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Metro’s most wanted

NAME: John Thomas MossMost Wanted

SEX: Male

RACE: Black

AGE: 28

CNA - Stop HIV Iowa

HEIGHT: 5’ 5’’


HAIR: Black

EYES: Brown

DOB: 9/10/1985

CHARGES: Forgery, Theft – 2nd Degree



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.


Abandoned dog                 

The Des Moines Police Department is seeking help from the public identifying suspects involved in dog abandonment. On March 21, an Animal Control Officer was sent to the Sunburst Apartments at 5015 S.W. Ninth St. on an abandoned dog call. Upon their arrival, they were shown a small mixed-breed dog that had been left in the hallway. The dog was described as a “young, skinny and scared,” but she was unharmed and healthy. Surveillance photos were later retrieved showing what appears to be two Hispanic female suspects and the vehicle they were driving. Anyone with information on the identity or location of these suspects is asked to contact the Des Moines Police Animal Control Shelter at 515-284-6905 or the Polk County Crime Stoppers anonymously at 515-223-1400.

Younkers fire

The Des Moines Police Department, working in conjunction with the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, is seeking help from the public obtaining video and photos of the fire that destroyed the Younkers Building on Saturday, March 29.The initial call regarding the fire came in to the Des Moines Police Communications Center at 12:51 a.m. If anyone has photos or video of the Younkers Building at 701 Walnut just before or after that time they are asked to send them to Des Moines Police Detective Jack Kamerick at, who can also be contacted at 515-237-1495 with information or tips. Anonymous tips may be submitted through the Polk County Crime Stoppers at 515-223-1400.


Blotter — Des Moines

Three burglaries and you’re out

Police spoke with victim Quentin Hicks about an attempted burglary to his residence at 2617 S.W. Ninth St. on the night of May 30. Hicks stated he left town that night at approximately 11 p.m. and came home at 6 p.m. the next day. Side panels sealing a window with a mounted air conditioning unit were removed and found on the living room floor in a failed attempt to gain entry. This was the third report the officer had personally taken from Hicks, who stated he plans to move out in July.


Drama in Noodles

Gina Leonetti, the owner of Noodles Restaurant, called police after three black female juveniles caused a disturbance in her restaurant at 2429 S.W. Ninth St. After cussing at her, the girls threw a plastic bottle at Leonetti, which missed her behind the counter. Leonetti threw it back and hit the “Open” sign, causing it to break. The girls then knocked over a large container of tea on the counter. Leonetti called police after the suspects refused to leave, at which point they began recording her on a cell phone. An employee named Chad also began recording the suspects on his own cell phone.


Stolen chains

Police were dispatched to 2211 University Ave. on June 2 for a robbery report made by Jesse Davis, who stated he was jumped the night before when walking home from Kum & Go. The suspect told Davis to give him the chains/necklaces he was wearing and then punched him on the left side of his temple and pulled them from his neck after Davis told him no. Davis punched the suspect but fled the scene when another suspect joined the fight. CV

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