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Incidents reported to Maumelle police through May 23:

Arrests

Maumelle Boulevard and Rolling Oaks Drive: On May 15, Zachary Houston Diffie, 25, of North Little Rock was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and driving on a suspended driver’s license. Sgt. Dustin Ivey said he stopped a 2006 Dodge Stratus after it ran over the curb when turning into the Windsor Apartment Complex. He said neither the driver, Diffie or passenger, Ryan Buffington could produce identification and when he noticed what appeared to be marijuana remnants in the floorboard he asked permission to search the vehicle. Ivey said Diffie’s “lip started to tremble” and the man told him it wasn’t his car so he couldn’t give consents. Ivey said he explained he could if he were in control of it but Diffie refused again so Ivey brought out his K-9 dog Razor who alerted to a bag in the driver’s door containing 3.6 grams of marijuana.

Arkansas State Highway 365 and Dorsey Road: On May 16, Ridge Johnathon Mased, 24, of Englewood, CO was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, 1 gram of amphetamine after Arkansas State Police called and requested Maumelle police’s assistance for Sgt. Dustin Ivey to bring his K-9 Razor to sniff out a suspected vehicle. Ivey said Razor alerted to the front passenger door and then Pulaski County Sheriff’s deputy Adam Baker’s canine also arrived and alerted to the same area when they brought the vehicle to the Morgan Shell Station to conduct the search because it was raining. Ivey said while search the vehicle police noticed several laptop computers, a new desktop computer, several cell phones and DVD’s plus a lot of Wal-Mart receipts. Ivey said the men told him they were on their way to Georgia to purchase a Jaguar but Ivey said the men then became confused over their “supposed” lifelong friend’s name so the vehicle was taken to the Maumelle Fire Department for even more searching. While searching the driver, Ivey said police found a folded dollar bill in his left front shirt pocket that contained a white substance that he said tested positive for methamphetamine. Ivey said state police then took the pair to their headquarters for more interviews.

100 Millwood Circle: On May 16, Demario Moore, 24, of Maumelle was arrested when he turned himself in on outstanding warrants alleging failure to appear and criminal contempt of court. Officer Laura Robinson said because Moore’s license was suspended she took possession of his license.

101 Bringler Drive: On May 17, Cameron Lamont Jakes, 25, of North Little Rock was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and for not having required liability insurance after officer Jeremy Newlin, Sr., said he responded to the Molex parking lot where Jakes had allegedly ran into a parked 2001 Lincoln Towncar. After detecting what he said was an odor of marijuana from the vehicle, Newlin said a search found 1.6 grams of marijuana and a black digital scale.

100 Millwood Circle: ON May 21, Paul Michael Ryan, 20, of Conway was arrested on outstanding warrants for alleged failure to appear and criminal contempt of court when he turned himself in.

100 Millwood Court: ON May 21, Timothy Carter, 25, of North Little Rock was arrested when he turned himself in on an outstanding warrant alleging criminal contempt of court. He was released after another court date was set.

Incidents

14325 Frontier Drive: On May 22, Charles H. Delk, 57, of Pulaski, TN told police he was staying at the America’s Best Value Inn in Maumelle and his 2006 Peterbuilt semi-truck and a 1982 tanker trailer was parked outside. When he awoke on May 22 he said he discovered his trailer had been damaged during the night from an apparent other semi-truck. Police said they searched but couldn’t find a damaged vehicle or any witnesses.

101 Pine Forest Drive: On May 19, former longtime city clerk Beverly Masters told police her 2005 Nissan Altima was parked in the parking lot at 101 Pine Forest Place when someone backed into her vehicle and left the scene. Masters gave police the license number of a suspected vehicle, a 2003 Chevrolet pickup officer Sterling Pruitt said he tracked to 16 Hogan Drive where he and Sgt. Dave Collins contacted Ronald Eubanks who told police he “backed into a grey Nissan” and left because when he got out all he said he saw was a “cracked” tail light. Pruitt said Eubanks was cited for leaving the scene of an accident with property damage only.

Thefts

2002 Murphy Drive: On May 16, Megan Strzelecki, 22, of Maumelle told police she had deposited a Subway check through “mobile banking” with Arvest Bank by photographing it and sending the photo to her bank. However, she said she left the check in her car and when a problem developed with her checking account she said she discovered someone had taken the check from her car and had signed someone else’s name after her endorsement and deposited it into Mi Burrito’s Restaurant’s bank account. She told police she was unsure if the check had fallen out of her car or if someone had taken it. Police said the signature below hers was “uneligible.”

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