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Johnson County Attorney rules ICPD officers were justified in shooting suspect

The shooting of a criminal suspect by two Iowa City Police Department officers last month was justified, Johnson County Attorney Janet Lyness announced on Friday. ICPD Officer Alex Stricker and ICPD Officer Travis Neeld “acted with reasonable force in defending themselves and others,” when they discharged their weapons on May 9, striking Michael Cintron-Caceres, according to a statement from the county attorney’s office. […]

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ICPD releases names of officers involved in shooting, charges man shot with unrelated crimes

On Tuesday morning, the Iowa City Police Department released the names of the officers involved in Thursday’s shooting incident behind The Second Act consignment and vintage clothing store. The statement also names the individual who was shot. Officer Travis Neeld, an Iowa City Officer for 10 years, and Officer Alex Stricker, an officer for 9 […]

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State opens investigation into ICPD shooting behind Second Act

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) announced on Friday it is investigating this week morning in which two Iowa City Police Department officers fired their guns, and an individual was shot. According to a written statement from the DCI, “On Thursday, May 9, 2019, at approximately 2:27 a.m., officers with the Iowa City Police Department responded to a burglary alarm […]

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Cars blocking street sweeping routes in downtown Iowa City will be towed starting at 2 a.m. Friday

City workers will clean the streets and sidewalks in downtown Iowa City overnight starting at 2 a.m. on Friday, in order to remove sand and “other winter-related debris,” according to a press release from the Iowa City Streets Division. Vehicles parked in tow-away zones, including metered spots, will be towed. “Towing will impact Prentiss Street […]

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Swastikas spray-painted on Iowa City church

Vandals spray-painted swastikas and other graffiti on the Greater Iowa City Church of the Nazarene on Saturday night, the Iowa City Police Department announced on Monday afternoon. The vandalism at the church, which is located at 1035 Wade St in Iowa City, is believed to have occurred between 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night and 8:15 […]

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Cars blocking snow plow routes in downtown Iowa City will be towed starting at 7 a.m. on Thursday

The Iowa City Streets Division will start snow removal in downtown Iowa City at 7 a.m. on Thursday and Friday mornings, and cars parked in areas with “No parking due to maintenance signs” will be towed. The city has issued a map of the snow plow routes and the affected parking areas for Thursday, Feb. […]

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Cars blocking snow removal in downtown Iowa City will be towed starting at 2 a.m. on Wednesday

City workers will be removing snow from the streets of downtown Iowa City starting at 2 a.m. on Wednesday morning, and vehicles parked in tow-away zones will be removed, the city announced in a press release on Tuesday afternoon. “Towing will impact Prentiss Street to Market Street, Madison Street to Gilbert Street, as well as […]

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Cars blocking the removal of snow piles in downtown Iowa City will be towed

City workers will be removing the snow piles from the streets of downtown Iowa City starting at 2 a.m. on Saturday morning. “Vehicles parked near the snow piles may be towed if they prevent crews from completing their work,” the city said in a press release. “The piles are located next to metered spots, which […]

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ICPD issues warning about phone scammers pretending to be police officers

The Iowa City Police Department issued a warning on Wednesday about a phone scam targeting local citizens and using what appears to be an ICPD phone number. The caller claims to be an ICPD employee who is calling to inform the person a family member has been arrested and needs bail money. The caller then […]

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ICPD officer reportedly didn’t see a problem with the white nationalist flyers in the Dubuque Street Parking Ramp

As soon as Julie VanDyke saw flyers with a white nationalist message stuck on cars in the parking ramp at the corner of Dubuque and Burlington Street, she decided to take action. “You think about how many things have happened lately, where we now know there were signs of what was going to come, but […]

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Johnson County Bomb Squad responds to report of ‘suspicious package’ at Tate High School

Elizabeth Tate High School was evacuated this morning before the start of classes after the discovery of what the Iowa City Police Department described as “a suspicious package.” According to the ICPD, a school employee reported finding a sealed, unmarked cardboard box at 7:45 a.m. The ICPD officer who responded to the report contacted the […]

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ICPD is asking for help in identifying a man who exposed himself to school children

A man masturbating in a car near Sheridan Street and 7th Avenue exposed himself to two Longfellow Elementary School students on Monday, the Iowa City Police Department said in a press release late Tuesday afternoon. “The children immediately ran away and were not physically harmed,” according to ICPD. The suspect was described as a white […]

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