Two of a kind4/27/2016
Ex-New York Giants wide receiver Preston Parker was arrested for allegedly trying to ditch drugs before being stopped for a traffic violation on April 18 at 11:55 p.m. Officers said they found an additional 22 grams of marijuana in Parker’s Chevy Malibu. Parker has been arrested twice during the span of a month. He was previously nabbed while allegedly attempting to ditch cocaine. The Giants released Parker last season, citing his inability to catch the ball.
Barry Adair, 26, was also booked for narcotics possession. He was arrested April 16 at 4:31 a.m. Adair was charged with narcotics possession as well as interference with official acts and domestic abuse with intent to inflict serious injury. His bond was set at $1,300. Like Parker, he dropped the ball, too.
The Des Moines Police Department and Polk County Crime Stoppers are asking for assistance from the public with identifying a bank robbery suspect. The US Bank at 2500 E. Euclid Ave. in Des Moines was robbed on April 13 at approximately 3:20 p.m. by a suspect who displayed a handgun. The suspect is described as a white male adult in his 20s, approximately 5-feet-9-inches tall and 160 pounds. The suspect was wearing safety glasses, a brown derby hat, a fake goatee and white and blue gloves. Anyone with information concerning the incident or the identification of the suspects is asked to contact the Des Moines Police Department, 515-283-4811, Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa at 515-223-1400 or submit a tip through their website at www.crimestoppersofcentraliowa.com.
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Police were called to Mercy Hospital on April 17 at 2:23 a.m. on a report of a victim with stab wounds. According to the victim, the assault took place in a downtown parking garage at Third Street and Court Avenue. The victim stated he began arguing with his girlfriend in the parking garage, but the argument soon became physical, and he punched her two to three times. She then stabbed him multiple times. The victim didn’t realize he’d been stabbed until reaching his car. He then drove to the hospital. His abdomen had a deep stab wound, and there were two minor stab wounds to the groin and quadriceps area of his right leg. The wound to the abdomen was deep enough to deem critical status by the medical staff.
Police were dispatched to the northwest side on April 19 at 2 p.m. The reporting party was calling from her neighbor’s house. She had gone home after tennis practice, but upon entrance, she had heard noises from upstairs and smelled cigarette smoke even though no one was supposed to be there. She ran next door to call the police from a neighbor’s house. After seeing a teen male with a dark hoodie leave the residence, the reporting party and her neighbor went back to her residence. To their surprise, a female was still in there. When the police arrived, the female stated she and her brother had entered the house looking for items that had been stolen from them. The officers searched the neighborhood and found the male teen. He admitted to entering the home but said he didn’t have time to take anything. The victim stated that nothing was missing. The two teens were taken to the Polk County Jail. CV