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12/1/2016 - Bank of America at 501 E. Army Post Road Robbery
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On 01 December 2016 at approximately 10:45 a.m., the Bank of America at 501 E. Army Post Road was robbed.  Des Moines Police Department detectives are requesting the community’s assistance with identifying and locating the suspect.  The suspect is described as being a white male adult, age of late 20’s to early 30’s, approximately 5’10” – 6’00” tall and 180 – 200 lbs.  The suspect was armed with a small handgun and passed a note to the clerk announcing the robbery.  The suspect was last seen leaving the bank in a southwest direction (towards SE 5th Street).
 
Anyone with any information regarding this robbery and/or suspect is asked to call Det. Matt Towers at 515-283-4981, or Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa at 515-223-1400, or you may submit a tip online at www.crimestoppersofcentraliowa.com.

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11/15/2016 - Card skimming devices in ATM machines
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The Des Moines Police Department is requesting the community’s assistance. The persons in the photos are suspected of installing card skimming devices in ATM machines at Hy Vee grocery, 1107 E Army Post Road, and the EBank, 3401 SW 9th Street. Other area law enforcement agencies have similar investigations ongoing. Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspects in the photos is asked to call the Des Moines Police Department Investigations Division - Special Assignment Section at 515-283-4821, or Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa at 515-223-1400.

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11/2/2016 - Murder SuspectIN CUSTODY

The Des Moines and Urbandale Police Departments have identified a suspect in the murder of two police officers this morning.  
 
46 year old Urbandale resident Scott Michael Greene is being sought by investigators.  Greene is 5’ 11” / 180 lbs with brown hair and green eyes.  Greene was last known to be driving a blue 2011 Ford F-150 with Iowa license plate 780 YFR.  The truck has a silver colored topper with a ladder rack. Greene is believed to be armed and should be considered dangerous.  If seen, please do not approach Greene, but call 911 and report his location.

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9/29/2016 - Credit Card Fraud
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The Johnston Police Department is attempting to identify the person pictured in connection with a criminal investigation involving a company credit card that was stolen and then fraudulently used to make several unauthorized charges throughout Des Moines.  According to the report #16-001148, on September 15th a ChildServe employee’s purse was stolen after forced entry was made into her vehicle while it was parked at the ChildServe care facility in Johnston.  The suspect then used the employee’s ChildServe company credit card to make several fraudulent purchases at multiple merchant locations throughout Des Moines. A photo of a subject believed to be involved in the fraudulent charges was obtained from security video at one of the merchant locations where the card had been used. 
 
 The subject in-question is a Caucasian male who was wearing a dark colored ball cap and a gray colored t-shirt with the phrase “CAN’T RUSH THIS” printed on the front.  The subject is also believed to have been driving a gray colored extended cab pick-up.  The Johnston Police Department is attempting to identify this subject so that he can be questioned regarding any possible knowledge or involvement he may have had in the described activity. 
 
Anyone who has information about the identity and/or whereabouts of the person depicted in these photos is urged to contact Johnston Police Detective Ryan Hanssen at 515-252-1364 or the Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa at 515-223-1400.  Individuals providing information do not have to reveal their identity. All calls will be held in strict confidence and anonymity is guaranteed. 
 
 

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9/12/2016 - Wanted Person
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The Des Moines Police Department is requesting the community’s assistance with locating a wanted person.

On 13 July 2016, the US Bank at 115 E. Euclid Avenue was robbed by three individuals. Two juveniles were taken into custody immediately following the robbery. A warrant has now been issued for a third person, and investigators believe that he is currently in the Des Moines area.

20 year old David Joseph Lornette is wanted for Robbery – 1st Degree in connection to this bank robbery. Lornette is a black male, approximately 6’2” / 160 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information as to the location of Lornette is asked to call the Des Moines Police Department, 515-283-4811, or Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa, 515-223-1400

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8/6/2016 - Homicide at Johnny Mac’sARRESTED

On 06 August 2016, at 1:13 a.m., Des Moines Police Department patrol officers responded to Johnny Mac’s bar, 2279 Hubbell Avenue, to investigate a report of a shooting. Officers arrived to find three (3) victims. All victims were transported to local hospitals by Des Moines Fire Department medics. This incident is now being investigated as a homicide.

