Metro’s Most Wanted
NAME: Ron Alan Zurfluh
HEIGHT: 5’ 10”
CHARGES: Parole violation
NAME: Brian Scott Peterson
HEIGHT: 6’ 0”
CHARGES: Theft; drug charges; forgery
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.
The Des Moines Police Department is asking for help from the public identifying a theft in the third degree and assault suspect.
At approximately 8:15 p.m. on April 26, a black male suspect entered the Sears store in Southridge Mall asking for $850 worth of electronics. He was given the items, which were placed in a shopping basket inside a shopping cart. The suspect walked around the store for a short time, then eventually he ran out the door without paying. He attempted to get into a car he had left running nearby. A Sears employee followed the suspect and was assaulted as he tried to prevent the loss of the items. The suspect then fled on foot leaving the car, which had previously been reported stolen.
The suspect is described as being in his late 20s to early 30s, 6’3” tall and 215 lbs. He can be seen wearing a blue shirt and ball cap.
Anyone with information on the identity or location of this suspect is asked to contact Det. Dave Smith at 237-1466 or the Polk County Crimes Stoppers. CV
Blotter — Des Moines
Robbery of an individual
An Ankeny woman called police at 5:30 p.m. on April 27 to the McDonald’s at 601 University Ave., where she said she was parked after the restaurant got her drive-through order wrong. She went inside and returned to her car to find a man with dreads standing by her vehicle. She got into the car, which already had its windows down, and the man came to the passenger window and demanded money. She laughed, thinking he was just playing around, until he pulled a pistol out and said, “You think this is funny? It’s for real!” She gave him $60, and he ran away.
Assault causing injury
The victim called police at 4 p.m. on April 29 and said the suspect had picked him up at 700 S.W. Ninth St., and they drove to the scrap processing plant at 306 S.E. Fifth St. where the suspect threw him out of the car and left him. He got a ride back to the residence from an employee at the scrap yard, and when he arrived, the suspect was sitting in his car in the parking lot. They argued, and the suspect punched him in the face a few times, cutting one eye and bruising the other. CV