Metro’s Most Wanted
NAME: Johnathon Everett Phillip Rice
CHARGES: Probation violation
NAME: Preston Anthony Beasley
INFO: Armed and dangerous
This information was obtained from the Polk County Crime Stoppers website. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Des Moines Police Detective Bureau asks that anyone with information on the location or identity of this suspect call 515-283-4864 or The Polk County Crime Stoppers anonymously at 515-223-1400.
Walgreens robbery in Des Moines
On April 7 at 12:15 a.m., a white male suspect entered the Walgreens at 2545 E. Euclid Ave. He approached the pharmacist and demanded prescription medications. The pharmacist complied, and the suspect left. No weapon was displayed. The suspect is described as about 5’ 9” and 200 pounds, wearing a dark Carhart-type coat with a black stocking cap and some facial hair.
Des Moines Police, Date April 21-22
At 7:09 p.m. on April 21 dispatch received a call of a shooting at the 2700 block of Fleur Drive, an apartment building where police arrived to find a 4-year-old female suffering from a gunshot wound. She was taken to Iowa Methodist Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Witnesses were taken to the Des Moines Police Station for interviews. Investigations continue.
Assault causing injury
Police were dispatched to Grandview Avenue and Bowdoin Street around 9:45 p.m. on April 21 regarding a report of men fighting in the middle of the street. One man told police he was driving by a group of pedestrians when one of the them yelled for him to slow down. He pulled over at his friend’s house on the same block, and the guy on the corner was still yelling at him. They got into a fight and the suspect called for his friends to help jump him, he said. But, witnesses told police it was the driver who was the aggressor, pushing him and yelling, “Bring it, bitch,” and that he was also much bigger than the man on the corner. One said the “little guy” even appeared scared and ran away. No arrests were made.
Assault causing serious injury
Police responded to the corner of East 34th Street and University Avenue on April 22 around 4:15 p.m. to assist medics with a stabbing. The victim said he was walking when a black Monte Carlo with mag rims containing two men drove by, and one of the men slashed his arm with a knife and kept driving. No suspects were named. CV