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two of a kind-bradshawtwo of a kind-taylorThings aren’t looking good for Ahmad Bradshaw’s 2015 football season. Currently in between teams, Bradshaw, 29, was arrested for possession of marijuana in February and recently convicted. In a plea deal, Bradshaw can’t drive for six months and must pay about $351 in fines.

In a similar case, yet surprisingly more expensive case, James Aaron Byron Taylor, 28, was arrested on May 7 for possession of marijuana and crack cocaine, in addition to violation of probation. Taylor was taken to Polk County Jail and held on a $2,000 bond.


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.

Des Moines Police Detectives are seeking help in identifying four suspects involved in cash thefts from four different businesses. Police believe the same suspects were involved at all four restaurants: El Palomino at 3116 E. 14th St., La Favorita at 1700 E. Grand Ave., La Cruz at 3900 E. 14th St. #1, and the Saigon Market at 2501 E. Euclid. In each of the four cases, three females and one male entered the store. Two suspects distracted the employees while the other two took the cash. Losses ranged from several hundreds to several thousand dollars. Anyone with information on the location or identities of these four suspects is asked to contact the Des Moines Police Detective Bureau at 283-4865 or the Polk County Crime Stoppers anonymously at 223-1400 or online at


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Unsuccessful criminal

An officer was dispatched to the Walgreens at 3501 Ingersoll at 2:27 a.m. on May 13 on report of a broken glass door. The paper delivery had called the police, saying he had observed the front door glass had been shattered. The officer observed the lower panel of glass on the front sliding door had been broken out and was able to fit through and clear the business. The officer walked through but didn’t see anything that stood out as being tampered with. Identification was called and arrived to photograph the scene. A keyholder was notified and arrived on the scene to pull the video footage, which showed a suspect approach the front door from the east, break the glass and enter the store. He immediately attempted to break into the ATM just inside the door, but after failing multiple attempts he exited the store and left on foot heading westbound. The video was sent to detectives.

No more games

Tyrone Weston called police on a burglary report in his Des Moines home on May 12. Weston told police he had returned home from a birthday party and discovered someone had broken into his house. The suspect gained entry through an unlocked window on the east side of the property on the ground floor. Once inside, the suspect or suspects ransacked the master bedroom and stole miscellaneous jewelry, a Playstation 4, Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and a 43-inch flat-screen TV.

Focused thief

Police responded to a burglary at 3839 15th St. in Des Moines on May 12. After the officer cleared the house, he spoke with resident Heather Trotter. Trotter said she left her home at about 8:30 a.m. and returned around 7:40 p.m., when she observed that her back door had been kicked in. The officer observed the door, which is inside a screened-in porch and was completely off its hinges and laying on the porch. Trotter said her dog was in the backyard when she arrived at home and that the dresser drawers and a filing cabinet in her bedroom were open and appeared as if they had been rifled through. She also said it appeared as if the suspect went through the kitchen cabinets. The only item missing was a bottle of Adderall with about 10 pills inside, which had previously been on a shelf above the kitchen sink. There are no suspects or known witnesses. CV

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