Two of a kind1/6/2016
Everyone’s favorite Nickelodeon star, Drake Bell, has found himself in a not-so-funny situation. He was arrested on Dec. 21, 2015, for driving under the influence. Cops pulled him over after they saw him swerving and speeding after abruptly stopping at a red light. The 29-year-old posted a bail of $20,000 and was released.
Bad decisions don’t stop with kid actors. Steven James Demeter, 28, was also arrested on Dec. 21, 2015, around 10:24 a.m. for operating while intoxicated. This was Demeter’s second offense. He was booked into the Polk County Jail, and his bond was set at $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.
West Des Moines police are searching for two women wanted in multiple prescription fraud cases in the metro. The two women pictured in the surveillance pictures may have been driving a maroon SUV or a white minivan-type vehicle, according to police. Anyone with information on this case or these suspects is asked to call the Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa at 223-1400. Crime Stoppers is offering a reward up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest.
Blotter — Des Moines
He (almost) got away with it
On Dec. 24, police were dispatched to Southside Liquor and Tobacco Outlet on reports of a robbery and stabbing. Police arrived and made contact with multiple employees, including the stabbing victim. The victim, an employee, was stabbed in the arm but was in stable condition. Other witnesses spoke to officers, and one man said he saw a man run out of the store and drive away. According to other witnesses, a black male entered the store, yelling, “Give me the money.” The suspect jumped on the counter and then stabbed the clerk in the arm. Video surveillance also showed this playing out. Officers located the car described by witnesses and made a traffic stop.
Police were dispatched to a vehicle parked on a street near Fleur Drive for a welfare check for a man who had been sitting in the vehicle for more than 10 hours on Dec. 23. When police arrived, they found the car with the windows fogged up and the occupant in the backseat, startled and unclothed. The occupant told officers he was waiting for his girlfriend and fell asleep. After getting the suspect’s information, police asked to search the car, where they found multiple containers of marijuana. The man then ran away. While one officer pursued the suspect on foot, another officer called for backup and set K-9 Jack to track the suspect. The suspect was found by the dog in a garage a few blocks away. The suspect surrendered to police and complied with commands; no force was needed in the arrest. The suspect was then transported to Polk County Jail.
On Dec. 23, police were dispatched to a robbery at Git N Go in on Urbandale Avenue. Police spoke to the clerk, who said a white heavy-set male came in through the front entrance of the store and asked for a pack of Marlboro Light cigarettes. The clerk said the suspect then said, “Give me all the money in the register, and I won’t hurt you.” The clerk didn’t see any weapons on the suspect and handed him $20 in the drawer and an envelope that contained approximately $20. The suspect then left the store, on foot, but got into a running car. The clerk was shown photos of recent gas station robberies on the east side, and said he was 90 percent sure it was the same suspect. CV