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


July 18, 2017


Korey Miller of Indianola was traveling north on Highway when the tags on the cement mixer he was driving broke causing him to go off onto the shoulder, crossing the center line and coming to rest on its side in the west ditch. Minor injuries reported.


July 17, 2017


Deborah Vail of Grimes was traveling west on Highway 44 when her vehicle was struck by another vehicle driven by Deepak Nayyar of West Des Moines. Damage to Vail’s vehicle estimated at $2000.00 and $2000.00 to Nayyar’s. Nayyar was cited for failure to obey stop sign and yield right of way.


Brett Aaron Hauck, age 20 of 680 SE Prairie Park Ln., Waukee was arrested on a two warrants for probation violation.


Brant Michael Stiefel, age 38 of 1845 Rose Ave., Yale was cited and released in the 24000 block of 240th St., Dallas Center for driving under suspension.


Traci Kay Tiernan of 33950 165St., Madrid reported the theft of her engagement ring and other jewelry from her home.


July 16, 2017


Ladonna Elnora Woods, age 37 of 3118 Cottage Grove Ave., Des Moines was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear-violation of probation-original charge of theft.


Christopher Ryan Neal, age 30 of 7462 Meadowlands Dr., Des Moines was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear-violation of probation-original charge of theft.


Scott Robert Hansen, age 42 of 13838 120th St., Rippey was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear-original charge of driving while license suspended.


Austin Burkett of 104 14th St., Dallas Center reported that someone tried breaking into his home and several items were taken.


July 15, 2017


Everett Defenbaugh of 15628 K Ave., Perry reported the theft of tires for his UTV, a red homemade trailer and a craftsman table saw.


July 14, 2017


Alan Randolph Heywood Jr., age 33 of 2305 1st Ave., Perry, was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear-original charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.


Carl Ostrander of Van Meter reported identity theft.


Laura Campell of 904 Dallas St., Dexter reported the theft of her vehicle and also the theft of cash and her debit card.


July 13, 2017


Jennifer Lorene Babcock, age 37 of 708 Greene St., Adel was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear-original charge of domestic abuse assault and violation of a no contact order.


Dustin Ray Kern, age 32 of 219 S 9th St., Adel was arrested for theft.


Charles Buel of Booneville was traveling west in the 29000 block of F90 when his vehicle struck a deer. No injuries reported. Damage to the vehicle estimated at $1500.00.


July 12, 2017


Brian Alan Greif, age 46 of 500 Adair St., De Soto was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear-original charge of willful injury, criminal mischief and assault while displaying a dangerous weapon.


Nicole Marie Spence, age 33 of 1715 Pattee, Perry was arrested on a warrant for violation of pretrial release-original charge of burglary and public intoxication.


Daniel Paglia of Des Moines was traveling south on Ute Ave., when he saw a van driven by Melissa Winter of Adel pull out from a stop sign onto Ute Ave., but was unable to stop in time and struck Winter’s vehicle. Minor injuries reported. Damage to Paglia’s vehicle estimated at $10,000 and $15,000 to Winter’s.