Two of a kind4/20/2016
Rob O’Neill, 39, the man credited with firing the fatal shot that killed Osama bin Laden, was arrested for DUI during the early morning hours of April 8. The arrest took place in Butte, Montana. O’Neill was found in the parking lot of a convenience store, asleep in his running car with the lights still on around 2:30 a.m. He then failed field sobriety tests and refused a breathalyzer test.
Jason Niss, 38, was also booked for operating while intoxicated. He was arrested just a few days later on April 11 at 1:17 p.m. Niss was charged with operating while intoxicated and narcotics possession. His bond was set at $2,000. He did not shoot Osama bin Laden, as far as we know.
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 Des Moines Police Department and Polk County Crime Stoppers are asking for assistance from the public in identifying the suspect in a series of robberies of convenience stores, specifically Git-n-Go locations, within the past month. Surveillance video from several of the incidents has allowed investigators to obtain a general description of the suspect, believed to be linked to several of the robberies. Investigators believe the suspect is a white male in his early-to-mid-20s, 5-feet-10 inches to 6-feet in height, with a thin build. Polk County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward up to $1,000 for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person/persons involved in these robberies. Anyone with any information concerning the incident or the identification of the suspects is asked to contact the Des Moines Police Department, 515-283-4811 or Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa at 515-223-1400.
Blotter — Des Moines
Kum and Go armed robbery
On March 30, two officers were dispatched to the Kum and Go at 5830 S.E 14th St. on a robbery call. The caller stated a man with a gun had entered the store and taken money from the register. The perpetrator was described as a white male approximately 5-feet-10 inches tall and 150 pounds. He was described as wearing dark blue or black clothing, a coat and a mask. Upon arrival, the officers contacted a female worker who seemed visibly shaken. She said she had just returned from the restroom when she noticed a man in an awkward position near the potato chips with his back to her. She decided to watch him because she thought he looked like he might steal something. As she neared, she noticed her male co-worker with his hands in the air and then she noticed the man was wearing a mask and was holding a black handgun. The man turned and pointed the gun at her and told her to get on the ground. While on the ground, the robber went to the cash register with her coworker and had him open it. The robber grabbed some cash and left on foot out of the north door. The employees estimated $260 was missing from the cash register.
Git-N-Go robbed again
A robbery was reported at the Git-N-Go at 2911 Douglas at about 9:22 p.m. on April 5. Upon arrival, the clerk stated that a white male entered the store wearing a gray hoodie, blue jeans and a mask or scarf that was maroon in color. According to the clerk, the suspect brandished an approximately 6-inch steak knife and walked behind the counter. Upon demand, the clerk opened the safe under the counter and the suspect took an unknown amount of cash. The clerk was then ordered to get on the ground, and the suspect fled on foot. No injuries were reported. CV