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Name that crime
A. Disorderly conduct and public intoxication – alcohol or drugs.
B. Possession of drug paraphernalia and illegally interfering, injuring or detaining a pigeon.
C. Domestic abuse assault causing injury.
D. Operating while intoxicated, third offense.
E. Second-degree harassment.
F. Fifth-degree criminal mischief and non-support of child.
On the clockDes Moines Police
March 14, 11:57 p.m.
Burglary at the 1000 block of 24th Street. The victim reported hearing some commotion downstairs that woke him up. When he went downstairs to investigate, he heard noise by the side door, and outside he saw a dark figure running away. He noticed his TV was removed from the wall and was on the floor. Several items were stolen including a laptop, a wallet and a driver’s license. The burglars left behind a flashlight and damaged the side door lock.
March 14, 6:02 p.m.
Robbery at the 3800 block of Cocker Street. Two young men reported being approached by three others in the street. The three men “shook them down” and stole a cell phone, a memory card from another cell phone and punched one of the victims in the chest.
March 11, 4:52 p.m.
Dog bite at the 1800 block of Washington Avenue. Des Moines police were being assisted by the Polk County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit searching for a suspect who had fled on foot when a tan-colored pit bull ran up from behind them and attacked the deputy’s police dog. The deputy tried to pull his dog away and push the pit bull away, but the pit bull held on. That’s when the Des Moines police officer used his taser on the pit bull, causing it to seize up and finally release his grip. The pit bull tried to run off but fell to the ground, sliding onto its belly, which caused the taser wire to break on one probe, and the other probe fell out. The pit bull then ran off with one taser probe still stuck in its body. Animal control was unable to locate the pit bull. The police dog did not have blood drawn but had been bitten in its jowls and snout.