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Rapsheet JoseNAME: Jose Francisco Medina-Del a Cruz

AGE: 29

HEIGHT: 5’ 7”


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SEX: Male

RACE: Hispanic

DOB: July 29, 1984

EYES: Brown

HAIR: Black

CHARGES: Conspiracy to distribute meth


Abandoned dog

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.

rap unsolvedThe Des Moines Police Department is seeking help from the public identifying suspects involved in dog abandonment. On March 21, an Animal Control Officer was sent to the Sunburst Apartments at 5015 S.W. Ninth St. regarding an abandoned dog. Upon arrival, they were shown a small mixed-breed dog that had been left in the hallway. The dog was described as a “young, skinny and scared dog” but she was unharmed and healthy.

Surveillance photos were later retrieved showing what appears to be two Hispanic female suspects and the vehicle they were driving. Anyone with information on the identity or location of these suspects is asked to contact the Des Moines Police Animal Control Shelter at 284-6905 or the Polk County Crime Stoppers anonymously at 223-1400. CV


Blotter — Des Moines

Des Moines Police, May 12-14


A man reported on May 14 that he felt unknown suspects entered his apartment, 3615 61st St., through the attic while he is in the shower and the same people also move all of his clothes around and then turn off his power fuses. No potential suspects were named.


Police responded to a robbery at 950 35th St. on May 12, after two victims reported having their cell phones and money stolen when they attempted to purchase a motorcycle from a Craigslist ad. When they arrived, one suspect told them they were waiting for a tow truck to bring the motorcycle. A second suspect walked up, and then the first suspect pulled a gun and demanded money and both the victims’ cell phones. The victims fled the scene in their car. Both had tracker apps on their phones. Police recovered the cell phones in nearby bushes. The suspects are unknown.

Attempted abduction

At 9:06 p.m. on May 12, dispatch received a call of an attempted abduction of a teenage girl walking home from North High School, where she stayed late at a school function. The victim reported a large black-and-white truck following and honking at her. The driver reportedly said, “Hey-hey,” and she ignored it and kept walking. Someone on the passenger side tried to grab the victim and her foot was run over by the truck in the process. The victim did not get a good look at the person who tried to grab her but described the driver as a white male in his late 20s or 30s with short dark hair. CV

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