*A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


June 6, 2017


The City of Dallas Center reported that there had been damage at the Mound Park Gazebo to the wood railing.


Gretchen Chapman of Adel was traveling in the 36000 block of R Ave when she was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by Tyler Erdman of Van Meter. No injuries reported. Damage to Chapman’s vehicle estimated at $3000.00 and $400.00 to Erdman’s. Erdman was cited for following too close.


Kristi Meyer of Panora was traveling east on Highway 44 when a vehicle driven by Yazmin Mendoza of Perry Pulled out in front of her and struck her right rear tire area. No injuries reported. Damage to Meyer’s vehicle estimated at $8000.00 and $5000.00 to Mendoza’s. Mendoza was cited for no valid driver’s license and failure to yield upon turning left.


June 5, 2017


Dorrian Rumell Goods, age 22 of 2739 Dosh Rd., Des Moines was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear-original charge of failure to stop at an assured clear distance and a warrant for driving while license is under suspension.


Cade Obryan Long, age 29 of 2121 Greene St., Adel was arrested in the 400 block of Cottage St. for driving while barred.


Jason Richard Spence, age 40 of 204 5th St. Minburn was cited and released in the 32000 block of N Ave. for driving while license is under suspension.


Nicole Marie Spence, age 33 of 626 2nd St. Perry was arrested at 201 Nile Kinnick Dr. N on a warrant for burglary 3rd Degree and public intoxication.


Mark Alan Eby of 23374 Laredo Trail, Adel reported the theft of a Glock pistol from his residence. Estimated value of the gun is $560.00.


Ben E Jameson, age 51 of 1707 Merle Hay Rd., Des Moines was arrested at W Ave and 240th, Dallas Center for driving while barred, possession of marijuana and going armed with a knife.


June 3, 2017


Shakita Nicole Bell, age 31 of 114 Main St., Yale was arrested on warrants for unauthorized use of credit card under $1000.00 and theft 4th degree.


Lawrence Donald Marsh, age 51 was arrested in a field north of 275th/ Douglas in Waukee for Eluding-Injury, OWI, Drugs or participate in a felony, Escaping from custody, Possession of a controlled substance and Possession of drug paraphernalia. Marsh was also written citations for driving while under suspension and speeding 55 or under zone (21 or over).


June 2, 2017


Hector Luis Espinoza, age 19 was arrested on a warrant for probation violation.


June 1, 2017


Jeannette Marie Gerloff, age 47 of 309 W. 2nd St., Indianola was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear- original charge of failure to provide proof of financial liability.


Nathan James Spinden, age 26 of 104 14th St., Dallas Center was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear- original charge of disorderly conduct, loud or raucous noise.


Drew James Schaefer of 445 W. Fairview St., Albion was traveling eastbound on I80, MM100 when a deer entered the roadway and struck his vehicle. No injuries reported. Estimated damage is $3000.00.


May 31, 2017


Andrew Henry McGowan, age 29 of 2198 NW 141st ,Clive was arrested on a warrant for probation violation - original charge of possession of a controlled substance.


Elaine Kay Lathrum of Perry was traveling west on Hwy 141 at the Woodward off ramp when a deer entered the roadway and struck Lathrum’s vehicle. The vehicle’s air bag deployed and EMS was called to the scene for a minor arm injury but the driver refused to be transported. Estimated damage to the vehicle is $3000.00.


City of Perry Water Works of 1101 W. 3rd St., Perry reported that someone removed and stole two entry gates to the City of Perry Water Works well sites located in the 13500 block of N Ave. Estimated loss is $200.00.


Billy Wayne Matthews, age 46 of 907 40th Place, Des Moines was cited and release for driving under suspension, cited for excessive speed and given a warning for no insurance card. A valid driver came and picked up Matthews and the vehicle.


May 30, 2016


Jason Lee Sitzman, age 41 of 1617 Army Post Rd., Des Moines was arrested on a warrant for operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent. Sitzman was also arrested for escape from custody and attempting burglary 2nd.


Heather Honkomp of Winterset was stopped on Hwy 169 just north of I80 waiting to turn left into the park and ride lot when they were struck from behind and pushed into the ditch by a vehicle driven by David Eckstein of DeSoto. Estimated damage to Honkomp’s vehicle is $2000.00 and Eckstein’s is $2000.00. No injuries reported. Eckstein was cited for failure to stop in an assured distance.


Bryan Randall Galivan of 17282 J Ave., Perry reported the theft of four motors stolen from his shed.


Jane and Kimberly Johnson of 320 Walnut St., DeSoto reported a bullet hole found in their camper and two LP gas tanks that had been stolen. The incident occurred at 23541 Pasco Lane where the camper was being stored.


Pamela Sue Riley, age 54 of 418 Prairie St., Adel was arrested at the intersection of Prairie St. and 7th, for driving while under suspension.


May 29, 2017


Brian Alan Greif, age 47 of 500 Adair St., DeSoto was arrested for eluding-speed 25 over limit, carrying weapons and he was issued a citation for speeding in a 55 or under zone (21 or over).


Christina Marie McKinley of 202 Missouri Ave., Lorimore was traveling eastbound in the 23000 block of 360th St., approaching a bridge over Bulger Creek when her vehicle veered to the left and crossed the westbound lane, entering the north side shoulder. McKinley continued to travel east in the north ditch until stopping at the bottom of the bank on the east side of the Bulger Creek. The driver and sole occupant was transported to Mercy hospital in Des Moines. Estimated damage to the vehicle is $10,000.