Two of a kind?3/4/2015
Not all famous people like back-up dancers. During Afroman’s performance on Feb. 10 in Mississippi, a woman somehow evaded security, got on stage and began dancing next to Afroman. The 40-year-old rapper waited a few seconds before punching her in the face. He then continued performing. She left the stage crying and bleeding, and police officials eventually escorted Afroman off the stage in handcuffs. His reps say he didn’t realize it was a woman, just a person who wasn’t supposed to be on the stage.
In a similar case of hitting people you shouldn’t be hitting, Charles Young, 41, was arrested on Feb. 11 on domestic assault, impeding blood flow causing bodily injury charges. He was taken to Polk County Jail at approximately 6 p.m. that day, and his bail was set at $1,000.
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.
Several local authorities are asking for help in identifying suspects of credit card fraud. The Altoona Police Department, Windsor Heights Police Department, Indianola Police Department and the Pella Police Department are looking for two females who have been using stolen credit cards at local Walmart locations. The first suspect was last seen wearing an olive-colored coat, a yellow hat, jeans and a flannel shirt tied around her waist. The second suspect was last seen wearing light pants, an orange sweatshirt, a leather coat and glasses. They were last seen driving a dark-colored van or SUV. Contact any of the above departments or the Polk County Crimestoppers at 515-223-1400 with any information.
Blotter — Des Moines
Officials responded to a robbery at Medicap Pharmacy on Feb. 25. Upon arrival, police spoke to pharmacist Eric Van Heukelom. The victim explained that he was alone in the pharmacy when a white male who appeared to be in his 20s, wearing a flannel coat, gray hoodie, black jeans and a dark baseball cap with a cloth covering his mouth and nose demanded Van Heukelom give him specific drugs. The suspect wanted Oxycodone and Oxycontin, and he threatened the victim with a gun. Van Heukelom gave the suspect 30MG of Oxycodone and 40MG of Oxycontin. The suspect fled by foot then entered a car. Police are investigating.
There goes swim practice
Tim Schmitt alerted police when his daughter’s car was broken into on Feb. 25. Schmitt reported to police that the car was parked in the driveway and unlocked. They found that her swim bag, containing a swimsuit, goggles and a swim cap, was missing along with various gift cards and a watch. Schmitt couldn’t identify the brands of anything that was taken but estimated that the property was worth around $500. There are no suspects at this time.
On Feb. 25, police responded to a burglary call from Melissa Sanders. Sanders reported that she was at home when she heard a knock at the front door. Sanders attempted to look out the window, but due to the weather conditions, couldn’t see much. She proceeded to open the front door and was faced with the two people, one being the biological mother of Sanders’ foster children. The suspect pushed her way past Sanders, announcing that she had come to see her children and then offered them food. Sanders told the suspects that they were not allowed there, they were not welcome, and that they had not been invited in. The two suspects stayed a few more minutes and left. Sanders immediately called police, and there is a warrant out for the suspects’ arrest. CV