Two of a kind?6/17/2015
John Bowlen, son of Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, was arrested June 3 for domestic violence against his girlfriend. It was reported that he shoved her, causing her to drop her phone and end a 911 call. His girlfriend told authorities that Bowlen was under the influence of whippits — nitrous oxide — and alcohol. The 29-year-old was released on a $1,000 bond, conditions of monitored sobriety and no co-habitation with his victim.
George Bragg, 42, has a similar story, occurring just a day before Bowlen’s. Police arrested him for domestic abuse and assault. In a striking similarity to Bowlen, he obstructed an emergency communication and was charged with narcotics possession. Bragg was booked into the Polk County Jail, and his bail was set for $1,300.
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 Clive Police Department is seeking help in finding a woman who used a stolen credit card. Anyone with information is asked to call the Clive Police Department at 278-1312 during business hours, the West Com Communications Center at 222-3321 or the Polk County Crime Stoppers anonymously at 223-1400.
Blotter — Des Moines
Want some popcorn?
The Chavez family called Des Moines police at 4 p.m. on June 6 to report a man who attempted to lure their daughter to his car. Their daughter was in a neighbor’s driveway when the man, identified as a black male in his 50s or 60s with a receding hairline and a blue shirt, pulled up and asked her, “Do you want some popcorn? I’ve got some popcorn.” The girl ran up to the neighbor’s deck and then home to her parents after the man drove off. The vehicle was later apprehended and was found to have 10-15 large bags of popcorn in his trunk. The driver explained that he often brings these bags for children at his church and didn’t see anything wrong with offering it to an unknown child. The officer instructed the man to only give out popcorn to the children he knew at church.
Tristan Eickholdt, 28, notified Des Moines area police that his window air conditioner was stolen out of his apartment at 3317 E. 15th St. sometime between 4 p.m. on June 5 and 11:30 a.m. on June 7. Eickholdt, in the process of moving to Bondurant, told officials that his intention had been to give the unit to his neighbor. In conversation with said neighbor, it was found that he already had two air conditioners. Eickholdt confirmed neither one was his. There were no signs of forced entry, and nothing else was missing from the scene.
Dine and dash
Shakilah Long, 23, reported a theft from her vehicle in a parking lot across the street from her employer, Mullets, around 2:30 p.m. on June 5. Long had left her purse covered by a jacket in her vehicle at 8 a.m. and found the passenger window broken and her purse missing when she returned after her shift. She immediately canceled her credit cards but is still missing her ID and social security card. Mullets’ management pulled up security footage that shows the crime occurring at 11 a.m. They identified the vehicle as a black 4×4 truck, possibly with lights on top and the thief an unknown male. There are no suspects at this time. CV