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The following incidents were reported to Maumelle Police Department through Dec. 2:

Arrest

Town Centre Drive at 1900 Club Manor Drive: On Nov. 30, Joseph Dashun Pettis, 26, of Little Rock was arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, possession of 4 ounces or less of marijuana and driving on a revoked/suspended license. At approximately 1:16 a.m. Officer Casey Canady was on patrol when he saw a silver Honda Accord turn north onto Highway 100 from Montpellier Drive. An ACIC check of the license plate showed the vehicle belonged to Robert Graham of Little Rock. Canady watched the vehicle travel at a low rate of speed and get into the left turn lane at Highway 100 and Carnahan Drive. The vehicle then made an illegal U-turn to travel south on Highway 100. The vehicle traveled at approximately 25 miles per hour and then turned west onto Audubon Drive. The vehicle then turned north on Club Manor Drive and then east onto Town Centre. The vehicle then turned into the parking lot behind Beef O’ Brady’s and stopped. Canady waited a few moments to see if the vehicle would continue to move, but it stayed in the parking lot. Canady turned on his blue lights and made contact with the driver, Pettis. Pettis appeared to be nervous and distracted. Canady had to repeat questions several times to Pettis before he would answer. When asked where he was coming from, Pettis said he was coming from Little Rock and was trying to find his cousin’s apartment. When asked where his cousin lived, Pettis said he lived somewhere near IHOP. At this time, Lt. Joseph Poole arrived. An ACIC check on Pettis showed he was currently under active supervision and that his driver’s license was suspended. Pettis also had prior criminal history that included possession of a controlled substance and aggravated robbery. Canady then asked Pettis to step out of the vehicle and he gave consent to perform a pat down for weapons. Canady then asked Pettis for consent to search the vehicle, to which Pettis consented. During the search of the vehilce, Canady found two blunts that smelled of marijuana between the driver’s seat and door frame. One of the blunts was wrapped in aluminum foil and had a strong chemical smell emanating from it. At this time Pettis was placed into custody for possession of a controlled substance. In the center console there was a small plastic bag containing four white oblong pills, later identified by officers as penicillin. There ware also several small marijuana roaches in the ash tray in the center console. Officer Woods arrived and read Pettis his Miranda Warning. After being read his warning, Pettis said that the two blunts were his but that he did not know to whom the pills belonged. Pettis was transported to Maumelle Police Department for processing. Frank Harrison and Son took possession of the vehicle and removed it from the scene. Officers suspected that the blunt wrapped in aluminum was PCP. City Attorney Janan Dais was notified and set bail at $5,000. Canady disposed of the penicillin and small marijuana roaches in the presence of Woods. Pettis was charged and transported to Pulaski County Jail.

100 Millwood Circle: On Nov. 30, Regala Patrice Macon, 32, of Conway was arrested and charged with criminal contempt.

710 Edgewood Drive: On Dec. 1, Isaac Marshall Dale III, 28, of Little Rock was arrested and charged with fleeing and resisting arrest. At approximately 4:15 a.m., Officers Justin Woods and Shane Graham saw a black man entering Studio 710. They also saw a blue Dodge Caravan in the parking lot. Officers attempted to make contact with the man at the front door of the building. Officers found the front door locked so they checked the rear of the building. The officer found the black man at the rear of the building and instructed him to step away from the rear door so they could speak to him. The man would not comply with officers’ commands. He then ran into the building, slamming the door behind him. Woods followed the subject inside and Graham went to the front of the building. Graham was unable to gain entry into the building due to the front door being locked. Graham then made his way to the rear of the building to assist Woods. When Graham got to the rear of the building, he saw the man fleeing from Woods through the rear door. Woods and Graham gave the man several verbal commands to stop running without results. Graham then pursued the man on foot across Lake Pointe Drive toward Pine Forest Elementary. Graham then lost sight of the man in the wooded area south of Pine Forest Elementary. The officers then attempted to establish a perimeter while waiting for a canine. The officers then received multiple 911 calls from 301 Pine Forest in regards to an unknown man attempting to gain entry into their residence. A woman who lived at the address said a man began constantly ringing her doorbell and knocking on the door to gain entry. Barnes said the subject told her his name was “Isaac.” Another woman who lives at the same address said a man was ringing the doorbell and banging on her door in an attempt to gain entry. The second woman said the man told her his name was “Isaac” as well. Lt. Joseph Poole then arrived at 301 Pine Forest and found the man on the doorstep of apartment No. 17. The man was identified as Dale. Graham and Woods arrived on the scene and put Dale in the backseat of their patrol vehicle. Woods verbally advised Dale of his Miranda Warning and Dale waived his rights. The officers then made contact with the owner of Studio 710 who said he did not want to press charges for commercial burglary. Dale was then taken to Maumelle Police Department for processing. An ACIC/NCIC check showed Dale had a warrant for a parole violation out of the Arkansas Board of Parole and no bond warrant out of Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office. Dale was processed and then transported to Pulaski County Jail.

