Two of a kind1/20/2016
William Henry Cosby Jr. was arraigned recently on charges of aggravated indecent assault. Bail was set at $1 million and the 78-year-old comedian was required to surrender his passport and to refrain from contacting the alleged victim. The ‘Cos’ posted bail and was released. His preliminary hearing was Jan. 14. The alleged victim, Andrea Constand, was introduced to the Hollywood star while working for Temple University’s women’s basketball team.
Twenty-year-old Ngor Peter Makuey received a two-year sentence this month for assaulting a 94-year-old elderly woman named Harriet Anderson. The assault was a different kind than Cosby is accused of, but because Makuey was also found guilty of murdering Anderson’s 97-year-old husband Rupert, the charges are no less shocking. It is unlikely Makuey will be released anytime soon.
This information was obtained from the Polk County Crime Stoppers. 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.
Fifield Pharmacy — located at 501 University Ave. — has been robbed twice in the last 30 days. In both incidents, the suspect demanded narcotic painkillers. No weapon was shown during either incident, but threats were made by the perpetrator to shoot the clerk. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5-foot-9-inches and in his 30s or 40s. During the second incident, the suspect wore a wig. Also during the second incident, the suspect reportedly fled the area in a tan four-door sedan, from either the late 1990s or the early 2000s. Anyone with information regarding this suspect is asked to please call the Des Moines Police Department Detective Bureau at 515-283-4869, Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa at 515-223-1400 or email www.polkcountycrimestoppers.org.
Blotter — Des Moines
Newport 100 heist
According to a Jan. 12 police report, a female victim had her purse stolen along with her bank card, female products and a pack of Newport 100 cigarettes. The incident reportedly took place after the victim went to the Quick Trip on E. 15th Street along Grand Avenue to get a soda pop on Des Moines’ east side. Two unknown men, 20-somthings and dressed in black with black bandanas covering their faces, entered her car, one sat in the passenger side seat, the other in the rear. The victim claims the man in the passenger seat said: “My dude has .40 on him. So you can either give us all you got or you can fight us.” The victim attempted to exit the automobile but was forcibly detained. The parties then struggled, and the woman was struck on the face and shoulder until her purse was wrestled free. The victim reported that the man in the backseat also pointed a gun at her during the altercation. The men fled on foot after the woman put the car in gear. She pursued the assailants in her car but did not find them.
A handgun was reported stolen from an unoccupied vehicle on Jan. 12. The victim claimed the gun was taken from his Chevy Malibu sometime in the three days prior to his reporting of the incident. He first noticed it missing when he saw his change was missing from the car’s center console. He then discovered the Walther PK380 was no longer in its holster where it should be. The victim stated the crime probably took place either in his driveway, the Science Center downtown or Ohana Steakhouse in West Des Moines. No suspect information is known at this time. CV