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May 22, 2018

Deaths Ruled as Apparent Murder/Suicide

BELLE PLAINE, Iowa -- Investigators have concluded their investigation and based on evidence collected at the GERLEMAN residence, interviews of Union Pacific Railroad employees, video footage from the Union Pacific engine and a multitude of a sundry interviews, the conclusion is GERLEMAN committed suicide and pulled her eight year old son into the path of the train, thus killing him as well.  Evidence at the impact site indicates GERLEMAN waited near the railroad tracks for the Union Pacific train to approach.  GERLEMAN and her son Henry can be seen on video crossing the tracks and as the train draws near, GERLEMAN returns to the center of the tracks and at the last moment pulls Henry into the path of the train. 

May 22, 2018

Iowa State Patrol to Participate in Tri-State Seatbelt Enforcement

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Seat belts, car seats and booster seats: First line of defense in a crash! Click it or Ticket enforcement and education May 21 – June 3, 2018.

May 21, 2018

CHANGE HABITS TO SAVE LIVES

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Beginning May 21 and until June 3, 2018 State and local law enforcement agencies across the United States will be stepping up enforcement with the Click It or Ticket campaign.  This concentrated effort will be on the lookout for motorists who aren’t wearing their seat belts.  Click It or Ticket is not just about writing traffic tickets; it’s about saving lives.  In 2016, the last year in which the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has information, there were 10,428 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in the United States.  That number is more than the population of Grimes, IA and of 99.5 percent of Iowa’s towns and cities.

May 18, 2018

First Degree Murder Arrest

BELLEVUE, Iowa -- On Sunday, December 25, 2016, the Bellevue Police Department (BPD) was called to the residence of James Michael Remakel located at 606 South Riverview Drive.  Upon arrival, law enforcement found a door which appeared to have been forced open.  Once inside, Remakel was found deceased in his residence.  Bellevue Police requested assistance from the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) with the suspicious death investigation.

May 11, 2018

Weather Forces Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony to be held in Capitol Rotunda

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Due to inclement weather, the Iowa Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony will be held indoors at the State Capitol Rotunda this morning at 10:00AM. Parking is available in the parking lot on the east side of the Capitol building.

May 9, 2018

Body in Centerville Fire Identified

CENTERVILLE, Iowa -- On Saturday, May 5, 2018, the Centerville Police Department and Centerville Fire Department responded to a fire at 828 South Park Avenue in Centerville.  A body was located in the residence and identified as 51-year-old Timothy Pasa. 

May 8, 2018

Six Fallen Officers to be Honored at Iowa Peace Officer Memorial

DES MOINES, Iowa --This Friday, May 11, 2018, at 10:00 AM, Governor Kim K. Reynolds and the State of Iowa will honor six officers killed in the line of duty.  Each of these men died while serving to protect and keep Iowa communities safe.

May 8, 2018

Six Fallen Officers to be Added to Iowa Peace Officer Memorial

DES MOINES, Iowa --This Friday, May 11, 2018, at 10:00 AM, Governor Kim K. Reynolds and the State of Iowa will honor six officers killed in the line of duty.  Each of these men died while serving to protect and keep Iowa communities safe.

May 7, 2018

Update: Subjects Identified

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The subjects involved in the Belle Plaine train/pedestrian accident have been identified as; Teresa Catherine GERLEMAN (age 36) and her son, Henry FIELDS (age 8) both of Belle Plaine, Iowa.  The Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner has scheduled the autopsies for the aforementioned on Thursday, May 10, 2018.  No additional information will be released pending the autopsy results. 

May 4, 2018

Suspicious Deaths Being Investigated by the DCI and Belle Plaine Police Department

Belle Plaine, Iowa -- On May 4, 2018, at approximately 4:57 AM, the Belle Plaine Police Department (BPPD) responded to the 9th Street railroad crossing reference a train/pedestrian accident.  Upon arrival, BPPD located two deceased individuals, an approximately 35 year old Caucasian female and an approximately 8 year old Caucasian male.  The names of the two decedents will not be released until they have been positively identified and family of the decedents notified.  Union Pacific Railroad is cooperating with the investigation. 

May 2, 2018

Update on Body Found in Rural Davis County

BLOOMFIELD, Iowa -- The investigation into the death of Sharon Moritz has been completed by the Davis County Sheriff’s office and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.  The Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner has finalized the autopsy results for Moritz.  The cause of death was probable smoke inhalation and thermal injuries and the manner of death has been ruled a suicide.

