Two of a kind12/2/2015
“Pawn Stars” toy expert Johnny Jimenez Jr. was arrested last month and charged with domestic violence after he allegedly yanked his girlfriend to the ground at a Las Vegas restaurant. Police arrived just after 4 a.m. to find Jimenez had fled the scene. Charges have yet to be settled.
In a similar early-morning case, Justin Lavell Walker was arrested on Nov. 24 at 4:23 a.m. Walker, 32, was charged with domestic abuse assault causing bodily injury or mental illness. He was booked into the Polk County Jail, but a bond was not set.
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 Property Crimes Section Detectives are asking for community assistance in identifying suspects in a burglary that occurred at The Laundry Place at 2355 E. University Ave. The suspects were recorded on video as they forced entry from a public area of the laundry room into a private office on Nov. 12. Anyone with information on the identities or whereabouts of these suspects is asked to contact the Des Moines Police Department Property Crimes Section at 283-4850 or the Polk County Crime Stoppers at 223-1400.
Blotter — Des Moines
Police were dispatched to a residence south of University Avenue for reports of a shooting on Nov. 15. Upon arrival, the police made contact with a man at the residence, telling him to put his hands in the air. Police observed another man running northbound near the backyard of the residence. The officer immediately began pursuit of the man but lost site of him due to traffic. The officer returned to the residence to speak with the first man. The man told the officer that he was a friend of the runaway man. The runaway man reportedly shot the gun three times and then disposed of it in a nearby yard. There is no further information of the incident.
Fast and furious
While on routine patrol on Nov. 15, officers observed a vehicle not come to a complete stop at multiple stop signs near Indianola Avenue. Police activated the emergency lights on their vehicle, and the suspect initially stopped. Shortly afterward the van led police on a high-speed chase, multiple squad cars were added to the chase. The officers lost sight of the vehicle but found it abandoned near the walking bridge off Second Avenue and Center Street. The vehicle was impounded, and the owner of the vehicle was contacted and spoken to.
Police were called on reports of a burglary on Nov. 15 to a residence near University Avenue. The victim reported that he came home before he went to work to see his front door unlocked and cracked open. The victim heard a noise coming from downstairs and went to investigate. He found a man dressed in all black with a black mask on. The suspect was reportedly standing over multiple televisions, stereo systems and other miscellaneous items. The victim attacked the suspect and threw him to the ground, but the suspect eventually broke away and ran off the property before police arrived. The residence was reportedly ransacked with multiple items stolen. The victim reported no injuries from the altercation. There is no further suspect information. CV