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Two of a Kind?


two of a kind-Will Pattontwo of a kind-SmithRemember the Titans? Well, their assistant coach was arrested last month. Will Patton, 60, who is best known for his roles in “Gone in 60 Seconds” and “Remember the Titans” was arrested Feb. 24 for driving under the influence. He was driving around in Isle of Palms, South Carolina, when police stopped him but was later let out on a $997 bail.

The day before Patton was arrested, his Des Moines counterpart David Smith committed the same crime. Smith, 62, was arrested around 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 23 for operating while under the influence. He was taken to Polk County jail and was given a $1,000 bail.



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.crimestopper 4.16

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The Des Moines Police Department is seeking help in finding a man and a woman who are wanted for homicide. Police have identified the individuals and are now working to locate them. On April 6 around 1 a.m., patrol officers responded to a report of a man down. Officers reached Gerri’s Place on E. 30th St. and found Andrew Purcell unconscious before sending him to the hospital where Purcell later died. The suspect of the assault is a white male who is about 5-foot-8 or 5-foot-10, weighing about 150-200 pounds with dark hair and facial hair. Witnesses saw him accompanied by an adult white female, who is described to be about 5-foot-3 and weighing about 140-150 pounds. Both suspects are expected to be in their late 20s to early 30s. If you or anyone you know has any information on this case or the suspects, please contact the Des Moines Police Department Detective Bureau at 223-4869 or the Polk County CrimeStoppers at 223-1400.


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Can’t turn up the music
Thomas Eilander contacted police on April 7 to report a burglary. He reported to police that his desktop computer speakers suddenly went missing from his desk. He believes that someone snuck into his room through his window to steal the speakers. The victim also reported that he was letting friend, who hasn’t spoken to him in a week, stay with him for a while. Additionally, Eilander lives with friends and friends of friends, so there is always an unknown amount of people coming and going in and out of the residence.

Have a seat
Police responded to a burglary report at the home of Mandre Miller on April 7. Authorities found Miller and her boyfriend, Audis Gardener, walking down the street a block away from the residence where the burglary was reported upon arrival. Miller pointed to her apartment and informed police that it was her cousin, Marlon Miller, who burglarized her apartment. The victim explained that her cousin was mentally ill. Police arrested Marlon. Afterward, Mandre explained to police that when she arrived home around 6 p.m. that evening, her front door had been kicked in. She immediately called her boyfriend and police, and when Gardener arrived at the apartment he saw Marlon sitting on the couch. Marlon was arrested for third-degree burglary.

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On April 1, Debra Smith and Deb Wheeler reported a burglary at their home. Debra told authorities that she left the home around 4 p.m. to run errands. During that time, Deb and their dog were inside of the RV parked in the driveway of the home cleaning. Debra returned home an hour later. The victims left the back door of their house open at this time. Later that night, the women noticed that a piggy bank, jar full of quarters and about 30 rings were missing from the kitchen. The women believe the suspect entered the home in the hour that they were both out of the house. There are no suspects at this time. CV


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