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Incidents reported to Maumelle Police through Dec. 14:

Arrests

117 Audubon Drive: On Dec. 10, Timothy Delane Newburn, 24, of Little Rock was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance after officers said they found 2.9 grams of marijuana in his 2007 Chevrolet Impala after a traffic stop. Officer Gregory Roberts said he saw the car northbound on Maumelle Boulevard with unreadable temporary tags and initiated a traffic stop. After getting permission from the owner to search the vehicle because officers said they could smell marijuana, police said they found a plastic baggie on the passenger side of the vehicle containing the marijuana. At first none of the three occupants claimed ownership of the marijuana, police said but ultimately Newburn allegedly told officers the marijuana was his. He was cited and released.

20515 Arkansas Highway 365: On Dec. 12, Shirley Anne Tew, 55, of Conway was arrested and charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct after police said they received complaints about an intoxicated woman “making sexual advances towards customers.” Sgt. Dustin Ivey said the woman was inside the Shell Station leaning against a counter and had a whiskey bottle hidden in her pants, “smelled heavily of intoxicants, had slurred speech, had unsteady balance and had bloodshot eyes.” He said she was “cursing and causing a public annoyance inside and outside the store.” Ivey said Tew also had an outstanding warrant from North Little Rock for DWI and after issuing a citation for the Maumelle charges, she was turned over to North Little Rock police.

760 Edgewood Drive: On Dec. 12, Michael Aaron Wagley, 35, of Little Rock was arrested and charged with driving on a suspended driver’s license and displaying false evidence of registration. Sgt. Scotty Bryant said he first received a call for assistance at Senior Tequila on Maumelle Boulevard from the North Little Rock police about one of their officers involved in a fight inside the restaurant. When he arrived the North Little Rock officer had a woman in custody but a man had fled the restaurant on foot but the woman pointed out his vehicle. Bryant said the tags didn’t belong to the van they were on but another vehicle. Bryant said he was at the E Z Mart on Edgewood Drive two and one-half hours later when Wagley drove up and asked him where the Maumelle jail was because a friend had been arrested earlier at Senior Tequila. When Bryant said he asked Wagley why he ran from the restaurant he didn’t reply but a check of his records indicated his driver’s license was suspended for a previous DWI. He said Wagley became uncooperative and the van’s license plate showed in belonged to Sellers Heating and Air from Mayflower but the tab on the tag belonged to a 2006 Cadillac. While inventorying the vehicle to be towed, Bryant said he found a temporary tag that had been altered to extend the expiration date. Wagley was taken to the Pulaski County Regional Detention Facility.

4001 Club Manor Drive: On Dec. 5, Robert Griffin, 29, of Jacksonville was arrested and charged with obstructing governmental operations after officer Stewart Bragg said he responded to a call about a suspicious person laying behind the Church of Christ on Club Manor Drive. Griffin first gave him a fictitious name and date of birth, Bragg said. When he finally gave him the correct name, Bragg said Griffin had outstanding warrants from Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for alleged contempt of court and another from North Little Rock for alleged failure to appear in court. He was also given an order to stay away from the Clean Wash Coin Laundry on Club Manor because of two previous alleged incidents there. He was arrested and taken to the Pulaski County Regional Detention Facility, Bragg said.

Maumelle Boulevard and Crystal Hill Road: On Dec. 7, Lanisha M. Perry, 29, of Maumelle was arrested and charged with theft of property in an alleged shoplifting incident at the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market, operation of a motor vehicle without a license plate, driving on suspended driver’s license and obstructing governmental operations following a traffic stop in which she gave police two different names and two different dates of birth. She was taken to the Pulaski County Regional Detention Facility.

Maumelle Boulevard and Edgewood Drive: On Dec. 7, Cameon Jay Johnson, 32, of Little Rock was arrested and charged with DWI, driving on a revoked driver’s license, improper use of evidence of registration and refusal to submit to a Breathalyzer test. Sgt. Dustin Ivey said the Mercury Sable had tags belonging to a Nissan Maxima, crossed the fog line initially refused to stop on the Boulevard but finally stopped in front of Pine Forest Elementary School. When he said the driver had a strong odor of intoxicants and “extremely bloodshot eyes,” Ivey said he administrated a portable Breathalyzer test which indicated a blood alcohol count of 0.29. Ivey said Johnson failed field sobriety tests. He was arrested and taken to the Maumelle Police Department where he allegedly refused to take a Breathalyzer test.

