Two of a kind9/30/2015
Social media star Eric Dunn, 22, was arrested in September and charged with trespassing and resisting an officer when he was acting unruly at a Florida Atlantic University football game. Dunn was asked several times to stop blowing a whistle, and when he refused, local law enforcement stepped in and asked him to leave, but he refused. Officers pulled the Vine star out of his seat and away from the crowd.
Sadly, the behavioral issues don’t end with social media mavens. Juan Alejandro Patino, 23, was arrested at 4:01 p.m. on Sept. 17 for disorderly conduct and interference with official acts. Patino was booked into the Polk County Jail, and his bond was set at $600, though it’s not his first run-in with officers. He has been arrested seven times since 2012.
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 Des Moines Police Department is requesting community assistance in locating a person of interest in a homicide investigation that occurred on Sept. 11. At 5:52 p.m., officers responded to the 4100 block of Dubuque Street to investigate a reported shooting. Upon arrival, officers found the victim, 28-year-old Matthew John Cizek of Des Moines, near his residence and suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to Methodist Hospital, where he later died. Police would like to interview Carl Allen West, 29, of Des Moines. West is 5-foot-9 and 150 pounds and has multiple tattoos. He often wears prescription eyeglasses and is currently wanted on an unrelated parole violation warrant. The suspect should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on this person or this case is asked to contact the Des Moines Police Communications Center at 283-4811 or the Polk County Crime Stoppers at 223-1400.
Blotter — Des Moines
Police investigated a shooting incident that happened around 3:37 a.m. on Sept. 22. The reporting person told police that she woke up that morning and spoke with a neighbor who told her that her vehicle was shot early that morning. The neighbor said she heard gunshots but didn’t call police because she was scared. The neighbor then handed the victim nine shell casings that she had collected from outside in the parking lot. Upon the officer’s arrival, the victim gave the casings to the officer and showed the vehicle, which had been hit multiple times. Photos were taken, but the victim said she didn’t have any idea who would shoot her vehicle. She told police that though it is registered in her name, her boyfriend is the one who drives it.
Not your neighbor
Patrolling officers were called to Windsor Avenue in Des Moines on reports of a burglary in process at 5:26 p.m. on Sept. 22. Upon arrival they met with the witness, who said he was driving south on 59th when he saw a suspicious white male wearing a yellow shirt and carrying a blue bag walking down the street. The witness said he’d never seen the male before, but the suspect walked up the driveway to his house and the witness told him to get off his property. The suspect said his parents lived next door, and the witness then asked a series of questions to confirm that this was true. When the suspect couldn’t answer the questions, the witness became more suspicious. The witness told officers he watched the suspect remove a window panel from the west side of the home, reach inside and open the door. He then put the window panel back in place and locked the door upon entry. Officers arrived and surrounded the home. Officers approached and warned the suspect that a K-9 would be making entry. The suspect opened the door and was taken into custody without incident. CV