Two of a kind4/13/2016
Kiari Cephus, better known as Offset from the rap trio Migos, was arrested on March 31 for his second marijuana possession charge and driving on a suspended license in less than a month.The rapper, 24, was arrested in Georgia and spent one night in jail before posting $1,900 bail the next morning.
In Polk County, Taylor Florencio Kraus was also arrested for driving with a suspended, revoked or denied license. Kraus, also 24, was arrested once before just like Cephus. In a previous arrest, Kraus was charged with a combination of multiple offenses, including possession of marijuana. Kraus’ bond was set at a $300.
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.
The West Des Moines Police Department is asking the public’s help in finding a suspect in a robbery that occurred on April 3 at The Vine Quick Shop. The robbery was reported to police at approximately 10 a.m. The suspect, a younger white male wearing black pants, a black hooded sweatshirt and mask, displayed a black handgun and demanded money from the clerk at The Vine Quick Shop. The clerk complied, and the suspect left the store and was not located by police upon arrival. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa at 515-223-1400.
Blotter — Des Moines
Gunplay at the park
Police were sent to the area of MLK Park on a report of gunshots on April 3. When police arrived, a neighbor of the park area told officers that she heard several gunshots from behind her house and several more from the park’s par king lot. She observed a large group of people picking up something in the parking lot and then several vehicles leaving the area at a high rate speed. Another neighbor of the park also told police that he heard gunshots and saw 17 vehicles leaving the park area. Police observed a single bullet hole on the passenger side of one woman’s car, and three bullet holes in the back of her house. IDENT was called for photos and the collection of evidence.
Not so old dispute
Police were dispatched on April 3 in a reference to a dispute. Police were told that on the previous day a dispute broke out between a man and a woman at the woman’s antique store. When the argument started, it was reported that the woman threw different items around the store and began to scream for help. The man then reportedly put his arm around the woman and his hand over her mouth to stop her from screaming. The man would not let the woman leave the store, so she attempted to call 911, but the man took the phone and stopped the call. The man also reportedly threatened the woman with a metal rod and threatened to hit her. The man did not hit the woman but would not let her leave the store until much later in the day.
A second house strip
A report of a burglary was made on March 30 for a property near East Euclid Avenue. When police arrived, the victim told police that the property was being rehabilitated following recent fire damage. The construction crew working on the house noticed that someone had removed plywood that was covering the back door’s window, and someone had entered the house. It was reported that copper piping from the basement had been removed from the house, but nothing else looked out of place. The house was previously gutted and stripped. No suspects were known at the time of the report. CV