Ames Feb 20 Weekly Crime Report: 45 Incidents and 5 Crime Stories
Ames Feb 20 Weekly Crime Report: 45 Incidents and 5 Crime Stories. During the last week, Ames witnessed a total of 45 crime cases, with the highest number of incidents related to 'Suspicious Situation' at 14, followed by 'Theft' and 'Other' each at 9. 'Arrest' incidents were reported 7 times. Lesser incidents were reported for 'Trespass' and 'Vandalism', each with 2 cases, and 'Assault' and 'Violation' each with 1 case. The data suggests a concerning prevalence of suspicious situations in the place, necessitating increased vigilance. The number of thefts is also alarming, pointing towards a need for improved security measures. Arrests, while relatively fewer, still indicate a level of criminal activity. The incidents of trespass and vandalism, although low, should not be overlooked as they contribute to the overall safety situation. The single cases of assault and violation are also of concern, as they represent severe crimes. The data underscores the need for enhanced law enforcement and community awareness to ensure public safety in the place.
Jefferson Police Report February 16-19, 2024
7:44am: LeAnn Hostetler reported a theft of an electronic device. As the Officer was investigating, the missing item was found by its owner. 12:02pm: Rachelle Smith of Jefferson reported a neighbor’s cat was coming onto her property in the 1400 block of Southfield Drive. As a result of the investigation, Dave McQuillen of Jefferson was issued a citation for “Animal Running at Large”
Iowa DOT Announces Road Closures for U.S. Highway 30
Next week, motorists in Iowa will notice a small portion of Highway 30 east of Ames will be closed overnight as crews continue to work on the new overpass. The Iowa Department of Transportation will have crews working on the highway a mile east of Interstate 35 between 580th Street and 600th Street from 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27. The highway will reopen throughout the day Tuesday but close agaion at 9 p.m. Feb. 27 through 5 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28.
Perry Police Report February 20
To view a log of the calls for service, click here. A Toyota Camry, registered to and driven by Kim Mikhael Asingho of 310 E. Vest St., Jefferson, was traveling eastbound on Iowa Highway 141 when it lost traction and entered the ditch at I Court. No injuries were reported. Damage was estimated at $1,000.
Indulge in Authentic Italian Cuisine: 3 Must-Visit Restaurants in Ames
In this article, we're exploring three exceptional Italian restaurants in Ames. Have you had the pleasure of dining at any of these establishments? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below!
Marshalltown police: Miller Middle School teacher allegedly assaulted a student
60-year-old Paul Philip Miller of Boone is charged with assault causing bodily injury, a serious misdemeanor.
Perry Schools Superintendent Details Strategy in Search of New High School Principal
Following a series of special meetings, the Perry School Board recently approved a process of how they will hire a new high school principal. The Perry community is still reeling from the loss of High School Principal Dan Marburger, who passed away, along with sixth grader Ahmir Jolliff, after the January 4th shooting. Superintendent Wicks tells Raccoon Valley Radio following the loss of the High School Principal Dan Marberger after the January 4th shooting, the School Board approved hiring a search firm to assist in finding a new principal. Wicks presents the board’s reason behind hiring the firm.
Some in Jefferson at odds with city officials over proposed housing development
JEFFERSON, Iowa — Big changes could be coming to a large vacant property on the north side of Jefferson. The Jefferson City Council approved the first reading of a rezoning plan that would change the land from light industrial to multi-unit residential, which would make way for 50 low-income rental units.
📸 Cedar Rapids Roadside Camera Views Available Online
The time displayed is local to the original X account in Ames, Iowa. Good morning Cedar Rapids residents! The local transportation department has an excellent feature for drivers and residents alike. If you've ever been curious about the live traffic conditions on the roads, you can now access the view from hundreds of roadside cameras. To take a look at real-time traffic, visit the website at https://t.co/2XHJbG5B9b or use the Iowa 511 app, which is easily accessible for all. Once you're on the site or app, navigate to the "layers" tab and select the "roadside cameras" layer to start viewing traffic from the many cameras installed along the roads. This tool can be incredibly useful for planning your routes and staying informed about road conditions in Cedar Rapids and surrounding areas.
