Metro’s most wanted
NAME: Alfredo Gonzales-Angeles
HEIGHT: 5’ 8”
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 and Polk County Sheriff’s Department are asking for information on the whereabouts of Jessie Hickman Smith, 24. He escaped from a residential work release facility on May 26. Smith was transferred to the facility after being granted a work release by the Iowa Board of Parole. Work release is a minimum-security setting that allows offenders an opportunity to gradually adjust to the transition between prison and the community. The offender was sentenced to 10 years on a charge of second-degree robbery.
Blotter — Des Moines
Police responded to the home of Trung Tan Vo at 1422 E. 17th St. on the night of July 14 after he was robbed. Trung was getting his haircut near Eighth Street and couldn’t get a taxi when two black males in a red car approached him and offered him a ride. When they got to his house, one suspect asked for water, and Trung took him inside to get a drink. He then offered the men $10 for driving him. Trung said the suspects must have seen the money in his wallet because the suspect pulled a knife and held the open blade to Trung’s back while demanding his money. They punched Trung several times in the face and left with his ID, social security card, bankcard and $467 in cash.
Mysterious towel fire
Bill Griffith of Des Moines called to report a fire investigation at his home on July 13-14. Griffith said he had an old towel draped over the top of a fence on the side of his house. He discovered the towel was completely burned up and believes it was intentionally set on fire. Griffith said he wanted a police report made for documentation purposes only.
Officers were dispatched on a burglary report to 3426 S.W. 12th St. on July 15. Joseph South said he returned from work to find his back door halfway open. It appeared the suspect pried open a piece of the door and stuck his/her hand through to unlock it and gain entry. About $500 in jewelry and some other items were missing from the master bedroom, but it didn’t appear that any other rooms had been rummaged through. TVs and electronics were not taken. A neighbor mentioned the house directly north at 3424 S.W. 12th St. was recently burglarized as well. CV