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January 15, 2019

Iowa State Patrol Makes Arrest in Double Fatality Crash

DES MOINES, Iowa -- On December 29, 2018, Travis Gonzales, 37, of Bondurant, was westbound on I-80 near the 138 mile marker driving at a high rate of speed when the vehicle he was operating rear ended a vehicle containing two occupants. After impact, both vehicles lost control and entered the north ditch of I-80.  The subject's speed was found to be 126 mph in a 65 mph zone. The subject showed several signs of impairment and made several incriminating statements causing troopers to serve a search warrant on the subject for blood. The blood was analyzed at the DCI Crime Lab and a BAC of .219 was returned.

 

January 14, 2019

Iowa State Patrol Responds to Numerous Incidents Over the Weekend

DES MOINES, Iowa --The Iowa State Patrol covered 128 crashes in a forty-eight hour period beginning at 12am on Saturday.   State Troopers also responded to 182 calls for service as winter weather provided hazardous travel across the state for a portion of the weekend.

January 10, 2019

Iowa State Patrol Charges Driver in Wrong-Way Crash

DES MOINES, Iowa -- On November 10, 2018, a two vehicle crash occurred in the westbound lanes of Interstate 80 near the east mix master. A vehicle driven by Zlatan Vukasinovic, 39, of Des Moines, was travelling eastbound in the westbound lanes of Interstate 80 and struck a westbound vehicle head-on, driven by Franklin Sylalom, 31, of Des Moines. The head-on crash resulted in the death of Sylalom.  

January 10, 2019

Muscatine County Deceased Female Identified

DES MOINES, Iowa -- This is NOT a press release directly from the Iowa Department of Public Safety's (DPS) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI). This is a press release from the Muscatine County Sheriff's Office. The DCI is assisting with this investigation.

January 8, 2019

Muscatine County Investigation of Deceased Female Located on Roadside

DES MOINES, Iowa -- This is NOT a press release directly from the Iowa Department of Public Safety's (DPS) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI). This is a press release from the Muscatine County Sheriff's Office. The DCI is assisting with this investigation.

January 2, 2019

Webster County Officer-Involved Shooting - UPDATE

DES MOINES, Iowa --The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation determined several law enforcement agencies were involved in the pursuit and has identified the deceased as Matthew Hurley, age 45, of Wall Lake, Iowa.  The officers involved in the shooting were identified as Iowa State Patrol Sgt. Aaron Smidt and Calhoun County Deputy Chase Goodman.

January 1, 2019

Webster County Officer-Involved Shooting

DES MOINES, Iowa -- On January 1st, 2019, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation was asked to assist the Webster County Sheriff’s Office and Iowa State Patrol with an officer-involved shooting (see previous press release by Webster County Sheriff’s Office below).  The incident started just outside Fort Dodge and ended near the intersection of Highway 175 and Oak Avenue in rural Webster County.

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