Two of a kind11/18/2015
Ex-NBA player Glen Rice Jr. was arrested late in October after a gunfight in Atlanta. After Rice, 24, was shot in the leg, cops found him trying to leave the scene and in possession of marijuana and $6,000 in cash. He was charged with reckless conduct and marijuana possession.
Similarly, Seth Michael Smith was arrested on Nov. 9 at 9:47 a.m. and charged with possession of marijuana. This isn’t the first time the 21-year-old Smith has had a run-in with police, though. He’s been arrested four other times since 2014. He was booked into the Polk County Jail.
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.
Polk County police are looking for a suspect in a shooting that killed one man and injured three others near a nightclub in Polk City on Nov. 8. Dashawn E. Smith was shot around 2 a.m. on Sunday near the Evolution Nightclub at 4397 N.W. Sixth Drive. The 20-year-old was taken to the hospital, where he died. Deputies heard multiple gunshots when they arrived at the scene, and three victims were treated at hospitals, though their names and conditions were not released. Polk County detectives are investigating the incident as a homicide and asking the public to come forward, adding that there were several hundred people in and around the club at the time of the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to contact Polk County Sgt. Brandon Bracelin or the Polk County Crime Stoppers at 223-1400.
Blotter — Des Moines
A 61-year-old man called Des Moines Police after being robbed and assaulted on Nov. 6. The man told police that he was waiting at the bus stop near Sixth and University Avenues when a group of men and women in a black SUV offered him a ride. The victim offered the driver money for the ride, but passed out during the ride. The victim was woken up while being dragged out of the vehicle near Mr. Bibs Restaurant. There, the victim was robbed of his wallet, which contained $300 and his cellphone. He was then struck in the face by one of the suspects and left in the parking lot of the restaurant. A customer at the restaurant witnessed the incident, according to employees, but the employees themselves did not. The victim was reported as heavily intoxicated and could not give a description of the suspects. No further information was provided at the time of the incident, and the victim was transported to his residence.
Officers were called to the Price Chopper on Ingersoll with reports of a burglary on Nov. 6. A store employee told officers that he noticed a window on the south side of the store had been broken out, and the store’s ATM had been broken into. The store closed around 8:15 p.m. on Nov. 5, and the burglary was reported at 5:30 a.m. the next day. The store has an active security camera, but footage was not available until later in the day when a manager arrived. Police called identification to investigate, but they couldn’t come to the store until later in the day. The store employee was advised to not touch the ATM or go into the area of the incident until officers could come process the evidence.
On Nov. 6, police were called to a residence near Drake University on multiple reports, but for an initial report of assault. A woman, who suspected her boyfriend was cheating on her, entered the victim’s apartment with her daughter. The woman and her daughter went into the victim’s bedroom and found him with another woman. The girlfriend and her daughter proceeded to chase the victim around the apartment, attempting to shock him multiple times with a Taser and threatening him with a pocketknife. The man was able to push the daughter out of the apartment and held down the woman until police arrived. The woman was transported to Mercy for minor pain caused by the event. A bag of marijuana and hydrocodone fell out of the woman’s pocket, which she admitted belonged to her. An independent witness, standing in the apartment’s driveway, saw the incident and confirmed the report. CV