On the Clock11/28/2012
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Police responded just after 2 a.m. on Nov. 19 to the 300 block of Walker to assist an officer who had just been assaulted. The officer pointed out the area where she had tackled the suspect. Right where she pointed, on the ground, there was a plastic baggie with eight individually-wrapped crack rocks and a baggie of marijuana. The crack tested positive for cocaine. The suspect was arrested for a failure-to-appear warrant and assaulting a police officer causing injury.
The alleged victim and his friends told police they had been hanging out at a bonfire around 6:50 p.m. on Nov. 19 where another group was also hanging out, when the suspect asked to see the victim’s ID. He said he was from out of state and wanted to see what an Iowa ID looked like. When the victim pulled out his wallet, the suspect grabbed it and took all the money, $20, looked over the ID and told the victim he knew his address and could come to his house and kill him, then tossed the wallet back to its owner. The suspects also stole a black backpack which reportedly “had nothing of value” in it.
A woman was standing in Plaza Lanes near the north exit just before 4 p.m. on Nov. 16 when a man grabbed her purse, dragging her to the ground. He ripped the purse from her, as the strap broke. Bystanders witnessed the incident, tackled the thief and held him down inside the building until police arrived. While in the back of the patrol car, the suspect proceeded to kick at the passenger side rear window, knocking it out of its frame. He was transported to Polk County Jail. CV