Two of a kind?
Flavor Flav was arrested for speeding in January when police said he was driving 79 in a 55 mph zone. It doesn’t stop there, though. Police discovered Mr. Flav also had 16 license suspensions for a variety of unpaid tickets, and they found a small amount of marijuana in the car. He was arrested, booked and released without bail — just in time to attend his mother’s funeral.
Toby Thomas Stier was arrested and booked in Polk County on Sept. 5 because, like Flavor Flav, he also shouldn’t have been driving. He was charged with driving while barred as a habitual offender. Although it’s unclear whether Stier had 16 — or even close to that many — suspensions on his record, he still had a $2,000 bond.
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 trying to identify the male in the photographs in connection to a local crime. He is associated with the white vehicle pictured. If you or anyone you know has any information regarding the identity or whereabouts of this person or the case, contact the Urbandale Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 515-278-3926 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by contacting the Polk County CrimeStoppers at 515-223-1400.
Blotter — Des Moines
Keep the doors locked
Chuen Nen reported a burglary at her apartment on the afternoon of Sept. 16. She told police she had forgotten to lock the front door and was in her bedroom. Her 3-year-old daughter was in the living room when a suspect entered the apartment and took an iPad and walked back out. The 3-year-old told Nen about it after the suspect left. Apartment managers were able to view the video and observed the suspect come out of the woods and enter through the east door of the building. The suspect went straight to the victim’s room as if she was the intended target, according to the report.
Don’t put it off
A burglary report was filed on Sept. 16 by Travis Johnson, who told police his family left town for a funeral on Sept. 5 at about 7 a.m. and returned at 7 p.m. to find the house a mess. He reported that clothes were strewn about, food was pulled out of the fridge, two TVs were missing, along with two bags of clothes and some food. Johnson told police the back door is left unlocked at all times. He said a credit card was found under some clothing in his bedroom and said it had been left by the suspect. When police asked if Johnson knew the suspect, he said he and his girlfriend grew up and went to school with her. She had also been over to visit Johnson’s girlfriend a couple weeks ago. Police asked why Johnson decided to wait 11 days after the incident to report it, and Johnson stated that he had “put it off.”
Bus stop robbery
Police responded to 1544 19th St. for a robbery reported by Alijah Hayes on Sept. 16. Hayes said she was robbed at gunpoint while at the bus stop across from the Grubb YMCA with a friend. Hayes stated she was playing on her phone when a young black male wearing black jeans and a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood up and tightened around his face approached her and said, “I need a phone to use.” Hayes said he pulled out a handgun and pointed it at her as he grabbed the phone from her hands. The suspect ran northbound on 11th Street, and Hayes ran to a nearby friend’s house and contacted officials. She said her friend, the witness, probably ran back to her own residence. She later gave a statement to police. CV