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Incidents reported to the Maumelle Police Department through Aug. 7:

Arrests

Highway 365 North: On July 31, Rodney Nunez, 36, of Maumelle was arrested and charged with driving on a revoked/suspended driver’s license, defective/no brake lights or signal and possession of drug paraphernalia. Also arrested was Alicia Villareal, 33, of London who was charged with possession of a controlled substance. At approximately 8:28 p.m., Officer Jeremy Newlin saw a red 1993 Chevrolet pick-up pulling a black homemade trailer with no brake lights or tail lights on the trailer and no tail lights or brake lights on the pick-up truck itself. The Chevrolet pulled out of the Shell gas station on Highway 365 and began traveling southbound on Highway 365. Newlin initiated a traffic stop in front of the Sno Shack. Cpl. Debra Bagley arrived on the scene and Newlin made contact with the driver, Nunez. Nunez said he has been having trouble with the wiring harness on the truck, causing the rear lights not to function properly. There were several toolboxes and parts in the truck bed and in the trailer. Nunez said he is in the process of moving. While speaking with Nunez, a silver 2007 Kia SX5 pulled into the gravel parking lot next to the officers. The driver, Villareal, began watching them. An ACIC/NCIC check showed Nunez’s license was suspended and he had a warrant out of Saline County Sheriff’s Department. Nunez was taken into custody and gave consent to search the truck. Villareal began asking officer from her Kia why Nunez was being arrested. Nunez said Villareal is his fiancée. Sgt. Joseph Poole arrived and made contact with Villareal. Bagley located a glass meth pipe in a black bag in the passenger’s seat of the Chevrolet. After securing Nunez in his car, Newlin also made contact with Villareal. Villareal said the red pickup belonged to her and the ACIC/NCIC check showed that. Newlin gave Villareal a verbal Miranda warning in the presence of Poole. Villareal said she did not know the origins of the glass meth pipe. Villareal also said she was driving the silver Kia for several months, but it belongs to a relative. Villareal gave consent to search the Kia and in the passenger’s seat inside of a purse was a Mickey Mouse tin container. Inside the container, Newlin located nine yellow oblong pills marked V on one side and 36 01 on the other. The pills were later identified as Hydrocodone. Villareal said the pills were Hydrocodone pills and they belonged to Nunez. Villareal was placed under arrest. Nunez and Villarreal were transported to Maumelle Police department and process. Nunez was given a $15,000 bond per the city prosecutor and transported to Pulaski County Jail. Villarreal was given a criminal citation to report to Maumelle District Court on Sept. 3.

100 Millwood Circle: On Aug. 1, Stephen Tatum, 24, of Maumelle was arrested and charged with two counts of criminal contempt and one count of violation of the Arkansas hot check law.

20605 Highway 365 North: On Aug. 1, Keilland Brown, 18, of North Little Rock; Mikele Rene Summons II, 18, of North Little Rock and Jalen Jones, 19, of North Little Rock were arrested and charged with possession of schedule VI controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Jones was also charged with not wear a seatbelt. Sgt. Dustin Ivey was traveling west on State Highway 365 behind a 1998 Toyota Camry. The driver, Jones, was not wearing his seat belt, so Ivey initiated a traffic stop in the McDonald’s parking lot. Ivey made contact with the three occupants, Jones, Summons and Brown. None of the men could provide any identification. Ivey asked Jones to exit the vehicle and to identify himself. Jones was nervous and his voice was extremely shaky, according to Ivey. Jones informed Ivey that he had got off work at McDonalds at 7:45 p.m., but was returning to get something to eat. Ivey asked Jones for consent to search the vehicle, which he provided. Ivey used his canine, Razor, to sniff the vehicle and he alerted in between the left side doors. Razor then entered the vehicle and alerted to the center console of the vehicle. Ivey found a small plastic thumb bag that contained 1.1 grams of marijuana. Ivey then found a plastic bag of marijuana, which weighed approximately 27.5 grams, under the front passenger seat. Ivey also found 18 thumb bags in the center console and a set of digital scales under the front passenger seat. All three men were arrested and placed into handcuffs. Officer Justin Woods then verbally Mirandized the men. Ivey spoke to all three men separately and each said that the marijuana and paraphernalia belonged to all three of them. All three men were brought to the police department for processing and the vehicle was towed to Lawhon Wrecker Service. The evidence was placed into an evidence locker. Detectives from the Special Investigations Division interviewed the men. All three men were taken to Pulaski County Jail by Woods and were held without bond.

