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Busted

A look at seven days of crime in Des Moines


By Matt Miller

 

In a perfect world, there would be no crime. No homicides, assaults, robberies, domestic disputes, burglaries and so on. But we are all far from perfect, and crime continues to be an everyday occurrence. Each week, in Rapsheet, we publish “Busted,” a column that highlights an alleged criminal in our city. This week we’ve expanded our investigating to publish our third annual “Busted” issue that is chock full of alleged criminals.

By no means was last year easy for the Des Moines Police Department, as it had nearly $2 million cut from its budget and had three officers sustain serious injuries while on duty. Yet the department, with 279 sworn officers, is still a dedicated group of individuals who put their lives on the line for our safety.

Officers responded to 194,665 calls in 2009 and had approximately 41,000 cases reported — a drop of about 10,000 cases from the five-year average. The department credits the drop in reported crime because of “community policing,” a term describing working closely with neighborhood groups that has been effective, along with an increased presence in the downtown entertainment district.

“Overall, reports decreased in 2009 in Des Moines and across the nation — that was nice,” said Lori Lavorato. “But at the same time, we had a very hectic, violent summer. There were some large riot fights, and a few of our officers were injured. There’s always a possibility of violence, but we’re hoping for a safe summer.”

Still, the numbers don’t lie. Law enforcement made11,527 arrests in 2009. Statistics show there were six homicides (all solved; 16 in 2008), and a reported 120 rapes, 650 aggravated assaults, 323 robberies, 2,021 burglaries, 6,297 thefts, 643 auto thefts, 968 OWI arrests and 54 prostitution arrests.

Narcotics-wise, there were 957 drug-related arrests, and officers seized a total street value of $1,734,731 in drugs. Officers seized nearly 174 lbs. in marijuana, 22 lbs. of methamphetamine, 3 lbs. of crack and powder cocaine, 2 lbs. of mushrooms and 14 grams of heroin.

It doesn’t matter what the crime, the Des Moines Police Department will do all in its power to bring criminals to justice. The following mug shots were compiled over a five-day search of police records last week. They were randomly chosen and are identified by name, age, town, date, where they were charged and what they were charged with.


April 26

Name: Rocki Lee Horn
Age: 44
Residency: Des Moines
Date: April 26
Charge: Public Intoxication (alcohol or drugs) and second-degree attempted burglary.


Name: Tricia Sue Wolfe
Age: 37
Residency: Des Moines
Date: April 26
Charge: Possession of schedule I narcotics (marijuana) and drug paraphernalia.


Name: Gregory Donald Harris
Age: 43
Residency: Pleasant Hill
Date: April 26
Charge: Assault with intent to inflict serious injury and assault causing bodily or mental illness.


Name: Joshua Richard Schwartz
Age: 29
Residency: Des Moines
Date: April 26
Charge: Operating while intoxicated (second offense).


Name: Jeannette Joyce Hershey
Age: 26
Residency: Urbandale
Date: April 26
Charge: Assault domestic abuse with injury.


Name: James Joseph Krivolavy
Age: 38
Residency: Des Moines
Date: April 26
Charge: Driving while license denied, cancelled, suspended or revoked, drug paraphernalia, possession of scheduled I narcotics (marijuana), violation of no contact/protection order and nonsupport of child.


Name: Dana Robert Cherry
Age: 40
Residency: Des Moines
Date: April 26
Charge: Assault, use or display of dangerous weapon, fourth-degree criminal mischief and violation of no contact/protective order.


Name: David Robert Sturdy
Age: 54
Residency: Urbandale
Date: April 26
Charge: Assault domestic abuse simple and obstruction of emergency communications.

April 27

Name: Christopher John Jontz
Age: 22
Residency: Des Moines
Date: April 27
Charge: Possession with intent to deliver schedule II narcotics (methamphetamine), failure to affix drug tax stamp, possession of schedule I narcotics (marijuana) and possession with intent to deliver schedule II narcotics (mushrooms).


Name: Michael Allen Kennedy
Age: 45
Residency: Des Moines
Date: April 27
Charge: Drug paraphernalia.


Name: Dorothy Marie Kemboi
Age: 24
Residency: Des Moines
Date: April 27
Charge: Assault with willful injury and driving while license denied, cancelled, suspended or revoked.


Name: Justin Brad Willis
Age: 31
Residency: Des Moines
Date: April 27
Charge: Assault with willful injury and possession with intent to deliver schedule II narcotics.


Name: Edward Burl Wilson
Age: 66
Residency: Des Moines
Date: April 27
Charge: Second-degree burglary.


Name: David Eric Wolf
Age: 46
Residency: Des Moines
Date: April 27
Charge: Public intoxication (alcohol or drugs).


Name: Stephanie Jean Winter
Age: 20
Residency: Des Moines
Date: April 27
Charge: Simple assault.


