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

January 5, 2014

A vehicle driven by Gerald Holbrook of 724 1st St., Grimes, was backing out of a private driveway in the 200 block of NE Sunrise Dr. and struck a legally parked vehicle. Vehicle damage estimated at $1,300.

January 4, 2014

Gym’s Space at 1120 SE Westbrooke Dr., Waukee, reported a theft of stereo speakers in the 1100 block of Westbrooke Dr. Items taken valued at $1,500.

January 3, 2014

A vehicle driven by Colin Hillmer of 702 11th St., Dallas Center, was traveling westbound on Hickman Rd. and passing N. 10th St. when he hit a patch of ice and slid into the north ditch. Vehicle damage estimated at $4,500.

January 2, 2014

Garrett Eivins of 1275 Se University Ave., Waukee, reported a forged check in the 1200 block of SE University Ave.

January 1, 2014

Alen Ademovic, 22, of 3217 86th St., Urbandale, was arrested in the intersection of SE University Ave. and SE Waco Pl. and charged with OWI 1st offense.

Michael Thomas, 31, of 2411 38th St., Des Moines, was arrested at the intersection of Ashworth Dr. and 4th St. and charged with OWI 2nd offense.

December 31

A vehicle driven by Jodie Thrane of 124 SW 4th St., Stuart, was backing out of a parking space at Kum & Go at 400 Prairie Bluff Dr. when a vehicle driven by Sharon Hofmann of 14089 NW 78th Ave., Grimes, was pulling into the parking area and struck Thrane’s vehicle. Vehicle damage estimated at $2,000.

December 30

A vehicle driven by Kate Swanson of 830 S. 11th St., Adel, was traveling northbound in the 14000 block of N. 10th and lost control of an icy roadway and went off the road to the right and went through a fence. Vehicle damage estimated at $1,500. Property damage estimated at $1,000.