rap sheet

September 16, 2010
Compiled by Jared Curtis jared@dmcityview.com


On the clock
Des Moines Police
Sept. 7-9


Sept. 7, 3 p.m.

Third-degree burglary in the 1500 block of 29th Street. Officers met with the victim who stated she had returned from work to find someone had made entry through her garage. The victim said it appeared that the door had been kicked in and that the suspect stole multiple laundry detergents, towels and other cleanings supplies. The victim told officers she didn’t know who would do this. There are no witnesses or suspects at this time.


Sept. 7, 8:17 p.m.

Burglary in the 800 block of Hull Ave. Dispatch received a crime alert call that a white male wearing a green sweatshirt had kicked in a business’ front door and stole items. The reporting person stated the suspect walked away carrying some sort of package. When officers arrived, they found glass shattered about, and that two nail filing systems, valued at approximately $680, plus some cash, were missing. The owner of the store told officers it appeared that a shelf behind the counter had fallen pulling the cord for the alarm, causing it not to go off. Officers were unable to locate the suspect.


Sept. 8-9, 8:10 p.m. hours to 1:31 a.m.

Injured person in the 2400 block of East Ninth Street. Upon arrival, officers met with the reporting person who stated he had been hearing a man in the area screaming for help for approximately 20 to 30 minutes. The reporting person then told them there was an elderly man laying down in his yard next to his neighbor’s garage. Officers found the man bleeding profusely from his head, but he was unaware of it. The victim told officers he climbed out his window but could not remember how he got to where he was. Officers confirmed that the man’s injuries were consistent from a fall. CV



Name: Jessie Paul Chandler

The story: On Sept. 7, officers located a stolen motor vehicle parked in the 1800 block of Logan Avenue. Officers set up surveillance on the vehicle, and a short time later, officers watched as two men came out of a residency and approached the vehicle. One of the men used a key to open the vehicle. Officers stopped both men and questioned them. At the time, another man, later identified as Chandler, came outside to see what was happening. Chandler asked officers if he could get his pills out of the car. When asked where the vehicle came from, Chandler said he got it from someone else. Based on his statements, Chandler was arrested without incident and transported to the Polk County Jail. Chandler was charged with first-degree theft.


Most Wanted

Name: Rachael Marie Dank

Age: 27

Height: 5’6”

Weight: 150 lbs.

Hair: Brown

Eyes: Brown

Wanted for: Drug and escape charges.


If you know where to find this fugitive, you can anonymously report your tip to the Polk County Crime Stoppers by calling 223-1400, submitting the tip online at www.polkcountycrimestoppers.org or text your tip to “CRIMES” (274637) keyword “PCCS.” Cash rewards paid up to $1,000 for tips that lead to the arrest of the person.


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Number of women arrested last week by Des Moines police for using the website www.backpage.com to sell sexual encounters.




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