Wanted - Child Endangerment & Neglect
February 03, 2021
Ericka Lynn Rankins is currently wanted on warrants for:
• Child Endangerment (9 counts)
• Neglect or Abandonment of a Dependent Child (2 counts)
The victims connected to these charges are multiple, minor aged, children of Rankins. At this time, no charges have been filed in connection with the ongoing death investigation.
To date, Rankins has declined to surrender to detectives, and she has avoided arrest. Detectives are requesting the community’s assistance in locating Rankins.
If you have any information regarding the location of Rankins, please contact the Des Moines Police Department at 515-283-4811.
You may also submit tips through CrimeStoppers of Central Iowa at 515-223-1400, or online at www.crimestoppersofcentraliowa.com. You may remain anonymous, and reward funds may be available.
David Salinas - Wanted
November 05, 2019
DMPD detectives are requesting the community's assistance with locating an individual wanted for kidnapping and burglary.
36 yr old David Salinas is wanted on the charges of Kidnapping - 1st Degree, Kidnapping - 2nd Degree, Burglary - 1st Degree, Assault Causing Inury, Theft - 2nd Degree, and Violation Of A No Contact Order.
The adult female victims in this case reported that during the early morning hours of 03 Nov, Salinas broke into the home that they were in, assaulted them, tied them up, and held them against their will for several hours. One victim is a former girlfriend and had a No Contact Order in place prohibiting Salinas from contacting her.
Salinas is a Hispanic male, 5'11" tall, weighing 175 lbs. It is unknown what vehicle Salinas may be associated with.
Salinas is known to go armed.
If you have any information regarding Salinas, please call 911. You may also submit an anonymous tip through Crimestoppers of Central Iowa at 515-223-1400, or online at www.crimestoppersofcentraliowa.com.
Wanted - Homicide
October 28, 2019
CRESTON, Iowa — A $1,000 reward is now being offered for information leading to an arrest in a 2018 homicide in the town of Creston.
45-year-old Paul Allen Scheel was found dead in a Creston home on February 14, 2018 after police were dispatched on a welfare check. An autopsy ruled the cause of Scheel’s death to be homicide.
In the 20 months since Scheel’s death police have not identified a suspect.
Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa is now offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Scheel’s killer. Anonymous tips can be left online or by calling 515-223-1400.
Damir Nuhanovic - Wanted
October 09, 2019
Wanted Person Damir Nuhanovic,36 Is wanted by Clive Police for multiple counts of Theft, Credit Card fraud and Identity Theft.
Clive Pd say Damir is considered DANGEROUS so use caution when dealing with him.
Anyone with information about the case is encouraged to call Clive Police Department 515-278-1312 or Crime Stoppers at 515-223-1400.
James Charles Moss, Jr. Homicide Investigation
October 05, 2019
On 05 October 2019, at approximately 1:07 a.m., Des Moines Police Department patrol officers responded to 2928 E. Walnut Street to investigate a report of a dispute at this residence.
Officers arrived to find an injured adult male within the home. Des Moines Fire Department rescue personnel responded to assist. Medics transported the injured male to MercyOne Hospital where he later died.
The circumstances of this incident are considered suspicious. There does not appear to be any ongoing threat to the community
The victim has been identified as a 43 year old James Charles Moss, Jr.
Des Moines Police Department detectives have identified two individuals that may have relevant information in this investigation. As of now, we have not been able to locate these individuals.
Detectives have determined that 39 year old Des Moines resident Nicky Joe Beery, and 38 year old Des Moines resident Sarah Elizabeth Hupp were at the scene of the homicide, at or near the time that the homicide occurred. Detectives would like to interview both of these potential witnesses.
If you have any information regarding the current location of, or have recently had contact with Beery or Hupp, please contact Detective Matt Towers at 515-283-4981 or the Des Moines Police Department Communication Center at 515-283-4811. You may also submit an anonymous tip to CrimeStoppers Of Central Iowa at 515-223-1400, or online at www.crimestoppersofcentraliowa.com.
Attached are photographs of Beery and Hupp.
Dennis Strable Murder
July 25, 2016
At 4:33 a.m., 24 July 2016, Des Moines Police Department patrol officers responded to the area of 45th Street and Kingman Boulevard to investigate a report of gunshots being fired. Upon officer’s arrival, they found a male victim deceased at the scene. The victim in this homicide has been identified as 59 year old Des Moines resident Dennis Strable (08-05-56). At the time of his death, Mr. Strable was riding a bicycle. It is believed that bicycling was his primary mode of transportation. Attached is a photograph of Mr. Strable. Des Moines Police Department detectives are continuing to follow investigative leads in this case. Detectives are asking that anyone who has seen Mr. Strable, in recent days, or knew him, to please contact them at 515-283-4811.
