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crimestopper_2crimestopper_1This 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 Urbandale Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying the male in the photographs to the right. If anyone knows the identity, whereabouts or any other information on the suspect, you are asked to contact the Urbandale Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 515-278-3926 or by email at You can also call the Polk County Crimestoppers with any relevant information at 515-223-1400.

Blotter – Des Moines

He won’t go, and you can’t make him

Mathew Fisher of Des Moines was taken into custody on Aug. 5 for outstanding warrants when he told police officers he would not ride in the back of the wagon and would fight them. Officers did place Fisher in the back of the wagon, where he began kicking the rear cage door and destroyed the welds holding the rear latch in place to open the door. He also managed to bend the metal around the rear latch so officers could not secure the door. The wagon had to be placed out of service as a result of the damage.

No shoes, no shirt, big problem

An officer was dispatched to a fight at the gas station at 303 S.E. 30th on Aug. 2, where he spoke to Andrew Haus, who reported being robbed. A suspect approached Haus asking for a “couple bucks,” but Haus told him he didn’t have any money. The suspect pushed him and asked what he was doing there. He then grabbed Haus’ cell phone and ear buds from his left hand and said, “This is mine.” The suspect pushed Haus again and head-butted him twice, causing a red mark between the victim’s eyes. The suspect, described as a bald white male with no shirt or shoes, left on foot. While officers drove around in search of the suspect, all three witnesses stated he came to their houses and asked to come inside, though all of them declined.

Just get in the car

Police responded to 1113 24th St. on Aug. 5, looking for Brian Houston, who was wanted through Des Moines on several charges. Houston had been drinking and remained uncooperative when police asked for his name. After he eventually stated his name, officers placed him into custody and walked him back to their parked car. Houston refused to enter the vehicle, and after about 10 minutes police finally got him to sit down, though he refused to put his leg in the door. Officers were eventually able to transport him to a lot at Martin Luther King and University, where the wagon picked him up and he continued to be uncooperative. Houston was charged with interference of official acts in addition to his original warrants.

Weapons at school

Police responded to Riverwoods Elementary School on Aug. 5 to a report of a weapon on school grounds. Staci Allison, the dean of students at the school, reported that one student of an unidentified age brought a BB gun to school and threated to shoot four classmates before discharging the gun on a tree on the property. The suspect was accompanied by two prior students. School administration called the parents of the victims and advised them to contact the police department to report harassment. The suspect admitted to police that he did have a BB gun and made the threats. The suspect was released to his sister, who is looking after “her juvenile brother” while their mother is in Minnesota. The other suspects were released as well, and all three were advised of criminal trespass at the school. CV

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