Metro’s most wanted
NAME: Mirsad Kljunic
HEIGHT: 5’ 9”
CHARGES: criminal mischief – second degree, OWI – second degree, burglary – second 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.
Des Moines police are seeking help in locating a robbery and burglary suspect. Police responded to a shooting at 1620 Hickman Road on June 23. The investigation showed two suspects forced entry into the residence and demanded money. Upon leaving, the suspects approached two victims outside and made the same demands. During this second encounter, shots were exchanged resulting in one victim and one suspect being struck. The injured suspect, Tyree Young, was taken to a hospital and charged with first degree robbery and first degree burglary. His accomplice was later identified as 16-year-old Fermani Jose Maldonado. Maldonado currently has two warrants for arrest after escaping from the Boys Training School in Eldora, as well as assault and burglary from the Juvenile Court in Des Moines. Police have not been able to locate him. Anyone with information on Maldonado’s location is asked to contact the Des Moines Police Communications Center at 515-283-4811, the Des Moines Police Detective Bureau at 515-283-4869 or the Polk County Crime Stoppers anonymously at 515-223-1400 or through their website.
Blotter — Des Moines
Don’t drink and swim
Police were called on the afternoon of June 27 regarding an intoxicated man who had jumped into the Des Moines River by the YMCA at 2nd Avenue and Locust Street. By the time the officer arrived, the man was by the east bank south of Court Avenue by the railroad bridge kicking and swimming in an attempt to reach the shore. The officer ran south along E. 1st Street, but by the time he reached the area the man was out of the river.
Suspicious guest, suspicious fire
Des Moines police and the fire department responded to a fire at 4158 Hull Ave. on June 28. The owner told police that the house suddenly filled with smoke, and the fire was in the back bedroom on the north side of the residence. A neighbor mentioned possible illegal activities had been going on and that the resident hadn’t been there for almost a week and returned with someone they had never seen before.
Waking up in underwear on the street
Jeremiah Day of Winterset reported that he was robbed on the night of June 28 in downtown Des Moines. He claimed drinking at the Kamodo Club is the last thing he remembers before waking up near Seventh and Grand wearing only his T-shirt and boxers. He called his missing cell phone from his girlfriend’s phone, but received no answer. A number later called back and told him it would cost $100 to get his phone back. When police asked what he thought happened, Day said he either drank too much, passed out and someone took his pants and other items, or someone drugged one of his drinks and robbed him. He had a scraped elbow and knees and a bruise on his right forearm. CV