Police Reports: September 26-30

The following information was taken from incident reports filed by officers at UCAPD. The reports are made available by university police after they are approved by a supervisor. That process takes a few days, which delays our report. This is a complete report of incidents filed for September 26-30.



September 26

  • Cassidie Moler, 18, Brian Webb, 38, Roderick Jackson, 19, and Christopher Stricklin, 18, were involved in a four-way car crash at about 11:02 a.m. on Donaghey Avenue. All four vehicles were southbound. Based on written statements from drivers and observations on the road, police suggest that Moler was traveling south on Donaghey and stopped when traffic slowed. Webb stopped behind Moler, but Jackson struck Webb, which caused Webb to hit Moler. Stricklin, also unable to stop, hit Jackson, which caused Jackson to hit Webb.
  • Student Donna Daniel, 18, reported a hit and run at about 3:51 p.m. Daniel said she parked her car in the north overflow parking lot September 25 around 4 p.m. Daniel noticed the damage on the 26th. The driver side rear bumper and quarter panel had an estimated damage of $300.


September 27

  • Nonstudent Jasmine Dorsey, 20, was banned from campus after police were dispatched to an Erbach apartment at 12:10 a.m. for a possible drug violation. When police and the Erbach Resident Coordinator William Garrett went to the apartment, student and resident Roxanne Gitau, 29, gave consent for them to enter. Gitau said she had smelled marijuana coming from the room of her suitemate, student Sha’candra Walton, 21. Recently Walton was involved in an incident where nonstudent Dequan Bennett was banned from campus for staying in her apartment illegally, and Gitau said she heard Bennett in Walton’s suite. Bennett was not in the room, only Walton and Dorsey, and the smell of marijuana. No contraband was found. Dorsey was then banned from campus.
  • Student Thomas Roark, 20, was arrested for Minor in Possession of Alcohol and Public Intoxication at about 12:30 a.m. when an officer saw him put two bottles of alcohol in the bed of a truck in the Pike house gravel lot. Roark was with three other people, none of whom appeared intoxicated. Roark had red, glassy, bloodshot eyes, and was sweaty with a flushed face. Roark also smelled of intoxicants, swayed on his feet and had slurred speech. After his age was verified, Roark was arrested.
  • After responding to a Stadium Park apartment noise violation at about 1:59 a.m., multiple students were cited for being minors in possession of alcohol or contributing to the delinquency of minors. Officers knocked on the door, which was answered by resident student Sima Vudrag, 19. Police saw in plain sight a table covered in solo cups, beer cans and spilled alcohol. Several people were in the apartment. Officers also smelled marijuana. Nobody said they had knowledge of any marijuana, and a search of the apartment resulted in no evidence. After some men were vocally disruptive during questioning, police began to cite people. Student Mario Antonio Garcia Jimenez, 21, and CBC student Zachary Christal, 21, were arrested for contributing to the delinquency of minors. Students Alexis Lieby and Sime Vudrag, and nonstudent Hunter Scott, were arrested for being minors in the possession of alcohol. Scott later admitted to smoking marijuana.
  • Nonstudent Matthew Smith was arrested under suspicion of DWI when he crashed into a UCA officer’s home fence at 2 a.m. The officer, who saw Smith while driving home, followed Smith’s vehicle, which sped east and turned south onto Watkins Avenue. The officer tried to initiate a stop at Watkins Street and Lee Avenue, and Smith turned west onto Summer Circle, where he stopped in the cul-de-sac and exited his vehicle. Smith smelled of alcohol and his eyes were glassy. The officer asked Smith if he’d been drinking, and Smith asked the officer if he should tell the truth. Smith offered to pay for and repair the fence if the officer “worked with him.” Smith said he had a previous DUI and didn’t want to lose his job. Because the UCA officer was not in his jurisdiction, Conway police arrived and arrested Smith.
  • A juvenile nonstudent in the Farris Center was hospitalized at 2 p.m. after another cheerleader fell on her during a stunt. The juvenile was attended to by Conway Fire Department personnel and transported to Conway Regional Medical Center.
  • Nonstudent Melissa Smith, 50, was hospitalized at 4:15 p.m. after passing out while tailgating. Smith said she was sitting under an awning when she began to feel faint. Smith said she felt better, but soon fainted, and nearby people had to catch her as she fell out of her chair. Smith was taken to Conway Regional Medical Center.
  • Nonstudent January Hodge, 38, reported a hit and run at about 5:06 p.m. in the parking lot west of the baseball field. Hodge said she parked her vehicle before the football game and returned to find her passenger mirror almost knocked off, several scratches on the passenger door, her bumper bent outwards and her windshield cracked. The damage was estimated at $900.


