CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - Conway police arrested three teenagers - 16, 17, and 18 years in age - in connection a stolen vehicle and multiple car break-ins in the city.
According to an incident report, an officer pulled over a vehicle Monday morning near College St. and Salem St., due to the driver failing to stop for a red light. Upon approaching the car, the officer noticed the custom license plate was one of a car that had been reported stolen from an area residence the day before.
When the officer approached the car, he found three people inside. More officers responded to the scene to assist and located multiple items in the car which had been reported stolen out of cars in the area. In addition to the stolen items, there were two liquor bottles, six bottles of beer, a soda, and nine hydrocodone pills in the vehicle, according to the report.
The report also stated, "There were multiple bags, purses, and backpacks full of items. There were also several flashlights, black gloves, and tools commonly used to break into vehicles strewn about the interior of the vehicle."
All three suspects were arrested at the scene. LaTresha Woodruff with the Conway Police Dept. said they were each charged with theft of a vehicle, theft of property from vehicles, and breaking and entering of vehicles. The two juveniles' names are not being released due to their age; Woodruff said the 18-year-old arrested is Angelo Neal.
The vehicle was returned to its owner and police are working to return the stolen items to their rightful owners.