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Sept. 19, 7 p.m.
Assault with weapon in the 2100 block of Hickman Road. The victim reported that while he was sitting on his bicycle the suspect approached him and asked, “How are you doing?” In the process, the suspect stabbed the victim with a screwdriver in his upper back. The victim explained to officers that he has had fights with the suspect before. Officers were unable to locate the suspect.
Sept. 19, 11:45 p.m.
Bomb squad response in the 400 block of Southwest Fifth Street. Officers were tipped to the scene after a security guard reported that a vehicle stopped and threw a package on the parking in front of the building. After throwing the package, the vehicle fled southbound. The security guard examined the item and found that it was a package wrapped in white paper with the word “surprise” misspelled and handwritten on the siding. The security guard backed away from the package and contracted supervisors. Members of the Bomb Squad used standardized methods to determine that the package was not an explosive device.
Sept. 19-20, 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Burglary in the 4200 block of Southeast 15th Court. The victim returned home to find the suspect(s) made entry through the bedroom window. The victim stated he was missing two flatscreen televisions, Blu-ray player, surround sound system, DVDs, drill set, mini compressor and battery charger valued at more than $3,100. Officers were unable to locate any suspect(s). CV
Name: Thomas Holcomb
The story: Officers responded to transport the intoxicated suspect, later identified as Holcomb, to drop him off at an Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor house. As officers were apprehending Holcomb, he broke free from the officer’s grasp and pushed him. The officer took out his baton and prepared to defend himself. Holcomb then took off, and officers chased him a number of street blocks. Officers were able to catch up to Holcomb when he attempted to fight them again. He was subdued and placed under arrest without further incident. Holcomb was taken to the Polk County Jail and charged with public intoxication, interference with official acts, simple assault on a police officer/fire fighter. Holcomb also had warrants out for eluding and probation violation.
Name: Mario Guerrero-Cordero
Weight: 160 lbs.
Wanted for: Murder.
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.
By the numbers:
The increased percentage of domestic violence calls taken this year by Children and Families of Iowa.