Two of a kind9/9/2015
“Vanderpump Rules” star Jax Taylor, 36, was arrested in July after he was caught on surveillance footage stealing an expensive pair of sunglasses from Freaky Tiki Tropical Optical in Hawaii. The Polaris glasses he took were more than $300, so the theft was considered a felony.
Sadly, theft doesn’t stop at the ocean. Sam Justin Cook, also 36, was arrested on Aug. 29 and charged with fifth-degree theft. He was booked into Polk County Jail at 6:04 p.m., and his bond 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.
Des Moines Patrol Officers responded to the 1500 block of East Euclid to investigate a report of an assault in progress on Aug. 1. Detectives investigated the incident through victim and witness interviews. Suspects were identified, and arrest warrants were issued. One suspect, 44-year-old Troy Comstock, was arrested on Aug. 26 and is currently in the Polk County Jail on attempted murder and willful injury charges. Two additional suspects are still at large in the case. The Des Moines Police Department is seeking the community’s help in finding Jeffrey Meyer, 46, of Des Moines, who is wanted for attempted murder and willful injury; and Rodney Russell, 34, of Des Moines, who is wanted for attempted murder and willful injury in this case, as well as willful injury, first-degree burglary and carrying weapons in connection to an unrelated case. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of these two suspects is encouraged to call the Des Moines Police Communications Center at 283-4811 or the Polk County Crime Stoppers at 223-1400.
Blotter — Des Moines
Write down the serial numbers
Police responded to a burglary report made at 7:14 p.m. on Aug. 30. The victim told police that over the past six weeks various items — including a staple gun and 30 Nintendo games — have mysteriously gone missing from her detached garage on East 36th Court in Des Moines. She reported no signs of forced entry into the garage, and said it has always been locked. There is a side door on the garage that the victim said in the past she only used the door handle lock to secure it, but she said now she uses the bolted lock as well. There were no suspects at the time of the report, but the reporting person did say some workers were at her house about three weeks ago and that they were in the garage and had access to it. The officer advised her to take inventory of everything in the garage and to write down all the serial numbers in case anything goes missing again.
Dangerous driver on the road
A patrol officer was called to East 14th Street in Des Moines at 3:15 p.m. on Aug. 30 for a dispute with a weapon. A man and woman were driving northbound on East 15th when a silver Lincoln LS with the front license plate in the windshield came into their lane. The man honked at the driver of the Lincoln, who is described as a white male with a red/brown beard and wearing a baseball cap. The suspect then pulled along side of the victims and pulled a black gun with a gray slide out from underneath the driver’s seat and pointed it at them. The couple said they pulled away at that point and believe the suspect pulled into the driveway of a home on the East side of East 14th. The officer located the vehicle, and looked up the plate number, which came back to the resident of the house where the car was parked. Officers attempted to contact with someone inside, but no one answered the door. CV