1201 Murphy Drive at 198 Bringler Drive: On Aug. 2, Robert Lee Dolphins Jr., 42, of North Little Rock was arrested and charged with two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance, two misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance and misbranded drug or device. In the early hours, Officer Justin Woods conducted a traffic stop involving Bobby Brown. Brown said she was looking for her husband, Robert Dolphins. Brown said Dolphins had been kidnapped by his ex-wife three weeks ago. Brown said Dolphins had recently escaped and was walking around the city. Brown said she did not file any type of police report in regards to the incident. Later in the evening, Officer Jeremy Newlin saw a black man wearing a white shirt, blue jean shorts and carrying a black shirt walking on Murphy Drive near Bringler Drive. Newlin made contact with the man, Dolphins. Dolphins had glassy eyes and said he was lost. Woods arrived on the scene and Dolphins said he recently left his ex-wife’s house. Dolphins said he had been held against his will for the past five or six days. Dolphins said he willingly went with his ex-wife to her house, but she would not let him leave after they arrived. Dolphins claimed she kept him there without the use of any weapon, but she locked the doors, preventing his departure. Dolphins said he never had access to a phone in order to call for help, but she left for work that morning, allowing him to escape. An ACIC/NCIC check showed an active warrant out of North Little Rock Police Department for contempt of court. Dolphins was placed under arrest and Newlin searched him. In Dolphins’ right rear shorts pocket, Newlin found a prescription pill bottle belonging to his ex-wife. In the bottle was 59 white round pills marked 2410 V, identified as Carisoprodol. In Dolphins’ front left shorts pocket, Newlin found another prescription pill bottle belonging to Dolphins. In the bottle were the following controlled prescription medications: four more carisoprodol pills; 11.5 green oval pills marked Watson 503, which were identified as hydrocodone; and 12 white oblong pills marked G 3722 that were identified as Xanax. Also in Dolphins’ prescription bottle were the following uncontrolled prescription medications: Nine amlodipine besylate pills, four omeprazole pills and 16 phenytoin sodium pills. Dolphins was given a verbal Miranda warning and he said he took his ex-wife’s prescription bottle by mistake when he left her residence. Dolphins said the rest of the pills belonged to him, but he put them all in the same bottle. Dolphins was taken to Maumelle Police Department and processed. At the police department, Dolphins said he did not wish to press charges nor make a police report in regards to being held against his will by his ex-wife. Dolphins said he could not do that to her. Dolphins was taken to Pulaski County Jail to be held for court. He was given a $10,000 bond by the city attorney.

16823 Maumelle Boulevard at 101 Bringler Drive: On Aug. 2, William Csepi, 51, of North Little Rock was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and hazardous driving. At approximately 9:58 a.m. while on patrol, Officer Sterling Pruitt saw a blue Chevrolet truck make a left turn from Odom Boulevard South onto Highway 100. As Pruitt approached the intersection, he saw the truck was in the middle of the intersection causing interference with traffic flow. Pruitt then saw the truck make the left turn onto Highway 100 northbound. At that time, the driver did have a green light and caused other vehicles to brake quickly in order to avoid collision. Pruitt began following the vehicle as it travelled northbound in the inside lane and he saw the vehicle cross the centerline. Pruitt then initiated his emergency lights near the intersection with Millwood Circle. The vehicle did not seem to yield to his attempt to stop it. The vehicle continued traveling northbound in the inside lane. Pruitt initiated his siren on two different occasions before the vehicle pulled to the outside lane and stopped at the intersection with Bringler Drive. Pruitt made contact with the driver, Csepi. Due to his driving behavior and his nervous demeanor, Pruitt asked Csepi to step out of the vehicle. Pruitt then asked Csepi if he could perform a pat down for his own safety. While being patted down, Csepi abruptly and quickly stuck his right hand in his right front pocket. Pruitt asked what he was doing and Csepi said something about an object in his pocket. Pruitt asked Csepi if he could remove the object and he consented. Pruitt found a prescription bottle for Penicillin in Csepi’s name. When asked about the bottle, Csepi said that it was his wife’s medication. Pruitt then said to Csepi that the bottle had his name on it. Csepi seemed confused at that fact. Pruitt then looked inside the bottle and found four round blue pills. Pruitt used his phone to perform a search of the imprint on the pills. The pills were identified using Drugs.com as clonazepam, a benzodiazepine. Pruitt then asked Csepi about any medications he was prescribed and he did not say clonzepam as being one. Csepi was placed under arrest and read his Miranda warning. Post-Miranda, Csepi said that his wife had given him those specific pills. At a later time, while at the department, Csepi said that he found the pills in a vehicle he was working on. Csepi was processed at the department and released with a court date. The vehicle was towed from the scene by Lawhon’s Towing.

100 Millwood Circle: On Aug. 2, Timothy Headrick, 25, of Conway was arrested and charged with failure to appear and criminal contempt.

