Two of a kind6/1/2016
Jensen Buchanan, former star of the soap opera “One Life to Live,” was arrested Wednesday morning for driving under the influence. The 51-year-old actress caused an accident that resulted in a collision. The other driver in the incident was treated for major injuries. Buchanan was taken into custody with a blood alcohol content above .08 percent. Her bail was set at $100,000.
Beverly Jean Danielson, 50, was arrested by Des Moines Police on Sunday. She was also charged with driving under the influence. This is Danielson’s first offense. It’s unreported whether there were any injuries. Danielson was booked and taken to the Polk County Jail. Her bail was set at $1,000. Danielson may not have starred in a soap opera, but she still only has one life to live.
This information was obtained from the Des Moines Police Metro’s Most Wanted list. 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 have listed Jose Francisco Medina-Dela Cruz, a Hispanic male, as one of the metro’s most wanted criminals for his alleged role in a conspiracy to distribute meth. The 31-year-old suspect (pictured) is approximately 5-feet-7-inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with any information concerning the incident or the identification of the suspect is asked to contact the Des Moines Police Department at 515-283-4811.
Blotter — Des Moines
An officer was dispatched on May 15 at 7 p.m. to the southeast side of Des Moines to the Youth and Shelter Services (YSS) about a report of an assault on some staff members. The staff at YSS wanted to document that a client may have assaulted one of them at the juvenile shelter. The staff member reported that the suspect spit on her face. A second staff member needed to shield herself as the suspect punched at her body. Neither staff members were physically injured. The victim is court-ordered to be at YSS by the Department of Human Services (DHS) and will remain at the facility until further notice from DHS.
Eastside weirdo on the loose
Police were called on May 15 by a grandmother who was making a report for her granddaughter. The granddaughter said a male exposed himself to her while she and her friend were walking westbound on the sidewalk just north of the 2600 block of East University Avenue at around 4:45 p.m. The victim said a white male in his 20s or 30s slowly pulled up in an older black 4-door sedan style. He stopped for about 10 seconds and the victim looked over and saw he had exposed himself and was looking at her. The victim said that, after about 10 seconds, the vehicle continued westbound and eventually turned right before going northbound near East 25th Street. The victim said the suspect did not say anything to her. The suspect had shoulder-length brown hair and a long beard to his mid-stomach. He was wearing black-framed glasses, a grey beanie hat, a grey shirt with a green symbol on it and blue jeans. Officers have not yet located anyone matching this description.
An officer was dispatched to an apartment on a report of a burglary. Upon arrival, the officer made contact with the victim, who stated that his house was robbed while he was away. Someone tore the screen down from his bedroom window and entered through the window. The victim stated that the suspects took a fire safe from his bedroom, and that there was $900 cash inside as well as his deceased wife’s wedding ring, his passport and his pain medications. It was also reported that a TV was taken in the burglary. CV