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Two of a Kind?


3.26 Bruce Miller3.26 IrvinThe National Football League just can’t seem to keep its players’ names out of the papers. San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller was arrested on March 5 for domestic abuse. Miller, 27, was arrested around midnight in Northern California and was fined $2,000. He could face jail time. The 49ers are looking into the issue, and only time will tell how it will affect Miller’s career.

But the arrests don’t stop at the end zone, as Iowa native Andrew Irvin knows all too well. Similar to Miller, Irvin was arrested on March 3 for domestic abuse/assault. Irvin was taken to Johnson County Jail around 1:30 a.m. His bail was set at $10,000.



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.

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The Des Moines Police Department is asking for help in identifying a suspect in regard to a local robbery. On March 9 at about 5 p.m., the female suspect approached the counter at Wards Pharmacy and demanded prescription drugs at gunpoint. After receiving the pills, the suspect fled the scene on foot. She is being described as 5-feet-4-inches tall and 150-170 pounds. If you or anyone you know has information on the suspect or this case in general, contact the Des Moines Police Detective Bureau at 515-283-4869 or the Polk County Crime Stoppers at 515-223-1400.


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Two-for-one entry

Police responded to Jack Smith’s Gun sales at 2828 Hubbell Ave. after a commercial alarm was triggered around 4 a.m. on March 15. Officers located two holes in the roof that they later determined to be the point of entry. Jack Smith also responded to the scene, but he needed more time to obtain information on the firearms that were stolen. Smith believed between six and 10 small handguns were taken. The store does not have surveillance, but a unit was called to process the scene and found a pry bar and head lamp flashlight left on the roof. The second hole in the roof led to adjoining business Leisure Hair, which was also reported.

Empty house, will burglarize

Police were dispatched to 7615 S.W. Ninth Place in Des Moines for a burglary call on March 15. Neighbor John Schultz said the tenant of the residence passed away last summer, and the house now belongs to Nancy Green, who lives in Missouri. Schultz and his son watch the house, and his son had been cleaning up the backyard at about 11 a.m. on March 14. When he returned to the house around 1 p.m. the next day, he found the back door of the garage had been broken into and alerted Schultz. Police said it appeared that suspects gain entry by striking the dead bolt with a hard tool and entered the garage and basement, which were in disarray. The officer observed antique-looking military and ship models in glass cases that did not appear to be disturbed. The suspects did not enter the living areas of the residence, but it is unclear what may have been taken at this time. Police alerted Green, who said she would be coming to town to assess the situation.

Common criminal

Police arrested a suspect in a string of robberies shortly after midnight on March 18. Officers were called to the Casey’s at 3501 E. 14th St. in Des Moines after a black man in his late 30s had stolen two cartons of Newport 100s. The cashier at the store called police after running out to obtain the suspect’s license plate number. He said the suspect asked for the two cartons, and after retrieving them asked for a pack of Swishers. When the cashier turned around to get them, the suspect grabbed the bag of Newport 100s and ran out of the store and into a vehicle. Police broadcasted the suspect’s description and vehicle number, and an officer quickly located the suspect near the intersection of 16th and Allison and initiated a traffic stop. The suspect was arrested at the scene for third-degree theft and multiple warrants. CV

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