Des Moines, IA - Sheena Cornwell is facing animal torture charges after she callously killed her dog by using the dog’s leash to hang it in the garage.
Joshua VanDyke said Cornwell was upset with Lillie, a 15-year-old pit bull, barking inside the garage. He said that he watched Cornwell enter the garage with the dog’s collar. He said she returned 10 minutes later, stating: ‘She’s dead, I killed her.’
After rushing into the garage and finding Lillie hanging hanging from the rafters, he called 911. When police arrived, they found Lillie dead, hanging from her leash.
“This is the first time I’ve seen a dog strung up like that. The dog deserved better than that.” Des Moines Police Officer Greg Catron said.
Cornwell told police that Lillie had medical issues and would die soon anyway. “She did not appear to be remorseful. She said she saw nothing wrong with her actions,” Catron said. “She didn’t think there was anything wrong with the way she put this dog to death.”
Sheena Cornwell was arrested and charged with one count of animal torture.…Continue Reading
BATAVIA, IA – Two children were killed on Monday after their mother, Tara Lewman, drove her minivan around lowered track arms and was struck by a train.
Verdae Blom, who works for Vision Ag, which is located by the tracks where the accident occurred, said he heard a loud noise around 4 p.m. Monday, and then saw a large plume of dust.
“It was a mess,” said Blom, describing the aftermath as being like nothing he’d ever seen before. When he went to the crossing to get a better look, he saw that two young children had been
thrown from a Dodge Caravan, which landed nose-down in a ditch.
“It was a tangled-up mess,” said Blom. “The whole back of it, on the passenger side from the front seat, the whole thing was wiped out. It was terrible.”
According to Iowa State Patrol’s initial crash report, Tara Lewman, the childrens’ mother, allegedly drove around a lowered railroad crossing gate at around 4 p.m. when her vehicle was hit by a westbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight train.…Continue Reading
Evansdale, Iowa — Kinda sad that I post so many of these stories (3,333 articles so far) that I totally forgot about the two girls who went missing in Iowa over the summer. But this afternoon, Blackhawk County authorities announced that hunters had found two bodies that may be linked to the disappearance of Lyric Cook-Morrissey and Elizabeth Collins.
Authorities say the bodies were found by hunters at 12:45 p.m. today. What they would not say was where the bodies were found or if the bodies were actually those of the girls. However, they did mentioned the missing persons investigation and said the bodies led them to believe the search for the girls would not have a positive outcome.
“It’s definitely not the outcome that we wanted,” said County sheriff’s Capt. Rick Abben as he appeared to fight back tears. The bodies have been sent to the state examiner’s office for positive identification.
Lyric Cook-Morrissey, 10, and her cousin Elizabeth Collins, 8, were last seen leaving their grandmother’s home after being given permission to go out on a short bike ride on July 13.…Continue Reading
DES MOINES, Iowa - Speaking of getting into trouble for taking a piss, a Pizza Hut delivery driver has lost his job after he got angry at a customer for not giving him a tip and proceeded to piss on the woman’s front door.
Chloe Teply ordered a Pizza Hut pizza and had it delivered to her apartment Thursday, even though she knew she didn’t have enough money to tip the driver. “It’s just one of those things where unfortunately, I don’t have the money,” said Teply.
So a couple hours after the driver delivered her pizza and left without a tip, she opened the front door of her apartment to find that someone had pissed on her door. She contacted the apartment manager who checked out surveillance footage captured by a camera right outside Teply’s apartment.
The video showed the pizza exchange between the driver and Teply, but after Teply went back inside her apartment the delivery man can be seen setting down his pizza bag, walking up to her door and pissing all over it.…Continue Reading
Des Moines, IA – 30-year-old Joshua Pinney was arrested on June 26th at a Bank of America location while attempting to obtain another man’s debit card. Unfortunately for him, the bank manager on duty was suspicious of the disguise, as well as the fact that he looked absolutely nothing like the picture on the identification card he was attempting to use.
The man on the card was a legitimate customer of the bank whose car had been stolen with the ID card inside and had had the foresight to flag his account to prevent retards like Pinney from attempting to use it.
Pinney’s story for the bank manager was that he was on a business trip and required a new debit card. Also, he had been in an accident and needed to sit down with a glass of water to ease the pain of his injuries. The police were already on their way.
