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Two of a kind


Vince YoungVince Young, former NFL quarterback, was arrested on Jan. 25 for driving under the influence (DUI) in Texas. Young, 32, was pulled over in Austin, Texas, around midnight. After refusing to take a Breathalyzer test, he was arrested and brought to Travis County jail. His bail was set at $2,000.Two of a Kind-Michelfelder

The bad decisions didn’t stop within the NFL. Nicholas J Michelfelder, 33, was also arrested on Jan. 25 for Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) and booked around 2:51 a.m. at the Polk County Jail. Michelfelder was also charged with criminal mischief in the Second degree. His bail was set at $7,000.

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.crimestoppers_Jan27

Des Moines Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect that has robbed or attempted to rob Fifield Pharmacy at 501 University Ave. twice in the last 30 days, demanding narcotic painkillers. No weapon was displayed at either incidents, but the robber did threaten to shoot. The suspect is described as a black male approximately 5-feet-9-inches tall and 30-40 years old. The car used by the suspect to get away was a tan-colored, four-door sedan. Anyone with information regarding the suspect or the crime is asked to call Des Moines Police Department Detective Bureau at 515-283-4869 or Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa at 515-223-1400.

Blotter — Des Moines

Nice guy, bad timing
Police were dispatched to Mercy Hospital on a report of a gunshot victim on Jan. 26. When police arrived, the victim gave a statement about a shooting that took place that night. The victim was with his friend, and they went to confront another male in regard to a female. They met up with four other males, and an argument broke out. The victim tried to break up the fight, and one of the men pulled a gun out. The victim struggled with the man over control of the gun, and during the struggle, the gun was fired, hitting the victim’s leg. Everyone at the scene left, and when the victim felt it was safe, he left in a friend’s car with friends. He then went to the emergency room, and his friends drove away.

Basketball fanatic
While on patrol, police were dispatched to a home near Army Post Road on Jan. 16. The victim reported to police that she had been assaulted, and she did not feel safe around the accused assailant anymore. The victim was supposed to take the accused to basketball practice at 6 p.m., but at 4 p.m. the accused demanded to be taken to practice. The accused then entered her car and punched the back of the car seats and threatened her. She attempted to go into the house, but he punched her in the head, causing a lump. He went back into the house and barricaded the door. When the officer arrived, he had to force his way through the barricaded door. When the officer entered the house, the man put up a struggle, assaulted the officer and reached for the officer’s gun. The officer took offensive action and succeeded in taking him into a secured position, eventually handcuffing him. The accused was charged with simple assault and assault on a police officer.

Theft gone wrong
Police were dispatched to a home on reports of a burglary. On Jan. 22, the victim noticed that his front door was visibly forced open. The victim found bags that the suspects had gone through throughout the house. The victim didn’t notice anything missing at the time, just that things had been moved around. By the time police arrived at the scene, the victim had already cleaned up the misplaced items and the broken front door. There are no suspects or further evidence at the time. CV

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