CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - If your car or garage has been broken into between June 17 and 18, Conway Police may have something that belongs to you.
According to LaTresha Woodruff, Cody Tygart was arrested during a traffic stop along Highway 65 on June 18. She said an officer noticed several random items throughout his car and realized Tygart and his car fit the description of the person and vehicle involved in several recent car break-ins in the Smoking Oaks area. Officer said Tygart later admitted to committing the crimes.
The stolen items include tennis rackets, jumper cables, phone charges, tools and etc. Some of the items have been reunited with their owners, but officers are having trouble finding others.
"You never know what these items mean to people, so we want to get them back to the rightful owners," Woodruff said.
THV 11 spoke with the wife of one of the victim's along Kingspark Lane. Beckye Ezell says the suspect broke into her husband's locked car overnight recently; the car was parked in their driveway. The suspect took a cell phone, a bag of keys and a coffee thermos. So far, Ezell's husband has received the cell phone from police. She says it was a big surprise.
"This is a quiet neighborhood, we have a neighborhood watch where we are constantly watching each other's homes and watching through strange vehicles coming through the neighborhood, so we were very surprised," Ezell said.
If you live in the affected area and have been a victim of a break-in, you can call the Conway Police Department at (501) 450-6130 to see if some of this property belongs to you. Woodruff said you may not even know you have items missing, so you are advised to go ahead and check to see if you are missing anything from your car or garage.