Two of a kind?
Dina Lohan, mother of Lindsay Lohan, was arrested on Sept. 12, 2013, for DWI. Officials pulled Lohan’s white BMW over for going 77 in a 55 mph zone where she blew more than double the legal limit. Lohan, 50, was sentenced in June to 100 hours of community service, required to use an interlock device, attend a drunk-driving program and a victim’s impact panel and her license was suspended.
The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree for the Lohans, and it doesn’t for Hollywood and Des Moines, either. Rebecca Kinsey, 46, was arrested for operating while intoxicated on Sept. 21 at about 4 a.m. And, like Lohan, Kinsey didn’t get off without substantial punishment. She was taken to the Polk County Jail, and her bond is set at $2,000.
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
On Oct. 27 police responded to a robbery at an under construction Party City on the south side. Construction workers were there working and were required to contact management upon their exit. On this night, management was not contacted, and upon reviewing security footage, General Manager Gregory Hansen and police officials found two suspects stealing a television from the store while damaging walls and counter tops in the process. The footage shows what appears to be a red vehicle outside the store. Hansen gave officials a USB drive that contains image files and video footage of the incident. Investigation is ongoing. If you have any information on the suspects, please contact the Des Moines Police Department at 515-283-4869 or Crime Stoppers at 515-223-1400.
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Careful who you give keys to
Police responded to a burglary on Nov. 12 at the home of Letonya McGhee. McGhee told authorities she returned home from a trip last week and found her car with a smashed windshield. McGhee thinks, although is not positive, that the suspect may be her ex-boyfriend. Then on Nov. 12 she found her flat screen TV missing from her home. Although there was a window broken, the victim didn’t feel that there was forced entry. Although McGhee has no proof and is unsure whether or not her ex-boyfriend has a key to her home, she suspects he is the one who stole her TV and broke into her car.
In need of lawn care equipment
Authorities answered a burglary report from Elliott Hunt on Nov. 18. Hunt reported that his garage had been broken into through the side door and had a snow blower, a leaf blower, a weed eater and a drill and case stolen. There are no witnesses. The investigation is ongoing. Backup was notified to inspect and process the garage.
Another Craigslist calamity
Ngoc Tran called the police on Nov. 12 to report that he had been robbed. Tran responded to a Craigslist ad that was selling a car for $1,000. Tran was told to meet the seller at the Habitat for Humanity parking lot. When Tran arrived, there were two males and a female waiting for him. One of the sellers and suspects told Tran he needed to follow him to his house to receive the title of the vehicle even though Tran protested to meet in public. Tran met the three suspects at their home and when looking over the supposed “title,” Tran noticed that the paperwork was just registration and an old traffic citation. One of the male suspects then punched him in the face and demanded the money for the vehicle. CV