Name that crime
A. First-degree robbery; first-degree burglary
while possessing a weapon; four counts of false
B. Domestic abuse assault with intent or with
C. Possession with intent to deliver crack
cocaine; failure to affix drug tax stamp.
D. Third-degree theft.
E. Violation of a no-contact/protective order.
F. Possession of prescription drugs; possession
of drug paraphernalia; work release violation;
escape or absence from custody while committed
to an institute.
Answers for Name
That Crime: 1)A 2)B 3)C 4)E 5)F 6)D
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
NEVER TRUST A WOMAN SCORNED
The alleged victim told police that two people
(the names of whom were redacted from reports)
picked him up at the 1800 block of Watrous Avenue
on Aug. 22 around 2 p.m. They drove him to the
Cottage Grove area, locked the doors, and one
of them allegedly punched him repeatedly in
the face. They reportedly kept hitting the “lock”
button on the car door so the alleged victim
could not escape. He told police he suspects
his ex-girlfriend set him up to get beaten.
No arrests were made.
STOP AT THE STOP SIGN, NOT INTO IT
A 34-year-old Des Moines man was allegedly
driving drunk last week and not very well. He
was reportedly driving at night with no headlights.
When police found him at a red light, they attempted
to pull him over, but the suspect led police
on a zig-zagging chase that might have ended
when he crashed into a fire hydrant, and then
a stop sign, but the van kept going, with Des
Moines’ finest in hot pursuit. Eventually, the
driver veered from the road for a final time,
ramped an embankment and landed his van into
the Des Moines River. Police saw him swim out
the window and toward shore, but he was still
trying to elude officers. Police surrounded
both sides of the river, trying to coax him
to safety. Officer Hedlund threw him a rescue
rope, but the suspect reportedly wouldn’t grab
it. Soon he started to struggle and call for
help. That’s when the WET team arrived, brought
him to shore and arrested him. Although he told
police he had a friend in the van who was the
one driving, evidence, including the in-car
patrol camera, did not support that claim. At
the hospital, his blood-alcohol test registered
at .145. CV