Two of a kind
David Cassidy, 63, blew .19 on an alcohol test that resulted in his third drunken driving charge in January. The former teen idol was pulled over in Los Angeles for an illegal turn.
In another case of lessons not learned, Daniel Sandler, 60, was booked into the Polk County Jail for second-offense operating while intoxicated on Oct. 6. His bond was set for $2,000.
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 is requesting assistance in identifying the suspect of a robbery that occurred at approximately 9:50 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Valero convenience store at 2829 Easton Blvd. in Des Moines. No weapons were displayed during the robbery, and the suspect left with cash and cigarettes. The suspect is described as a white male in his 20s, approximately 6-foot-1 and 220 pounds, wearing a white Hurley brand hooded sweatshirt with an insignia patch on the left sleeve. Witnesses reported seeing a dark-colored vehicle of unknown make and model fleeing the scene. If you have any information, call Detective Danny White at 515-237-1496.
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Police responded to a burglary at 4940 Urbandale Ave. in Des Moines on Oct. 13. Virginia Bryant told police when she arrived home at about 5:15 p.m., she noticed the TV in the front living room was missing. Bryant said she exited the home and called 911. After police cleared the residence, Bryant walked through with officers and noticed several missing items, including two Sony TVs, a Toshiba laptop and two pairs of tall riding boots. Bryant said no doors or windows appeared to be ajar when she arrived home, and officers did not observe any forced entries into the residence.
Bad wake up call
Lydia Moore reported a burglary after she woke up to find a man in her bedroom on Douglas Avenue on the morning of Oct. 14. The suspect was using a flashlight to go through her clothes. He was wearing a bandana over his face and a green Army jacket. Moore told police the suspect gained entry through the front door, which was locked, but there was no sign of forced entry other than an end table pushed out of the way. Nothing was taken, and the suspect fled from the house when Moore woke up.
Paid in cash
Police were called for a robbery reported by Nicholas Romeo on Oct. 13 at 2:36 p.m. Romeo said he knew the two suspects from school, and he called one of them because he was looking for a new vehicle. The victim was told to meet the suspects at a residence to look at the car for sale. When he got there, they spoke in the kitchen, and the car was said to be in the garage. Romeo stated he never saw the car, and that one of the suspects demanded to see the cash. Romeo pulled out the cash and counted it on the suspect’s request. As he was counting, the suspects began assaulting him, punching him numerous times in the head and kicking him. Romeo tried to grab as much of the money as he could that had scattered around the room, but the suspects physically threw him out of the house. He drove a few blocks away and waited for police, but he did not see where the suspects went. CV