When the authorities arrived, Pinney attempted to stick to his story until the officer holding the ID card in question asked him if he seriously thought he could pass for the man in its picture. He reportedly simply hung his head and said, “I know.”
Later, Pinney admitted that he was not the man in the picture, that he hadn’t been in an accident, that his brother’s friend had given him the ID after stealing it, and that the whole scheme was concocted by his “computer whiz” girlfriend who possessed the ability to hack into bank accounts online.…Continue Reading
ARMSTRONG, Iowa – A man with a 40-lb jar of mercury walks into a bar. Sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, right? Well it actually happened the other day in Iowa and ended with more than a dozen people, , including four children, being monitored for mercury poisoning
It all started when a construction worker remodeling a home found a plastic bottle in the basement that contained 40 pounds of liquid mercury. The man decided to take the mercury to a bar so he could show it off to his friends.
While there, someone knocked over the container, spilling half of the mercury on the floor. The bar owner attempted to clean the spill with a shop-vac and a broom. Wanna guess the worst way to clean up a mercury spill aside from lapping it up with your tongue? Not only are the broom and vacuum now contaminated, the heat from the vacuum cleaner’s motor creates even more mercury vapor in the air.
Now that around a dozen bar patrons have been exposed to the mercury, the man decided he’d had his fun and took the remaining 25 pounds of mercury back to the house–and hid it in a sandbox.…Continue Reading
Evansdale, Iowa — A massive group of volunteers were out this weekend looking for 10-year-old Lyric Cook and 8-year-old Elizabeth Collins, the two cousins who went missing while riding their bicycles on Friday. Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately, they were not found.
The two girls were last seen leaving their grandmother’s home after being given permission to go out on a short bike ride. When they did not return home, police were called. Later that afternoon, their bikes were found abandoned near a bike trail.
By Sunday, the volunteer search effort grew to over 900 people and included local authorities and volunteers, as well as state and national agencies that included the FBI and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. They searched a 12-square mile area, including dragging a 5-acre lake, on foot, horseback, and 4-wheelers while also using search and rescue dogs.
But even with all that, searchers have found absolutely no trace of the girls. ”It’s like they vanished,” Richard Abben of the Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office said. “There’s just nothing.”
Police say that currently there is no evidence of foul play, and no indication of custodial issues.…Continue Reading
Iowa City, IA – Despite what others may say, I derive no pleasure from kicking someone when they’re down. Sometimes, as in this case, I choose to feature certain individuals purely as a public service announcement.
Sort of like Crazy Ralph, but instead of warning people away from cursed campgrounds, I’m warning them of the dangers of certain drugs. All in the hopes I can keep one person from getting busted using them in a pharmacy bathroom with their 4-year-old child present.
That’s exactly what happened to 30-year-old Tiffany Lewis the other day inside a Iowa City pharmacy. A witnesses told police that Lewis requested syringes before disappearing inside the pharmacy bathroom with her toddler for several minutes.
When she came back out, she was obviously under the influence of something and asked where she could dispose of used needles.
When police arrived on the scene and tried to question Lewis, she attempted to conceal a Crown Royal bag behind her back that was found to contain a metal spoon blackened with residue, a used needle and a substance believed to be heroin.…Continue Reading
West Des Moines, IA - An IT worker for Farm Bureau Insurance has turned himself in to West Des Moines Police to face charges of urinating on the office chairs of attractive female coworkers. Raymond Charles Foley, 59, was formally charged this morning.
According to police, Foley worked in the Farm Bureau’s information technology department and had access to all the company’s computers and the employee database.
Farm Bureau officials told police Foley would look up employee photos in the agency’s database. Court documents say that Foley “would pick out the attractive females and then on off-hours, he would come into work, go to their desk, and urinate on their chairs.”
Employees reportedly first started complaining about stains on their chairs in October 2011. Surveillance cameras were installed in February. On March 26, a Farm Bureau vice president told authorities that Foley had been caught on video camera urinating on the office chairs of four female co-workers.
Foley was reportedly relieved of his position with Farm Bureau immediately after the surveillance footage was viewed.…Continue Reading
Redfield, IA – An Iowa man was hospitalized after what first looked to be an armed recovery mission by a team of Delta Force raccoons. Authorities would establish, instead, that the gunfire was the unexpected result of an intentional, albeit poorly implemented, plan.
