Two of a kind
Joseph Randle, a former running back for the Dallas Cowboys, was arrested outside a Kansas casino at 10:40 p.m. on Nov. 24 after he assaulted police. Randle, 23, was initially asked to leave for being too drunk, but he assaulted an officer on the way out and was charged with felony criminal threats, misdemeanor assault of a law enforcement officer, interference with a law enforcement officer, battery, disorderly conduct and criminal trespass. He was held on $25,000 bail but was later released.
In a slightly less exciting incident, 24-year-old Baby Isaac Powell was arrested at 10:36 p.m. on Nov. 27. Powell was charged with trespass causing injury or damage more than $200, and his bond was set at $1,000. He was taken into custody at the Polk County Jail, and this one was added to his record of eight previous arrests since 2013.
This information was obtained from the Polk County Crime Stoppers website. 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 Property Section Detectives are asking for community assistance in identifying two suspects in the burglary of Medicap Pharmacy, located at 2527 Easton Blvd. on Nov. 8. The suspects were recorded on video as they forced entry into the business at approximately 2:25 a.m. and stole a variety of medications. The pharmacy lost an estimated $12,000 worth of medications. Police believe the suspects are connected to a second pharmacy burglary approximately two hours later at 2804 Beaver Ave. Anyone with information on the identity of the suspects in these photos is asked to call the Des Moines Police Department at 237-1470 or the Polk County Crime Stoppers at 223-1400.
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Too quick to catch
Police responded to a commercial burglary alarm at 1264 E. 14th St. in Des Moines at 11:25 p.m. on Nov. 29. The reporting officer noted a door to the T-Mobile store there had been jimmied open. Officers made entry and cleared the building, and another team was called to process the scene, “because it was evident that it was a good burglary.” Cameras appeared to be active in the store, but it was unknown what was taken at the time of the report, as officers were unable to make contact with the key holder.
Officers were dispatched to the 1500 block of Delaware Avenue on Nov. 30 at Action Warehouse to assist the fire department in a fire that occurred in the northeast corner of the building. Patrol units were used to block off Delaware Avenue as the fire department worked to put out the fire. Investigators were called to the scene because officers reported that this was not the first fire at the warehouse. Another report from Oct. 12 referenced an arson report at the same address.
What’s yours is mine
A burglary was reported the evening of Nov. 30 on East 50th Street in Des Moines. The victim reported that someone broke into her apartment between noon and 7 p.m. that day. She returned home to find that her front door was unlocked, which she said she locked before leaving. The victim reportedly left her balcony door unlocked because she lives on the second door. She reported a framed Marilyn Monroe poster missing, as well as a multi-colored Kent bike and a gray Sega. The victim told police about a relationship with her former boyfriend, whom she says had access to her apartment in the past and believes made a copy of the key before he returned it to her. She said the bike was purchased for her by him, and the poster was bought together. The victim said she believes her ex would have wanted both items back. CV