Two of a kind
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay, 55, was arrested in Indianapolis on March 16 for driving while intoxicated. Police reported pulling him over initially for erratic driving but then noticed slurred speech. Officers had Irsay get out of the car, where he was unstable and admitted to taking several prescription medications earlier that day.
NFL team owner Irsay isn’t the only one dropping the ball when it comes to safe driving. James Dress, 56, was arrested in Polk County on Nov. 1 at about 8 p.m. for operating his vehicle while intoxicated. His bond is set at $1,000.
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.
Authorities are searching for a white male with brown hair driving a silver convertible BMW for using counterfeit checks at five different retail stores. The West Des Moines Police Department reported that this occurred sometime between August and September, and the investigation is still ongoing. The man is said to be wearing a blue T-shirt. Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to contact the West Des Moines police at 515-222-3359 or the Polk County Crime Stoppers at 515-223-1400 immediately.
Blotter — Des Moines
Saved by leg cramps
Police responded to a burglary at the home of Don and Jane McFarland on Nov. 5. Upon waking up in the middle of the night due to leg cramps, Don McFarland noticed that the outside motion sensor light was on. He opened the front door and saw the suspect walking out of the garage. As Don began to walk outside, the suspect ran into the street and away from the house. The couple walked outside to inspect their garage and to see if anything was missing. Inside the garage and their car, things had been moved around, and they noticed a cell phone was missing. Many items from the McFarland garage were loaded into their car, leading authorities to believe that the suspect intended to steal the car along with the couple’s belongings. Several other keys belonging to other cars were found on the front seat of Don and Jane’s Ford Taurus.
Authorities arrived at Banker’s Trust on Court Avenue on Nov. 3 in response to criminal mischief and burglary. Kirk Winders, the building’s maintenance manager, explained to police that upon arriving at work that morning he noticed the glass on the southeast main entrance door was missing. Winders showed police the door and explained that the broken glass had been swept up to maintain the safety of employees who were arriving at work. Winders also reported that an ATM had been moved and opened.
Police responded to a burglary on Nov. 1 at the home of June Eubanks. Eubanks was on her way to Chicago when a neighbor called to inform her that Eubanks’ front door had been kicked in. When authorities arrived, Eubanks reported that a safe that contained a pistol and the birth certificates for her and her two children had been stolen from under her bed. Eubanks also reported that money had been stolen out of both of her children’s bedrooms. She told authorities that a group of people attending Roosevelt High School with her children are believed to be part of gang called C-block and that her son’s ex-girlfriend heard a rumor that C-block was going to hit his house. In Eubanks’ son’s room, the word “bitch” was written on the mirror accompanied by several smiley faces. CV