Crime

Waterloo police detain two for questioning in homicide investigation

WATERLOO — Two people wanted by Waterloo police for questioning in a homicide investigation are now in custody.

According to Black Hawk County Jail records, 43-year-old Anthony Tronca was arrested on charges related to the sale or man [...]

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20 arrested during Iowa-Iowa State game

IOWA CITY — Gameday arrests and citations doubled during this past weekend’s matchup with Iowa State compared to the Sept. 6 contest with Ball State, according to University of Iowa statistics.

According to the UI Department of [...]

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Police say Ames man broke into Iowa City apartment, fought with occupants

IOWA CITY — An Ames man is accused of breaking into an Iowa City apartment and fighting with people there.

According to an Iowa City police criminal complaint, officers were called to 313 S. Gilbert St. at 7:27 p.m. Saturday for a rep [...]

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Iowa City woman accused of child endangerment

IOWA CITY — An Iowa City woman is accused of letting others use a variety of drugs out of her residence while her son was present.

According to criminal complaints, on June 17, the Johnson County Drug Task Force served a warrant at 19 [...]

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UI sees another two sex assault reports

IOWA CITY — For the third time since fall classes convened three weeks ago, the University of Iowa on Monday issued a warning about more sexual assault reports over the weekend — including one inside Kinnick Stadium.

The weeke [...]

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Linn County trial involving HIV-related charge on hold  

CEDAR RAPIDS — A judge granted a motion of stay and delayed a trial set to start Monday for a man accused of sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy in 2011, which will allow his attorneys to file an interlocutory appeal with the Iowa Supreme Co [...]

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Roche guilty of all charges in Cedar Rapids attack

CEDAR RAPIDS — A 22-year-old Marion man faces two life sentences in prison after a jury convicted him Friday of kidnapping, sexual assault and stabbing a 20-year-old woman in 2013.

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Driver in fatal Epworth crash charged

EPWORTH — The man whose vehicle struck and killed four teens at a rural road intersection near Epworth last month is now facing a host of charges stemming from the crash.

Joseph Michael Connolly, 24, was arrested on a warrant Friday c [...]

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Iowa City woman accused of manufacturing meth

IOWA CITY — An Iowa City woman faces 25 years in prison for allegedly manufacturing meth in her home.

According to criminal complaints, members of the Johnson County Drug Task Force served a search warrant at 1257 Slothower Ave. in Io [...]

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Thefts from vehicles surge in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS — Thefts from vehicles have skyrocketed during the summer months in Cedar Rapids.

Through May of this year, there were 284 reports of thefts from vehicles. By the end of August, the number climbed to 631.

Even more [...]

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Coralville man accused of assaulting woman, holding her against her will

CORALVILLE — A Coralville man is accused of assaulting a woman and holding her against her will last month.

According to Johnson County Sheriff’s Office criminal complaints, deputies were called to the area of Isaac Walton Road [...]

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Cedar Rapids police investigate report of shots fired

CEDAR RAPIDS — Officers responded Wednesday evening for a report of shots fired on the southwest side.

Police say the report came in at 7:03 p.m. in the area of Third Avenue and 13th Street SW. The person who called 911 told dispatche [...]

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Cedar Rapids woman suffered serious stab wounds, doctor testifies

CEDAR RAPIDS — A 21-year-old Cedar Rapids woman testified Tuesday that Bryan Roche, a man she regarded as a friend, repeatedly sexually assaulted her, choked her and stabbed her twice in 2013.

She said Roche, 22, came to her apartmen [...]

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U.S. Marshals arrest Cedar Rapids man considered a fugitive

MARION — The U.S. Marshals arrested a Cedar Rapids man on Tuesday after several months of searching.

A release from the Department of Justice says 21-year-old Andre Richardson was first considered a fugitive in early June 2014, when h [...]

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Prosecutor seeks to amend criminal transmission of HIV charge

CEDAR RAPIDS — A prosecutor argued Monday to amend trial information for a Cedar Rapids man who was initially charged with felony criminal transmission of HIV to a misdemeanor charge which is included in the law with lesser penalties.

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