May 1, 2018

Council Bluffs Pursuit Ends in Officer Involved Shooting

COUNCIL BLUFFS, 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 Council Bluffs Police Department. The DCI is assisting with this investigation.

April 30, 2018

DCI Investigating Rural Moorland Officer Involved Shooting - Update

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation has identified the deceased male subject involved in the officer-involved shooting in Moorland, Iowa as Joshua Lee Ewing, age 26, of Carroll, Iowa.  An autopsy is scheduled with the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office for Tuesday, May 1st, 2018.

April 29, 2018

DCI Investigating Rural Moorland Officer Involved Shooting

DES MOINES, Iowa -- On April 29, 2018, an Iowa State (ISP) Trooper responded to a motorist assist in the 2300 block of Carter Avenue, in rural Moorland, Iowa, just west of Fort Dodge, Iowa.  Upon arrival, the Trooper encountered a male and female involved in a dispute and the male subject pointed and fired a handgun at the Trooper.   The male subject and the ISP Trooper exchanged several rounds at each other and the male subject was subsequently shot and killed.  The Trooper was not injured.  The initial investigation revealed the male suspect had fired several shots into his own vehicle prior to the Trooper arriving.

April 27, 2018

Update: Bailiff and Suspect Identified

DAVENPORT, Iowa -- On April 25, 2018, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) was asked to assist the Scott County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) and the Davenport Police Department (DPD) reference a disturbance which had taken place outside the Scott County Courthouse.  DCI’s role was to investigate the discharging of a service weapon by a responding bailiff.   As previously mentioned in a past press release, two bailiffs and a Davenport police officer responded to the disturbance.  Adam Demarcus LAFRENTZ (29 yrs old) of Davenport, Iowa was noncompliant with the directives and orders given to him by the bailiffs and the police officer.  During the altercation, Bailiff Timothy HUTCHESON, with approximately 14 years of service with the SCSO, discharged his service weapon, firing one round.  LEFRENTZ was not struck by the bullet nor were the bailiff’s or police officer.  Additionally, a less lethal device was used by the assisting bailiff which seemingly had little to no effect on LEFRENTZ. 

Aprill 23, 2018

Boone Officer Involved Shooting Update

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 Boone Police Department. The DCI is assisting with this investigation.

April 23, 2018

Press Conference Notification - Today

A Press Conference will be held today, April 23, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at the Boone Police Department, 525 Story Street, Boone, Iowa, in regards to the Boone Officer Involved Shooting..

April 19, 2018

Iowa State Patrol to Participate in Six-State Drug Impaired Driving Enforcement Campaign, “Driving High? Kiss Your License Goodbye!"

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Like drunk driving, drugged driving is impaired driving, which means it is illegal in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington D.C.  Whether the drug is obtained legally or illegally, driving while drug-impaired poses a threat to the driver, vehicle passengers and other road users.

April 18. 2018

Waukon Man Charged with Murder

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 Allamakee County Attorney. The DCI is assisting with this investigation.

April 17, 2018

DCI Assists with Waukon Death Investigation

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 Waukon Police Department. The DCI is assisting with this investigation.

April 12, 2018

Consumer Fireworks Online Licensing Portal Open for 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The State Fire Marshal Division opened its online licensing portal for consumer fireworks March 1, 2018 and is currently accepting applications for licenses for the retail sales of consumer fireworks.  Retailers are encouraged to submit their applications early so that the application can be processed and the license issued prior to the first day for sales of consumer fireworks.  A total of 664 consumer fireworks sales licenses were issued in 2017.

April 10, 2018

Iowa State Patrol Arrests Another Murder Suspect

DES MOINES, Iowa -- For the second time in less than a week, an Iowa State Trooper has arrested a suspect wanted for an out-of-state murder. This morning, a member of the Iowa State Patrol’s Vehicle Theft Unit checked the license plate of a vehicle in a business parking lot in Davenport that was confirmed stolen out of Wichita, Kansas. 

April 7, 2018

DCI Assisting With Sheldon Death Investigation

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 Sheldon Police Department. The DCI is assisting with this investigation.

April 6, 2018

High Speed Pursuit Leads to the Arrest of Murder Suspect by State Patrol

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Iowa State Patrol attempted to stop a vehicle yesterday on Hwy 218 near Nashua around 9:30 am for a speed violation. The driver, 21 year old Devon Cooke of Miami, Florida, fled at speeds over 100mph and drove at oncoming traffic. He was apprehended after a short foot pursuit when his tires became deflated from a set of stop sticks deployed by officers.

