Hot Springs Village police made a number of routine calls in the past week, including public welfare checks, and false alarms and assisted LifeNet and Garland County Sheriff’s Department.
Police also learned a person reportedly operating a personal watercraft was instead operating a small remote-controlled model boat.

April 11
A complainant said several magnets were taken off her car while she was attending a meeting at Village Church of Christ. A whole set of MITO magnets for years 2011-2016 were missing, as well as a button advocating voting for Hillary Clinton.

An officer removed a black snake from a Belleza Way garage, carried it into the woods down the street and released it.
Arkansas State Police told the HSV dispatcher a lost woman was at the West Gate, but soon called back and said she was no longer lost.
A Villager reported unauthorized use of his debit card.
The owner of a Toyota Prius received a warning citation for illegal parking on Baeza Way. The car had reportedly been parked there for quite some time, but the owner was very cooperative and moved it immediately when contacted.

April 12
A Sergio Way resident told police a woman whom he knows placed a small card in his mailbox promoting an Easter celebration, sponsored by a Village church, at the Ponce de Leon Center. The resident does not want the items placed in his mailbox.
A Villager received a fraudulent call saying her daughter had been abducted. A woman was screaming in the background. She contacted the daughter, who was safe at home.
A Villager reported fraudulent online purchases on her credit card.
A process server with papers entered the West Gate to go to La Granja Circle.
An officer assisted Garland County Sheriff’s Department at a disturbance. An ex-husband fled the scene on foot before officers arrived.
A wrecker driver who reportedly ran the West Gate was stopped on DeSoto Boulevard near Sierra Drive, and found to have a current work pass decal. He said he would drive slower next time.
Police checked on a barking dog complaint on Reddina Lane.
A caller said he had struck a deer near Coronado Drive and was concerned for the deer’s welfare. The deer could not be located.
An unknown man was reportedly looking all around a house on Alamito Lane.

April 13
A Nissan Rogue waiting on DeSoto Boulevard to turn south on Ponce de Leon Drive was struck by a Jeep. The second driver said he didn’t see the other in time to stop. Damage: $400 each.
A vehicle reportedly ran the West Gate.
A Cresta Way resident said a small felt bag with jewelry was missing from her bathroom sink. Three workers had been there to install a ceiling fan, and she has two caregivers. Value: $2,754.
A Villager reported receiving emails from a hacked account.
A man told police he struck a deer on DeSoto Boulevard, east of Cortez Road. The deer ran into woods. There was no vehicle damage.
A Murillo Way resident said her son’s large boxer escaped its gated area, and came back to the house later.
A patrolling officer found a Chevrolet Avalanche and a Toyota car parked on Poema Lane. Three men walked up and admitted to fishing in a golf course pond, and were told they could not fish there.

April 14
A Villager told police she thought she saw a flashlight on Ponce de Leon Golf Course at night.
An officer assisted Garland County deputies on Little Blakely Creek Road.
Vandalism was reported to Cortez Golf Course’s fourth and seventh greens. A flag and pole were taken, holes punched in the ground, there was a long gouge mark, and two swastikas were drawn in the sand, along with another drawing. It appeared someone had driven a truck down the golf cart path and turned around on the course.
Police kept peace at Alhaja Way while ex-wife removed belongings.
A Villager said her son’s girlfriend had taken an airbed, valued at $130. The girlfriend took the airbed to her son’s house outside the Village without permission, and the suspect also reportedly slashed tires on her son’s vehicle at his home.
After Louisiana authorities called about a suspected parole absconder, an officer found the man’s vehicle parked on Vilafranca Lane, but didn’t find the man.
A Herradura Lane resident said a small business safe was missing from her home.
A Laja Circle complainant said he thought someone was breaking into his home to steal his prescribed morphine. He had a concealed carry license and was carrying a loaded firearm, but appeared to be intoxicated, so an officer unloaded the firearm for safety.

April 15
A silver coupe with Texas plates ran the West Gate.
A contractor helping locate underground phone lines for the POA tailgated in at Balboa Gate, and was told to use the East Gate next time.
Police were told a Jet Ski personal watercraft was on Lake DeSoto near the causeway, but found a man with a small battery-operated remote-control boat.