CRIME ALERT: Three Charged With Burglary

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Police arrested three men Tuesday afternoon after a break-in at 6584 NE 14th Street in Des Moines.

Police say they received a tip after the trio allegedly broke into a video poker machine and took the contents.

The men, 40-year-old Melvin Tyrone Smith, 51-year-old Maurice D. Lee, and 46-year-old Lee Junior Sullivan were charged with fifth degree theft and criminal mischief and possession of burglar’s tools.

The three may be involved with similar crimes around the metro according to police.  Anyone with information is encouraged to call police or Polk County Crime Stoppers at 515-223-1400.


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