Two of a kind6/22/2016
Farrah Franklin, 35, was arrested for public intoxication on June 2. Franklin is a former band member and singer for Destiny’s Child. The incident began with Franklin arguing outside a gym at 3 a.m. The responding officers noticed she seemed impaired and asked how much she’d had to drink. Franklin responded, “Not enough,” and she went on to make other comments, including racial slurs. She was arrested and bail was set at $250.
Patricia Haneca, 49, was arrested on June 9, also for public intoxication. Haneca was booked in Polk County, and bond was set at $600. Haneca has never been a member of Destiny’s Child, but apparently, she had also had enough.
This information was obtained from the Polk County Crime Stoppers. 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.
At approximately 3:05 p.m. on June 7, West Des Moines Police were tipped to a robbery at 1st National Bank, 301 Fifth St. in Valley Junction. Officers at the scene determined that two suspects had entered through the main doors. One suspect then jumped over the counter and took money from the teller drawers. Both suspects then fled the scene. The first suspect was described as a black male wearing a dark shirt with dark striped pants and a dark colored mask. The second suspect was described as a male wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt. Both suspects displayed hand guns. No one was injured during the robbery.
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On June 13 at about 8 p.m., an officer was tipped to an address near 11th and Crocker streets about a report of an assault. Upon arrival, the female victim told the officer that earlier in the day, a man she briefly dated, along with his current girlfriend, attacked her while she was inside his car. According to the victim, she and the suspect had split up a few months previous but stayed friends. The suspect had offered to give her a ride to her uncle’s house about 10 blocks away, but according to the victim, the suspect and another male friend instead drove her around for an hour before stopping and demanding a payment of $10. When she told them she only had $9, the two became angry and grabbed her. At this time, the suspect’s girlfriend drove up in another vehicle, stopped the car and ran to the victim and began scratching and punching her through the car’s window. Then the victim’s ex-boyfriend began punching her as well. The victim managed to get free and fled on foot.
Police were called to a Burnham Street residence on May 15 around 5:45 p.m in connection with an assault. The victim and the suspect have a 2-year-old son together but don’t live together and aren’t romantically involved. The victim stated she went to his home to pick up their son. The victim was with her new boyfriend but dropped him off down the street to avoid problems. The victim went to the door, and when the suspect answered, he saw the victim was driving her new boyfriend’s car and became angry. The suspect tried shutting the door on the victim, but she was able to grab the doorknob to prevent the suspect from closing it. The suspect then opened the door and shoved the victim off the porch. The suspect eventually turned their son over to the victim, who then left the scene and went home. CV