Arnold Palmer Drive: On March 15, Carrie Nicole Sullivan, 22, of Little Rock was arrested and charged with running a red light and possession of a controlled substance — 1.0 grams of marijuana. Sgt Scotty Bryant said after he saw a Ford Fusion do an illegal U-turn, he stopped the vehicle and witnessed a passenger throw a wadded up white paper towel out the passenger side window. He said all occupants were extremely nervous and the car had a strong marijuana odor. After obtaining identification on all three people, Bryant said he recovered the white paper towel which contained a small plastic baggie of marijuana. Although all three occupants denied ownership of the marijuana, Bryant said the bag also contained a debit card receipt in the name of the back seat passenger — Yarbrough. Bryant said all three were charged with possession of a controlled substance since no one would accept ownership. William Wesley Yarbrough, 22, of Maumelle and Olivia Katherine Webb, 23, of Little Rock were also arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance.

123 Cabanel Drive: On March 15, Joseph Michael Harrison, 21, of Jacksonville was arrested and charged for soliciting without a permit after officers answered complaints and said they found him going door-to-door trying to sell magazine subscriptions for AFC Services of Las Vegas.

Maumelle Boulevard and Odom Boulevard North: On March 16, Becky Harrison, 36, of North Little Rock was arrested and charged with theft by receiving, obstructing governmental operations, driving on a suspended driver’s license and for operating a motor vehicle without a license. Sgt. Scotty Bryant said the Chevrolet Lumina passed him with both occupants looking back at him but when he checked the tags they belonged to a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe and had expired in 2010 but the tab was reported stolen from Maumelle. Bryant said when he asked Harrison for her name, she gave him the fictitious name of Jamie Crossland. But when he found a bottle of prescription pills in her real name she admitted making up the Crossland name. Bryant said Harrison had an outstanding warrant for her arrest from Mayflower. After processing her Maumelle charges, Bryant said Harrison was turned over to Mayflower police.

760 Edgewood Drive: On March 17, John Lee Franks IV, 22, of North Little Rock was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after officers frisked him at the E-Z Mart because he fit the description of a fleeing male they’d been looking for all night. But a check of the records revealed a no bond warrant for failure to appear in court on drug charges in Pulaski County. He was transported to the Pulaski County Regional Detention facility.

Crystal Hill Road and Village Cove: On March 17, Nathan Strange was arrested and charged with DWI, careless and prohibited driving and driving left of center. Officers said when they finally got Strange stopped, he couldn’t stand and needed assistance to walk. After he was arrested he registered 0.30 blood alcohol count on a Breathalyzer test.

1300 Union Court: On March 18, Shameka Shelton, 29, of Maumelle and Jamaal Lewis, 31 were both arrested and charged with third-degree domestic battery following a 911 call from a juvenile. Officer Gregory Roberts said Lewis had numerous small injuries all over his body and Shelton had a small laceration on the back of her head. Both parties were treated by Maumelle Fire and Rescue and by MEMS but both refused to be transported. Lewis was taken to the Pulaski County Regional Detention Facility and Shelton was released. Both were issued no contact orders.

Maumelle Boulevard and Center Drive: On March 20, Jessee Fisher, 21, of Maumelle was arrested and charged with driving on a revoked driver’s license after officer Laura Robinson said she witnessed her making an illegal U-turn. Robinson said she also discovered an outstanding warrant from Little Rock.

Maumelle Boulevard and Murphy Drive: On March 16, Jamaal R. Lewis, 31, of Little Rock was arrested and charged with driving on a revoked driver’s license and careless and prohibited driving after Cpl. Debra Bagley said a southbound green Altima swerved out of its inside lane of traffic with both the front and rear tires crossing the dividing line so she immediately activated her emergency lights to stop the vehicle. She said the vehicle turned left onto Murphy Drive and in spite of her lights continued and then turned left onto Union Court so she activated her siren. Lewis told her he didn’t have a valid license and had left his identification at his girlfriend’s apartment. Bagely said records showed Lewis’ license was suspended and he had previous offenses for driving on a suspended license. She said she also located marijuana seeds and shake inside the vehicle.

Thefts

20608 Arkansas Highway 365 North: On March 14, Kirk Sorensen, an employee of Razorback Pizza reported to police that his license plate on his Ford F-150 pickup was stolen and that he had video surveillance of the theft. Police said the videotape showed a purple Chevrolet Cavalier with a hubcap missing on the front passenger side tire pull up next to Sorensen’s vehicle. A blonde-headed white female then got out of the Cavalier and walked around and removed the license plate off the pickup. Police said the tape will come in handy helping to identify the woman,

501 Valencia: On March 15, Dianna Nash, told police during a recent hospitalization items were stolen from her home, including a 24-Carat gold necklace that is two-feet long. Nash told police she gave a friend access and that friend hired someone to clean her apartment but the friend won’t give her the name of the cleaner.

100 Edgewood Drive: On March 17, Zach Wilson reported a theft to police. He said he was visiting a friend at the Arbour Apartments when someone entered his unlocked vehicle and stole two speakers and a radio faceplate, a Samsung Galaxy tablet and an Apple iPod Nano.

100 Audubon Drive: On March 19, Danny J. Thomas, 48, reported his Ford truck was broken into and his ignition damaged by someone attempting to start the vehicle by wedging a piece of metal inside the ignition. Thomas told police he always locks his vehicle but could possibly have left it unlocked that night.

Incidents

1400 Union Court: On March 16, Sherry Lamkin, 38, told Maumelle police that someone keyed her 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander while it was parked in front of the 1400 Building at the Gables Apartments in Maumelle. The scratches were on the passenger and driver’s side of the car’s hood, the driver’s side quarter panel and on the driver’s side door.

200 Millwood Circle: On March 16, police were called to apartment 117 at Millwood Landing about a dispute between neighbors. Officer Sterling Pruitt said they made contact with Thelma Reunard, 68, and her daughter Viola “Amy” Roberts, 42, of Greenbrier. Reunard said an upstairs neighbor came to her door and began yelling at her about smoking in her apartment. Pruitt said while he was there, Reunard had an air purifier running and her windows and doors open. He said Roberts had an outstanding arrest warrant from Saline County but Saline County officials accepted her signature agreeing to appear in court. Pruitt said he later made contact with the complaining neighbor, Camille Rhea, 42, who told him she had been very civil in asking Reunard not to smoke inside her apartment because the smoke fills her upstairs apartment and she has asthma. Pruitt said he could not smell or see any smoke while in Rhea’s apartment. Pruitt said he told Rhea to stay away from Reunard and to voice her complaints to apartment complex management.

1101 Murphy Drive: On March 19, Rod Contreras, 48, of Maumelle said someone slashed his tires when he left his 2005 Altima overnight at Lucky’s Sports Bar. Contreras told police he knew no reason why anyone would have made the one and one-half to two-inch slash in his tire.

22 Monarch Drive: On March 19, Dean Ortega, 55, , reported to police that someone had struck his garage door on his home. He said he was in his backyard when he heard a noise at his garage door, looked over his fence and saw four juvenile black males leave through a neighbor’s yard because a motion light was activated. Ortega said he’d had problems with the youngsters in the past and pointed out to police the home they live in on the next street over.

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