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


September 9, 2019


A 27 year old Adel resident was arrested on warrants for interference with official acts, speeding, failure to carry registration card, eluding and failure to provide proof of financial liability.


September 10, 2019


A 38 year old male Des Moines resident was arrested on a warrant for burglary.


September 11, 2019


A 32 year old male Ankeny resident was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear- original charge of driving under suspension.


A 43 year old male Bothell, Washington resident was arrested at 801 Court St., Adel for possession of burglar’s tools and burglary.


A 29 year old male Naples, Florida resident was arrested at 801 Court St., Adel for possession of burglar’s tools and burglary.


A 64 year old male Adel resident was charged with criminal mischief while incarcerated at the Dallas County Jail.


A one vehicle accident was reported. A Stuart driver was traveling north in the 35000 block of Del Rio Rd when she lost control and entered the ditch rolling before coming to rest on it top. No injuries reported. Damage to the vehicle estimated at $15,000.


A two vehicle accident was reported in the 32000 block of N Ave. Driver one was traveling south in the 32000 block of N Ave. The driver was stopped to yield oncoming traffic waiting to turn east onto 330th St., when she was rear ended by driver two. Driver two was transported to Mercy West by Dallas County EMS with neck pain. Damage to vehicle one estimated at $5,000 and $1,500 to vehicle two. Driver two was cited for failure to stop in assured clear distance.


A one vehicle accident was reported in the 16000 block of 240th. A Des Moines driver was traveling east in the 16000 block of 240th when she lost control, entered the ditch, struck and broke a MidAmerican Power pole. This caused her vehicle to spin around and collide with the chain link fence surrounding the Northern Natural Gas Plant. Both the driver and passenger sustained minor injuries and would seek medical treatment on their own. Damage to the vehicle estimated at $8,000, $1,000 to the chain link fence and $2,000 to the utility pole. The driver was cited for no insurance and a warning for failure to maintain control.


September 12, 2019


A 32 year old male Perry resident was arrested on a warrant for probation violation- original charge of OWI.


A 28 year old Waterloo resident was arrested on warrants for speeding, failure to provide proof of financial liability, interference with official acts, driving under suspension, eluding, driving while barred, unlawful possession of a prescription drug and failure to obey stop sign and yield right of way.


A 23 year old male Redfield resident was arrested on a warrant for probation violation- original charge of theft.


A 41 year old female Adel resident was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear- original charge of driving under suspension.


A 26 year old male Des Moines resident was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear- original charge of driving under suspension.


A 36 year old female Des Moines resident was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear- original charge of possession of contraband and a controlled substance in a correctional facility.


September 13, 2019


A 51 year old female Waukee resident was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear- original charge of driving while license suspended.


A one vehicle accident was reported in the 21000 block of J Ave. The Perry driver was traveling north in the 21000 block of J Ave., when stated she fell asleep and woke up to her vehicle traveling through the ditch. She attempted to steer back onto the roadway, overcorrected and overturned on the roadway. No injuries reported. Damage to the vehicle estimated at $10,000.


A 51 year old male Des Moines resident was arrested at 240th and W Ave., for OWI and failure to obey stop sign and yield right of way.


A 43 year old male Adel resident was arrested at S 6th St. and Greene St., for OWI, violation of conditions of restricted license, no insurance and speeding.


September 15, 2019


A vehicle versus deer accident was reported near the 143 mile marker of Highway 141. No injuries reported. Damage to the vehicle estimated at $10,000.


September 16, 2019


A 37 year old male Dallas Center resident was arrested in the 25000 block of 240th St., Dallas Center for OWI and speeding.


September 16, 2019


A 30 year old male Perry resident was arrested on a warrant for OWI.


A Minburn driver was traveling in the 25000 block of N Ave., when his vehicle struck a raccoon. No injuries reported. Damage to the vehicle estimated at $1,500.


September 17, 2019


A 40 year old male Atlantic resident was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear- original charge of driving while license suspended.