Two of a kind11/25/2015
Former “Big Brother” houseguest Krista Stegall was arrested on Oct. 28 for criminal mischief and unlawful entry. Stegall, 43, was arrested on warrant in Louisiana after filing a false police report again her ex-husband, stating his house was unfit for children. She was found in a neighboring town, where she was arrested.
In a similar case of places people don’t belong, Cassandra Anne Yaw was arrested on Nov. 10 for trespassing. Yaw, 38, did not cause any damages or injuries during the trespassing, but she has been arrested a total of five times within the last three years. She was booked into the Polk County Jail, and her 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.
The Johnston Police Department is seeking help in identifying a woman possibly connected to a fraudulent purchase at the Price Chopper store in Johnston on Oct. 4. On that day, a Johnston resident’s credit card was used to make a fraudulent grocery purchase at the grocery store located at 5440 N.W. 86th St. Law enforcement officials are trying to identify a middle-aged woman wearing blue jeans and an Iowa Hawkeye T-shirt. She was caught on the surveillance camera image pictured on the right, and police are attempting to find her to question her regarding knowledge or involvement in the purchase. Anyone with information about this woman is encouraged to contact Johnston Police Detective Steve Nore at 252-1365 or the Polk County Crime Stoppers at 223-1400.
Blotter — Des Moines
Police were dispatched to a residence near Merle Hay Road and Urbandale Avenue on Nov. 17 for a burglary report. The victims came home to find their front door ajar, the back door broken, glass on the ground and a dead bolt unlocked. The victims reported that they were missing a majority of their family’s heirloom jewelry along with a jewelry box. The police observed that other items, such as electronics and firearms were undisturbed, and reported that the burglary seemed to be target-specific regarding the jewelry. There was no information on a suspect.
On Nov. 17, police were tripped to a Des Moines residence on reports of a home invasion. The victims told police that three men had forced their way into the residence and began asking for weed while holding guns to the three victims. One victim was hit across the face with a gun, causing a laceration and chipping her tooth. Another was held at gunpoint, and the last victim was pushed to the ground after refusing to do so willingly. The suspects then left the residence after not finding what they were looking for. One victim believed that she had seen one suspect going into a nearby apartment. The victims were offered medical treatment, but they refused. There are currently no known suspects.
Open doors, open case
Police were dispatched to a residence near the Bright Grandview Golf Course on reports of a burglary of .22 caliber rifle and a .177 caliber pellet gun on Nov. 16. The victim is not sure when the guns were stolen, but she noticed that one gun was not in its place on Nov. 15. The victim said she had left her front door open approximately 10 days before she reported the guns missing, while she went downtown. There are no suspects at this time. CV