Additionally, tips can be anonymously submitted to Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa at 515-223-1400, or through their website at www.crimestoppersofcentraliowa.com
Victor Robinson Jr. Murder
June 22, 2016
On 22 June 2016 at 1:58 am, Des Moines Police Dispatch began receiving calls about a shooting at 3720 Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy. Officers arrived on scene and found an adult male with obvious gunshot wounds. Medics arrived on scene and transported the victim to the hospital. The person shot in this incident, Victor Robinson Jr., a 41 year old Des Moines resident, died due to injuries sustained in the shooting.
The Des Moines Police Department would ask that anyone who may have witnessed the incident last night, has information about the incident or who may have security footage that captured the incident please contact the Des Moines Police Department or contact Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa at 515-223-1400 or www.crimestoppersofcentraliowa.com.
Joan Haggar Fatal Hit and Run - 900 E Euclid
February 14, 2014
The Des Moines Police Traffic Unit is investigating a fatal hit and run collision and is asking for help from the public locating the suspect and their vehicle. At 10:54 pm on February 14th the Des Moines Police Department responded to a car vs pedestrian collision in the 900 Block of E. Euclid Ave. The victim in this investigation has been identified as Joan Haggar of Des Moines.
The Des Moines Police Department asks that anyone who may have been in the area of the 900 Block of E. Euclid and may have seen this incident to please come forward with any information on the identity or location of this driver and the car. Any additional information that can be provided may be useful in furthering this case.
The investigation indicates the victim was crossing E. Euclid on foot northbound. She was in the northern-most lane when she was struck by a westbound car. The vehicle did not slow or stop after the collision. Des Moines Police Traffic investigators spoke with a witness who provided the only vehicle description as a mid-sized car. This car may have damage to the front and/or windshield.
Anyone with information on the location of the vehicle or identity of the driver is asked to contact the Des Moines Police Department at 515-283-4811 or the Polk County Crime Stoppers anonymously at 515-223-1400. The Polk County Crime Stoppers offers up to $1000 for information leading to an arrest and the Des Moines Police Department will match that reward for a total potential reward of $2000.
The Des Moines Police Department also requests that any auto body shops or car-tow service who may have information about a vehicle that has sustain damage consistent with a collision to a human body to also contact us.
UPDATE 28 Feb 2014:
As Des Moines Police Traffic Investigators continue to follow-up tips and leads related to this case, images captured from video surveillance indicate a possible suspect vehicle may be a silver or gray mid-size 4 door sedan. This vehicle which is similar in size to a Ford Taurus or Chevy Impala is believed to have been in the area at the time of the collision and may have damage to the bumper, hood or windshield. (images are not available for release at this time).
UPDATE 14 March 2014:
The Des Moines Police Traffic Unit is continuing to investigate the fatal hit and run accident that occurred in the 900 block of Euclid, on February 14, 2014. Through the investigation Officers have been able to obtain a surveillance photo of a vehicle that is of interest to the investigation. The photo is from the intersection of Cornell Street and Euclid Avenue a short time after the accident took place. The investigation has shown the vehicle of interest would have been at this intersection at approximately this time.
Gilberto Juarez HernandezThe Clearwater Florida Police Department
July 01, 2013
is asking for the public’s help in locating Gilberto Juarez Hernandez
on warrants charging with the July 19, 2003 murders of his girlfriend Petra Martin, 31, and her 2 year old son, Uriel. Police say Hernandez was identified as being in Iowa in 1999 when he was arrested for fraud and driving with a suspended license. Police believe Hernandez may be hiding out in Des Moines, Iowa, area because he has a former sister-in-law and two brothers all living there. He may also be hiding out in Mexico or the Tampa, Florida area. Click here
for more information.
Tony Matthews Shooting
June 29, 2013
UPDATE 1 July 2013:
Des Moines Police Detectives have issued a Material Witness warrant relating to this case. Antwan Geral Campbell is a 15 yr old resident of Des Moines. His name was developed during the course of this investigation and it is believe he has relevant and pertinent information regarding this case. Anyone with information on the location of Mr. Campbell is asked to call the Des Moines Police Department at 515-283-4811 or anonymously to the Polk County Crimestoppers at 515-223-1400.
The victim in this shooting has been identified as Tony Matthews, BM16, DOB/08-21-96. His listed address is 3214 1st St, Des Moines. He is still in critical condition at a local hospital after extensive surgery this morning.
Detectives continued to work the case today and are following up on leads gathered from the scene and from witness interviews. Anyone with information in this case is again urged to contact Des Moines Police detectives through the above numbers.
On Saturday June 29, 2013 at 12:22 am, officers were tripped to the 1700 block of Mondamin in Des Moines. Upon arrival, they found a 16-year-old male lying in a yard who had been shot. The victim was taken to a local hospital and underwent surgery; he is currently in critical condition.
Des Moines Police detectives have interviewed witnesses throughout the night, and Crime Scene Unit personnel have processed the scene of the shooting.
Anyone having information on this shooting is urged to contact Detective Matt Towers of the Des Moines Police Crimes against Persons Section at 515-283-4981. Anonymous tips may also be left at Polk County Crime Stoppers at 515-223-1400.
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