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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Des Moines.

Monday
Oct202014

Man Attacks Victim with Hunting Knife

 

(DES MOINES, Iowa) -- Police arrested a Des Moines man Sunday after he damaged a window and car at a Dickman Road apartment and attacked a resident with a hunting knife.

 

William Carl Petren, 22, allegedly kicked a tenant's car just before 7 a.m. After the tenant's husband confronted Petren, the suspect slashed him several times with the knife, injuring his side, back, and arm, the Des Moines Register reported.

Later that morning, officials took Petren into custody, during which he kicked the walls of the police van several times and broke a Plexiglas window, authorities said.

 


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Monday
Oct202014

Suspect in Custody After Teen Fatally Shot in Waterloo

(WATERLOO, Iowa) -- One person is in custody as police continue to investigate the murder of a teenage girl in Waterloo on Sunday.

Waterloo Police said they responded to a report of a shooting at a home on the 500 block of Elm Street.

At the scene officers, found 17-year-old Jazzmine Rembert shot to death.

Investigators said 18-year-old Quaderious Spates was taken into custody, and charged with possession of a weapon by a felon and trafficking stolen weapons.


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Monday
Oct202014

Local Woman Charged in Fatal Hit-and-Run Collision

(DES MOINES, Iowa) -- Police have made an arrest in a deadly hit-and-run collision in Des Moines over the weekend.

Ashley Kay Brown, 20, is charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death and no insurance, according to Des Moines Police.

Officials said the charges stem from a collision on Saturday morning on E. University Avenue, which left 55-year-old Kenneth Leroy Wallace dead.


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Friday
Oct172014

Waterloo Police Charge Local Man in Armed Robbery

(WATERLOO, Iowa) -- A Waterloo man has been arrested for allegedly robbing a local business on Wednesday.

Police said a man entered the Hometown Cash Advance on University Avenue, brandished a handgun, and demanded cash. The suspect then fled the scene on foot.

Police responded and later arrested Stevie Dewayne Harrington in connection with the crime. Harrington is charged with first-degree robbery and possession of a weapons as a felon.


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Friday
Oct172014

Student Charged in Online Threats Against Drake University

(DES MOINES, Iowa) -- A Drake University student has been arrested for allegedly making online threats against the university.

Police said on Thursday they began investigating threats made via the Yik Yak social media website, against Drake University.

"The message threatened that 'Columbine will look like (child's) play...' with the suspect going on to say he had access to 'top tier guns,'" Des Moines Police spokesperson Sgt. Jason Halifax said in a statement.

An investigation led to the arrest of 18-year-old student, Michael Zachary Crisp. Police said Crisp was charged with first-degree harassment after allegedly admitting to sending the threats.


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