Name: Theresa Jo Daniel
Age: 33
Residency: Des Moines
Date: April 27
Charge: Unauthorized possession of offensive weapons.

April 28

Name: Larry Eugene Dellaca
Age: 20
Residency: Des Moines
Date: April 28
Charge: Driving while license denied, cancelled, suspended or revoked, accident (striking fixtures upon highway) and operating vehicle without owner’s consent (theft).


Name: Ramon M. Chediak
Age: 65
Residency: Des Moines
Date: April 28
Charge: Operating while intoxicated (second offense), no driver’s license or failure to have driver’s license in possession, driving left of center prohibited, open containers in motor vehicles.


Name: Shannon Lynn Ray
Age: 27
Residency: Des Moines
Date: April 28
Charge: Second-degree theft and drug paraphernalia.


Name: Jason Dearl McGowan
Age: 26
Residency: Des Moines
Date: April 28
Charge: Assault use or display of dangerous weapon.


Name: Sarah Marie Reinier
Age: 20
Residency: Pleasant Hill
Date: April 28
Charge: First-degree robbery.


Name: Joshua Jason Formaro
Age: 34
Residency: Des Moines
Date: April 28
Charge: Fifth-degree theft.

April 29

Name: Jessica Nicole Gaines
Age: 19
Residency: Des Moines
Date: April 29
Charge: Third-degree theft.


Name: James Arthur Jose
Age: 40
Residency: Des Moines
Date: April 29
Charge: Possession of burglar’s tools and drug paraphernalia.


Name: Rickie Lee Campbell
Age: 47
Residency: Delaware Township
Date: April 29
Charge: Operating while intoxicated (first offense) and driving while license denied, cancelled, suspended or revoked.


Name: Caprisha Raylynn Daye
Age: 22
Residency: Des Moines
Date: April 29
Charge: Possession with intent to deliver schedule II narcotics (crack cocaine) and failure to affix drug tax stamp.


Name: Andre Dushaun Newell
Age: 33
Residency: Des Moines
Date: April 29
Charge: Operating while intoxicated (first offense), failure to maintain/wear seatbelt and driving while license denied, cancelled, suspended or revoked.


Name: Jamie Martin Oline
Age: 39
Residency: Des Moines
Date: April 29
Charge: Fifth-degree theft.


Name: Robert Allan Wright
Age: 20
Residency: Urbandale
Date: April 29
Charge: Possession of schedule I narcotics, failure to affix drug tax stamp, second-degree theft, operating while intoxicated (first offense) and possession with intent to deliver schedule I narcotics.


Name: Tyler Ross Brown
Age: 22
Residency: Fourmile Township
Date: April 29
Charge: Assault domestic abuse simple.


Name: Natasha Marie McConnell
Age: 27
Residency: Granger
Date: April 29
Charge: Assault domestic abuse with intent or with a weapon.


Name: Gary Lee Hendricks
Age: 22
Residency: Des Moines
Date: April 29
Charge: Possession of schedule I narcotics and violation of no contact/protective order.


Name: Derek Leander Bough
Age: 36
Residency: Des Moines
Date: April 29
Charge: Operating while intoxicated (second offense).


Name: Joshua Richard Barrett
Age: 27
Residency: Bondurant
Date: April 29
Charge: Operating while intoxicated (second offense).


Name: Charles Leon Astley
Age: 56
Residency: West Des Moines
Date: April 29
Charge: Driving while barred, operation without registration, no insurance (non-accident) nonsupport of child.


Name: Anna Marie Rankin
Age: 26
Residency: Saylor Township
Date: April 29
Charge: Assault domestic abuse simple.

April 30

Name: Matthew Edward Seagren
Age: 26
Residency: West Des Moines
Date: April 30
Charge: Simple assault on police officer and fire fighter.


Name: Dennis Wilson Gibson
Age: 42
Residency: Webster Township
Date: April 30
Charge: Fifth-degree theft.


Name: Roman St. Clair Scoggins
Age: 20
Residency: Leavenworth, Kan.
Date: April 30
Charge: Assault causing bodily injury or mental illness.


Name: Todd Christopher Smith
Age: 43
Residency: Ankeny
Date: April 30
Charge: Public intoxication (alcohol or drugs).


Name: Adam David Cart
Age: 20
Residency: Des Moines
Date: April 30
Charge: Interference with official acts and operating while intoxicated (first offense).


Name: Jeffery Allen Erwin
Age: 21
Residency: Ames
Date: April 30
Charge: Operating while intoxicated (second offense) and driving while licensed denied, cancelled, suspended or revoked.


Name: Roman William Richard Pendras
Age: 20
Residency: Des Moines
Date: April 30
Charge: Third-degree criminal mischief.


Name: Yanik Nicholas Audian
Age: 25
Residency: Des Moines
Date: April 30
Charge: Disorderly conduct, trespassing and interference with official acts.


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