Two of a kind?
Kate Major, 31, was arrested for DUI in March after driving away from a fight with her boyfriend Michael Lohan — the father of Lindsay Lohan. She had a blood alcohol level of .243 and was subsequently checked into rehab for the second time. Major’s bond was set for $16,000.
Unlike Major, who has been arrested multiple times for drunk driving, Kari Mather, 33, was booked into the Polk County Jail on Aug. 20 for first offense operating while intoxicated. But similar to the celebrity, Mather’s bond was a hefty $10,000.
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 Urbandale Police Department is asking for help in identifying the individuals in the accompanying photos in regards to a theft at a local business. Police believe the suspects may be associated with a red Chevrolet Malibu or similar vehicle. If you or anyone you know has information regarding these individuals or this case, you are asked to contact the Urbandale Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 515-278-3926, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-223-1400 for the Polk County CrimeStoppers.
Blotter — Des Moines
Phone accessories in high demand
An officer met with Shana Harder in regards to a burglary on Sept. 2. Harder said her phone charger was taken from her new Dodge Grand Caravan, which was parked outside their home on Eighth Street. The officer examined the vehicle and reported the back driver’s side window was pried open. The suspects entered the vehicle and took a black phone charger and a second unknown cable. They did not have any suspects, but Harder stated they also had a cell phone taken from their porch on Thursday, though her husband located it on Craigslist and got it back.
Gas station robbery
Officers responded to a robbery at the Git ‘N Go on 100 Watrous Ave. in Des Moines on Sept. 3 near 1 a.m. The store clerk, Robin Ballinger, described the suspect as a heavy-set black male in his 30s with “bug eyes” and wearing a black trench coat and what appeared to be panty hose over his mouth and nose. Ballinger said the suspect pulled out a black handgun, pointed it at her and told her to put her hands up. He then approached the counter and told her to open the register. When she did, the suspect ordered Ballinger to go inside the bathroom with the lights off and count to 30. She reached the count of 27 when she heard him leave, but could not get a description of the vehicle. The suspect reportedly took an unknown amount of $20, $10 and $5 bills. Identification was called to process the scene.
Wrong place, wrong time
Police met with Tyler Bumgardner on Sept. 1 at the Casey’s at 4331 Park Ave. to report a robbery. Bumgardner had been at an apartment complex at 4205 Park Avenue when a man approached him and asked to use his phone. Bumgardner gave him his phone, and the suspect used it to make a call and then walked outside with it to speak to three other suspects in a red Sedan. Bumgardner asked the suspect to return his phone, but the suspect ignored him and walked inside. The victim followed him inside and asked again for his phone, at which point the suspect told him to stop asking questions and pulled out a pistol. Bumgardner left for the Casey’s and heard the suspects banging on an apartment door. A connected case for burglary was made for the same apartment. CV