September 28

  • Student Justin Burnett, 18, reported his bike stolen at about 1:46 a.m. A UCA officer was in the Pike parking lot when he saw two men running north on Western. The men said their friend’s bike had been stolen. The officer met with Burnett, the victim, who said he’d left his mountain bike near his truck in the Kappa Sig driveway, and came out 15 minutes later to find it missing.
  • Nonstudent Williams Otis, 20, was arrested at about 2:03 a.m. for public intoxication and being a minor in possession of alcohol when an officer saw several beer cans on the ground near Otis’ truck in the Pike parking lot. There were also several sweaty beer cans in the trunk and an ice chest in the back seat. The officer, who had to take a bike theft report after noting the vehicle, returned to see the truck driving down the road and pulling into the lot near Lewis Science Center and Western Heights. Otis smelled of alcohol and admitted to drinking, and was arrested. The truck had 37 beer containers. The officer poured out 15 full beers in the parking lot. Otis was banned from campus.


September 29

  • Student Farrah Collins, 18, reported at about 1:08 a.m. that while parking her 2002 white Mustang in the lot east of the HPER she had hit a 2000 white Mustang in the adjacent parking space. Collins’ bumper was scuffed, and the damage was valued at $100. The 2000 Mustang belongs to student Christen Whitfield, 18. The officer couldn’t get Whitfield’s number, so he left a note on the car.
  • Nonstudent Thomas “Chris” Lewis, 40, was arrested at about 6:37 p.m. for possession of drugs, carrying a weapon and driving on a suspended license. An officer saw a man enter Lewis’ car and engage in what looked like an exchange. The officer stopped Lewis at Donaghey Avenue and Scott Street. Lewis couldn’t find his registration and said his license was suspended. Lewis was nervous, fidgety and sweaty. His eyes were bloodshot and watery. A breathalyzer test showed Lewis hadn’t been drinking. When questioned, Lewis said he had nothing illegal in his car and consented to a search. During the search, Lewis became upset and said he forgot he had pills in the truck, which he said were his coworker’s. A container was found with small metal screens and three pills: Clonazepam, Tramadol and Alprazolam. An officer noticed a bulge in Lewis’ pants, and when asked, Lewis revealed a Crown Royal bag with two small baggies containing marijuana, and some rolling papers. A sharpened butterfly knife was found in the vehicle. Lewis was also cited for not wearing his seatbelt, and was banned from campus.
  • Student William Ellis, 19, and nonstudent John Lueken, 20, were arrested for drug possession after Baldridge Apartments’ Resident Coordinator reported suspicious activity at about 10:24 p.m. The Resident Coordinator reported three men entering an apartment unattended through an apartment’s south sliding door when she knew only one woman lived in the apartment. Student and resident Emily Hudson, 19, answered the door and gave consent to a search. After the officers took a few steps, Lueken began to say no and tried to push an officer out the door. The officer restrained Lueken and students Nathan Sheward, 20, and Ellis came from the rear of the apartment. The apartment smelled of marijuana. The students were taken outside and searched. Ellis said he had a bottle of pills in his pocket. The bottle had 20mg Vyvanse pills prescribed to Ellis. When asked if there was marijuana in the apartment, Lueken said he and Ellis had some. Ellis disputed this, saying Lueken had brought some, but not him. Officers retrieved a pill bottle of marijuana from Lueken’s backpack, and four 20mg Vyvanse capsules in a plastic baggie next to the pill bottle. Ellis, when told that the pills in the backpack matched his prescription, spontaneously said he “didn’t sell it to him, I just gave it to him.” Ellis said he only had $5 in his wallet, and gave them to Lueken because Lueken said he’d taken the pills before. Sheward, Ellis and Lueken admitted to smoking marijuana. Sheward and Hudson were issued J-Board citations for drug violations. Lueken was arrested for possession. Ellis was arrested for distribution.


September 30

  • UCA employee Christina Hale, 38, was arrested after a routine traffic stop revealed her to have a warrant out of Vilonia. The warrant was for a failure to appear for having no insurance. Hale said she didn’t remember getting a ticket. The information Vilonia police faxed had difference’s from Hale’s information.

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