On January 30, Heber police received a call from Haile’s Exxon that Galan Langley, 31, of Heber Springs was allegedly attempting to pass a stolen check for the second day in a row. Langley took off running from the store after the owner stood behind his vehicle in an effort to prevent him from leaving. Officers found Langley hiding on Quitman St.
After searching Langley, officers reportedly discovered a single check with a woman’s name already filled out in his pocket. Along with the check, police also report discovering a glass pipe with white residue, a metal container with empty baggies consistent with meth use, a needle, and a digital camera that was previously reported stolen by a temporary roommate of Langley’s.
Police report that Langley was combative and verbally threatened officers in route to the jail. He was charged with felony theft of property and forgery, along with misdemeanor charges of fleeing, possession of drug paraphernalia, and terroristic threatening.
In other police news, Heber police received a call on February 2 from a Concord officer reported that he was behind a possible drunk driver. The 25-year-old Tumbling Shoals man was pulled over and it was discovered he had outstanding warrants. He was arrested on the warrants and also charged with driving on a suspended drivers license.
On February 4, police responded to a report of a woman that was locked out of her residence on South 5th St. Upon arrival, they found the woman sitting in a lawn chair in the front yard. Officers determined that she had recently used methamphetamine. The owner of the residence informed police that the 36-year-old Heber woman had been evicted from the home. She was arrested and charged with public intoxication.
Heber Springs Police Department, in conjunction with Wal-Mart Loss Prevention has been working together to solve some recent incidents of theft. Assisted by Wal-Mart security, investigators have already made a few arrests in the ongoing investigation. Detective Brian Haile has asked any other businesses in the area that may have experienced recent thefts to contact the Heber Springs Police Department at 501-362-8291.