Two of a Kind12/24/2014
Former Atlanta Falcons running back Jamal Anderson, 42, was arrested on Nov. 21 in Georgia
and charged with DUI. Anderson was found on the side of I-85 sitting in his stopped vehicle. His bond was more than $2,000. He was shortly released after the arrest, but it wasn’t a promising follow up to his 2012 reckless driving charge.
Although this is not Lamont Samples’ second offense, the 43-year-old did get charged with OWI and a slew of other charges. Samples’ should have taken Anderson’s idea and pulled over, because on Oct. 31 he was also charged with failure to maintain control and driving left of center. He was taken to Polk County Jail at 2:30 a.m. His bail was set at $1,991.
The Des Moines Police Communications Center received a call from the Community State Bank at 3540 E. 33rd St. on the morning of Dec. 16 regarding a robbery. An adult white female estimated to be about 5-foot-4 to 5-foot-5 and 180 to 200 pounds entered the bank and handed an employee a note demanding money. The note also stated that the suspect had a gun, however it was not shown. Surveillance photos show the suspect wearing a dark hooded shirt, glasses, gloves, blue pants and carrying a dark handbag. Anyone with information on the identity or location of this person is asked to contact the Des Moines Police Detective Bureau at 515-283-4869 or the Polk County Crime Stoppers anonymously at 515-223-1400.
Time to call in sick
Police responded to an emergency call from Bonary MacVilay at Jung’s Oriental Store on Dec. 15. Bonary, his co-worker Steve Tran and the storeowner Sith MacVilay were cleaning and prepping for truck delivery in the back storage room when two people entered the storage room from the back alley. One suspect ordered Sith to get on the floor while the other headed toward the front of the store to the cash register. Tran met the second suspect in the aisle on his way to the register and the suspect ordered Tran to get on the ground. When Tran refused, the suspect shot him in the leg. The same suspect then shot Sith in the back as he was attempting to escape. There were no security cameras in the back storage area of the store, only in the front. Both victims sustained non-life threatening injuries. It is unknown whether the suspects fled on foot or in a vehicle.
Pleading the Fifth
On Dec. 15, FloAnn Willis reported that sometime within the last month her storage unit at 2804 Fleur had been broken into. The lock of the unit had been removed (likely to have been drilled out) and then covered back up with paint. Victim was upset and stated that this is the third time someone had broken into her unit. Willis believed that the suspects had something to do with the management at the storage unit, but management denies any knowledge of the robberies. There are no suspects at this time.
How the suspect stole Christmas
Authorities responded to a burglary report at the home of Brooke Findley on Dec. 16. Findley came home from work to find the side door of her home kicked in and all of the lights on inside of the house. Police searched the home before questioning Findley. Victim stated that an Apple computer, a 21-inch Toshiba flat screen television and several Christmas presents were missing from her home. No other items were reported missing, and there are no suspects at this time. CV