Two of a kind9/23/2015
Not one to stay out of the headlines, Aldon Smith was charged on Sept. 11 with DUI with prior conviction and refusal to submit to chemical test, hit and run with property damage and vandalism — all from his prior arrest on Aug. 6. Smith, a linebacker dropped by the San Francisco 49ers after his previous arrest, was picked up by the Oakland Raiders.
Here to prove Iowans aren’t all that different from NFL stars, Jose Alfredo Rodriguez, 25, was arrested at 9:42 p.m. on Sept. 14 for operating while under the influence, failure to have a valid license/permit while operating a motor vehicle and unsafe turn or failure to give signal. His bond was set at $1,570.
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.
A robbery was reported at the US Bank at 115 E. Euclid on Sept. 9 at 2:23 p.m. The suspect is described as a black male in his 30s, approximately 5-foot-9 or 5-foot-10 and weighing about 240-250 pounds. The suspect was wearing a black polo shirt with thin white horizontal strips, black shorts and tennis shoes. His hair was in cornrows and just longer than his shoulders. The suspect handed the teller a note before leaving with a large sum of money and running southbound across East Euclid. If anyone recognizes this individual, contact the Des Moines Police Communications Center at 283-4811 or the Polk County Crime Stoppers anonymously at 223-1400.
Blotter — Des Moines
Suspect or Good Samaritan?
An officer on patrol was called to 63rd and Grand Avenue for a shooting investigation at 7 p.m. on Sept. 12. While en route, the officer was notified that West Des Moines police had one suspect in custody. After he arrived at the scene, the officer spoke with witnesses and the suspect involved, who said he was driving southbound on 63rd Street when he observed a white male come running from the Dollar General. The white male entered a pickup truck and took off northbound on 63rd. The suspect said he attempted to stop the vehicle, believing they had committed a theft, by pulling up in front of him. He stepped out of his vehicle, and then he said the white truck with no plates “ran him over.” He told police he did a “barrel roll” and fired two rounds at the pickup. His wife picked up the casings from the roadway and moved them off to the side. The officer spoke to the suspect’s wife individually and reported that her story matched up to her husband’s. The suspect was later released. The officers then spoke to the manager of the Dollar General and confirmed that the white male in the truck was the suspect in a theft from the store, but she did not want to pursue charges.
Police responded to the 4200 block of East 50th Street on a report of a person down shortly after 8 p.m. on Sept. 12. The officer observed a male lying on his back with the lower half of his body extended out into the street. He was breathing but not responding to the officer’s verbal statements. The man eventually woke up and was disoriented and confused. The officer asked his name and how he ended up in the street, but he refused to answer. The officer reported that he smelled like alcohol and had slurred speech. He was placed in custody for public intoxication without incident. When putting him in the police car, the suspect refused to place his feet inside the vehicle and made multiple verbal threats that the officers would have to fight him to get him inside. The officer was joined by another officer, and they attempted to convince the suspect to get inside the vehicle, but he jumped out and attempted to run. The officer was able to block his path and hold onto his arm, but the suspect then pulled the officer to the ground as he fell into the grass. He was charged with assault on a police officer. CV