Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Tuesday's ceremony in Urbandale was one of scores held across the country as part of National Police Week.
Peace officers from around Iowa came together in somber reflection in Urbandale Tuesday to pay tribute to 138 of their comrades who lost their lives in the line of duty last year. The observance was one of dozens held across the country during Police Memorial Week, a week set aside by President John F. Kennedy in 1961 in recognition of peace officers’ contribution to civilization by enforcing laws that gives citizens “internal freedom from fear of the violence and civil disorder that is presentingly affecting other nations.” Wearing duty uniforms and dress blues, gloves and waistcoats, shoulder cords and visor caps, they filled the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, their stony silence conveying a stronger message than spoken words. A …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
“Take-back” events respond to a spate of crime involving firearms.
An increase in drive-by shootings, armed robberies and other gun violence in Des Moines and the metro area has prompted several suburban police departments to take part in “gun take-back” events during National Police Week. While there will not be one held in Waukee, police departments in Urbandale, West Des Moines, Clive and Windsor Heights are cooperating in an event from 3 to 7 p.m. Wedneesday at the Urbandale Police Department, 3740 86th St. Urbandale Police Spokesman Randy Peterson said the Des Moines Police Department spearheaded the take-back program and “other agencies jumped on board.” “We really liked the idea,” he said. Guns and ammunition may not be turned over anonymously an individuals dropping them off must provide …
Monday, May 13, 2013
The Waukee Firefighter Association breakfast will be held from 7-11 a.m. at the Waukee Fire Department.
Rise and shine early this Saturday, Waukee, and don't miss the Waukee Fire Association's pancake and bacon breakfast. The event will be held May 18 from 7-11 a.m. at the Waukee Fire Department. The breakfast is held to show the community everything the fire department has to offer. In addition to noshing on pancakes, sausage, juice, milk and coffee, there will be some fun activities for kids of all ages. An antique fire truck will be on hand for ride alongs and a host of other activities like station tours and demonstrations will shed a little light on what goes on at the station. All funds raised go towards purchasing equipment and upgrading current equipment and facilities. A food drive for the Waukee Food Pantry will be held in …
Also, car accidents an a case of identity theft were reported. Check out today's roundup from the Waukee Police Department.
Editor's note: All information below is provided by police in incident reports through May 4, the most recent available. Dates below are when the incident occurred, not when an arrest or charges were filed. Charges do not always result in convictions. May 4 A vehicle driven by Timothy Barry of 7060 Forest Drive, Johnston was northbound on Ashworth Drive and going through a stoplight at Hickman Road when a vehicle driven by Caroline McKee of 14682 Newport Drive, Bouton, reportedly did not yield at the red light and collided with Barry's vehicle. Damage was estimated at $20,000. McKee was cited for failure to yield at a stop sign. A vehicle driven by Marsha Frakes of 3825 79th St., Urbandale, was westbound on Hickman Road and stopped at a …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Also, car accidents were reported. Check out today's roundup from the Waukee Police Department.
Editor's note: All information below is provided by police in incident reports through May 4, the most recent available. Dates below are when the incident occurred, not when an arrest or charges were filed. Charges do not always result in convictions. May 1 Thomas Tysdal of Waukee reported a case of identity theft. May 2 A vehicle driven by Parker Howe of 15249 Woodcrest Drive, Clive, was westbound in the 1200 block of Southeast University Avenue slowing for traffic when a vehicle driven by Magdalene Kelley of 1305 89th Street, West Des Moines, rear ended Howe's vehicle. Damage was estimated at $3,300. Lindsay Bahnsen of 65 N.E. Gracewood Drive, Waukee, was northbound on North Warrior Lane when a westbound vehicle driven by Maggie Laws of …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Barton Tingley, 49, of Des Moines, was identified as the deceased man found in rural Polk County on Thursday. No foul play is suspected.
Update Authorities have identified Barton Tingley, 49, of Des Moines, as the man found in rural Polk County on Thursday, multiple news outlets report. Friends found him in a farm field at about 1:30 p.m. Foul play is not suspected, but the cause of the death is still unknown. Previous Authorities are investigating a dead body found in rural Polk County, KCCI reports. The TV station cites a spokeswoman for the Polk County Sheriff's Department saying the department is in the middle of its investigation of the man's body, which was found by a friend. Deputies and the Polk County Medical Examiner are on the scene in a rural area off Northeast 166th Avenue about 7 miles southeast of Cambridge near the Polk and Story county line. The Des …
The Waukee Police Department says that a Des Moines man intentionally crashed his car into a car driven by relatives following domestic disputes.
Editor's note: All information below is provided by police in incident reports. Dates below are when the incident occurred, not when an arrest or charges were filed. Charges do not always result in convictions. Mike Sites of 2420 S.E. Sixth St., Des Moines, was charged or arrested three times on May 1 for a series of domestic abuse calls and a car crash with relatives that Waukee police said Sites intentionally caused. Vehicles driven by Scott Johnson of 35 Hidden Cove Court, Youngsville, N.C., and Casey Johnson of 2498 Adams St., Cumming, were eastbound in the 1100 block of Braden Court when a vehicle driven by Sites reportedly struck Casey Johnson's vehicle. The impact pushed the first Johnson's vehicle into Scott Johnson's vehicle. …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Also, several car accidents were reported. Check out today's roundup from the Waukee Police Department.
Editor's note: All information below is provided by police in incident reports through May 1, the most recent available. Dates below are when the incident occurred, not when an arrest or charges were filed. Charges do not always result in convictions. April 29 A vehicle driven by Lydia White of 705 S.E. Murphy Drive, Waukee, was westbound on Southeast University Avenue going through the intersection with Alice's Road. White was following a school bus that slowed at the train tracks when a vehicle driven by Patrick Gaffney of 15729 Walnut Meadows Drive, Grimes, reportedly struck the back of White's vehicle. Damage was estimated at $600. Gaffney was cited for failure to stop in an assured, clear distance. Corey Pergande, 34, of 465 Bel Aire …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Police didn't think a man's joke Facebook post about leaving a backpack near the starting line of the Drake Relays was very funny.
A Waukee man who joked about leaving a backpack near the starting line of the Drake Relays on Facebook last April, was visited by police, according to the Des Moines Register. Des Moines Police Chief Judy Bradshaw said officers use social media sites to glean information and the unidentified Waukee man was visted by police at both his home and office. He wasn't charged with anything but he was banned from the Drake Relays, the article said.
Three stores including Gamers in West Des Moines were hit by armed robbers on Sunday.
Des Moines police are investigating three armed robberies including one in West Des Moines which all occured on Sunday, reports KCCI. The Gamers store in West Des Moines was robbed about noon Sunday, but it was not clear what type of weapon the robber had, according to KCCI. Police didn't say if that robbery was linked to robberies at Romantix at 2020 East Euclid or Cup o'Kryotonite at 2608 Beaver Ave, which also happened Sunday.