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September 19, 2017

Authorities have accused a Muscatine man and an Iowa City man of drug violations. Erick Saucedo, 21, was charged Sept. 17 with a controlled-substance violation and failure to affix a drug stamp. Noel Jose, 21, 639 S. Lucas St., was charged Sept. 17 with two failures to affix drug stamps and two contr...

State Patrol shortages affect road assistance

Sgt. Derek Frank of the Iowa City police patrols on Highway 6 on Wednesday. Frank has been on the force for 19 years. (James Year/The Daily Iowan)

Kayli Reese, [email protected]

September 15, 2017

A decrease in the number of State Patrol road troopers is affecting speedy roadside assistance to Iowa drivers. Alex Dinkla, a public information officer for the State Patrol, said the agency has seen a 10 percent decrease in road troopers since 2011. The patrol is an assisting agency for Iowa police...

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September 12, 2017

Area man faces numerous charges Authorities have accused a Lone Tree man of assaulting a woman.   Tony Kunkel, 48, was charged Sept. 9 with domestic abuse/assault impeding air/blood flow, domestic abuse/assault resulting in injury, and interference with official acts.   According...

Autopsy finds cause of death for Ped Mall shooting victim

Kaleek Asham Douglas Jones (gayandciha.com)

September 5, 2017

The Johnson County Medical Examiner's Office concluded from autopsy results that 22-year- old Kaleek Asham Douglas Jones, a victim of the Aug. 27 Pedestrian Mall shooting, died as a result of gunshot wounds. "The results list the cause of death as a gunshot wound of the back and neck, with the manner...

Father of two dies from injuries sustained from Ped Mall shooting

Kaleek Asham Douglas Jones (gayandciha.com)

September 5, 2017

Sarah Watson [email protected] Kaleek Asham Douglas Jones, who died of wounds sustained from the Aug. 27 Pedestrian Mall shooting, had a family and an unborn child. Jones, 22, was a man whose “loyalty and dedication to his family never went unnoticed,” his obituary stated. “Vari ...

Some wary after Ped Mall shooting

Iowa City Police Capt. Troy Kelsay speaks with members of the media during a press conference following a shooting on the Ped Mall on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. An initial call came in around 1:30 a.m. where officers immediately responded. No University of Iowa students were injured. Two men are in custody and will be charged in relation to the events of Sunday morning. (Joseph Cress/The Daily Iowan)

September 1, 2017

The police increase their presence downtown for the upcoming weekend. By Naomi Hofferber [email protected] The Iowa City police are preparing for the upcoming weekend after the previous weekend included a Pedestrian Mall shooting incident that left two wounded and one person dead. Kaleek Asham Douglas...

One victim dead after Ped Mall shooting

Police respond to a call of shots fired on the Ped Mall on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. An initial call came in around 1:30 a.m. where officers immediately responded. On Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, a release announced the death of one victim and charges of the two shooters. (Joseph Cress/The Daily Iowan)

August 30, 2017

One victim of the Ped Mall shooting on Aug. 27, Kaleek Asham Douglas Jones, 22, of Iowa City has died. A city of Iowa City press release, has named one of three gunshot victims and announced the charges against the suspects. On the night of the shooting, Iowa City police officers patrolling the Pedestri...

UI officials stress safety net

Police respond to a call of shots fired on the Ped Mall on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. An initial call came in around 1:30 a.m. where officers immediately responded. No University of Iowa students were injured. Two men are in custody and will be charged in relation to the events of Sunday morning. (Joseph Cress/The Daily Iowan)

Ava Gripp, [email protected]

August 29, 2017

  In the aftermath of the crimes committed this weekend in Iowa City, the new #HawkeyeSafe campaign by University of Iowa officials, hopes to be of genuine use to students. The #HawkeyeSafe is described by Assistant Vice President and Director of Public Safety for the University of Iowa,...

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August 28, 2017

Man faces burglary charge Authorities have accused an Iowa City man of forcing his way into another person’s residence. Anthony Williams, 47, 1205 Laura Drive, was charged Aug. 25 with first-degree burglary. According to the arrest affidavit, officers were called to a residence in response to a burgl...

Police look into early morning robbery

August 28, 2017

The Iowa City police are investigating a robbery that took place at 2:30 a.m. Aug. 27 near the intersection of Market and Lucas Streets, according to a press release from the city of Iowa City. Two men assaulted two male victims, demanding their cellphones, according to the victims’ testimoni...

Hawk Alert: Shots fired near Sheraton Hotel

Iowa City police officers arrest and escort two individuals into cruisers outside Hotel Vetro early Sunday, Aug. 27. The police department responded to reports of shots fired downtown around 1:30 a.m. (Ben Smith/The Daily Iowan)

August 27, 2017

Officials sent a Hawk Alert at 1:35 a.m. Aug. 27 to warn the community of gunshots fired on the Pedestrian Mall. The brief alert said "Shots fired near the Sheraton Hotel avoid the area." The University of Iowa Public Safety Department said there was no further information immediately available; ...

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August 21, 2017

Authorities have accused a Cedar Rapids man of forgery.  Steven Smith, 36, was charged August 18 with forgery. According to the arrest affidavit, Smith was called in to MidWestOne Bank in Iowa City because employees believed he may have been guilty trying to cash a forged check. When asked, the af...