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Two of a Kind DMX 7-16Two of a Kind Riley 7-16Earl Simmons, better known by his stage name DMX, was arrested in New York City on June 26. Again. This time it was for failure to pay child support. New York City sheriffs claimed the rapper would be held on a variety of outstanding warrants.

Unlike DMX, Des Moines resident Chad Riley, 34, had his first arrest last month. Riley does have one thing in common with DMX, though: He was booked on June 30, for nonsupport of a child as well. His bail was set for $2,000.



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.Crimestoppers 7-16

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Des Moines Police responded to a robbery call from the Git ‘n’ Go at 806 S.E. 14th St. just after midnight on June 17. Described as a white male in his 20s, about 5-foot-6 or taller and approximately 150 pounds, the suspect displayed a knife, demanded money and then fled on foot. He was last seen wearing a light gray, thermal-type shirt, denim shorts and black socks and tennis shoes. Most of his face was covered with black material, but he does have brown hair and blue eyes. Anyone with information on the identity or location of this suspect should contact the Des Moines Police Detective Bureau at 283-4869 or anonymously call Polk County Crime Stoppers at 233-1400.


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Teresa Wood, 53, called Des Moines Police on July 4 just after 4 a.m. to report a burglary in her home at 2901 Walker. When police arrived, Wood told them she was awoken by a loud commotion near the back door. She turned on the light and saw a man dressed in a black, long-sleeved shirt, black mask, tan pants and gloves standing in her bedroom doorframe. While pointing a dark object at her, which she believed to be a gun, he told her to turn off the light, use only her cell phone light and give him all of her drugs and money. Wood reportedly told him she had no drugs and could take the money in her purse, but the suspect said, “She told me you had drugs and money.” He told her to unlock her filing cabinet, and Wood told him that they were already unlocked. He crossed the doorway and told her to “open the drawers. If I find any drugs in there, I’m going to kill you.” When it was clear there were no drugs, he demanded the money and left. Wood then locked her bedroom door and called police, remaining there until police arrived. Clothing similar to the suspect’s was found south of the residence. There are no suspects at this time, and no reference to who might have accused Wood of having drugs.


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Around 7:30 p.m. on July 2, Des Moines Police were dispatched to 1609 S.E. 14th St. after a man, identifying himself as “Joseph,” called to tell police that he had just shot and killed his girlfriend and that his niece was tied up in the bathroom. He reportedly claimed that he would kill her and himself next. When police reached the scene, they identified the owner of the home as Carla Hyde, 50. Dispatch contacted her and asked her to come outside so that police could clear the home. Hyde did so and police found the home otherwise unoccupied. She told police that she had been using an adult dating website earlier that day and “Pumpkin52” had been very interested in Hyde’s activity and surroundings at the time of the incident. Police believe this was “Joseph” calling in false reports to law enforcement. CV

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