IHSAA High School Boy’s Basketball Final Rankings
(Boone, IA) – The IHSAA has released its final edition of the high school boys’ basketball rankings. Each classification features a top 10 consensus-built list as compiled by its assigned committee, which includes two former head coaches, one media member, and three IHSAA staff members. Local teams in Class 1A feature Madrid at #2 and East Mills at #9, both of which are looking to move on to the substate championship after tonight’s district matchups. In Class 2A, Underwood ranks #4 while Treynor and Kuemper Catholic are #8 and #9 respectively. Class 3A features ADM at #3 after their win over Atlantic last night. You can check out all the rankings below with the local teams in bold.
Gilbert punches ticket to Iowa girls state basketball tournament with win over Xavier
GILBERT — The Gilbert girls basketball team was not going to be denied. The Tigers faced an uphill battle for most of the night against traditional power Cedar Rapids Xavier on Tuesday. But in the end, the Tigers overcame the Saints' size advantage and athleticism thanks to tremendous hustle and aggressiveness to punch their...
How to watch, stream and listen to Iowa State women's basketball vs. Houston today
The Iowa State women's basketball team has been at its best this season at home in Hilton Coliseum. But when they've left Ames, some of their biggest problems have crept up ...
🚧 Report Blocked Railroad Crossings in Ames, Iowa
The time displayed is local to the original X account in Ames, Iowa. Residents of Ames and surrounding areas can now report blocked railroad crossings using a dedicated online platform. In an effort to collect data on these incidents, individuals are encouraged to visit https://t.co/GxImrzmWS5 to submit reports. The data gathered will help in addressing and managing blocked crossings effectively. However, community members must be advised that this website is for informational purposes only and not for emergency response. In case of an emergency, please dial 911 immediately for assistance.
Ames Fire Department Responds to Duplex Fire on Ontario St., Urges Residents to Regularly Check Smoke Detectors
The Ames Fire Department attended a fire at a duplex on 2825 Ontario St. at 1:16 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 18. Smoke was observed from the building's second story, and occupants were outside. Firefighters extinguished the fire in a second-floor bedroom.
Dozens of horses rescued in Dallas County neglect case are now up for adoption
Three months after the Animal Rescue League of Iowa took in dozens of neglected horses from a property near Madrid, the animals are healed and available for adoption. The Dallas County Sheriff's Office removed 46 horses from a rural property in November 2023 and charged the owner, 78-year-old Linda Kay Kilbourne of Johnston, with livestock neglect. Once the ARL took the horses into their care, they said the animals were covered in lacerations and bite marks from the other horses and were suffering from malnourishment.
Bill Self expecting KU to be a 'turned up team' down the stretch of Big 12 play
The Big 12 is entering the home stretch of the conference season and there was a seismic matchup on Monday night, as Houston and Iowa State went toe to toe. The game featured the No. 2 team and the No. 6 team in the AP Poll and the top two teams in the Big 12 standings. Houston came away with a 73-65 win in a contest the Cougars controlled. Entering Tuesday night’s action, KU sits in fourth place and is two games behind Houston for first place.
Two-time NCAA qualifier Kysen Terukina arrested for violation of probation
Two-time NCAA qualifier Iowa State wrestler Kysen Terukina turned himself in to the Story County Jail on Tuesday morning following a probation violation that resulted in a warrant being issued according to Capt. Nicholas Lennie. According to Lennie, the Hawaii native’s probation stemmed from driving with his license revoked. After...
Total Number of Frog Creek Restoration Project
The Perry City Council held their bi-weekly meeting last night, with the City Administrator outlining the total funding amount for the Frog Creek Restoration Project. The Council approved the award for the project to Iowa Earth Works in the amount of $656,946.50. Perry City Administrator Sven Peterson presented the council with the funding amount for the project.
The End of School Shootings Starts With Stricter Gun Laws
If you grab a map and locate City High, then draw an approximately 150-mile straight line to the left along I-80 with a short diagonal tail at Des Moines, you’ll find a little town called Perry, Iowa. Located just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the state capital, Perry isn’t your normal Iowa small town. Their city website proudly proclaims that ‘Culture and Community Thrive Here,’ which is perhaps little more than an eerie message in light of the recent shooting at Perry High School, the only public high school in town.
Adopt-A-Family, Good Samaritan Fund recipients of North Central Iowa Presbytery
The First Presbyterian Church in Jefferson was recently awarded two mission grants through the North Central Iowa Presbytery. The mission team applied for the grants to benefit Adopt-A-Family and the Good Samaritan Fund. Adopt-A-family helps brighten the holidays for more than 150 families who receive food baskets at Christmas time...