Two of a kind
Former Destiny’s Child member Farrah Franklin, 33, was arrested July 20 for disorderly conduct. She was arrested for the same charges in 2011, with booze reportedly being involved both times.
Though he’s never been a fourth member of Destiny’s Child, Brady Lynne Embrey does have one thing in common with Franklin. Embrey, 20, was arrested Aug. 7 and booked into the Polk County Jail on $300 bond for disorderly conduct.
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 Urbandale Police Department is seeking leads in a bar shooting that happened on Aug. 12 at Euro Bar. Three people were injured, but no suspects were identified in the shooting at 7625 Hickman Road, which took place around 12:30 a.m. Authorities found a 22-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his wrist and a 21-year-old man who had been shot in the foot. The third victim, a 20-year-old woman, went to the hospital with a gunshot wound on her thigh. None of the injuries were life-threatening, according to authorities. The shooting happened in the bar’s parking lot after the staff removed several people involved in a confrontation inside. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Polk County Crime Stoppers at 515-223-1400.
Blotter — Des Moines
Don’t kick the can
Police responded to a gun threat at 1818 Arlington Ave. shortly after midnight on Aug. 17. Maria Valdovinos and Jennifer Rodriguez reported being threatened by a man while standing outside. They told police he came outside with a shotgun, racked it and said, “Do you want to see what I can do?” before going back inside his house. The victims were hiding behind a van when police arrived. The officers went to the suspect’s house and found several other firearms when they spoke with him. Kenneth Collins told police he took the shotgun outside and racked it, even though it was not loaded, to scare the group of females because one had kicked a can and they were being loud.
Officers were tripped to a burglary at Xiomara’s Boutique on 1534 E. Grand Ave. early on the morning of Aug. 19. A check around the area showed the front door smashed out and a stone lying on the floor. Police cleared the building and saw that the cash register door was open. There was no keyholder information available, and dispatch was not able to contact any owners to determine if anything had been stolen.
Pick a better escape route
An officer observed a white BMW parked on the north side of the Walnut Street bridge with three males and a female standing near it around 2 a.m. on Aug. 16. When the officer approached, all four hurried to get in the vehicle while one of the males, identified as Miller, was trying to shut the trunk, though it was blocked and didn’t latch. The car drove away and the officer saw the trunk opened and followed as it attempted to turn north at E. First Street, which is the Embassy Suites courtyard and not a through street. The officer initiated a traffic stop and explained what he observed to the suspects and asked what was in the trunk. Three of them said they had no idea what he was talking about, but Miller explained that they saw a broken parking meter and were going to take it to his mom because she works at the county building. The officer looked in the trunk and found a City of Des Moines dual parking meter with a broken stand. CV