It should be noted that a criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


December 15, 2019


A 26 year old female Des Moines resident was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear- original charge of driving while license suspended.


A 30 year old male Adel resident was charged with assault on persons in certain occupations.


A vehicle versus deer accident was reported in the 28000 block of 141st St. No injuries reported. Damage to the vehicle estimated at $1,000.


December 16, 2019


A one vehicle accident was reported. A Rippey driver was traveling in the 18000 block of 170th St., collecting garbage in a garbage truck when the front tire of the garbage truck went into the ditch. As he was trying to turn to get out the truck tipped over onto its side. EMS checked out the driver’s minor injuries. Damage to the truck estimated at $20,000.


A 38 year old male Des Moines resident was arrested on a warrant for probation violation- original charge of burglary 3rd.


December 17, 2019


A 45 year old male Hollywood, CA resident was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear- original charge of willful injury causing bodily injury.


A 34 year old male Omaha, NE resident was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear- original charge of possession of a controlled substance.


December 18, 2019


A 28 year old male West Des Moines resident was arrested on a warrant for probation violation- original charge of OWI.


A 19 year old female Des Moines resident was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear- original charge of possession of marijuana.


A 19 year old male Des Moines resident was arrested on a warrant for theft.


December 19, 2019


A vehicle versus deer accident was reported in the 16000 block of J Ave. No injuries reported. Damage to the vehicle estimated at $1,500.


A 29 year old female Adel resident was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear- original charges of unauthorized use of credit card and theft.


A vehicle versus deer accident was reported in the 17000 block of Highway 6. No injuries reported. Damage to the vehicle estimated at $10,000.


A vehicle versus deer accident was reported in the 35000 block of L Ave. No injuries reported. Damage to the vehicle estimated at $5,000.


A vehicle versus deer accident was reported in the 22000 block of Minburn Rd., when her vehicle struck a deer. No injuries reported. Damage to the vehicle estimated at $2,000.