Two of a kind?3/11/2015
Vanilla Ice is back with a brand new invention? No, this time it’s a conviction. He was arrested on Feb. 18 on burglary and theft charges. He stole approximately $3,500 worth of furniture from a Florida home. Ice claims he thought the items were OK to take because they were on the curb. However, his “Vanilla Ice Project” crew allegedly claims that they were instructed to go inside the vacant house and take specific things. Ice could face prison time.
He’s not a rapper, but this man is also back with a brand new conviction here in Des Moines. Brian Field was also arrested on Feb. 18 for theft. Field, 45, was taken to Polk County Jail around 9 p.m. His bail was set at $300.
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 seeking help in identifying two individuals in regard to a theft at a local business. The first suspect was last seen wearing dark pants, a dark sweater, and a black hat with white lettering. The second was last seen wearing a varsity-style jacket, dark pants and earrings. The third was last seen wearing gold-colored pants, a dark jacket with four different white animals on the front, and a black hat with white lettering. The three suspects were last seen driving away in a black Sedan-style vehicle. If you or anyone you know has any information about this case or the individuals involved, contact the Urbandale Police Department at 278-3926 or the Polk County Crime Stoppers at 223-1400.
Blotter — Des Moines
Police responded to a burglary on March 1. Jodi Hastings lives at her home with her son, Andrew, who was planning to move out of his mother’s house in the upcoming weeks. Andrew was planning to take some old furniture of his mother’s that she didn’t want anymore. On March 1, Hastings returned home from being out of town on business to find items from her home missing. She noted that her mirror, clock, filing cabinet and lamp were gone. She called Andrew about the items, but he said he didn’t know anything about it. Hastings stated that she felt her windows looked to be tampered with, and she believed that someone broke into her home. Police didn’t find enough evidence of breaking and entering, but Andrew was planning to come home to help his mom figure it out.
Making a mess
Bill Swoboda called police on March 2 in regards to a burglary in his backyard shed. Swoboda reported that his shed in his back yard has two double doors with a padlock on it. It looked like the suspect tried to remove the lock with heavy pliers, but succeeded in breaking the shed door handle instead. The suspect then proceeded to remove an extensive amount of tools and spread them throughout Swoboda’s back yard. Nothing appeared to be missing, but the victim’s chainlink fence had also been disturbed. Police found footprints in the snow, but there are no suspects at this time.
An even exchange
Police responded to a burglary on March 2 at the home of Douglas Otandon. The victim had been out of town, and upon his return, he saw that someone had broken into his vehicle. The vehicle was parked at Double Tree Hotel when this happened. Otandon reported the driver’s side window was broken out, and the firearm that was in the middle console was taken. The suspect left a buck knife in the passenger seat. An investigation is ongoing. CV