Two of a kind12/23/2015
Madison Loftis, a former contestant on “Ink Master” known as Maddie la Belle, turned herself in four days after police responded to a call of a domestic dispute at the home she shares with her boyfriend. The police department allowed Loftis to wait to turn herself in after she had pumped enough breast milk for her 5-month-old daughter. She is being held without bond.
Similarly, 26-year-old Courtnie Ranae Crawford was booked into the Polk County Jail at 1:10 p.m. and charged with domestic abuse/assault causing bodily injury or mental illness, along with a slew of probation violation charges. This is Crawford’s sixth arrest since 2012, but her bond was set at $0.
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 Ames Police Department is searching for the suspect in a fatal hit-and-run crash on Monday, Dec. 14. The victim, 18-year-old Emmalee Jacobs, was found lying in the street by an ISU police officer driving by at 7:04 a.m. Officers performed CPR on the victim until paramedics arrived, and she was taken to Mary Greeley Medical Center, where she later died. The accident occurred at Lincoln Way and Ash Avenue, and police believe it was a hit and run due to the injuries Jacobs sustained. Jacobs was a freshman in business at Iowa State University. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Ames Police Department at 239-5133 or the Story County Crime Stoppers at 382-7577 or www.storycountycs.com.
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Grand theft Des Moines
On Dec. 16, officers were called to a residence near Drake University on reports of a burglary. The victims told police that they heard someone entering the back door of their house. The victims went to the back of the house to see who it was and were met by four individuals in dark clothing and masks over their faces. The victims told police that two of the suspects were carrying weapons, a handgun and a rifle/long gun. One suspect held the handgun toward one of the victims and told him to get on the ground. The other victim attempted to fight with the four suspects, resulting in injuries. The suspects then proceeded to fill bags that they had brought with various items around the house. The victims reported that the suspects took various Xbox and Playstation games and consoles.
Police were called to a residence on Dec. 14, on reports of a burglary while the victim was out of the house. The victim said that he went to the store for approximately half an hour, and when he came back his house had been burglarized. The victim said that his entire house had been rummaged after breaking in through the front door. Multiple items were stolen throughout the house including two televisions, a DVD player and some cash. The victim did not have a complete list of stolen items at the time.
Should I stay or should I go?
Police were called to Marriott Hotel on Grand Avenue in regards to an assault and dispute. Upon arrival, officers spoke to a man who stated he was not allowed to check into the hotel, but also was not allowed to leave by hotel staff. The officers noticed that the man had bloodshot eyes and a strong odor of alcohol. Police then spoke to the front desk clerk at the hotel. The front desk clerk told officers that the man had become belligerent with him, then proceeded to threaten him and shove him. The front desk clerk called security and the man left the hotel. He was found one block south of the hotel. The man was taken into custody without incident and transported to Polk County Jail. CV