William Dawson, Sr (02-21-76) has died as a result of the gunshot injuries he received. Two other victims remain hospitalized. William Dawson, Jr. (06-09-96) and Carley Toomey (02-2496) were also shot, and are expected to survive. The Dawson’s are father and son. Des Moines Police Department detectives continue to interview witnesses, follow investigative leads, and develop suspect information.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to call the Des Moines Police Department at 515-283-4811, or Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa at 515-223-1400, or submit a tip online.

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7/25/2016 - Homicide near 45th Street and Kingman Boulevard
At 4:33 a.m., 24 July 2016, Des Moines Police Department patrol officers responded to the area of 45th Street and Kingman Boulevard to investigate a report of gunshots being fired. Upon officer’s arrival, they found a male victim deceased at the scene. The victim in this homicide has been identified as 59 year old Des Moines resident Dennis Strable (08-05-56). At the time of his death, Mr. Strable was riding a bicycle.  It is believed that bicycling was his primary mode of transportation. Attached is a photograph of Mr. Strable. Des Moines Police Department detectives are continuing to follow investigative leads in this case. Detectives are asking that anyone who has seen Mr. Strable, in recent days, or knew him, to please contact them at 515-283-4811.
 
Additionally, tips can be anonymously submitted to Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa at 515-223-1400, or through their website at www.crimestoppersofcentraliowa.com.

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6/22/2016 - A Shooting at 3720 Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy

On 22 June 2016 at 1:58 am, Des Moines Police Dispatch began receiving calls about a shooting at 3720 Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy. Officers arrived on scene and found an adult male with obvious gunshot wounds. Medics arrived on scene and transported the victim to the hospital. The person shot in this incident, Victor Robinson Jr., a 41 year old Des Moines resident, died due to injuries sustained in the shooting.

The Des Moines Police Department would ask that anyone who may have witnessed the incident last night, has information about the incident or who may have security footage that captured the incident please contact the Des Moines Police Department or contact Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa at 515-223-1400 or www.crimestoppersofcentraliowa.com.

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5/27/2016 - Homicide at 40th and Crocker

On 26 May 2016, at approximately 10:57 pm, the Des Moines Police Department Communications Center began receiving phone calls reporting gunfire heard in the area of 40th Place and Crocker Street. At least one of those calls also reported that a person had been shot and was believed to be deceased.

Upon their arrival at the scene, Des Moines Police Department police officers did find a deceased adult male in the roadway at the 4000 block of Crocker Street. This death is being investigated as a homicide. The victim in this homicide has been identified as 44 year old Des Moines resident Scott Allan Perez, Sr (DOB 07-15-71).

Des Moines Police Department detectives continue to follow leads in this case. Anyone with any information regarding Mr. Perez’s homicide is asked to call the Des Moines Police Department at 515-283-4811, or Crime Stoppers of Polk County at 515-223-1400, or submit a tip through the website.

 

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5/17/2016 - Shooting in the 1400 block of East Grand Ave
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On 17 May 2016 at approximately 10:10 am reports were received of a shooting in the 1400 block of East Grand Ave. At the time of the initial report Kamaury Watson, an 18 year old Des Moines resident, was located with a gunshot wound to the back.  Watson was transported to the hospital for further treatment and ultimately arrested for unrelated warrants after treatment.

Through the course of the investigation Des Moines Police Detectives have identified two persons of interest, wanted for further questioning in this incident. Maurice Boone Jr, a 23 year old Des Moines resident, and his brother Brian Boone, a 17 year old Des Moines resident. Detectives are requesting the community’s assistance in locating these two persons of interest.

