Name that crime
A. First-degree theft; possession of marijuana; possession of methamphetamines; driving while license is denied/revoked/cancelled/suspended; no insurance; and failure to use headlights.
B. Third-degree theft; and trespassing.
C. Second-degree sexual abuse.
D. Possession of methamphetamine; possession of drug paraphernalia; and assault while using or displaying a weapon.
E. Driving while barred; and possession of cocaine.
F. Possession with intent to deliver a schedule II narcotic; and non-support of a child.
Answers for Name That Crime: 1)A 2)E 3)D 4)F 5)B 6)C
Published arrest charges are obtained from official law enforcement records, which are available to the public. All who are charged are innocent until proven guilty.
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Des Moines Police
July 18, 6 p.m.
Burglary at the 2200 block of East Rose Avenue. The alleged victim was hanging out at his friend's apartment waiting for him to get home when someone knocked on the door. When he answered the door, there were seven men "looking angry," so he tried to shut them out, but they forced entry and beat him up so badly that blood was splattered on the victim's clothes and on the furniture. It turned out they beat up the wrong person, thinking he was their friend's ex-boyfriend, who actually wasn't home at the time. When the ex-girlfriend was confronted via the phone, she said, "It's all good" because she didn't like him either. She said her "homeboys" would be back to beat up the right person, her ex-boyfriend, for "trying to play her." When they left, they also allegedly took the keys to the apartment with them.
July 16, 1 a.m.
Assault causing injury at the 100 block of Southeast Jackson Street. The alleged victim told police he was driving around town with friends drinking beer. When they pulled over in an alley, four suspects started punching and kicking him in the face and head. His mother later took him to the hospital, and he has trouble remembering any details beyond that.
July 18, 7:20 p.m.
Assault with a weapon at the 1300 block of East 9th Street. The alleged victim said his friend's daughter's boyfriend accused him of slashing his girlfriend's tires, so in turn, he slashed the victim's tires. He had a knife and waved it around as they argued and told the victim he was going to "peel his head." The suspect would not answer the door for police, so a warrant for arrest was requested. CV