Two of a Kind?
Surprise, surprise! Another NFL star, Junior Galette, was arrested on Jan. 5, this time for domestic violence — simple battery. Galette, 26, was charged and taken into custody at his home after he allegedly pushed a woman to the ground to get her to leave his house. His bond was posted at $600.
Crime doesn’t just happen in the NFL, though. Similarly to Galette, Andrew Jemerigbe, 27, was arrested on Jan. 21 for domestic assault, as well as a few other charges. He was taken to the Polk County Jail at about 3 a.m. His bail is set at $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 Clive Police Department is seeking an individual who was tampering with two ATMs at the 7 Flags Event Center in Clive. Around 2:30 a.m. on Jan. 20, the individual attempted to steal the ATMs by attempting to knock them off of their base using a stolen truck. Days prior to the attempted robbery, the individual was seen tampering with the ATMs at the 7 Flags Event Center to try to make them stop dispensing cash after events. Anyone with information on the suspects or the case in general are encouraged to contact the Clive Police Department or polkcountycrimestoppers.org.
Blotter – Des Moines
Caught on another charge
Police responded to a robbery on Jan. 28 at the Git N Go on E. University. They met with Joe, the man running the register at the time of the robbery. Joe stated that just before the gas station closed, the suspect walked through the front door with a gun and demanded all the money in the cash register. The suspect took the unknown amount of money and put it in a Puma backpack (it was later identified as an Adidas bag) and also took the store telephone. Joe removed the phone from the wall , handed it to the suspect and watched the suspect flee the scene. The suspect was a younger white male, possibly in his mid-teens, and was wearing a light colored hoodie with dark sweatpants. The suspect was later identified as a person the police were looking for on a previous domestic dispute case and was arrested for first-degree robbery.
Bad partners in crime
On Jan. 27, police responded to a burglary call from the downtown restaurant RoCA. Police met with Matthew Holt and Preston Malfero who witnessed the incident. Malfero witnessed one suspect leaning up against a brick wall in the alley behind the restaurant. It seemed suspicious, so he went to tell Holt about it. When the two returned, they saw one suspect still standing against the brick wall and another inside of RoCA’s cooler. Holt closed the suspect in the cooler. Police arrived and arrested both men for burglary, even though the first suspect claims that he was not acting as a lookout, but that he knew what his partner was doing. He claimed he told the other suspect to do what he wanted, but he was going to stand there and smoke a cigarette.
Bad place to drill
Samuel Farley, general manager of Storage Mart on E. Army Post Road, alerted police on Jan. 26 about a burglary at his business. Upon their arrival, Farley explained that when he arrived at work that morning he received a note from the assistant manager that instructed him to get a case number regarding burglaries that had happened in their storage units from the night before. Farley reported that the assistant manager found four units broken into by the suspect drilling a hole through the locking units. Farley explained that protocol is to notify and secure the customers’ units and wait for them to arrive, because they cannot access the units without the customers’ consent. CV