Two of a kind4/8/2015
Baltimore Ravens running back Bernard Pierce was arrested on March 11 for driving under the influence. Pierce, 24, was arrested in Maryland early in the morning. He told police that he only had a couple shots, but police reported that he was highly intoxicated, as he failed the field sobriety tests. Hours later, he was dropped by the Ravens and has recently been picked up by the Jacksonville Jaguars, even though Pierce faces a two-game suspension.
Des Moines resident Maurice Moon, 26, was arrested for a similar crime. On March 23, Moon was arrested for operating while intoxicated. He was taken to Polk County Jail around midnight. His bail was 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.
The Des Moines Police Department is seeking help in finding information regarding a homicide investigation that started in November of 2014. Last year, patrol officers responded to a call regarding a shooting victim. When they arrived at the scene, they found deceased Aaron Michael McHenry, 24, in the driveway of the Hickman Lane home. Keith Meco Collins, 17, was arrested for first-degree murder. Police say the crime was committed in relation to narcotics. Police are still searching for Collins’ accomplice, who witnesses saw driving a silver car. If you or anyone you know recognizes the vehicle in relation to this crime that would have been in the area of Hickman Avenue and 26th at about 5:30 p.m., you are encouraged to contact the Des Moines Police Department Detective Bureau at 283-4869 or the Polk County Crime Stoppers at 223-1400.
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On March 31, police responded to a burglary at the home of Debra Simmons. The victim reported to police that she was gone to work from 7:45 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. A witness informed police that she saw a white Capitol Cab pull out of the driveway sometime between noon and 3:30 p.m. Inside Simmons’ home, the back window was broken, likely with a brick that was on the ground outside the kitchen window. Two Vizio televisions, a smart television, $300 cash and an Apple laptop were all reported missing by the victim. She told police that she doesn’t know who would do this to her and is continuing to look up serial numbers for the missing electronics.
Police responded to a burglary at the home of the Ghirst family. On March 29, Tommy Ghirst called police and, upon their arrival, his daughter Gwendolynn told officials that the previous night around 11 p.m. an unknown white male walked into their apartment. Gwendolynn’s father, Tommy, wasn’t home, and her mother was asleep at the time. Gwendolynn and her friend were in her room on the top bunk of her bed when they heard footsteps coming down the hallway, so they hid under the blanket. When the man reached Gwendolynn’s bedroom, she asked the man what he was doing in their apartment. The victim reported that the man kept asking “Are you here, Tran?” When no one responded, the man stole Gwendolynn’s iPad and left.
Search for food, get a crime
Matthew Hicks reported a burglary at the residence of his aunt, Diane Olmested, on March 31. When Hicks walked into the apartment to look for some food, he didn’t hear the television. He thought this was strange because his aunt always leaves the TV on. When Hicks went to go turn the television on, he saw that it was missing and the rest of the apartment had been ransacked. He immediately called his aunt, who wasn’t home at the time, and then the police. Upon the police arrival, Olmested reported several items missing and noted that whoever broke into her apartment also cut the surveillance camera line. CV