Kingslynn Boulevard at Woodland Drive: On Aug. 4, Stefanie Lousie White, 23, of Beebe was arrested and charged with violating the Omnibus DWI Act and careless or prohibited driving. While on routine patrol at approximately 1:40 a.m., Officer Glyneth Hicks saw a black Nissan Sentra stop on Kingslynn Drive. She then saw the vehicle back up in the traffic lane then continue forward towards him in her lane of traffic. The vehicle returned to its proper lane, drove past Hicks and executed a U-Turn at Kingslynn and Monarch Drives. Hicks initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, White. Hicks said that he detected a strong odor of intoxicants coming from the vehicle. Hicks asked White where she was going and she said she was going to a friend’s house. Hicks had White exit the vehicle and asked her if she had anything to drink. White said she had not. When Hicks asked White why she could smell alcohol, White said there was alcohol in the vehicle. White consented to a standard field sobriety test and while attempting to perform it, White swayed continuously and had to be reminded multiple times to keep her head still. Hicks next attempted to have her perform the walk and turn test, and White had difficulty following directions to stand in the proper position and kept losing her balance. Hicks against asked White if she had consumed any alcohol and she said she had not. Hicks then asked White if she had anything illegal in the vehicle and she said she did not, giving consent to search the vehicle. Upon searching, Hicks found an open Keystone Light beer in the passenger side floorboard that was approximately half full. Two closed beers were in the passenger seat of the vehicle. Hicks then saw half a bottle of bourbon whiskey in the passenger floorboard. White was placed under arrest and transported to Maumelle Police Department by Officer Andrew Garber. The vehicle was towed from the scene by Frank Harrison and Son. Garber readminstered the standard field sobriety test at the jail, which she failed. White consented to a breath test, which gave a reading of 0.146. White was cited with a court date of Sept. 9 and released to a responsible party.

2002 Murphy Drive: On Aug. 4, Chelsey Copas, 19, of Little Rock was charged with 18 counts of fraudulent use of a credit card or card account.

100 Millwood Circle: On Aug. 5, Chase Norwood, 23, of Little Rock was arrested and charged with criminal contempt.

20710 Highway 365 North: On Aug. 5, Barbara Baty, 43, of Conway was arrested and charged with shoplifting. Officers were dispatched to Lake Liquor at 9:15 p.m. in response to a shoplifter. Upon arrival, Sgt. Scotty Bryant and Officer Glyneth Hicks made contact with security officers for the business who said that Barbara Baty had been known to shoplift from the business before and that she had attempted to shoplift again that evening. Bryant watched the security camera footage showing Baty conceal a bottle of tequila in her purse. Store security officers said Baty then “got spooked” and removed the bottle from her purse, placing it in a different section of the store. Baty was placed under arrest for shoplifting, transported to Maumelle Police Department, processed, cited and released with a court date of Sept. 3.

100 Millwood Circle: On Aug. 6, Reginald Whitaker, 28, of Little Rock was arrested and charged with failure to appear.

100 Millwood Circle: On Aug. 6, James Bryant, 41, of Little Rock was arrested and charged with failure to appear.

100 Millwood Circle: On Aug. 6, Allen Bruce Woods III, 19, of Little Rock was arrested and charged with failure to appear.

100 Millwood Circle: On Aug. 6, Tyrus Chatman, 43, of Little Rock was arrested and charged with failure to appear.

100 Millwood Circle: On Aug. 6, Johnathan Clark, 28, 0f North Little Rock was arrested and charged with failure to appear.

100 Millwood Circle: On Aug. 7, Brad Henderson, 32, of Little Rock was arrested and charged with failure to appear.

Incidents

100 Commercial Park Court: On July 29 at approximately 8:13 p.m., Officer Andrew Garber made contact with Eureka Ice in the lobby of Maumelle Police Department in reference to damage vandalism to her vehicle. Ice said between 10:30 p.m. on July 28 and 8:01 a.m. on July 29, someone used an object to scratch her vehicle in multiple locations. Garber saw the scratches on the left front bumper, left fender, windshield, left front door frame, left rear view mirror and left rear bumper of her vehicle. Ice said she ended a six-week relationship on July 28 with a man via text message. Ice said after she noticed the damage to her vehicle she contacted the man, who Ice said was adamant that he did not cause the damage, but would help her pay to have it fixed. Ice further said she does not have any problems with anyone at the Highland Point Apartment complex and believes her ex-boyfriend is the only one who may have caused the damage.

100 Lake Willastein Drive: On July 30 at approximately 9:04 p.m., officers were dispatched to Lake Willastein in reference to a disturbance. Dispatch advised one subject was allegedly in possession of a bat. Upon arrival, Officer Andrew Garber made contact with Tyler Stanley. Stanley said he was sitting in his vehicle when an individual approached his car saying he was a “piece of sh*t” and calling him names. Stanley said the subject appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs due to his demeanor. Stanley said he exited his vehicle and asked the man what his problem was and if he needed to handle the situation. Stanley said the man left and returned a short time later with a baseball bat. Stanley said the man repeatedly swung the bat at him but never made contact. Stanley further said the man saw the emergency lights of officers arriving on the scene and fled on foot in the direction of Hibiscus Drive. Stanley said the man was wearing jeans, a blue shirt and a ball cap. After obtaining information regarding the description of the subject, officers determined it was likely Derek Reh. Officers canvassed the area searching for the man but were met with negative results. Officers then made contact with Reh’s parents.

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