Metro’s most wanted
NAME: Dionicio Martinez-Montero
HEIGHT: 5’ 8”
CHARGES: Sex Abuse
The Des Moines Police Department is seeking help in identifying suspects involved in dog abandonment. An Animal Control officer was sent to Sunburst Apartments at 5015 S.W. Ninth St. Upon their arrival, they were shown a small, mixed-breed dog that was left in the hallway. Surveillance photos showed 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 Stopper anonymously at 515-223-1400.
Blotter — Des Moines
Fire at Commercial Bag Company
Police were dispatched to a fire alarm at the Commercial Bag Company at 1244 Second Ave. in Des Moines early on June 18. While police were responding, an off-duty officer was already observing the building and notifying dispatch. Upon arrival, the front southeast side of the building was fully engulfed in flames. The fire department arrived quickly and began extinguishing the fire. The cause has not been determined.
Shots fired at middle school
Police responded to a call for shots fired at Goodrell Middle School at 3300 E. 29th St. on the night of June 15. The reporting party said she heard five shots near the school on the 29th Street side and witnessed two vehicles leave the parking lot at high speeds and chasing several kids on foot who were going south. Police found bullet holes on the south side of the building, but they were confirmed to be old, unrelated damage by the School Board Patrol. They did find eight shell casings in the parking lot. Seven individuals were seen on security footage where they casings were found. Police made a request for the video footage.
Burglarized by ex
Marly Recinos reported a burglary at her home around June 14, believed by her to be her ex-husband. She stated that they were going through a bad divorce and he had been released from prison a couple weeks before and she let him stay with her. During his stay, Marly became sick and was hospitalized. When she returned, she found her house ransacked and her TV missing. Her husband was not around, and there was no sign of forced entry. He had prior domestic and drug convictions, and is on the run. CV