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Bend police look into thefts

Thursday, January 10, 2002

The Horseshoe Bend Police Department kept busy during the holidays.

On Dec. 26 the department was called out to a home in Horseshoe Bend where a theft was reported.

The owner of the residence, James Heikes, told officers that someone had stopped at his residence and stolen two guns from his truck that was parked in front of his home. Heikes said that a vehicle with loud pipes stopped in front of his house. After a few minutes he heard his truck door shut and the vehicle pulled away.

Heikes reported that a .22- caliber pistol and a 7-mm Remington Magnum Rifle with a BDL sling and a Tasco scope were taken.

On Dec. 29 the department was notified that a vacation home in Horseshoe Bend had been broken into.

William Duerkes from Memphis, Tenn., told police that he arrived on that date to check on his vacation home. He reported that someone had broken open his basement door. He discovered many household items missing.

Duerkes reported the lock had been broken off the door of his shed in the back yard. Missing from the shed was a 20-gallon water heater, a gas grill, a barbecue set and a new 36-inch screen door.

Duerkes said the last time he had been at his vacation home was on Nov. 10, so the break-in occurred sometime after that date, according to the report.

On the evening of Dec. 31 the department received a phone call from a motorist who reported seeing a woman wearing a white sweatshirt crawling on the road near the intersection of North Little Rock and Moonstone. The caller said the woman was screaming, crying and incoherent.

Patrolman Carl Boles arrived at the intersection but did not observe anyone in the vicinity. Boles traveled east on Moonstone and found the woman on her knees in the ditch on the corner of Minneapolis and Moonstone. According to Boles she was crying and waving her arms. She had sticks and leaves in her hair and was incoherent.

First responder Mike McCullom and Lt. Samuel Ray arrived on the scene. When Boles advised the woman she was being arrested for public intoxication she began to struggle with officers. She was transported to the police department.

The woman is being charged with public intoxication, assault in the 3rd degree and resisting arrest.

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