Metro’s most wanted
NAME: Joshua Paul Thompson
HEIGHT: 6’ 1”
CHARGES: Burglary, Weapons Charges
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.
Des Moines police are still investigating a fatal hit and run collision at the 900 block of E. Euclid Ave. on Feb. 14. Police responded at 10:54 p.m. to a car-versus-pedestrian collision. The victim was identified as Joan Haggar of Des Moines. Officers have obtained a surveillance photo of a vehicle that would have been at the intersection Haggar was crossing at the time of the accident. The photo is from the intersection of Cornell Street and Euclid Avenue shortly after the accident took place. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Des Moines Police Department at 515-283-4811 or the Polk County Crime Stoppers at 515-223-1400. The Crime Stoppers offer a reward up to $1,000 for information leading to arrest, and the DMPD will match that for a potential reward of $2,000.
Blotter — Des Moines
Stabbing at local gas station
Police investigated a stabbing at the QT on 1501 E. Grand Ave. just after midnight on June 23. When they arrived, victim Deyawna Taylor said a former friend she had been fighting with about disrespect had stabbed her. Taylor said she was leaving the gas station after buying two stamps when the suspect approached her in a gray Chrysler 200 and stabbed her in the upper left torso. A fight ensued, and she was stabbed again in the back.
Puncture wound weapon goes unidentified
An officer was dispatched on a welfare check to a residence at 3623 E. 41st St. in Des Moines when he observed a trail of blood leading upstairs to a bedroom. He found Levonn Smith on the floor with a puncture wound to his lower left leg. Smith said he had been at a house and had a confrontation with an unknown person. He could not or would not provide information regarding the location of the incident, the people he was with, who stabbed him or what weapon was used.
Watch for the pot to boil
Tenants at an apartment complex on 2400 Hickman called in a fire in the unit above them. Police responded and knocked on the door several times before gaining permission to breach the door. The unit was full of smoke, and officers opened windows and found a pot of burnt food still cooking on the stove. They found the victim passed out on the couch. The victim admitted to leaving the food on the stove and falling asleep. Police stated the victim appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and/or other stimulants. CV