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Two of a kind

bree-two of a kindDelk-two of a kindBree Walker, a famous CBS2 news anchor in the 1980s, was arrested for driving under the influence at 12:30 a.m. on a Wednesday in February. The 61-year-old was pulled over for running a red light, but police smelled alcohol and gave a sobriety test.

In other cases of inebriated driving, Marlene Louise Delk was booked into the Polk County Jail on an early morning in August for second-offense operating while intoxicated. The 56-year-old Delk was held with $2,000 bond.


crimestopper 10-16This 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 seeking help in identifying the woman in the photo to the right in connection to a theft at a local business. If you have any information about this case or the identity of this person, contact the Urbandale Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 515-278-3926 or by emailing ljudge@urbandale.org. You can also call the Polk County Crime Stoppers at 515-223-1400.

Blotter — Des Moines

A broken pipe dream

Gary Johnson reported a burglary at a house at 1367 E. 15th St. sometime between Sept. 30 and Oct. 7. The residence is vacant and listed under Matt Martin Realty of Texas, for which Johnson is a local realtor. When he was checking the house, Johnson found someone had thrown a brick through the window and entered the basement. The only thing that appeared to be missing was approximately three feet of copper pipe removed from the top of the water heater. Damages for the pipe and the window were estimated to be about $1,000, and there are no suspects.

In need of better security

Police were dispatched to a silent commercial alarm from Diamond Oil Company at 600 Raccoon St. in Des Moines at about 1 a.m. on Oct. 7. The main gates around the building were secure, but the main glass door had been broken. A perimeter of the building was established before three officers made entry to check out the building. A red brick was located about 25 meters from the door that was broken into. Owner Jason Chance arrived on the scene later and discovered a laptop was missing. He told police this is the sixth break-in at that building this year, and he is unaware of any possible suspects.

Vandalism without a cause

Dustin Borah reported an attempted burglary that occurred sometime between Oct. 3 and Oct. 5 at his residence on E. Pleasant View Drive. He told police suspect(s) damaged the overhead garage door by removing it from the tracks. It is unknown if the suspect gained entry, and nothing was reported missing from the garage. There are no witnesses or suspects. CV

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