Police Beat: DWI/endangering the welfare of minors — (The Cabin)

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Police Beat

Among reports recently generated by local law enforcement agencies:

1.Criminal mischief/shots fired at 1930 Rich Smith Lane (Park Ridge at Conway apartments). Resident told police that there was a disturbance and what sounded like gunfire in the apartment complex parking lot at about 12:15 a.m. Friday…

2. DWI/endangering the welfare of minors at 1200 block of Clifton Street. An officer observed a white Chevrolet Tahoe travelling north on the street late Saturday night fail to dim its lights as he passed. The officer initiated a traffic stop at which point the SUV pulled into a parking lot and slowly crashed into a building. When the officer made contact with the driver, who was later identified as Grace Dent, 49, 8 Susan Lane, Conway, she gave the officer a driver’s license indicating that she was a 16-year-old girl named Paula, which the officer found immediately suspicious. The officer found that the woman was travelling with two children in the front passenger’s seat, six children in the back seat and a glass half-full of vodka in the center console cupholder. Seven mothers were contacted and arrived at the scene to collect their children, and the eighth child, a 16-year-old girl named Paula, was collected by her brother. Dent later admitted to having been under the influence of painkillers, Prozac and other anti-depressants at the time of her crash and arrest.

3. Attempted aggravated robbery at Donaghey Avenue and Bruce Street…

(Those with information concerning these reports or any other unsolved crime are ugred to contact the Conway Police Department at 450-6120. Staff writer Joe Lamb can be reached at 505-1238 or by e-mail at joe.lamb@thecabin.net.)