On the clock4/24/2013
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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ONE HOT HANDBAG
A woman told police on April 15 that she had noticed on April 8 that her purse was missing from her home at the 1300 block of 21st Street. She thinks a hidden key was the one used to get inside to take the purse. She cannot remember the brand or value of the purse. No other items were stolen even though there was a TV and computer on main floor. The purse is blue with white and black zebra stripes and fur.
GIVE ’EM AN INCH, HE KICKS IN YOUR DOOR
A woman called police to her home at the 800 block of Washington around 1:20 p.m. regarding a break-in. She said that the suspect was someone she met years ago and recently called her from a cell phone at Broadlawns Medical Center. On April 14, he showed up at her house and said he had no money or food, so she had given him $30. The next day she came home to find her front door had been kicked in, and a boot print was on the door. She walked in to find the man in her kitchen, holding a baseball bat. He said he was sorry that he broke into her house, but he was thirsty. He then left the house, and she called police.
The vice president of the East Des Moines Girls Softball Complex was testing power to the scoreboards around 3:30 p.m. on April 15, and found that one was not working. He then discovered that 30 feet of copper wire had been cut out and taken. This is a constant problem for them. CV