Two of a kind7/1/2015
Childhood actor Jake Lloyd, 26, known as Anakin Skywalker in “Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace,” was booked on June 21 for starting a high-speed chase with police, topping speeds of 117 mph. The pursuit ended in Lloyd crashing into trees and being cited for reckless driving, failure to stop, resisting arrest and driving without a license.
Another crash ended in an arrest on June 18 in Iowa. Connor Gish, 21, was booked for OWI, eluding officers and failure to maintain control. Turns out Gish shouldn’t have been driving anyway, as his vehicle wasn’t registered or insured. Top that off with the fact that he was still on limitation with a driver’s permit, and he’s got a $3,151 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.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Derrick Glenn Smith Jr., 24, for two counts of attempted murder, willful injury and intimidation with a dangerous weapon. Des Moines Police are still looking for Smith, who is wanted in connection to a shooting on the 1500 block of Bell Avenue around 5 a.m. on Monday, June 8. Anyone with any information on Smith’s whereabouts should contact the Des Moines Police Communications Center at 283-4811 or call the Polk County Crime Stoppers anonymously at 233-1400.
Blotter — Des Moines
Benjamin Heathcote, 33, and Shawna Heathcote, 36, requested police presence at their Des Moines home, 3627 Cambridge St., to report a burglary that occurred between noon and 4 p.m. on June 20. They came home to find the front door unlocked, which they said was locked when they left. Many expensive items were still in the home, including electronics, collectible knives and cash, but the couple was missing a Smith and Wesson pistol from their bedroom dresser, as well as a PlayStation 4 along with 25 games. The PS4 controllers were left behind, and there are no suspects at this time.
Somebody order robbery?
Pizza deliveryman Steven Beerends, 40, was reportedly robbed at knifepoint around 10:15 p.m. on June 21. Beerends stated that, as he left a delivery site on the 3000 block of Ingersoll Avenue, he was thrown and pinned against a wall and forced to hand over his money at knifepoint. He did so, was forced into his vehicle and told to drive away so that he could not follow the culprit. The suspect was wearing black basketball shorts, a black T-shirt and a white towel over his face. He was described as a black male with a very dark complexion, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and 130 pounds. He was last seen heading south between apartment buildings toward Grand Avenue.
Police were dispatched to a storage shed on the 1500 block of East Euclid around 3:30 p.m. on June 22. Mark Steil, 50, stated that sometime between 6 p.m. on June 19 and the time of the report, his shed had been broken into, and items were stolen. Steil believes his nephew is a suspect, as they had argued about the nephew flirting with Steil’s girlfriend. He called the nephew to confirm his suspicions, and he reportedly admitted to burglarizing the shed but won’t come forward. Steil is a junk collector, so it is unclear how much was taken from the shed, but at least $7,000 worth of tools and bikes are missing. Police were not able to contact the nephew, but there is surveillance video that should help identify the culprit and how much was stolen. CV