104 Carnahan Drive: On Dec. 7, David Eric Adams, 23, of Maumelle was arrested and charged with public intoxication, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct after officers were called to Zaxby’s Restaurant about a physical alteration in process. When Sgt. Dustin Ivey arrived, he said the people fighting fled the scene in a red Mercury Cougar but the complainant gave police the license plate which was for a vehicle registered to someone at 144 Pleasantwood Drive. Two officers went to that address but didn’t find the vehicle or anyone there. Ivey said a cross check showed a similar incident there in the past involving Bethany Webb and David Adams so officers then went to Adams residence at 115 Lilly Drive where officers said Adams and Webb were in a verbal altercation yelling at each other. Webb told police Adams had “urinated on her car at Zaxby’s” then claimed he grabbed her and put his hands over her mouth “attempting to suffocate her.” When officers attempted to arrest Adams he resisted, Ivey said and continued to fight them so a third officer pepper sprayed him after warning him but Adams continued to fight as all three officer took him to the ground, Ivey said. Metropolitan Emergency Services and Maumelle Fire and Rescue were called to decontaminate Adams but he still complained so officers took him to the Maumelle Police Department where they put him in a decontamination shower for about ten minutes. Adams was taken to the Pulaski County Regional Detention Facility.

20515 Arkansas Highway 365: On Dec. 7, Jessica Beaver, 25, of Little Rock, a teacher at Maumelle High School, was arrested and charged with DWI and driving left of the center lane after officer Laura Robinson said she saw a Toyota SUV northbound on Maumelle Boulevard swerve into the inside lane, speed up and then slow down crossing over the center lane several times before stopping at the Shell Station. Beaver told Officer Robinson she was on her way home from a friend’s home “but couldn’t remember where she lived.” Robinson said the teacher had an odor of intoxicants, watery eyes and dilated pupils. Beavers told Robinson she had had “three beers and just wanted to go home and go to sleep.” Beavers was too unsteady of her feet to take a field sobriety test and had to lean against her car for support but registered 0.11 blood alcohol count on a portable Breathalyzer test. Back at Maumelle Police Headquarters Beaver was given field sobriety tests but failed all of them, Robinson said and a Breathalyzer test administered there had the same result as the portable one — 0.11 blood alcohol count.

Thefts

2002 Murphy Drive: On Dec. 11, James Heins, 31, of North Little Rock and Julie Young, 32, of North Little Rock reported they left a credit card in a friend’s truck by mistake but it had been used twice in Maumelle and three times in North Little Rock to make fraudulent charges.

2002 Murphy Drive: On Dec. 7, Allyson Blasingame, 33, of Maumelle told police her credit card had been stolen and used to withdraw $1,200 from her banking account at ATM locations in Maumelle and North Little Rock.

100 Commercial Park Court: On Dec. 9, Loren Dang, 40, of Maumelle told police someone broke into a garage he rented at the apartment complex and stole tools and several parts of motorcycle equipment including four tires, rims, a tent and helmets. Police said they found no signs of forced entry but the door could actually be opened without a key.

100 Commercial Park Court: On Dec. 8, Noeline Cates, 56, of Maumelle told police someone had broken into her Ford Mustang and scattered her belonging and even broken into the trunk but she didn’t immediately find anything missing.

760 Edgewood Drive: On Nov. 29, Derrick Haynes, 26, of Maumelle reported to police that his Everlast boxing gloves were stolen from where he left them out front of the store when he went inside the E Z Mart. Store employees were able to recognize the man who took the gloves from store surveillance videotape. The man, a nearby employee told police he thought they were abandoned there and offered to bring them back to police.

17 Ouachita Drive: On Dec. 9, Bonnie Griffin, 37, told police the back door to their home was open when they returned home and found several items missing including an Apple iPad, Apple iPod, a $1,200 Tiffany lock and key necklace, a $1,600 Tiffany Charm Bracelet and assorted clothing and other items. Griffin said their home alarm had not been set when they left the residence.

Incidents

48 Oak Forest Place: On Dec. 11, Clark Eppler, 35, reported to police that his Christmas lights had been cut for the third time this year. He said he had no idea who was cutting his light cords.

11400 Crystal Hill Road: On Dec. 9, Bill Watkins, 80, told police someone had torn down a gate he had built after a contractor constructing apartments near him asked permission to use his driveway. Watkins said he refused because the heavy equipment would have destroyed his driveway and the unknown contractor was upset. Officer Andrew Garner said the gate which was made of two by four boards of lumber had been broken and scattered around the site.

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