The melee began last Saturday morning when Larry Godwin, 68, reportedly discovered a raccoon in a live trap that he had set. Soon after, Godwin set upon the plan of an execution-style slaying of the caged animal. Brandishing a .22 caliber handgun, Godwin shot at the trapped raccoon.
The first shot Godwin fired ricocheted from the cage, reportedly striking Godwin in the right lower abdominal area. This caused Godwin to drop the pistol and it fired again, striking him again in almost precisely the same location as the first shot. It is believed that, at this point, the original mission was aborted.
An investigation at the scene presumably established that the caged raccoon was not in the possession of a concealed firearm and, in fact, had no field radio equipment that would indicate the summoning of a heavily-armed extraction team.…Continue Reading
The 22-month-old boy was apparently crying and unsteady on his feet when his father picked him up for visitation on February 15. Dad had the boy seen in the emergency room, and was more than likely expecting doctors to tell him the kid had an ear infection. Instead, doctors told the man the kid was sh*tfaced.
As previously stated, the 45-pound child’s BAC was .097 – the legal limit in the state of Iowa is .08.
When police made contact with Kreiner later that day, they learned she, too, was intoxicated. Police say Kreiner’s BAC was .251. And after failing to explain how her son got hold of the alcohol, one of her other children stepped up to the plate and told police the toddler “drank pop and got sick.”
Kriener is now being held in the Johnson County Jail in lieu of $ 20,000 cash-only bail.…Continue Reading
In case you had forgotten, last month we told you all about a man who walked into the Romantix Pleasure Palace and pulled out a large hunting knife on the clerk working behind the counter. The terrified clerk jumped the counter and ran to a nearby convenience store for help.
The suspect gave a brief chase before turning back and stealing a $250 sex toy called the Fuck Me Silly. This “mega masturbator,” put out by Pipedream Products, is nothing but 20 pounds of dat ass — described as “the most realistic piece of ass you ever fucked…Slap that big round ass and listen to the whack…it sounds and feels just like a real ass!”
You can check out the product, in all its NSFW glory, by clicking here. I was on the fence about getting one until I read that they’ve “made the pussy and ass openings deeper than previous models.” Sold!…Continue Reading
Early Thursday morning, a man walked into the Romantix Pleasure Palace (which, coincidentally, is what I have painted on the side of my windowless van) and made small talk with the female clerk working the counter.
The man then pulled out a large a hunting knife and tried to enter the employee area behind the counter while the clerk jumped the counter and ran out of the store to a nearby convenience store. The suspect chased after the clerk for a short distance before turning back and stealing some items from the store.
By time police arrived, the man had already left the scene with his prize, a $250 dollar sex doll. Initial news reports said the doll was worth $1800, but they were incorrect.
Police are looking for a 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10, 165-pound man who was wearing a black coat and a scarf over his face, toting a backpack and an erection.…Continue Reading
According to authorities, the investigation began with an anonymous tip early Saturday morning.
“The defendant was seen at work on (Thursday) and appeared to be pregnant and then was seen at work on (Saturday) and appeared not be pregnant with a completely different physical appearance,” Police Chief Mark Pote said in a criminal complaint.
Police interviewed Burkle, who agreed to go to the hospital and take a blood test, which indicated that she’d recently been pregnant. When questioned, Burkle told police she had given birth to twin girls, then told police where they could find the bodies.
According to the criminal complaint, Burkle stated that “she intended to end their lives and was not at any time intending that they would live.”
Officials say an autopsy on both girls has been conducted, but the results won’t be available for more than a month.…Continue Reading
The victim, Glenna Hays, told police she and a couple of family members were inside the store Saturday evening, just talking amongst themselves, when they were rudely interrupted by the alleged crazy lady, 33-year-old Alyssa Wright.
According to one of Hays’ family members, Wright eyeballed the trio as they were conversing and asked, “Are you talking to me?”
No word on whether Wright delivered the line with the correct inflection…
When the trio informed Wright that, no, they were not talking to her, she allegedly jumped Hays.
At some point during the beat down, Wright apparently pulled a knife and got to stabbin’. Fortunately, Hays’ relatives were able to pry the crazy lady off before any body parts were severed. Hays was able to transport herself to the hospital for treatment.
