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Several central Iowa police departments have requested information from the public to help solve local crimes. Click on a link below to see current requests. 

Ankeny's Most Wanted  |  Des Moines - Metros Most Wanted  |  Johnston - I.D.ME  |  Urbandale - Who's This  |  Waukee Crime Stoppers  |  West Des Moines - Information and Tips 

Additionally, some unsolved cases in Polk County and surrounding communities are listed below:


1/20/2015 - 7 Flags ATM Burglary
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The Clive Police Department is seeking assistance in identifying this man who was tampering with two ATM machines at the 7 Flags Event Center in Clive. On 01-20-15 at 2:30 am an individual attempted to steal two ATM machines in a burglary from 7 Flags Event Center by using a stolen truck to knock them off their base. Days prior to this incident the person pictured below was observed tampering with these ATMs at 7 Flags vent Center in an effort to prevent cash from being dispensed prior to an event.

The individual is described as a Caucasian male, 30-45 of years of age, between 5’03” and 5’10”, medium build.

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1/11/2015 - Hit and Run - 34th and Ingersoll AveSOLVED

The Des Moines Police Traffic Unit is investigating a car vs pedestrian hit and run that occurred at the intersection of 34th and Ingersoll Ave at approximately 8:16 on Sunday, 1/11/2015.

 

Early investigative details indicate a newer smaller gray or silver SUV (possibly similar in size to a Honda CRV) struck an adult female then left eastbound without stopping.  The victim was taken to Iowa Methodist Medical Center in critical condition. 

 

The suspects vehicle may have a passenger headlight out and possible front-end and windshield damage.

 

Anyone with information on this collision or the location of the vehicle or its driver is asked to contact the Des Moines Police Department at 515-283-4811.

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1/9/2015 - Burglary Suspects on Des Moines South Side
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On Friday January 9th at approximately 12:50 pm two suspects forced their way into the residence at 1809 Glenwood Circle on Des Moines’ south side.  One of the occupants of the residence was home at the time of the offense and called police while they hid in the basement.  When the suspects forced open the door of the room where the victim was hiding and saw the victim, the suspects fled the house.   Images of the suspects were captured by the home’s video surveillance system. 

 

One suspect was wearing a dark blue or black top that had writing on the sleeves as well as black athletic pants with twin white stripes going down the side of each leg.

 

The other suspect was wearing a dark coat with a light colored hood.  The hood had a dark stripe in the center while the coat had light stripes across the chest and shoulders.  Both suspects were described as appx. 6 feet tall.

 

Anyone with information on the identity or location of these suspects is asked to contact the Des Moines Police Detective Bureau at 515-283-4850 or the Polk County Crime Stoppers anonymously at 515-223-1400

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12/18/2014 - Reward Match
Beginning November 26 of this year Des Moines Police Detectives have received four robbery reports that showed similarities in the types of business that were robbed as well as the description and actions of the suspects committing the crimes.  One of these robberies included the Amazing Beauty store on December 6th.  Video surveillance of that robbery was released on a prior date.  The most recent case on December 15 (at Jung’s Oriental Store) resulted in two victims being shot.

The Polk County Crimes Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1000 for information leading to arrests in these cases.  In addition the Des Moines Police Department is offering a reward match of up to $1000 making the total reward potential $2000. 

 

While detectives are still working these cases diligently, any additional information that is available may help further the investigations.

 

If anyone has information regarding these cases they are asked to contact the Des Moines Police Detective Bureau at 515-283-4869 or the Polk County Crime Stoppers anonymously at 515-223-1400.

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12/16/2014 - Community State Bank RobberyARRESTED
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The Community State Bank at 3540 E. 33rd St. reported a robbery on December 16,2014.  An adult white female around 5’ 4” – 5’ 5” 180-200 pounds entered the bank and handed the employee a note demanding money.  Surveillance photos show the suspect wearing a dark hooded shirt, glasses, gloves, blue pants and carrying a dark colored hand bag.

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12/8/2014 - Bank Robbery at the US Bank at 115 E EuclidARRESTED
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A white female adult suspect described as approximately 5’ 8” and 180 lbs entered the bank wearing a white coat with fur-trimmed hood, a black stocking hat with the word “LOVE” and red rimmed eye glasses.  She was carrying a lap-top style shoulder bag.  The suspect handed a note to the teller demanding cash then left northbound on foot after receiving the money.  No weapon was shown.

Anyone with information on the location or identity of this suspect is asked to contact the Des Moines Police Detective Bureau at 515-283-4869 or the Polk County Crime Stoppers anonymously at 515-223-1400 

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11/30/2014 - Burglary and credit card fraud
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The Des Moines Police is seeking help from the public identifying suspects in an investigation involving fraudulent use of a credit card.

In the early morning hours of November 30 2014, suspects burglarized a south side residence taking a purse and its contents (DMPD Case # 2014-35515).  Approximately an hour later suspects captured on surveillance video used the victims ATM card at Walgreens and attempted to obtain money from another ATM. 

Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspects is asked to contact the Des Moines Police Detective Bureau at 515-283-4865 or the Polk County Crime Stoppers anonymously at 515-223-1400.

