Two of a kind?8/12/2015
Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Scott, 27, was arrested on a Georgia highway after reaching 98 mph on July 30. Scott stopped the car after a two-mile chase, and that’s when cops searched the vehicle. He was booked for fleeing from police, eluding officers, following too closely and drug possession, once they found marijuana and MDMA.
In another speed-show, Tyler Jensen, 23, was arrested Aug. 4 going more than 70 mph in a 55 mph zone. Fortunately for him, his arrest wasn’t related to any drug charges. Unfortunately, he was under the influence, so Des Moines police booked him for and OWI as well. His bail was set for $1,195.
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 Ankeny Police Department is seeking help in finding a suspect in a church robbery. Police were dispatched to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Catholic Church (OLIH), located at 510 E. First St., when a member of the church staff discovered a burglary on July 27. A single suspect made entry into the church at about 1:20 a.m. by unknown means and did several thousand dollars in damage, along with taking an unknown amount of cash from a secured location inside the church. OLIH has surveillance cameras, and the suspect can be seen in several locations throughout the property. Anyone with information about this case or the identity of the suspect is asked to call 286-5240 or the Polk County Crime Stoppers at 223-1400.
Blotter — Des Moines
Nap first, call later
An officer responded to a burglary report at Indianola Avenue at 9:48 p.m. on July 29. The victim told the officer she had been gone from her residence for a few hours that day and returned to take a nap. When she woke up, she noticed her laptop computer was missing, as well as some jewelry. She stated that she believes the burglary happened while she was gone, not while she was asleep. Police noted that it appeared a window in the bedroom was left unlocked and the burglar(s) was able to open it and climb inside. The back door was unlocked when police arrived, which was likely the way the burglar(s) left, according to the police report.
Police were dispatched to Polk Boulevard at 4:33 p.m. on Aug. 1 in response to a burglary report. The victim said she was in the process of moving out of her apartment and had left for a few days, leaving her door locked. When she returned to move the rest of her property, she noticed the unit’s front door was ajar, with no damage to it and discovered a 14-karat gold bracelet from her grandmother missing. She asked neighbors if they had seen anything suspicious and was able to gather information and confronted another tenant. The victim later received text messages from the suspect, claiming she had taken the bracelet and pawned it off at the Ingersoll Pawn Shop. The suspect supposedly sent these messages because she felt guilty for selling the bracelet.
Officers on a routine patrol were tripped to Wireless Touch on University Avenue on a commercial alarm. The back door of the business signaled the alarm. Upon arrival, officers observed the door was ajar, and closer examination of it showed signs of being pried open. They cleared the business and found a cabinet just inside the door, which looked to contain cell phones, had possibly been rummaged through. Most other property seemed to be relatively undisturbed. Owner Rick Thorpe arrived at the store and told police he had been out of town for the last few days and that the second interior door entering the business was supposed to have a “dead man” post blocking entry to secure it. He said an employee was supposed to put it in place before leaving, but this was apparently not done the day it was burglarized. CV