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Police Logs, 5-19-19

May 18, 2019 at 7:50 p.m.

City Arrests:

• William V. Rester, 40, of the 300 block of Dunning, was arrested May 16 on a Union County Sheriff’s Office warrant for possession of a controlled substance.

• Luis Hernandez, 21, of El Dorado, was arrested May 14 on a Union County Sheriff’s Office warrant for petition to revoke probation.

• Demontras C. Miller, 21, of the 700 block of East Faulkner, was arrested May 13 on a Union County Sheriff’s Office warrant for petition to revoke probation.

• Nicolas L. McMurtrey, 22, of the 1200 block of Mosby Circle, was arrested May 13 on suspicion of aggravated assault on a family or household member and third-degree domestic battery. McMurtrey’s girlfriend told police that he choked her, dragged her and threw her into a brick wall in the area of Madison and 10th streets. She said the pair had argued at the Mosby Circle residence and when she began walking away from the residence, he chased her in her car. When she told McMurtrey he could not drive the vehicle, he drove back home and began chasing her on foot, the woman said. Police said the woman’s nose was bruised and swollen, her top lip was “extremely” swollen and she had a laceration on her top lip. McMurtrey is also suspected of sexually abusing the woman’s young daughter, according to a police report. The woman said he attacked her after she confronted him about the allegations, noting that her daughter made statements indicating that McMurtrey had molested her. Police said reports of the alleged abuse were forwarded to the Arkansas Department of Human Services and Arkansas State Police.

• Renoldo D. Owens, 33, of the 1300 block of D Avenue, was arrested May 12 on suspicion of aggravated assault on a family or household member. Owens’ uncle told police that Owens accused him of stealing money and threatened him with a knife. He said he struck Owens in the face with his fist to defend himself as Owens advanced toward him with the knife. He then called police, after which, Owens said he had found the cash in another room. Owens admitted chasing his uncle with a knife, police said.

• Jaquez L. Whatley, 29, of the 1500 block of North Martin Luther King, was arrested May 12 on an Arkansas Parole Board warrant for theft by receiving.

• Frederick L. Samuel, 40, of the 400 block of South West Avenue, was arrested May 12 on suspicion of first-degree criminal mischief. A man told police that Samuel cut tires on two vehicles at his residence in the 400 block of North Parkway. The complainant said Samuel initially knocked on the door, demanded that the complainant open the door and identified himself as “Michael Vick.” He said he refused to open the door, and when he looked outside seconds later, he saw Samuel walking around his car. When Samuels left the area, the man said he went outside and saw that seven tires had been cut on two vehicles.

City Reports:

• A man told police May 17 that someone broke into his vehicle at his residence in the 1300 block of Combs and stole a pistol.

• Police responded May 17 to a report of a vehicle break-in at a residence in the 500 block of West First. A wallet containing $200 cash, a key, various cards, including Social Security cards, was reported missing. A witness reported seeing a male wearing a gray hoodie and carrying a dark-colored backpack walking around vehicles in the area. During a search in the 800 block of West First, police said they found a backpack that matched the description provided by the witness. A purse that was found inside the backpack was positively identified by the complainants, who said the missing wallet had been inside the purse.

• On May 16, a woman told police that someone keyed her and her neighbor’s vehicles at their residences in the 1600 block of Short East Hillsboro.

• A man reported May 14 a burglary at his sister’s residence in the 100 block of Hargett. The man said he saw someone looking out a window when he arrived at the residence, noting that no was supposed to be at the residence at the time. Police said no one was inside the residence when they checked. Officers received information about a possible suspect, according to a police report.

• A woman told police May 14 that two checks, totaling $170, were forged on a business account for Narcotics Anonymous. A suspect was identified.

• A woman told officers May 14 that someone stole a swing set from her yard in the 1200 block of North Gray. She said the set also included a slide, monkey bars and a tree house.

• Police responded May 14 to a burglar alarm at Fred’s Discount Store, 440 S. Bradley. Police said a window was broken and an employee said several packages of cigarillos were stolen. The burglary was captured on surveillance video, which showed two suspects, one of whom wore a white shirt and a bandanna over his head, police said.

• A man told police May 14 that someone broke into his vehicle at his residence in the 300 block of West Cedar and stole a pair of sunglasses. He said a neighbor saw the suspect rummaging through the vehicle and chased the suspect away.

• On May 13, a woman reported theft of an AR-15 rifle from her residence in the 100 block of Anna Circle. She initially said a lawn mower and leaf blower were also missing but she later learned her son had the items and had returned them.

• A man told police May 13 that someone stole a handgun, a Glock 19 Gen4, from his vehicle

• A woman reported May 13 the forgery of two personal checks, totaling $310.

• Police responded May 13 to a report of breaking or entering at a residence in the 900 block of North Newton. The complainants said several power tools with a total value of $1,000 were stolen from their storage shed.

• On May 12, a man told police that someone broke into his neighbor’s vehicle in the 700 block of Marsh. Reported missing was a bag containing several pieces of jewelry, valued at $800.

• A man reported May 12 the theft of his truck from T-Models Pit Stop, 1752 Haynesville Hwy. The man later told police that he learned the vehicle had been towed from the scene.

• On May 11, a woman reported the theft of two watches and two gold bracelets with a total value of $600 from her residence in the 2200 block of Lakeland. She identified a possible suspect.

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