Marshalltown, IA Crime & Safety

Newton man dies in bicycle, car collision Thursday

A bicyclist died from his injuries sustained in a car collision Sept. 23 in Newton. Mark W. Adkins, 58, of Newton, was reportedly driving his bicycle at night down the middle of the road near the 3200 block of Highway S-74 South when the driver of a Ford Escape struck him. Jasper County Dispatch was called about the accident at approximately 7:35 p.m. and was told there were injuries.
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ISP: 1 dead, 1 injured after crash on Highway 30

TAMA, Iowa — A Des Moines motorcyclist is dead after crashing into a car. It happened at about 4 p.m. Sunday east of Tama on Highway 30. The Iowa State Patrol said 23-year-old Bin Sei Cho died after a vehicle failed to yield while trying to cross four lanes of Highway.
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Eastbound lanes of I-80 reopen after crash near Malcom, 1 injured

MALCOM, Iowa — At least one lane of Interstate 80 eastbound near Malcom has reopened after a crash that left one person injured Monday morning. The crash was reported around 8:30 a.m. Both of the eastbound lanes of I-80 between exit 182 and exit 191 were closed due to a crash.
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A bicyclist from Newton died after his bicycle was struck by a car Thursday night (9/23) in Newton. The Iowa State Patrol says 58-year-old Mark Wayne Adkins was riding his bike down the middle of County Road S-74 South at South 29th Avenue around 7:30pm Thursday when his bike was hit by a car driven by 19-year-old Halli Kay Versteegh. Adkins was airlifted to a Des Moines hospital, where he died of his injuries.

One Dead On Highway 30 Wreck

A motorcyclist from Des Moines died in an accident on US 30 near Tama yesterday. Bin Sei Cho ran into a vehicle driven by Gordon Galloway of St. Charles. Illinois. Gordon had failed to yield at the intersection of Highway V18 and US 30. Galloway was taken to UPH-Marshalltown with undisclosed injuries.

Fatal motorcycle accident on Highway 30 near Chelsea

A Des Moines man is dead following a collision Sunday afternoon east of Tama on U.S. Highway 30. Bin Sei Cho, 23, was traveling westbound on Highway 30 around 4 p.m. Sunday when his motorcycle collided with a transit van being driven by Gordon Galloway, 59, of St. Charles, Ill.

Coffee with a Cop

Join your neighbors and police officers for coffee and conversation. This event is a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the officers in your neighborhood. This Coffee with a Cop takes place on Thursday, Sept 30 from 9 – 10 AM at Uncle Nancy's Coffeehouse. Questions? Contact Officer Britton at 641-791-0850.

Domestic violence in Marshalltown

October is Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention month. Domestic violence is an issue that can affect anyone, regardless of age, race, gender identity, economic status or sexual orientation. It affects people from all walks of life and can manifest in a variety of different ways. Domestic violence is a significant...

Newton man eludes deputies in stolen vehicle

A Newton man allegedly attempted to evade authorities in a stolen vehicle on Sept. 18 near the 1200 block of West 62nd Street South in Newton, which ended when the driver drove the vehicle into the ditch near the intersection of Highway T12 and North 75th Avenue East. William L....

Police respond to two collisions on Highway 63 in Tama

The Tama Police Department responded to a pair of vehicle collisions recently on Highway 63 between the STC High School and the intersection near the former Ellenbecker service station. On Sept. 15 a collision occurred near a construction zone when a Honda Civic being driven by Elizabeth Kastein of Tama...
Waterloo Cedar-Falls Courier

Iowa Court of Appeals upholds Waterloo man's murder conviction

Charles City — The Iowa Court of Appeals has upheld the murder conviction of a Waterloo man accused of killing a Grundy Center man following a botched drug deal in Charles City in 2017. Prosecutors said Armando Adame III shot Michael Johns with a sawed-off shotgun on a rural Floyd...

Weekly Record, Sept. 9-16

Luis Antonio Puentes-Lopez, 27, Dubuque was arrested by Tama County Sheriff’s Department for violation of no contact order. Puentes-Lopez was released after pleading guilty on Sept. 10. Jacquez Jordan Nipwater, 22, Toledo was arrested by Tama Police Department for violation of probation, dangerous weapon used in crime, possession of controlled...

Two hurt in crash north of Marshalltown

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (KCRG) - A two-vehicle crash sent two people to the hospital on Tuesday afternoon, according to law enforcement officials. At around 3:50 p.m., the Iowa State Patrol was sent to a report of a crash along northbound Iowa Highway 14, north of Marshalltown. Troopers believe that a 2018 Chevy 2500 pickup truck that was traveling northbound crossed the center line, colliding head-on with a 2000 Honda Civic despite its attempts to swerve out of the way.

Two Injured In Highway 14 Crash

The drivers of a two-vehicle crash on Highway 14 north of Marshalltown yesterday both ended up in the hospital. The Iowa State Patrol says a pickup driven by William Murphy of Waterloo crossed the center line and hit head on a car driven by David Muhlena of Union. Murphy was taken to UPH-Marshalltown, while Muhlena was taken to Methodist in Des Moines. Both men were wearing seatbelts.

Accident sends 2 to hospital

A two-vehicle crash on Iowa Highway 14, north of Marshalltown sent two people – William Murphy of Waterloo and David Muhlena of Union – to the hospital Tuesday afternoon. According to the Iowa State Patrol report, Murphy, driving a 2018 Chevrolet K2500, crossed the center line. Muhlena, driving a 2000 Honda Civic, veered off the road to avoid the Chevrolet, but both vehicles still collided head-on.

Newton Police Department Completes August Seatbelt Survey

The Newton Police Department conducted a seatbelt usage survey on August 26, 2021, that showed strong results by motorists in the community. During the survey, Newton police observed 97 percent of drivers properly wearing their seatbelts, a 2 percent increase from the March 2021 seat belt survey. Newton police also observed 100 percent of front-seat passengers wearing their seatbelts during this year’s survey.
Iowa Falls Times-Citizen

Student assaulted at Training School

Details are scarce, but another student has been assaulted at the Iowa State Training School for Boys in Eldora. Eldora Police logs reported that a "serious assault" took place at the school on Wednesday, Sept. 15. Alex Carfrae, public information officer for the Iowa Department of Human Services, confirmed that a student was assaulted by other students. Staff separated the students involved and took the victim to the nurse for an assessment. Carfrae reported that there were no serious injuries and the victim provided a statement to Eldora Police.

Ottumwa Woman Arrested on Felony Drug Charges

An Ottumwa woman was arrested on a warrant out of Washington County Friday. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office received reports at approximately 3:04 p.m. of officers out with a subject in Newton wanted on a Washington County warrant. Thirty-three year-old Kolette Christine Daniels was arrested on charges of possession with intent to deliver more than five grams of methamphetamine, a class B felony.