Two of a kind?3/18/2015
The Ravens aren’t taking any chances with risky players anymore. Victor Hampton, 22, was kicked off the team after being arrested in late February for driving under the influence, speeding, reckless driving and carrying an open container. The cornerback’s Camaro was pulled over for going 100 mph in a 55 mph zone. After stopping the car, police found Hampton over the legal limit and the two passengers with concealed weapons. Hampton was taken to the Mecklenburg County Jail and posted bail at $2,500.
Let’s just hope the NFL’s behavioral issues aren’t rubbing off on Des Moines. Shantavius Alford, 23, was arrested on Feb. 2 for driving under the influence, just like the Ravens cornerback. Alford was arrested at about 8 p.m. and was taken to the Polk County Jail. Bail was set at $4,000.
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 Urbandale Police Department is seeking help in identifying a woman in relation to a theft at a local business. The female suspect was last seen wearing a gray zip-up hoodie with an orange-colored hood, as well as dark jeans and a zebra print purse. She has dark brown hair and was last seen with it down and cut to about her shoulders. If you or anyone you know can identify this person, contact the Urbandale Police Department at 515-278-3926 or the Polk County Crime Stoppers at 515-223-1400.
Blotter — Des Moines
Police responded to a burglary call on March 10 at the home of Deb McGowan. Deb was staying with her father, Jack McGowan, for about a month. When Jack went by Deb’s apartment to check on the property, he noticed that the front door was unlocked. He went inside to look around the apartment, which had been ransacked. A list of items had been stolen from her home, and a witness saw the suspect enter the apartment with a key. The suspect identified himself as Deb’s son, which he was not. The McGowans have no idea who it could have been, and the investigation is ongoing.
Greedy and confused
On March 9, officials responded to a burglary call made by Zon Nong. Nong is the owner of Red Bistro on Ingersoll. Upon police arrival, Nong explained that someone had broken into his restaurant sometime around 3 a.m. the prior morning. The suspect had pried open the front door of the business and stole the money in the cash register. The suspect proceeded to walk around the restaurant for a few minutes before leaving without taking anything else. Nong didn’t realize the business was burglarized until the next day when he called police. The incident was caught on a security tape, but Nong doesn’t know how to burn the CD for the detectives to investigate at this time.
Nicholas Roby reported a burglary on March 7 at a property he owns. Roby was renovating the property and had an old truck in the detached garage. The bed of the truck was full of trash and junk to be taken to the dump. Roby stated he usually visits the property weekly, but he had not been there in recent weeks. When Roby returned, he went to the garage and found the door had been forced open. Upon entering the garage, Roby noticed that the truck was missing. The two other vehicles in the garage, as well as the keys to the garage, residence and truck are accounted for. Nothing else was stolen. CV