Matthew James O’Connor, 35, of 2270 SE Prairie Creek Drive, Waukee was arrested in the 2200 block of SE Prairie Creek Drive and charged with 5th degree theft in the 300 block of SE University Avenue. Items taken valued at $7. It should be noted that all suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
A vehicle driven by Alex Loutsch of 23775 180th Street, Le Mars was traveling northbound on SE Peachtree Drive and stopped at the intersection of Hickman Road preparing to make a left turn. Loutsch made a left turn onto Hickman road and was struck by a vehicle driven by Myles Russell of 135 Corene Avenue, Waukee that was traveling eastbound on Hickman Road. Vehicle damage estimated at $16,000. Loutsch was cited for failure to obey stop sign and yield right of way.
A vehicle driven by Mallory Lauer of 420 5th Street, Waukee was traveling westbound in the 100 block of SE Ashworth Drive and stopped for traffic ahead when a vehicle driven by Leighton Lundstrom of 720 SE Melrose Drive, Waukee rear ended Lauer’s vehicle. Vehicle damage estimated at $5,800. Lundstrom was cited for failure to stop in assured clear distance.
Vehicles driven by Andrew Fox of 14062 Willow Drive, Clive, Erica Button of 7108 Franklin Avenue, Windsor Heights and Katelyn Knapp of 5935 McKinley Avenue, Des Moines were traveling westbound on SE University Avenue from the intersection of Alice’s Road and stopped behind a school bus which had stopped at a train track when a vehicle driven by Angela Trible of 640 SE Woodcrest Drive, Waukee rear ended Knapp’s vehicle pushing it into Button and Fox’s vehicles. Vehicle damage estimated at $9,900. Trible was cited for failure to stop in assured clear distance.
A vehicle driven by Rick Farrell of 2040 Creekview Court, Waukee was traveling westbound on Hickman Road and stopped at a stop light at Warrior Lane when a vehicle driven by Selina Webb of 919 Taylor Street, Redfield was slowing for traffic and rear ended Farrell’s vehicle. Vehicle damage estimated at $2,000. Webb was cited for failure to stop in assured clear distance.
A vehicle driven by Tressia Bretsch of 24588 Irving Court, Earlham was traveling eastbound in the 400 block of Northview Drive delivering mail when a vehicle driven by Jordan Odaye of 490 Northview Drive backed out of a driveway and struck Bretsch’s vehicle. Vehicle damage estimated at $4,400. Odaye was cited for unsafe backing.