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POLICE RAID: Suspects Take Plea Deals

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Two people arrested after a raid at an east Des Moines home by Ankeny police have accepted plea deals.

Thirty-five-year-old Richard Adair and 27-year-old Miranda Scigliano both faced unauthorized use of a credit card and drug charges after police found them in the basement of a home in the 2100 block of East 41st Street during the January raid.

As part of a deal Adair pleaded guilty to two counts of unauthorized use of a credit card. Scigliano filed a petition last week to plead guilty to credit card fraud and conspiracy to commit an aggravated misdemeanor.

The home’s security video shows Ankeny police officers and members of the Suburban Emergency Response Team in full tactical gear knocking down the door after knocking for just five seconds and searching the house because of a nonviolent December wallet theft from an Ankeny clinic.

Police later said they knew that both Adair and Scigliano had outstanding warrants and had reason to believe that meth may have been in the house.

During the raid, police found meth, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

A third man in the house at the time of the raid, 25-year-old Justin Ross, faces two drug-related offenses. He goes to trial on the charges in July.


  • William Denison

    Unless these men had guns and were threating to kill people the police did not follow proper protocol and went way overboard. With the amount of force used in this “raid” was not justified. Air support was most likly used as well along with alot of tax dollars. The information givin out now about these guys is merely to candy coat a police force out of control.

    • BrutallyHonest

      I totally agree with you This was absolutely rediculous. They guy found the wallet and yes used poor judgement in using the credit cards inside of it. NOt like he went and pick pocketed someone to steal the wallet. Maybe the police officer that lost his wallet that these people found should have taken better care of his stuff and/or reported the cards lost so that they couldnt be used. The only reason they used this type of force is because the wallet that was found belonged to a former Ankeny police office.

      I have a friend that has had his home broken into twice in the last 6 months and all the police tell him is that its nearly impossible to catch the people that broke into his home. I bet if it was a police officer they would be using all force neccessary to find these burglers.

  • John Dean Heidenreich

    That’s B S!!!!! Bravo Sierra. I imagine these people were scared into it and probably didn’t have a lawyer that wouldn’t really fight for them and understands the Constitution.

  • Central Iowa Man

    William Denison needs to either run for public office or get into law enforcement. Watching his posts, he seems to know the cure for all of the issues.

  • Daryl

    I actually know William Denison and he will never run for public office.

    He is transgender, sexual deviant and is currently going thru surgeries and hormonal manipulation to become the woman william believes he truly is. Not my cup of tea, but to each his own.

    He is also opinionated, may be side effect of all the estrogen the doctors are prescribing to william.

  • 345B

    I bet you are an impotent, little, wimpy blue collar worker who lives in your mothers basement. You seem angry at the world and I guess this explains it.

    • William Denison

      Not angry at the world but rarher just republicans who think they own it and the bullies who support them.

  • GoodJobPolice

    That house was a drug house. The ‘military man’ who owns the home was a meth head and had guns and other weapons. The police had every right to use the force they used. It wasn’t the first time the owners of that house were being watched. The police knew who they were dealing with and used the necessary force.

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