Two of a kind10/28/2015
Jason “Mayhem” Miller, 34, used a ceramic tile as a weapon during a fight with police on Oct. 16 when they were called to his home early Friday morning in regard to a dispute between Miller and two women. Reports said Miller was “aggressive and uncooperative” when they arrived. Police used a Taser and continued to struggle until finally arresting Miller for assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer. His bail was set at a hefty $50,000.
Back in Iowa, Jerry Lingelbach, 34, was also arrested for domestic abuse/assault and display or use of a weapon, first offense. Lingelbach was also charged with obstruction of emergency communications and was booked into the Polk County Jail at 9:35 p.m. on Oct. 12. Unlike Miller, his bond was only 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.
Pleasant Hill police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect in a burglary that happened on Tuesday, Oct. 20. A man described having a tattoo on his right calf muscle and driving a red 2002 Chevy Silverado truck with license plate number BSF227 is wanted in connection with multiple vehicle burglaries that evening. Surveillance video caught footage of the truck and the man, who is believed to be using stolen credit cards across the metro area. Anyone with information related to this case is asked to call Detective Zimmerman at 265-1444.
Blotter — Des Moines
Police responded to a reported burglary at a Des Moines apartment around 5:33 p.m. on Oct. 18. The officer met with the victim, who said she left her apartment on Oct. 12 at approximately 7 p.m. after coming home from work. She was gone from Monday to Friday, returning around 7 a.m. on Oct. 16, because she had gotten into an argument with her live-in fiancé. The victim believed that sometime within that time frame, a named suspect and five teenagers broke into her apartment and had a party. She believed the teenagers to possibly be Lincoln High students. The victim told police she had allowed the first suspect to stay overnight in the apartment with some friends about three weeks prior to the incident, and during the week she was gone she received a call from her fiancé telling her that the suspect was back in the apartment with some friends. On Saturday, Oct. 17, after the victim had spent the night, she left for work at approximately 7:30 a.m. and returned home at about 9 p.m. During that time period, she said someone had again broken into her apartment and stolen an Emerson 32-inch flat-screen TV. She told police she believed the suspect returned a second time and stole the TV, which was valued at $235. The front door had been forced in, and the lock was broken. Damage was found on a window and door, and the apartment was in disarray. Officials scanned the apartment and obtained a Four-Loco can that had been left by the suspect. There were no further suspects or information at the time of the report.
Officers were dispatched to the 1300 block of E. 12th Street on Oct. 18 for reports of shots fired in the area. Police were advised that a possible Hispanic male victim was walking south on the street, but upon arrival they did not observe anyone matching the description. They met with the reporting person, who said he heard two distinct gunshots in the front of his residence on E. 12th Street. He told police that when he came out of his house, he observed a Hispanic male wearing dark clothing and walking southbound. The reporting person did not see any visible injuries on the victim, and the victim made no mention of being injured. He also said he observed the suspect’s vehicle, but he could not provide a description of the suspect. Officers searched the area and located one shell casing in the middle of the street southwest of the residence. The identities of the victim and suspects were still unknown at the time of the report. CV