100 Millwood Circle: On Dec. 2, Derrick Criswell, 35, of Maumelle was arrested and charged with two counts of criminal contempt.

100 Millwood Circle: On Dec. 3, William Chambers, 23, of Little Rock was arrested and charged with criminal contempt, driving on a revoked/suspended driver’s license and having a headlight out. At approximately 3 a.m., Officer Brock Waldo saw a white Chrysler van traveling north on Highway 100 with only one headlight. Waldo initiated a stop at Bringler Drive and Highway 100. Upon his approach, Waldo made contact with the driver who said his name was William Chambers. When Waldo asked him for his driver’s license, Chambers said it was suspended. Waldo went back to his unit and had dispatch run Chamber’s information. Dispatch told Waldo that Chambers had a warrant out of the Maumelle Police Department for contempt of court and also had a suspended driver’s license. Chambers was then placed into custody and transported to the department. Chambers was processed and released with a citation and a court date of Jan. 14.

Thefts

16 Crestview Court: On Dec. 1, Officer Johnathan Johnson was dispatched in reference to a stolen vehicle. Upon arrival he made contact with Benjamin Muse who said that his silver Dodge truck with Arkansas license plate 267 TEX was stolen from his residence. Muse said that he last saw the vehicle in his driveway at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 30. Muse said that he may have left the vehicle unlocked with the keys in the ignition. Upon Johnson’s arrival, there was no visual evidence that the vehicle had been broken into. The same vehicle was reported stolen in North Little Rock and recovered by Perry County Sheriff’s Department. In that incident, the dashboard was damaged. Muse said the dashboard was still damaged. Muse still has a lien on the vehicle and has provided insurance with All-State. The Dodge truck has been entered into ACIC/NCIC as stolen.

22 Windsor Drive: On Dec. 1, Sgt. Clifton McClintock was dispatched in reference to a theft. Upon arrival, McClintock spoke with Matthew Spence. Spence said that his brother, Joshua Spence, had left his 2010 Volkswagen Jetta in his care while Joshua Spence was out of town. Spence said that he had been out of town since Nov. 29 and when he returned home, his neighbor told him that someone had been inside the vehicle. The neighbor said that on Nov. 29 at around 11 p.m. two white women and a white man had knocked on her door asking about the complainant’s whereabouts. The neighbor said one of the women said that she was the complainant’s ex-sister-in-law and was concerned about her children. The witness said she saw the ex-sister-in-law enter the vehicle and set off the alarm. She said that she observed her inside the vehicle with the doors open. The witness said that again on Nov. 30 at around 11 a.m., the same woman returned to the residence. She said that she knocked on the door, looked in the windows of the home and again entered the vehicle. While on scene, the victim called and told his brother that there was $80 in cash in the center console of the vehicle. The money was no longer in the console. The victim and the suspect are no longer married and the victim was awarded the vehicle after the divorce.

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