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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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4/7/2016 - Credit Card Fraud SuspectsARRESTED
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The Des Moines Police Department Detective Bureau is requesting assistance with identifying two suspects who have been involved in multiple incidents of credit card fraud in Des Moines.The two suspects in the attached photographs have been identified at several convenience stores / gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants using credit cards that have been reported stolen in recent residential burglaries. The suspects have been associated with a gold-colored, older model, Honda or Mitsubishi sedan with a sun roof and temporary spare tire mounted as one of the rear tires. Anyone with any information on the identities of these two suspects is asked to contact the Des Moines Police Department, 515-283-4811, or Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa, 515-223-1400

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3/16/2016 - Westbank Robbery
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The Des Moines Police Department is requesting the community’s assistance with identifying two individuals who committed an armed bank robbery last week.  On 16 March 2016, at approximately 2:18pm, the two suspects entered the West Bank branch at 3839 Merle Hay Road.  One suspect produced a handgun, then ordered the employees to get down on the ground.  The second suspect jumped over the counter and removed money from the teller stations.  Fortunately, there were no injuries in this incident.  The suspects were last seen running eastbound from the bank. Anyone with any information concerning this incident is asked to contact the Des Moines Police Department, 515-283-4811, or Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa at 515-223-1400.

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2/11/2016 - Fraud Investigation
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The Des Moines Police Department is requesting the assistance of the community with identifying two suspects in a fraud investigation.

On 07 January 2016, the suspects in the attached photos used a cloned credit card to make purchases from retail stores located at Merle Hay Mall.  The loss to the victim was greater than $3,000.

Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the two suspects is asked to please call the Des Moines Police Department, 515-283-4811, or Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa, 515-223-1400

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2/11/2016 - Wanted Person
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The Des Moines Police Department is requesting the assistance of the community with locating a wanted felon.

48 year old Randal Jon Caswell has active felony warrants for Ongoing Criminal Conduct and a parole violation.  He is also a suspect in multiple theft cases within the City of Des Moines.

Anyone with any information regarding the location of Caswell is asked to please call the Des Moines Police Department, 515-282-4811, or Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa, 515-223-1400.

Caswell has a history of having violent tendencies.  Please do not approach him.

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1/31/2016 - Kirk Blunck Death IinvestigationCLOSED
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The Des Moines Police Department is requesting the community’s assistance with identifying two potential witnesses in the death investigation of Kirk Blunck. 
Detectives believe that the persons in the attached photographs may have been in the vicinity of the Teachout Building, 500 E. Locust Street, at or near the time of Mr. Blunck’s death.  Detectives would like to speak with the persons in these photographs to determine if they have information that would assist with concluding this investigation. 
Anyone with information regarding the identity of these potential witnesses is asked to contact the Des Moines Police Department at 515-283-4811, or CrimeStoppers of Central Iowa at 515-223-1400

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1/27/2016 - Burglaries and Credit Card Fraud Suspect
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This suspect has been involved in residential burglaries and credit card fraud in the metro area over the last couple months. Anyone with information on the identity of this suspect is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa at 515-223-1400.

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1/14/2016 - Fifield Pharmacy Robberies
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Des Moines Police Department Robbery Detectives are requesting the community’s assistance with identifying a suspect that has robbed, and attempted to rob, Fifield Pharmacy at 501 University Avenue twice in the last 30 days.  In both incidents, the suspect demanded narcotic painkillers.  The suspect did not display a weapon during either incident, but did threaten to shoot the clerk.

The suspect is described as a black male, approx. 5`09" in his 30`s or 40`s.  During the second incident, the suspect did wear a wig. Also during the second incident, the suspect was observed fleeing the area in a tan-colored, four door, late1990`s early 2000’s sedan.

Anyone with any information regarding this suspect is asked to please call the Des Moines Police Department Detective Bureau at 515-283-4869, or Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa at 515-223-1400

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1/4/2016 - Material Witness Warrant
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On 27 December 2015 at 1054 pm, Des Moines Police Department Patrol Officers responded to 5201 S. Union Street to investigate a report of a shooting.  Officers arrived to find two people, in a common-area hallway, suffering from gunshot injuries.  One victim, a male adult, was deceased.  A second victim, a female adult, was transported to a local hospital by Des Moines Fire Department Fire Medics, where she is currently receiving treatment. Des Moines Police Department Detectives are investigating this incident and interviewing witnesses.

A Material Witness warrant has been issued for 60 year old Des Moines resident Alf Freddie Clark in connection to a homicide investigation.  Anyone with information regarding Clark’s location 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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12/30/2015 - Suspect in a Package Theft
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Des Moines Police Dept. Property Section Detectives are requesting the community’s assistance with identifying a suspect in a theft. The theft occurred on 16 December 2015 at 1232 pm, in the 2400 block of E. 33rd Street.  The suspect, and an associated vehicle, were recorded on video as he stole a mail package from a doorstep.  The package contained Christmas gifts for children who lived at the residence.

 

Anyone with information on the identity of this suspect is encouraged to call the Des Moines Police Dept. Property Crimes Section at 515-283-4865, or Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa at 515-223-1400.

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12/28/2015 - Robberies at Convenience Stores in Des Moines
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Des Moines Police Department Robbery Investigators are requesting the community’s assistance with identifying a robbery suspect.  Since 13 December 2015, the suspect has committed five (5) robberies at convenience stores in Des Moines.  The suspect has not displayed a weapon during these robberies, but does threaten physical violence towards the store employee.

 

The robberies have occurred at the following locations:

 

Kum and Go, 4200 Hubbell Avenue (robbed twice)

Git and Go, 4164 Easton Blvd. (robbed twice)

Git and Go, 4900 Urbandale Avenue

 

The suspect is described as a white male in his 20’s, approximately 6 ft. tall and weighing 200 lbs.  Attached to this email are several photos of the suspect. 

 

Anyone with information on this suspect is asked to call the Des Moines Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 283-4869, or Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa at 223-1400.

 

 

UPDATE: 29 December 2015, 448pm

 

Des Moines Police Department Robbery Investigators have arrested 31 year old Des Moines resident Bradley Michael William Boyd in connection with these robberies.  Boyd has been charged with 5 counts of Robbery – 2nd Degree.

 

The Des Moines Police Department would like to thank our partners in the local media for their assistance with this investigation.  As a result of the circulation of the surveillance photos, we received several tips overnight and into this morning, all identifying Boyd.

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12/1/2015 - Double homicide person of interest
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Des Moines police have identified the victims and a person of interest in a double homicide reported 11/30/2015. The victims have been identified as 36-year-old Bryon Howard and 31-year-old Heather Belieu. Police identified 39-year-old Michael John Wanchanic as a person of interest in the case.Police said Wanchanic is believed to be driving a beige-colored 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan, Iowa license plate DMR 234. Police said anyone who sees Wanchanic should not approach him and immediately call law enforcement. Police are actively searching for Wanchanic, who is described as a white male, 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing about 150 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

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11/12/2015 - Pharmacy Burglary Suspects
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Des Moines Police Dept. Property Section Detectives are requesting the community’s assistance with identifying suspects in the burglary of Medicap Pharmacy, 2527 Easton Blvd. The suspects were recorded on video as they forced entry into the business at approx. 225 am on 08 November 2015, and stole a variety of medications. The loss has an estimated pharmacy value of nearly $12,000.  It is believed these suspects are connected to a second pharmacy burglary approx. 2 hours later at 2804 Beaver Avenue.

Anyone with information on the identity of these suspects is encouraged to call the Des Moines Police Dept. Property Crimes Section at 515-237-1470, or Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa at 515-223-1400

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