Two of a kind10/7/2015
Jamal Anderson, the ex-Atlanta Falcons running back, was arrested for DUI on Sept. 20. This is the second time in less than a year that Anderson has been arrested for DUI. Officials said the 42-year-old was swerving in his lane when he was pulled over. He was eventually released on $5,830 bond.
The poor judgment doesn’t stop there, though. Troy Darnell Floyd, 44, was arrested on Sept. 27 for operating while intoxicated, although it was only his first offense. He was also charged with failure to maintain control and failure to provide proof of financial liability. His bond was set at $1,645.
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 Des Moines family is asking the public to provide any information related to a 4-foot tall angel statue that was stolen from their yard at N.E. 48th Street, just north of Des Moines, at the end of September. The Ramseys alerted the Polk County Sheriff’s Office that the statue, which was purchased in memory of their mother who died last year and carried sentimental value, was missing. The family asks that anyone with information contact the Polk County Crime Stoppers at 223-1400.
Blotter — Des Moines
New house, new locks
Officers were dispatched to 3828 40th St. at 2:26 p.m. on Sept. 29 for a reported burglary. Upon arrival, they met with the reporter person, who is a realtor doing an appraisal on the newly built home at the location. She told police she did not want to enter the residence because the front door lock and hinge were broken. After clearing the residence, the homeowner arrived and walked through it, reporting several missing tools — including an air compressor, miter saw and three nail guns — from the garage. The home is still in the process of being built, and the only damage observed was to the front door lock and hinge, which was possibly kicked in.
Access not granted
Police responded to a burglary reported at 8:25 p.m. on Sept. 29 on Glenbrook Drive. The reporting person told police that his wife left their house at 5:45 p.m. on that day, and when they returned home at 10:15 p.m., they noticed the screen to their rear kitchen window was either cut or ripped open. The victim said two small screens on one of the rear basement windows were also pulled out. He told police both windows were still locked from the inside and all the doors to the house were still locked with deadbolts. After clearing the house, police determined that no one had gained entry. The couple checked the house and did not notice anything missing.
In need of a watch dog
An officer answered a theft report at 2:59 p.m. on Sept. 29 at Coleman Moore Company on New York Avenue. The officer spoke to the location’s owner, who reported that an unknown suspect had cut a hole in the chain link security fence on the west end of the building. This allowed access to an enclosed area where tractors and trailers are parked at the business. The owner said that between about 10 p.m. on Sept. 28 and 5 a.m. on Sept. 29, a 2007 Freightliner Columbia truck was parked just inside the area where entry was made. Missing from the truck were its four batteries, a crossover cable and the lid to the battery case. The owner could not provide brand names or values of those items at the time of the report, and he told police that they do not have surveillance cameras in or around the building at this time. There were no known witnesses to the incident, and the suspect is unknown. CV