Two of a kind?5/6/2015
Best known for his role as Eddie Winslow on “Family Matters,” Darius McCrary, 38, was arrested on March 25 for failing to pay child support. McCrary was booked into jail but released after paying a $5,500 fine.
In an almost identical local case, Charles Edward Lee, 38, was arrested on April 10 and charged with nonsupport of child. Lee was booked into Polk County Jail and held with a bond of $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.
The Urbandale Police Department is searching for an individual in regard to a theft at a local business. The suspect is described as black male and was last seen wearing a dark-colored hat, black T-shirt, beige coat, tennis shoes and denim jeans. He also has facial hair. If you or anyone you know recognize this man, you are encouraged to contact the Urbandale Police Department at 278-3926 or the Polk County Crime Stoppers at 223-1400.
Blotter — Des Moines
Police dispatched to Check into Cash at 4125A University Ave. in Des Moines on April 28 on a robbery report. The officers spoke with the clerk who said a black male entered the store wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood up and a yellow mask over the bottom half of his face. The clerk said she was alone in the store and sitting at her desk when the suspect approached her and brandished a silver semi-automatic handgun, pointed it at her and demanded cash. The victim said she walked to her cash drawer and opened it, at which point the suspect was still pointing the gun at her. He gave her a white Git ‘n’ Go bag and told her to put the money inside, which she did. The suspect told her to get on the floor and not to get up, then he ran out the front door. The victim pushed the hold up button and called police immediately after the suspect left the store, but she was unsure of his direction. A witness who works at Radio Shack saw the suspect running north through the walkway between the stores, carrying a white sack like a football in his arms. The suspect then headed eastbound through an alley along the north side of Snap Fitness. Surrounding businesses were contacted.
Jason Mitchell of Des Moines reported a burglary to his house that he estimated occurred between April 18 at about 5 a.m. to April 28 around noon. Mitchell told police he doesn’t usually stay at his house because he is at his fiancé’s house most of the time, though he occasionally goes back to check on his house and get things. He discovered the burglary when he entered the house on April 28 and noticed that an interior door was open that was previously closed. Mitchell walked through the house and noticed the blinds to his windows had been damaged and detached, and there was a lawn chair underneath the outside of the window in his backyard. The window didn’t appear to be damaged, and Mitchell said it was possible he had left it unlocked. As of the report, Mitchell had only noticed an AK-47 rifle with an unloaded 30 round magazine in it and a .22 caliber revolver to be missing. Several drawers in the house appeared to be rummaged through, but nothing else was missing at that time. There are no suspects at this time. CV