Two of a kind
Michael Phelps, 29, was arrested for driving under the influence (again) at about 1:40 a.m. on Sept. 30 in Baltimore, Maryland. Officials pulled him over for driving 84 in a 45 when they noticed Phelps seemed intoxicated. Phelps’ blood alcohol level was nearly double the legal limit. He was arrested for DUI for the first time when he was 19.
Olympians aren’t the only ones who get caught for breaking the legal alcohol limit. Brandon Kent Jr. Andrews, 26, was arrested at 11:30 in the morning on Oct. 27 and taken to the Polk County Jail for his second offense at driving while intoxicated. Andrews’ bond is set at $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 seeking help in identifying a suspect from a robbery that occurred on Thursday, Oct. 9. At 3:44 p.m., the Des Moines Communications Center received a report of a bank robbery at the Central Bank at 2742 Hubbell Ave. in Des Moines. Witnesses said a black male, approximately 5’8” to 5’10” with a thin build, entered the bank carrying a screwdriver and a red “Iowa State” backpack. The suspect jumped over the counter and demanded cash, then placed it in the red bag before leaving on foot. The suspect was wearing black clothing and a black stocking hat with gold or yellow stitching. Anyone with information about the identity or location of this person is asked to contact the Des Moines Police Detective Bureau at 515-283-4869, or call the Polk County Crime Stoppers at 515-223-1400.
Blotter — Des Moines
Beer for break-in
Belva Hall, manager of Acadian Manor Apartments in Des Moines, reported a burglary at one of the apartments on Oct. 27. Hall told police the tenant who lived in apartment 2 was evicted, and sometime during the night the rear door of the apartment was forcibly opened. There was nothing in it but garbage, and nothing was stolen. A few unopened beer cans were sitting on the kitchen floor that had not been there the day before. Hall suspects the evicted tenant or her live-in boyfriend had something to do with the break-in, but there were no known witnesses at the time of the report.
Took the cash, left the guns
Curtis Myers reported a burglary at his Des Moines home on Oct. 28. He left for work at 8:30 a.m. and returned between 12:30-1 p.m. to find clothes thrown around, bags searched through and his guns moved — although none were stolen. The only thing missing was $20 to $30 in cash, which had been in Myers’ bedside table. One of his guns had been taken from his closet and placed on the floor of his room, but it was still inside the cover. Myers told police he thought the suspects might have been interrupted by him coming home and had to flee before they could steal the guns. There were no signs of forced entry, but Myers said he is renovating the house and the main garage door can easily be lifted up to gain access. The rear door on the garage was also unlocked. Myers said one of his beer cans had been taken from the fridge and placed on the kitchen counter. There are no known witnesses.
Check the open windows
An officer was dispatched to 666 41st St. on Oct. 28 for a burglary report made by Matthew and Megan Sease. Matthew said he arrived home around 4:45 p.m. and noticed a small window on the west side of the home was open, though he didn’t think much of it because his wife likes to leave it open sometimes. When Megan arrived home, she said she didn’t leave it open. They discovered the screen on the storm window had been cut open. The couple didn’t notice anything missing, so they didn’t report the incident as an attempted burglary. A half hour later, the officer returned to the home because they discovered their iPad and a bunch of Halloween candy was missing. After contacting Verizon, Matthew was told his iPad was last used or attempted to be used at 9 a.m., which would have been the time the suspect(s) entered the home. CV