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Police: Skinned animal turns out to be coyote

Police: Skinned animal turns out to be coyote

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) -- Conway police say what was originally thought to be a gruesome case of animal cruelty is now believed to be a hit-and-run.

According to the incident report, the carcass of what investigators thought was a dead dog was found in a trash can on Merriman Street. Police say the animal's body had been skinned after it died.

A necropsy done by the Arkansas State Crime Lab shows that the animal was, in actuality, a coyote. Conway police issued a statement saying the animal was probably struck by a vehicle.

Previously Friends of the Conway Animal Shelter (FOCAS) and the Humane Society of Faulkner County had each put up a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of whoever is responsible for the animal's death. However, the police are no longer investigating the incident as a criminal case, so the reward is no longer in play.

What if a sex offender moves into your neighborhood?

What if a sex offender moves into your neighborhood?

What’s next when you get notification of a sex offender in your neighborhood?

CONWAY, Ark.  –  The Conway Police along with the Arkansas Crime Information Center is hosting an information session to address concerns about sex offenders in the community.  This session is meant to be educational in nature. 

It will address when notification is made, why it’s made, what information is released on the sex offender and what your rights are as a citizen and the rights of the offender.  Paula Stitz with the Arkansas Crime information Center will be on hand to provide information on the sex offender registry and to show you how to navigate the system 

Sergeant Glen Cooper with the Conway Police Department will also speak.  Cooper is the department’s Sex Offender Coordinator.  He’ll talk more specifically tracking sex offenders and about the notification process.

Arkansas Times: Glasgow search proves fruitless, expensive

Arkansas Times: Glasgow search proves fruitless, expensive

From original post by Max Brantley:

Officers with the Little Rock Police Department spent several days in late January guarding a windswept soybean field near England where Faulkner County Jail inmate Jon Brawner said the body of missing construction executive John Glasgow was buried, only to have ground penetrating radar brought in by the Arkansas Archeological Survey on January 26 turn up nothing but some ancient Native American sites and a little farming debris.

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Gov. Beebe announces intent to grant pardons

Gov. Beebe announces intent to grant pardons

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -  Governor Mike Beebe today announced his intent to grant seven pardons. An additional 26 clemency requests were denied and 23 had no action taken upon them. These include requests from both inmates and non-inmates.

The seven applicants intended for pardons have completed all jail time, fulfilled all parole-and-probationary requirements and paid all fines related to their sentences. There is a 30-day waiting period to receive public feedback on the commutation and pardons before final action is taken.

Governor Beebe intends to grant pardons to the following people:

Calla J. Duvall (West Fork): Domestic Battery
This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2006 - Elkins District Court), the fact that all terms of the applicant's sentence have been completed and there have been no further criminal-law violations. There are no law-enforcement objections to the application.

Burglary leads police to solve another case

Burglary leads police to solve another case

CONWAY, Ark. –   Conway Police got a call about a burglary in progress on Teresa Drive early Tuesday morning.  At the scene a witness told officers he heard a car drive up to his sister’s home next door and went to check it out.  Once outside he said he saw a man leave the house and threw an Xbox in the bed of a truck before it drove off.

The witness was able to give officers a good description of the truck and a partial plate number.  Using this information a patrol officer stopped a truck matching the description on Dave Ward Drive a short time after.  The officer took a passenger, 20 year old James Butler, into custody and recovered the stolen Xbox.  The driver and another passenger were found not to be involved in the theft however officers arrested one for an outstanding warrant.

CPD seeks information in Long John Silver's robbery

CPD seeks information in Long John Silver's robbery

Officers with the Conway Police Department responded to a call around 9:00 pm Thursday night about a robbery at Long John Silver's on Oak Street.  Once on scene the manager told officers that two men walked into the restaurant, one brandished a gun and demanded money. 

The manager reported that one man pointed the gun directly at him and seemed to become agitated when he couldn't get into the safe.  He later demanded money from the register as the other robber watched over the employee who was sweeping in the lobby.  Once they got the money, the men left the building through the west door and ran south. 

According to the manager both men were black but he couldn't give a good description because they concealed their identities with bandannas over their faces and hooded red sweatshirts

Along with the manager, there were two employees and a customer in the restaurant at the time of the robbery.&nb

Suspect in storage unit thefts arrested

Suspect in storage unit thefts arrested

From the Log Cabin:

Conway PD have arrested the man suspected of theft or property from 19 storage units at the Museum Road Self Storage facility.

After a person saw a man wandering around the facility with a flashlight, police caught up to and arrested 44-year-old Johnie Ray Robinson, who was riding his bicycle a few streets away.

The witness's description of the suspect and his bike matched Robinson.

After searching his home, they found multiple items they believed to be stolen goods.

Police are currently investigating if Johnson is linked to other storage unit thefts over the past couple of months in the area.

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