Two of a kind9/16/2015
Former Miss Nevada Katie Rees, 31, was arrested Sept. 1 for felony possession of meth. Rees, who was stripped of her crown in 2006 after nude photos of her surfaced online, was riding in a car driven by her boyfriend when they were pulled over for speeding and failure to signal. Police found rolling papers, two smoking pipes and a canister containing what police thought to be marijuana. They also found Xanax, Oxycontin and meth, which Rees admitted to smoking that day.
Beauty queens aren’t the only ones with drug problems, though. Vanessa Ranee Hosting, 30, was arrested on Aug. 30 and charged with two counts of narcotics possession, third-degree burglary and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was booked into the Polk County Jail at 8:30 a.m., and her bond was set at $7,300.
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.
A reward is being offered to anyone who can provide information leading to the return of Chinese adoption records and other documents that were taken from a home on Grand Avenue in late July. The adoption records are written in Chinese and English and contain the names Greg Schwager and Kari Brimhall. The safe was a SentrySafe. Anyone with information is asked to call the Polk County Crime Stoppers at 223-1400.
Blotter — Des Moines
When fights turn to fire
Investigators were called to a Des Moines residence for a reported garage fire on Sept. 7. Officers examined the area and determined that the suspect and his girlfriend live in the garage to the west of the residence on E. 13th Street. Sometime that afternoon, the suspect and his girlfriend got into an argument, and she struck him in the forehead with a tire iron. The male suspect became aggravated and took personal possessions belonging to the female. He then used a lighter to light them on fire in the driveway and threw them over the fence into the alley to the west of the garage. He also took several papers belonging to the female and lit those on fire inside the garage, causing damage to other items inside and, ultimately, causing the garage to catch on fire. After officers arrived, the female was arrested for domestic violence, and the male suspect was arrested for reckless use of fire and transported to the Polk County Jail.
Not that invested
Police responded to a robbery called in around 4:55 p.m. on Sept. 8. The victim described two suspects, one wearing a pink camouflage shirt and the other wearing a black shirt, who left southbound on foot from the victim’s address on Indianapolis Avenue. The victim, who is a student, said he was uninjured and nothing was missing. He told police he was inside playing Xbox when he heard two knocks at the front door and thought it was a friend who was supposed to be coming over. He opened the door and was met by the first suspect, who pointed a black handgun at him and told him to give him his money. The suspect patted him down and proceeded to push him to the ground in his living room. The suspect lowered his shirt, which he had over his face, and turned around to exit through the same door. He put the gun away and walked out of the house as the victim’s friends pulled up in front of the house. The three of them saw the male leave southbound, and a neighbor saw him meet up with another black male near the alley behind the house. They both left the area southbound on foot. CV