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Iowa City Police Department

Posted by Paul Brennan |
Arrest warrant issued in Iowa City tire slashings

The Iowa City Police Department announced on Tuesday that an arrest warrant has been issued for Alexander Ruben Alvarado for the recent spree of tire slashings. According to an ICPD...

Posted by Paul Brennan |
Iowa City police issue warning about a sudden increase in tire slashings

More than 20 cars in Iowa City have had their tires slashed since Tuesday, according to a press release from the Iowa City Police Department (ICPD). The largest number of...

Posted by Mike Kuhlenbeck |
Iowa City Police chaplain program contested by national, local secular groups

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is raising constitutional objections to the Iowa City Police Department’s chaplaincy program, which the group argues is a violation of the legal barriers between church...

Posted by Paul Brennan |
Phony money marked with Chinese characters is being circulated in Iowa City

The Iowa City Police Department issued a warning about phony money of various denominations being passed in the Iowa City area.

Driver's Ed
Posted by Paul Brennan |
How will the new texting while driving law be enforced, and what are your rights?

It’s been called a texting ban, but the new law impacting Iowa drivers and their phones goes beyond just texting. As of July 1, drivers are prohibited from viewing “images...

Posted by Paul Brennan |
Iowa City fireworks complaints: a lot of noise, but little else

On Wednesday, Iowa City announced the city police department received 406 complaints about fireworks between June 1 and July 5, a massive increase from the 32 complaint calls the ICPD...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell |
Iowa City wins $25,000 Amazon award for its Data-Driven Justice Initiative

Iowa City will receive $25,000 worth of cloud services for its Data-Driven Justice Initiative that works to keep individuals dealing with mental illness and substance abuse issues out of jail....

Posted by Emma Husar |
Iowa City police working to improve relationships with the community

The Iowa City Police Department is working to foster trust and improve relationships with the community by addressing racial profiling and bridging the gap between police officers and minorities, Iowa...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell |
Flag burning in downtown Iowa City led to confrontation, citations

Matt Uhrin, Cedar Rapids, sprays a fire extinguisher and takes the flags from protestors Jordan Adams and Paul Osgerby on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. -- photo by Zak Neumann Two...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell |
New Iowa City police chief hosting Coffee with a Cop on Friday

Coffee with a Cop Bruegger's Bagels (245 Iowa Ave.) -- Friday, Jan. 27 at 9 a.m. Photo by OiMax via Flickr. Iowa City Police Chief Jody Matherly, who was sworn...

Posted by Zak Neumann |
Iowa City man attempts to burn a flag in protest of Trump inauguration

A man tries to wrestle a burning flag away from Andrew Alemao who lit it on fire as a protest of Trump's inauguration on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. -- photo...

City Hall
Posted by Lauren Shotwell |
Iowa City Police: ‘Tis the season for scams

Photo by Drew Bulman The Iowa City Police Department has received daily calls about scams, especially those targeting the elderly, according to an Iowa City Police Department press release. The...

City Hall
Posted by Lauren Shotwell |
Altoona Police Chief Jody Matherly recommended for Iowa City chief

Photo by Drew Bulman Jody Matherly, who has served as police chief in Altoona and Grinnell, Iowa, has been recommended as the new Iowa City police chief, according to a...

Posted by Kelli Ebensberger |
Politically-charged vandalism hits Iowa City neighborhood

The pillars of and picnic tables beneath the main gazebo at North Market Park were vandalized with various offensive messages. -- photo by Kelli Ebensberger Earlier this week, locations next...