Also learned during the investigation is that Kamaury Watson was not the only victim wounded during this incident. Evidence at the scene indicates a male with Watson was also shot and wounded, but fled the area as police officers responded. The unidentified male is described as a black male in his late teens. As of this time, his identity and condition is unknown and there are no reports of him receiving any treatment in the Des Moines area for injuries consistent with this incident. Detectives are also asking the community for assistance with identifying this second victim.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Youngblut, Des Moines Police Department at 515-237-1468, or Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa.

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5/5/2016 - Assault SuspectsARRESTED
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Des Moines Police Department Detectives are requesting the community’s assistance with locating suspects who seriously injured a man during an assault.On 01 May 2016 at approximately 10:35pm, Charles Wesley Brown, a 65 year old Des Moines resident, was riding his bicycle southbound along the 2800 block of SE 14th St.  While riding, he was assaulted by two white male adults, both described as being in their 20’s.  The suspects fled from the scene in a silver 1996-2003 era Pontiac Grand Prix 4 door sedan.   Mr. Brown received serious injuries as a result of the assault and is currently hospitalized. Anyone with any information regarding the identities of these suspects and / or the associated vehicle is asked to call the Des Moines Police Department at 515-283-4811, or Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa at 515-223-1400

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5/2/2016 - Bank Robbery - Wells FargoARRESTED
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Des Moines Police Department Detectives are requesting the community’s assistance with identifying a bank robbery suspect. On 28 April 2016 at approximately 3:39 pm, the suspect entered the Wells Fargo Bank at 4505 Douglas Avenue, passed a note to the teller, and displayed a knife.  The suspect is described as a white male adult, approximately 50 years of age, approximately 5’8” tall and weighing approximately 200 lbs.  He was wearing eyeglasses, a yellow/beige heavy coat, gray v-neck sweater, and blue jeans. Wells Fargo Bank is offering up to $5,000 reward for info leading to an arrest/conviction of the suspect. Anyone with information as to the suspects identity and/or location, is asked to call the Des Moines Police Department, 515-283-4811, or Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa, 515-223-1400

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4/19/2016 - Robbery Suspect
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Des Moines Police Department Detectives are requesting the community’s assistance with identifying a bank robbery suspect. On April 13, 2016 at approximately 3:20 pm, US Bank at 2500 E Euclid Ave., Des Moines,IA was robbed by a suspect who displayed a handgun. The suspect is a white male adult in his 20’s, approximately 5’8”-5’9” tall, and weighing approximately 160lbs. The suspect was wearing safety glasses, a brown derby hat, and a fake goatee. The suspect was also wearing white and blue gloves. Anyone with any information on this suspect is asked to call the Des Moines Police Department at 515-283-4811, or Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa at 515-223-1400

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4/14/2016 - Pharmacy Burglaries
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Des Moines Police detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying suspects in a two pharmacy burglaries which occurred in Des Moines on 10 April 16.  The first occurred at approximately 3:00 am at 4505 SW 9th Street at Cassady Pharmacy.  The second occurred at approximately 7:40 am at 5625 Hickman Road at Richards Pharmacy.  In both burglaries 3 black males were seen entering the pharmacy after breaking the glass front door to make entry. The suspects could also be associated with an older/smaller looking SUV, possibly a Lexus. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Des Moines Police or Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa at 515-223-1400 or on the website

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4/12/2016 - Robbery Investigations
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Des Moines Police have responded to several robberies of convenience stores, specifically Git-n-Go locations, within the past month. As part of those investigations we have obtained surveillance video from several of the incidents.  
 
Investigators have been able to obtain a general description of the suspect believed to be linked to several of the robberies.  Investigators believe the suspect is a white male in his early to mid-20s, 5’10”– 6ft in height with a thin build. (See attached video & still photo)
 
The Des Moines Police Department and Polk County Crime Stoppers are asking for any assistance from the public in identifying the suspect. Polk County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward up to $1,000 for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person/persons involved in these robberies

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