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11/14/2014 - Party City Store BurglaryARRESTED
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The Des Moines Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying two burglary suspects.  On Monday October 27th at 4:00 pm the Party City Store at 1111 E Army Post Rd (under construction) was burglarized.  Surveillance photos indicate two suspects entered the business after construction crews left for the day taking a television and damaging a counter and wall. 

Surveillance photos show a white male suspect with medium build wearing a Chicago Bears shirt, dark shorts and tennis shoes.  The white female suspect is also of medium build wearing a white and red hooded jacket over a white shirt and dark pants.

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11/4/2014 - Git N Go Robbery at 806 SE 14 St
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The Des Moines Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying and locating a witnesses to a robbery.

On Thursday Oct 30th at 12:07 am the Git n Go Convenience store at 806 SE 14th St in Des Moines reported that black male suspect, described as appx 5’ 10” and 140 lbs wearing a dark blue hoodie, jeans and a dark piece of cloth over his face entered the business. The suspect held a black handgun pointing it at the clerk and demanded money.  The clerk complied and the suspect fled on foot. 

During this robbery there was another individual inside the store.  This unidentified male (shown in surveillance photos) ran after the suspect but did not return.  Des Moines Police Detectives feel this witness may be able to provide relevant information regarding this crime and possibly help identify the suspect.  Anyone with information on the identity or location of this witness is asked to contact the Des Moines Police Detective Bureau at 515-283-4869 or the Polk County Crime Stoppers anonymously at 515-223-1400.

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10/29/2014 - Counterfeit Check InvestigationARRESTED
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The West Des Moines Police Department is conducting a counterfeit check investigation that occurred between late August and early September 2014. The suspect depicted in the attached surveillance photograph utilized counterfeit checks to obtain merchandise at five metro area retail stores. He is described as being a white male, with brown hair, unshaven, wearing a white t-shirt. The vehicle is described as being a silver BMW with a black convertible top. 

Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to contact the West Des Moines Police Department at 515-222-3359 or Polk County Crime Stoppers 515-223-1400.

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10/28/2014 - Metro`s Most Wanted
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Deshaun Lonte Trombone 24, is wanted for 16 counts of Violation of a No Contact Order. Trombone is 6`1, 190lbs, black hair and brown eyes.  If you know where to find Trombone call Crime Stoppers at 223-1400. You could receive a reward of up to $500.

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10/27/2014 - Credit Card Theft in Clive
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The suspects are a male described as 25-35ys, facial hair, wearing a ball cap and a female 30-40yrs, wearing athletic wear and ball cap. They are driving a newer sliver or gray Chevy Traverse. If you can ID these people contact:
Sgt. Vern Lukehart
Detective Section
Clive Police Department
Gen # 515.278.1512
Dir # 515.867.5013 
or Polk County Crime Stoppers 515 223-1400

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10/15/2014 - Bank Robbery at Central Bank.
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The Des Moines Police is asking for the public’s help identifying a robbery suspect. On Thursday October 9th at 3:44 pm, the Des Moines Police Communications Center received a report of bank robbery at the Central Bank at 2742 Hubbell Ave. in Des Moines.

Witnesses stated a black male approximately 5-8 to 5-10 with a thin build entered the business carrying a screw driver and a red “Iowa State” back pack.  The suspect jumped over the counter and demanded cash placing it inside the red bag before leaving on foot. The suspect was dressed in black with a black stocking hat with gold or yellow stitching. 

Anyone with information on the identity or location of this suspect is asked to contact the Des Moines Police Detective Bureau at 515-283-4869 or the Polk County Crime Stoppers anonymously at 515-223-1400.

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10/13/2014 - Robbery - Valero convenience store
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On 11 Oct 2014 at approx. 950 pm, a robbery occurred at the Valero convenience store, 2829 Easton Blvd.  No weapons were displayed during the robbery.  The suspect fled with cash and cigarettes.

The Des Moines Police Dept. is requesting assistance with identifying the suspect in the accompanying photographs.  The suspect is described as a white male adult in his 20’s, approx.. 6’1”, 220 lbs.  He was wearing what appears to be a white-colored, “Hurley” brand hooded sweatshirt with an insignia patch on the left sleeve.  Witnesses reported seeing a dark-colored vehicle (unknown make and model) fleeing the scene.

You can anonymously report your tip to Polk County Crime Stoppers by calling 515-223-1400, submitting you tip online at polkcountycrimestoppers.org or text your tip to "CRIMES" (274637) keyword.

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10/6/2014 - Stolen Credit Card
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The West Des Moines Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in a stolen credit card investigation. The suspect utilized a stolen credit card at Valley West Mall. The vehicle that was operated by the suspect is also pictured.

Anyone with information concerning this case, specifically the identity of the suspect, is asked to contact Polk County Crime Stoppers 515-223-1400. Polk County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000.00 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) involved in this incident. You can anonymously report your tip to Polk County Crime Stoppers by calling 515-223-1400, submitting your tip online at polkcountycrimestoppers.org or text your tip to “CRIMES” (274637) keyword.

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