Two of a kind
Justin Bieber, 20, was arrested shortly after 4 a.m. on a Thursday in January for drag racing in Miami Beach, Florida. He was driving a rented Lamborghini when police pulled him over, and he failed to pass a sobriety test. The then-19-year-old was charged with DUI.
Reckless, inebriated driving isn’t just for celebrities, though. Alexis Alfonso Plaza Sanabri, 19, was booked into the Polk County Jail at 3:25 a.m. on Oct. 22 for first-offense operating while intoxicated and careless driving. His bond was set at $1,131.
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.
A 12-year-old girl reported “stranger danger” while walking to school in West Des Moines on Oct. 2. The child said a dirty, white older-style SUV stopped in the road, and the driver asked her if she wanted a ride. Police said the girl yelled “no” and ran to the school to report the incident to the staff. The driver was described as a white male, 35 to 40 years old, with brown hair and possibly unshaven. The incident was reported at 7:15 a.m. in the 1300 block of Grand Avenue. If you have any tips or information about this case, submit your tip online at www.polkcountycrimestoppers.org or call 515-223-1400.
Blotter — Des Moines
‘A bad night to steal a car’
Jon Ackerman called police while he was working security for the Embassy Suites at 101 E. Grand Ave. on Oct. 21 at 1:22 a.m. He reported an individual named Brooks was walking through the parking lot checking the door handles of vehicles. When he approached Ackerman’s black Lexus, Ackerman yelled and Brooks closed the door and said it was a bad night to steal a car. Ackerman pointed out Brooks across the street when police arrived. When the officer drove over to talk to the suspect, he observed Brooks was attempting to open another door. The officer reported Brooks was not steady on his feet, smelled of alcohol, had slurred speech and his shirt was on inside out. He asked for his ID, and Brooks said he didn’t have one. He then blew .195 BAC. When police mentioned what Brooks had said when he opened Ackerman’s car door, Brooks began to laugh and acknowledge that he did say that, adding that it was “some funny shit.” He was arrested and transported to Polk County Jail.
The day the music died
Police arrived at 2811 East 14th St., Des Moines, on the evening of Oct. 21 for a vandalism report. Tyler Reicks informed police that his 2004 Chevy Blazer was broken into and his car stereo stolen over the weekend. Reicks was out of town playing football for Grand View University. He first contacted campus security, and they told him a few other cars were broken into over the weekend as well. There were no witnesses to the burglary, and campus security didn’t have security footage. Reicks said he didn’t know of any suspects.
Trespassing religious ceremony
Michael Clayton reported a burglary for his girlfriend Christine Bedford on Oct. 19 at Bedford’s nursing home at 1241 E. 17th Ct. Clayton assists Bedford with her home and rental properties since she is disabled. While checking the house before showing it to a new potential renter, Clayton noticed the east basement window had been broken out, but nothing appeared to be missing. Two pictures and a small tray were found, which, identified by the potential renter, were apparently used for a religious ceremony. Clayton put a board over the window. Police took pictures of the frames, tray and window. There are no suspects at this time. CV