Two of a kind6/3/2015
Nicholas Brendon, known for his role in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” was arrested and charged with public intoxication and impairment just after midnight on May 16 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Brendon, 44, was arrested twice earlier this year in Florida for issues relating to unpaid hotel damages and criminal mischief.
In another case of public intoxication, Joseph Molden, 33, was arrested in Polk County on May 20 around 11:15 a.m. His bail was set for $300. Molden, like Brendon, had a previous arrest this year, on May 18 for trespassing. At least Brendon made it more than two days before his recurrence.
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 Altoona Police Department is searching for the man in the pictures on the right regarding an ongoing investigation. He is suspected of theft of a motor vehicle that was unoccupied in Altoona on May 20. Anyone with information regarding the identity of the man or any related evidence is asked to contact the Altoona Police Department at 967-5131, the Knoxville Police Department at 641-828-0554 or the Polk County Crime Stoppers at 223-1400.
Blotter — Des Moines
Drop it like it’s hot
Des Moines area police responded to a call at Scores Sports Bar, 2335 Hickman Road, about a man with a gun on May 26 around 1:15 a.m. Upon arrival, police found Donnie Bradford, 52, pointing a revolver at Scores’ bartender, Bruce Ronald, 30. When he saw the police, Bradford dropped the weapon, which was recovered fully loaded and found to have been stolen in 1984. The physical search of Bradford revealed the gun’s holster in his waistband and 12 additional bullets. Ronald alleged that he and Bradford had argued the day before and when asked to leave the bar that day, Bradford did but returned with the gun. Bradford was charged with intimidation with a weapon, carrying weapons and possession of stolen property.
Well, that’s the pits
A patrolling Des Moines police officer was about to pursue an unmarked vehicle heading eastbound on the 1300 block of Garfield Avenue on May 21 around 1:30 a.m., when the suspect suddenly began speeding out of the officer’s sight. Other officers joined the pursuit and eventually performed a PIT (precision immobilization technique) maneuver, which effectively stopped the chase. The driver, Bethany Castro, 20, was arrested for eluding an officer and is being held on multiple outstanding warrants, including a purse snatching at Valley West Mall. Items from the theft have been identified and returned to the owner.
That’s not how you become a Marine
Des Moines police are looking for a suspect related to the burglary of a motor vehicle that occurred between the hours of 9 p.m. on May 20 and 12:45 p.m. on May 21 in a parking lot at 739 17th St. in Des Moines. Krista Molder, 22, reported the crime, asserting that she and her boyfriend, Benjamin Meyer, 22, were missing a number of items from her vehicle, including a North Face shell valued at $200 and a Marines tactical bag holding physical training clothing, Marine gear and a medal for graduating Marine boot camp. Two unauthorized charges were also made on Molder’s missing debit card — one to Kum and Go for $63.12 and another to McDonalds for $24.42. Her cards have been canceled, and there are no suspects at this time. CV