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Two of a kind


two of a kind-blackTommy Black, band mate of Scott Weiland, who died Dec. 3 on his tour bus, was arrested shortly after for possession of cocaine on the same bus. Black, 47 and a guitarist for Scott Weiland and The Wildabouts, was booked for fifth-degree felony possession of drugs.two of a kind-prezont

Back in Iowa, 45-year-old Prezont Michael Jacques was arrested on Nov. 18 for unlawful possession of a prescription drug. While not as criminally serious as Black’s cocaine, this isn’t the first arrest for Jacques. He’s had four other violations since 2013. His bond was set at $478.

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.crimestopper 12-17

The Des Moines Police Department identified 39-year-old Michael John Wanchanic as a person of interest in the homicides of Bryon Howard, 36, and Heather Belieu, 31. Wanchanic is believed to be driving beige 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan with Iowa license plate DMR 234. Police said anyone who sees him should not approach him and call law enforcement immediately. Police are actively searching for Wanchanic, who is described a s a white male, 5-feet-10-inches tall and weighing about 150 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information can call the Polk County Crime Stoppers at 223-1400 or the Des Moines Police Communications Center at 283-4811.

Blotter — Des Moines

Whiskey business
Police were dispatched to Hy-Vee on 14th Street on reports of a robbery on Dec. 3. When the officer arrived, he was told that a young man had come into the Wine and Spirits department demanding money from the cashier and holding a gun. The cashier refused to get the money out and told the suspect he would need to get the money himself. The suspect went around the counter and put the handgun to the cashier’s side and told the cashier to open the drawer. The cashier complied, and the suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect left in a direction unknown to the cashier. No other witness or suspect reports were available at the time of the report.


Moving on and moving out
Police were dispatched to a house on Dec. 3 on reports of a burglary. The residents living in the house are both in the process of moving out after a recent breakup. Earlier in the day, one of the residents and her mother called police after noticing her prescription medicine had gone missing. Her ex-boyfriend was also in the process of moving out with the help of his mother. The victim’s mother had witnessed his mother in the residence earlier without permission of the victim. The victim believes that her ex-boyfriend and his mother stole the medication and stated that they were both drug addicts. She requested a report for her stolen medication.

Pocket change
A house burglary was reported on Dec. 3 to police. An officer was dispatched to a residence near East University Avenue. Upon arrival, the victim told the officer that her house had been broken into and two piggy banks had been stolen. The victim had come home after work and noticed the lock to her front door had been damaged, and someone had forced his or her way in the house. The two piggy banks were the only things the victim had noticed to be stolen, but a glass jar full of change had been broken and sifted through as well. The change was valued at $100 by the victim. She advised the officer that she might know who was responsible. She received two texts by the possible suspect asking if the victim could give the suspect’s boyfriend a ride, and after returning home she found her house burglarized. CV

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