Suspect takes joy ride on forklift before stealing vehicle
On 6/22/13 deputies were called in reference to a Commercial Burglary at B&L Construction on Hwy 64. The suspect rummaged through the building moving things around and even driving a fork lift around the shop before he stole a vehicle belonging to the company, which was parked inside. Investigators watched video surveillance cameras and found that it was a white male and placed a Bolo through dispatch for the stolen vehicle, along with the clothing description of the suspect so that surrounding counties could be looking for it. A little later, UCA Police Department had found the vehicle and identified the driver as Joseph Szafranski, from Conway Arkansas. Szafranski was taken into custody and questioned by investigators. Investigators were able to arrest Szafranski on Theft of Property and Commercial Burglary.