Two of a kind?5/25/2016
Wendell Pierce, 53, star of HBO series “The Wire,” was arrested recently after assaulting a woman at a hotel. Pierce allegedly got into a disagreement with the woman while discussing politics. Pierce is a staunch supporter of Hillary Clinton, and the victim is a Bernie Sanders supporter. Pierce hit her on the head and was arrested. Bond was set at $1,000.
Locally, Bryan Vandeboe, 49, was also arrested on charges of assault. Vandeboe was arrested on May 17 at around 5:17 p.m. No bond was set. Vandeboe has not publicly disclosed his voting preferences.
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.
Des Moines Police detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying suspects in burglaries of two pharmacies, both of which occurred in Des Moines on April 10. The first burglary took place at approximately 3 a.m. at 4505 S.W. Ninth St. at Cassady Pharmacy. The second burglary occurred at approximately 7:40 a.m. at 5625 Hickman Road, at Richards Pharmacy. In both burglaries, three black males were seen entering the pharmacy after breaking the glass of the front door. The suspects could also be associated with an older and smaller looking SUV, possibly a Lexus.
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 call Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa at 515-223-1400.
Blotter — Des Moines
Don’t be a hero
A report of an assault was filed at the police station by the victim just after midnight on May 15. According to the victim, the incident occurred at 216 Court Ave. The victim was a white male in his 20s, who was at the bar with friends. The bar was crowded, the victim was “nudging” his way to the bathroom when the suspect, who was sitting at the bar, sucker punched him in the face two times. The victim claims he did nothing to provoke the incident. The victim was unable to provide any specifics on the suspect, other than him being a white male in his 20s, 5-feet-9 inches tall with a “very stocky build.” The victim later stated that he went to the hospital for injuries to his left eye, which was bruised and swollen. The victim remembers seeing a blonde female standing next to the suspect and heard that the suspect was escorted out of the bar immediately after assaulting the victim. It is unknown if there is video surveillance in the bar.
Breaking and wetting the bed
An officer was dispatched to 38th Street and Kingman Boulevard on a burglary report. Upon arrival, the officer met with a woman who stated that she recently was in an altercation with, and assaulted by, the father of her child. The victim stated that the suspect had recently moved out of their home and had left her for another woman. But when she arrived home that day, she noticed that someone had entered. The victim noticed several items missing, and she suspects that her old boyfriend was the perpetrator. She suspects he entered through the back door, but the officer didn’t observe any noticeable signs of forced entry. The victim also mentioned that whoever entered the house dumped some sort of liquid on her bed. The victim suspects other items are missing from the home, but she couldn’t recall what they might be at the time of the report. There was no witness to the burglary, and no further information provided at time of report. CV