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The following incidents were reported to the Maumelle Police Department through Nov. 11:

Arrests

100 Millwood Circle: On Nov. 4, Jerry Wigginton, 57, of North Little Rock was arrested and charged with failure to appear.

100 Millwood Circle: On Nov. 5, Sean M. Curry, 27, of Maumelle was arrested and charged with criminal contempt.

100 Millwood Circle: On Nov. 6, Teron Duane Jones, 31, of Maumelle was arrested and charged with criminal contempt.

100 Commercial Park Court Apartment 74: On Nov. 6, Ronnie Pruitt, 35, of Maumelle was arrested and charged with criminal contempt.

100 Millwood Circle: On Nov. 7, Edward Donald Webb, 23, of Maumelle was arrested and charged with criminal contempt.

100 Millwood Circle: On Nov. 11, Charles Holden, 31, of White Hall was arrested and charged with failure to appear and criminal contempt.

17 Ouachita Drive: On Nov. 11, Roy D. Griffin was arrested and charged with public intoxication and violation of a protection order. Officers were dispatched in reference to a disturbance and upon arrival officers made contact with Griffin at the front door of the residence. It was found at that time that there was a temporary order of protection against Griffin. The protected party, Bonnie Griffin, was at the residence and alerted officers of Mr. Griffin’s presence. Mr. Griffin was taken into custody for violation of the order at which time there was a strong odor of intoxicants on him, according to police reports. According to officers, Mr. Griffin was unsteady on his feet and had trouble understanding officers at the time of arrest. Mr. Griffin was transported to Maumelle Police Department where he was processed and transported to Pulaski County Jail. Mr. Griffin’s vehicle, a red Dodge truck that was parked illegally in the street in front of the residence, was impounded by Lawhon’s towing and stored at that location. Mr. Griffin was given a court date of Dec. 10.

Odom Boulevard at 14823 Maumelle Boulevard: On Nov. 9, Johnnie L. Jones, 24, of North Little Rock was arrested and charged with violation of Omnibus DWI Act, refusal to submit, speeding, driving left of center, possession of a schedule VI controlled substance and two counts of felony possession of drug paraphernalia. At approximately 1:25 a.m., Officer Sterling Pruitt was driving southbound on Highway 100 when he saw a gold Ford Crown Victoria traveling in front of him on the inside lane. Pruitt saw the vehicle was slightly weaving within its lane. Then he saw the vehicle cross the inside center line near Edgewood Drive. The vehicle was also struggling to maintain a consistent speed. Pruitt paced the vehicle at 56 miles per hour, exceeding the posted speed limit of 45 miles per hour. The vehicle also crossed the dashed line between the lanes near Audubon Drive. Pruitt initiated a traffic stop with the vehicle, but it was hesitant to stop, according to police reports. Pruitt made contact with the driver, Jones, who he said was nervous, slow in his speech and had watery eyes. Pruitt says he detected an odor of intoxicants as well as the strong odor of air freshener emitting from the vehicle. After being asked, Jones said that he drank two beers earlier in the night. Pruitt asked Jones to step out of the vehicle and he consented to the Standardized Field Sobriety Test. Jones showed heavy nystagmus during the horizontal gaze nystagmus and vertical nystagmus. During the walk and turn, Jones struggled to maintain balance during the instructional stage and he also failed to watch his feet as he was instructed. During the one leg stand, Jones hopped on his plant foot and swayed and failed to look at his foot. Based on the evidence, Jones was taken into custody for DWI. After securing Jones in Officer Gregory Robert’s car, police began an inventory of the vehicle prior to tow. As Pruitt began inventorying the vehicle, he detected a strong odor of marijuana. In the trunk of the vehicle he found a backpack containing two mason jars of marijuana in individual plastic bags. The backpack also contained a plastic container of marijuana, 13 empty plastic bags and a digital scale. All of the property was secured in Pruitt’s trunk and transported to the department where it was weighed, bagged and secured into evidence. Lt. Collins located a black cell phone in the vehicle and a white iPhone was found in Jones’ pocket. Jones also had $835 in his pocket wrapped in a rubber band. The phones, money and vehicle were all seized. The vehicle was towed from the scene by Lawhon’s Towing. Jones was taken to the department where he was processed. At the department, Jones refused to provide a breath sample. Jones was transported to Pulaski County Jail. Maumelle District Court set Jones’ bond at $17,500.

