Two of a Kind?1/14/2015
Screech’s lack of common sense has got him in trouble once again — only this time, it’s for real. Dustin Diamond, 37, was arrested on Dec. 26, 2014, on a slew of misdemeanors, including second-degree recklessly endangering safety, carrying a concealed weapon, disorderly conduct and use of a dangerous weapon. Police were called after he stabbed another man. He was definitely not “Saved by the Bell” this time.
Running out of common sense seems to be a trend lately, whether it’s by past TV stars or Iowa locals. Richard Hurd, 37, was arrested on Dec. 18, 2014, for similar charges. He was booked at 4:16 p.m. and charged with assault causing bodily injury, theft and possession of a weapon. He was taken to Polk County Jail, where his bail was set at a hefty $6,300.
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 Urbandale Police Department is seeking help in identifying the man in this picture. He was last seenwearing a blue sweater and a black undershirt. The police would like to question him in regards to a stolen credit card. If you or someone you know has any information on this case or this man, contact the Urbandale Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 515-278-3926 or CrimeStoppers at 515-223-1400.
Blotter – Des Moines
Better late than never?
Police were dispatched to 227 Army Post Road to O’Reilly Auto Parts on Jan. 6 regarding a burglary. The glass in the front door had been broken out by a cinder block. Two officers searched and cleared the building, and nothing else seemed to be broken or out of place. The security alarm did not sound upon the glass breaking but did go off as the officers were searching the building. The store’s keyholder, Ben Becker, responded to the alarm. He told police that he did not notice anything missing.
Catch me if you can
On Jan. 6 authorities responded to the home of Brian Bishop on a theft report. Upon the arrival of the police, Bishop explained that he went to the store to buy some pop, and when he came back he noticed that his front door had been kicked in. The victim walked into his home and saw the faces of the suspects. The first suspect was wearing all black with a black bandana decorated with skulls around his neck, and the second suspect was wearing a white puffy coat. Bishop proceeded to chase the two suspects up the street but couldn’t keep up with them so he called the police. Bishop gave authorities the address and phone numbers of the suspects. Police responded to the given address and found fresh footprints and heard voices from inside the house, but no one came to the door. The suspects stole $160 in cash and a black toolbox. Authorities are currently awaiting a warrant.
Welcoming in the suspects
Authorities responded to a burglary report at the home of Scott Seitz on Jan. 4. Seitz reported to police that around 9 a.m. he left to go to church and noticed that all four doors on both of his vehicles were open in his garage, but didn’t think anything of it and went ahead to church. When he returned home, Seitz noticed that two battery chargers and a can full of gas were missing. The victim also noticed that some change was missing out of his car, and that his shed (along with his neighbor’s shed) had been burglarized. Seitz suspects that this happened between 1-9 a.m. that morning. He also mentioned that he didn’t lock his garage door the night before. CV