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Sherwood police beat

Thefts

Oct. 10

Debbie Whitaker, an employee of the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market, said Cathy Damato of Sherwood presented a $100 bill for a purchase and noticed the bill was a fake. Damato stated that she cashed a check on Oct. 7 at the customer service desk at the Neighborhood Market and had received the bill from the Neighborhood Market during the transaction. Police took the bill and placed it into evidence.

Michael Bowden of North Little Rock said that Chris Kalamasz, an employee of Pure Water, had used a company Sam’s Club credit card at the location in Sherwood and made several purchases between July 14 and Aug. 5 totaling $3,413.87. Bowden said he has already filed reports with the North Little Rock and Little Rock police reports.

Oct. 11

Brittany Arnold of Sherwood said she answered a babysitting ad on Craig’s List. The man said his name was Freeman Turner and he was moving to Arkansas. The man said his wife had died and he needed someone to watch his children. She had been corresponding with him via text and email. Arnold said she received a check in the amount of $2,650 and he told her to cash it as soon as she could. He told her the money was for watching the kids and buying them supplies. She told police she put the check in the bank on Oct. 11. Arnold said she looked online and believed it was a scam.

Oct. 15

Meri Conder of Sherwood said she had gone inside the Phillips 66 gas station at the intersection of Kiehl Avenue and Arkansas 107 to get cigarettes when someone inside had taken her purse from inside her vehicle. Her purse had a black lock box containing her medication.

Russell Chevrolet of Sherwood reported $3,500 worth of 20-inch polished aluminum wheels had been stolen from a 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe. Someone also stole a digital CD.

Accidents

Oct. 12

Police were dispatched to the scene of a private property accident in the parking lot of Fort Thompson where Cade Browning of Ward said he was concerned at the close proximity of a vehicle parked next to his. Browning stated he took a photograph with is cellular phone and went inside Fort Thompson. Browning stated when he came outside he approached his vehicle and noticed $50 worth of damage to the driver’s side rear wheel well. Browning’s photograph shed a newer model Dodge Journey beside his vehicle.

Police were dispatched to the intersection of Jacksonville Cato and Creekdale roads in reference to a single-vehicle accident where Jacob French of Conway said his vehicle left the roadway and slid into the front yard of 1 Creekdale. His car sustained $500 in damage while a sign post had $50 of damage.

Arrests

Oct. 12

Chelsea Dawes, 23, of Sherwood was arrested on charges of public intoxication and possession of a controlled substance after police were dispatched to the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market in reference to a suspicious person possibly on drugs in a small red vehicle.

Oct. 14

Miranda Rice of Sherwood was arrested on charges of DWI drugs, driving with a license suspended for DWI/drugs, first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor (D Felony), second-degree endangering the welfare of a minor, obstructing governmental operations and filing a false police report. The arrest came after police were called to the intersection of North Hills Boulevard and Arkansas 107 at 2:53 a.m. in reference to a hit-and-run accident.

Incidents

Oct. 14

Kevin Willis of Sherwood said he noticed the shock collar of his dog had been tampered with. He said he took the collar off and saw the metal prongs inside the shock box to the collar had been broken out and the box was taped up with black electrical tape with a white note attached to it that stated, “animal cruelty.” Willis’ neighbor, Matt Rodgers of Lucy Lane in Sherwood, told police he did take the collar off the dog and tape the message of animal cruelty back on the collar but denied breaking the shock box to the collar.

Oct. 15

Police responded to a report of criminal mischief at 7318 Gibson Road where Terry Howell advised he parked his vehicle in his driveway on Oct. 13 at about noon. He told police he had been in and out of his house but did not realize the back window was damaged until he arrived at the Hess gas station in Gravel Ridge two days later. Damage is estimated at $350.

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