Two of a kind?8/5/2015
Puddle of Mudd singer Wes Scantlin, 43, was arrested July 26 for allegedly driving while intoxicated and leading police on a 100 mph car chase. Scantlin blew an alcohol level of .310, which is four times the legal limit. He was charged with DWI, fleeing a police officer and refusal to submit to further testing.
Michael Campbell, 44, also found himself in a muddy situation with police on July 27 when he was arrested for operating while under the influence, carrying an open container and improper use of lanes. He was booked into the Polk County Jail at 10:26 p.m., and his bond was set at $1,570.
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.
Pleasant Hill police are seeking help in finding the suspect in a theft that happened on Monday, July 27, at about 8:08 p.m. Workers at the Hy-Vee located at 4815 Maple Drive reported the theft of two bottles of Courvoisier. A woman allegedly put the bottles in her purse and walked out without paying. The incident was caught on surveillance cameras, and police said the woman was driving an older, green Mercury Mountaineer. Anyone with information about the case or the suspect should call the Pleasant Hill Police Department at 265-1444 or the Polk County Crime Stoppers at 223-1400 anonymously.
Blotter — Des Moines
Friend or foe?
A burglary was reported at Pyramid Properties at 3:25 p.m. on July 27. The caller told police he was last in the house on Friday, July 24, and everything was fine at the property. When he returned on July 27, he found the water heater had been removed from the basement. There were no signs of forced entry into the house. The caller, who is a maintenance worker for Pyramid, said several of the company’s properties had been broken into recently, and he thinks it might be a contractor who knows the codes to the key lock boxes.
Not enough footprints
Police were dispatched to a robbery report at 11:27 p.m. on July 27. The officer met with the victim, who said he was walking toward Hy-Vee in the wooded area behind his Des Moines apartment when a male wearing black jeans, a white T-shirt and a black hat came out of the woods and said, “Give me your money,” while pointing a small black gun at him. The victim told police he gave the suspect his wallet and watched him run north toward the woods. The officers searched the area for any evidence that might corroborate his story, but as they started out with a K-9 on the track, they realized there were only two sets of shoe prints in the grass, and they belonged to the officers. The police report said one officer noticed that the victim gave different answers to the questions he was asked, telling dispatch that it was two individuals who robbed him. The officer also noticed only one set of footprints in the mud near where the alleged robbery took place, and they belonged to the victim.
Police responded to a burglary report on Lower Beaver Road in Des Moines on July 28. Upon arrival, the officer met with the victims, one of whom said that on July 17 he accidentally rear-ended someone, and that the accident escalated into a fight between him and the other driver. The victim was punched in the face and suffered a black eye. He told police that “it’s kind of odd” that soon after the accident, where all of his personal information was given, his house was broken into. He told police he’s lived in the home for 18 years and it had never been burglarized before. The victim said the person he thinks might have done it is a black male in his 40s who is about 6-foot-3 and 300 pounds. He said the suspect(s) kicked in the south side door to the residence and stole a TV, Xbox One, two laptops and a couple watches. The family added that the suspect locked the dog in one of the rooms. The burglary occurred when he was out from about 6:05-7 p.m. that night. CV