Two of a kind2/18/2015
Is anyone else tired of seeing sad stories of child stars in the news? Marcus Paulk, child star from the 1990s sitcom “Moesha,” was arrested on Feb. 1 for possession of marijuana and DUI. Paulk, 28, was arrested in Arizona shortly after driving too close to emergency vehicles stopped on the side of the road while their lights were flashing. Authorities pulled him over and immediately noticed that he smelled of alcohol, and they found the drugs in his pocket. Although not a child star, this guy seems just as capable of making bad decisions. Jack Harris, 27, was arrested on Jan. 26 for operating while intoxicated. He was taken to the Polk County Jail around noon that day. His bail was 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 Urbandale Police Department is seeking help in locating two males in relation to a theft at a local business. The first suspect was last seen wearing a light blue hoodie, light colored jeans and a hat. The second was last seen wearing a hat, a dark sweater and light colored pants. If you or anyone you know has any information about these individuals or the case in general, you are encouraged to contact the Urbandale Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 515-278-3926 or the Polk County Crime Stoppers at 515-223-1400.
Blotter — Des Moines
Phantom of the garage
Authorities responded to a burglary report on Feb. 5 made by Charles Stoll. The victim owns a house that is currently vacant, but he goes there daily to work on it. Stoll reported that someone had entered his detached garage the night before and tampered with his truck that was in the garage. Stoll reported that the steering column and ignition had been tampered with. He told police he locked the garage the night before, and nothing but the car had been tampered with or stolen. He pointed out some suspicious footprints in the snow that were not there the day before. There are no witnesses or suspects at the time.
Someone really wanted to watch movies
Jim Monroe contact police on Feb. 8 about a burglary at his home. He reported to police that he and his wife own the house, but they are currently separated, and she has been away in Florida for a couple of weeks. He reported that he stopped by the house to see if some information had been dropped off, and that he always enters the home through the garage. Upon entering the garage, Monroe noticed that his wife’s car was gone. He entered the house and saw that everything was destroyed. Aside from the car, he noticed that a Blu-ray player and television were also missing. Authorities believe that this occurred sometime after Feb. 1.
Police responded to a burglary report made by Zella Williams on Feb. 9. Williams reported that there was someone in her mother’s home, and they could see lights turning off and hear people running around. Authorities proceeded to clear the house but could not clearly see if anything was stolen because the house was trashed. Williams’ mother who owns the house, Mary Devan, is an elderly woman in a wheelchair who is living with her daughter out of fear of her house being broken into. This is the 19th time police have responded to a burglary at this address in the last six months. CV