100 Millwood Circle: On Nov. 11, Jeremy W. Boroughs, 29, of Maumelle was arrested and charged with criminal contempt.

Incidents

501 Valencia Drive Apartment E12: On Nov. 9, Officer Johnathan Johnson was dispatched in reference to vandalism. Upon arrival he made contact with Latricia Warrior in the parking lot. Warrior said that she saw two men running toward the rear of Building E and when she arrived at her vehicle she saw that the front windshield was damaged. Johnson saw damage to the front center portion of the windshield and also saw two small rocks on the hood near the windshield wipers that may have caused the damage. Warrior described the two subjects as a white man and a Hispanic man both with white T-shirts and dark-colored shorts. A search of the area was conducted by officers with negative results.

2002 Murphy Drive: On Oct. 4, Lt. Joseph Poole was notified by Officer Brock Waldo that he had struck a deer with his assigned patrol vehicle, Unit 62. Poole made contact with Waldo on Country Club Boulevard between Sologne Forest and Diamond Park Drive. Waldo said that a deer had struck his vehicle in the driver’s side fender and driver’s side door. Poole saw damage to both areas as well as small amounts of deer hair on the vehicle. Estimated damage was $750.

Thefts

117 Chambord Drive: On Nov. 5, Lt. Scotty Bryant met with Michael Kennedy in the lobby of Maumelle Police Department regarding a missing firearm. Kennedy said that his Smith and Wesson semi-automatic pistol was missing from either his vehicle or his house. Kennedy said that the gun is usually kept in the drawer of a night stand next to his bed. He did state though that the handgun had been transported by him in a vehicle when he drove to Missouri. He said that he was certain that it was brought back from Missouri and was taken out of his vehicle and placed in the night stand drawer. Kennedy said that the last time he was certain that he saw the gun was back in September. He said that he went through both of his vehicles and his house and has been unable to locate it. Kennedy said that both vehicles are kept in his garage while at home. Kennedy also said that a woman by the name of Maria comes and cleans his house on a regular basis. The gun was entered into ACIC/NCIC as stolen and a NIC number was generated. Kennedy said that the gun has a stainless steel finish and had at least 10 rounds in magazines and one round chambered.

14 Blue Mountain Drive: On Nov. 5, Officer Gregory Roberts met with Betty White at the police department concerning charges on her credit card. White then explained that the card belongs to her but she allows her daughter , Jennifer Jordan, to carry and use it. White sad that Oct. 14, her daughter visited Charlotte Dedmon at her home at 14 Blue Mountain Drive. It was after this visit that charges appeared on the card. Jordan then called Dedmon and inquired about the credit card. It was at this time that Dedmon informed Jordan that she would return the card to her, which she did on Oct. 18. The total amount of the charges is $3,864.05. White said that her daughter is not involved in the charges incurred by Dedmon and that the card had been cancelled.

117 Audubon Drive: On Oct. 23, Officer Sterling Pruitt spoke with Kayla Pride, an employee of Walmart, in the lobby of the police department regarding a theft. Pride said that a former employee, Alen Graves, stole $50, from Walmart Neighborhood Market. Graves did this by returning items outside of normal work duties which were valued at $50. Pride provided video evidence.

126 Cherokee Drive: On Nov. 10, Officer Brock Waldo was dispatched in regards to an already occurred breaking or entering. Upon arrival he made contact with Laura Norman, who said someone had broken into her vehicle. Norman said when her daughter got into the vehicle she realized a pair of red sunglasses, a TI-Inspire 84 calculator and $5 in cash were missing from the vehicle. Norman did not have the calculator’s serial number at the time. No pictures or finger prints were taken at the time of the report due to the vehicle being tampered with prior to Waldo’s arrival.

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