The store manager followed Wright out of the store and flagged down a passing police officer.…Continue Reading
Cedar Falls, IA – Whitley Teslow, 21, turned himself into police and apologized for his late night food run. This after local news broadcast surveillance video showed Teslow breaking in through to a McDonalds around 2AM on Sunday.
Surveillance cameras at the restaurant show Teslow breaking in through the drive-thru window and cooking himself a hamburger and fries. He was in the building for a total of about half an hour.
Teslow says he only remembers parts of the event and “was not in his right mind.” He said he is not sure how he got to the McDonald’s, but is sure that he did not drive there. Teslow apologized in a recent interview and said he is willing to pay for any damages. Interestingly, it was reported that Teslow has never worked in a McDonalds – or any restaurant, for that matter.
Teslow is concerned about how this incident may impact his future career plans.
“It’s not who I am to do something like that. I’ve never been in trouble with the law before.…Continue Reading
IOWA CITY — Police arrested a woman in Iowa, charging her with domestic abuse, after she ripped a door off a house and smacked her bitch up after he refused to have sex with her.
Police say 28-year-old Melissa Minarsich got into an argument with her boyfriend after he refused to feed her vagina. Minarsich allegedly did not take her her demands for dick being rebuffed and became violent, hitting her boyfriend a couple of times and ripping a storm door off the house.
When police arrived they noted Minarsich smelled strongly of alcohol and was slurring her speech. She also did not deny the allegations. “All shy wansh ish a p-p-piece of ass *hic* izat too, too…. *hic* too mush to ask fer?” Minarsich asked the police.
Because this is the second time Minarsich has been charged with domestic assault, having been convicted of it once before in 2009, she’s looking at a possible two year prison sentence and a fine of $6,250.…Continue Reading
DES MOINES, Iowa – A man was arrested after he tried to get a 13-year-old girl to come into an alley he was lurking in, but not before the teen’s mother got in a good punch to the pervert’s face.
Police say the girl was playing outside when she noticed a man staring at her from an alley. When he motioned for her to come over to him, the girl responded by telling her mother.
Pullen confronted the man and asked him why he was staring at the kids. He told her to take it easy, he just wanted to “marry the redhead.”
Pullen told him that the redhead was her daughter and that she was only 13. Harden stated he didn’t much care about that and asked for someone to sign her over to him so he could marry her.
Having already told Harden her daughter was a minor once with her mouth, Pullen told him a second time, accompanied with a fist to his face. That’s when the girl’s father and one of his friends chased Harding and also got in a few punches.…Continue Reading
Coralville, IA — Police charged Brent M. Humble, 48, after they say he sexually assaulted his daughter’s roommate in the apartment the victim and Humble’s daughter shared.
According to a Coralville Police Department report, the alleged victim was in her Coraville apartment with the father of her roommate, Humble. Police said Humble made lewd comments toward the alleged victim and another female present. Humble then allegedly grabbed the woman by the neck and “forced her head to his crotch.” Police said Humble also grabbed the woman’s breast and butt, despite her pushing him away.
“Okay, Dad. Now you’re embarassing me.”
Humble was charged with misdemeanor assault with intent to commit sexual abuse. If convicted, Humble faces up to two years in prison and a maximum fine of $6,250.…Continue Reading
OSKALOOSA, IA — In what could best be described as a scene right out of a horror movie, a 6-foot tall, 300-pound man has been charged with murdering his mother’s boyfriend with a medieval-style battle axe.
Police say 25-year-old Bradley Arterburn had a collection of knives and axes in the basement, and used one of them to attack 58-year-old Robert Horovitz, his mother’s boyfriend of about three weeks. They think he first used the tip of the axe to stab the man in the back before using the double-blades.
“He started hitting him with the ax. He had back, shoulder, neck, head injuries, arm injuries,” Oskaloosa Police Chief Jake McGee said.
When police responded to the scene, they found Horovitz dead in the living room. Afterburn was outside on the deck smoking a cigarette. He was also suffering from self-inflicted stab wounds. Arterburn had to be tackled and subdued by police after he lunged at them. He has been charged with first-degree murder. Police have no idea what triggered the attack.
Afterburn’s neighbors describe him as a quiet man who mostly kept to himself.…Continue Reading