Two of a kind?
Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker, 29, was arrested in May for “extreme drunken driving” after being pulled over for a traffic violation. Police said Tucker’s blood alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit for operating a vehicle in Arizona. Lucky for him, he has since signed a three-year contract with the Suns for $16.5 million.
In a similar traffic-related case, John Arthur Senn, 29, was arrested in Polk County for first-offense operating while intoxicated and failing to obey a traffic control device. His bond was set for $1,263, but he has no multimillion-dollar NBA contracts to speak of.
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 asking for help in identifying an individual regarding a theft at a local business. If you or anyone you know has any information on the identity or whereabouts of the individual or vehicle in the photos, contact the Urbandale Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 515-278-3926, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Information is also accepted via the Polk County Crime Stoppers at 515-223-1400.
Blotter — Des Moines
Fiery plan foiled
Arson was reported at Ron’s Homes Inc. in Altoona on Sept. 8 after unknown persons entered the unlocked detached garage and set a small fire behind the walk-in door. The fire was against the wall by electrical wires that were recently ran into the garage. The wall was burned up and wires were ignited by the fire, which eventually burned out on its own. It appeared that the suspect or suspects tried to make it look like an electrical fire. The garage is full of cardboard and other flammable items. The reporting person is a subcontractor and was unaware of any problems with past workers.
Break-in at the church
Don Vines reported a burglary at Union Park Presbyterian Church on Sept. 9. Vines arrived at the church to mow the lawn when he discovered someone had broken into the storage shed. The hasp was ripped from the door, and the hasp bolts appeared to have been cut with a hack saw. Nothing inside the shed was missing; the valuable items are not stored there, according to the report. The rear door of the church was also found ajar, though nothing seemed to be disturbed inside. Vines thought someone had been at the church earlier and didn’t get the door closed. There are no suspects.
Officers were dispatched to the residence of Travis Rule, who reported a burglary at his home on the night of Sept. 9. Rule told police he was in his home when he heard knocking on the door. He attempted to look out his daughter’s bedroom window to see who it was, but then heard someone tiptoeing into the house. He said he expected to see a man, but “was shocked” to see a female. Rule apparently began screaming “Why are you inside of my house?” before realizing it was his ex-girlfriend, who he had not seen in six to eight months. She took off running out the front door and drove away in her gold Malibu. Rule then noticed a pair of heels by the front door and explained she drove by the house again, screaming that she wanted her shoes back. Rule told police he wanted to press charges, but after he became defensive during questioning, no charges were filed. CV