April 6, 2018

Indianola Day Care Provider Arrested

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 Warren County Attorney's Office. The DCI is assisting with this investigation.

April 2, 2018

April is Distracted Driving Month

Distracted driving is one of the fastest growing safety issues on the roads today. Distracted drivers aren’t just a threat to themselves: they’re a danger to everyone else on the road.  With more portable technology now than ever, driver distractions have risen to unprecedented numbers. We live in a world where people expect instant, real-time information 24 hours-a-day and those desires do not stop just because people get behind the wheel of a vehicle.  Not all distractions are caused by electronic devices but drivers using hand-held devices while driving are FOUR times as likely to get into crashes serious enough to injure themselves or others.

March 29, 2018

Iowa State Patrol PIO Coverage March 31 - April 3, 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Trooper Alex Dinkla will serve as the Public Information Officer for the Iowa State Patrol from March 31 - April 3, 2018.  He can be reached at 515-443-6644 or dinkla@dps.state.ia.us  for any media inquiries, open records or general requests.

March 28, 2018

Governor's Lifesaving Awards Nomination Deadline Approaching

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS) is accepting nominations for the Governor’s Lifesaving Awards until
April 15, 2018. These special recognition awards are presented to ordinary citizens who take extraordinary lifesaving measures to save a fellow citizen.  

March 20, 2018

Driver Charged in NE Iowa Fatal Crash

DES MOINES, Iowa -- On Monday, March 19, 2018, the Iowa State Patrol and the Clayton Sheriff’s Office working jointly arrested Kory Allen Doeppke of Elkader, Iowa.  Doeppke was arrested on two counts of Homicide by Vehicle, for causing the deaths of Brady Edwards and Izaiah Drinkwater.  These deaths are a result from a motor vehicle collision which occurred on Friday, February 16, 2018.  Kory Allen Doeppke is being held at the Clayton County Law Enforcement Center on a $20,000.00 bond. 

March 16, 2018

Okoboji Woman Arrested in Credit Card Fraud / Forgery / Identity Theft Case

SIOUX CITY, Iowa -- An Okoboji resident has been arrested and charged with nineteen(19) felony charges: Six (6) counts of Forgery, six (6) counts of Credit Card Fraud, six (6) counts of Identity Theft, and one (1) count of Commission of Specified Unlawful Activity.

March 14, 2018

Oskaloosa Death Investigation - UPDATE

DES MOINES, Iowa -- On March 14, 2018, members of the Oskaloosa Police Department arrested Luke VanHemert, 23, of 603 North 3rd Street, in Oskaloosa, Iowa. VanHemert was charged with one count of Murder in the Second Degree. VanHemert is currently being held in the Mahaska County Jail. VanHemert was taken into custody without incident at his place of employment in Pella, Iowa. VanHemert is being held on $500,000 cash only.

March 14, 2018

Press Conference Notification - TODAY

Press conference to be held today, March 14, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. at the Mahaska County LEC, Emergency Operation Center Room,
314 High Avenue E, Oskaloosa, Iowa, regarding the Oskaloosa Death Investigation.

March 9, 2018

Don't Rely on the Luck of the Irish

DES MOINES, Iowa -- One of America’s favorite holidays, St. Patrick’s Day, is March 17, and we continually see a spike in drunk-driving crashes on this date every year.  In order to make Iowa roads safer all across the state, drivers will notice heightened traffic enforcement March 14 – 17, 2018.  Law enforcement officers will especially be watching for drunk drivers and vehicle occupants not wearing a seat belt.

March 6, 2018

Lakota Man Arrested for First Degree Murder - UPDATE

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 Kossuth County Sheriff's Office. The DCI is assisting with this investigation.

March 5, 2018

Lakota Man Arrested for First Degree Murder

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 Kossuth County Sheriff's Office. The DCI is assisting with this investigation.

March 2, 2018

Cresco Death Investigation - UPDATE

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Iowa Division of Investigation has identified the subjects involved in a shooting incident in Cresco, Iowa, on March 1st, 2018.  Officers had responded to a 911 call reporting a shooting at 700 South Elm Street #32 in Cresco, Iowa.  Upon arrival, officers were confronted by Brian Fullhart, age 34, at the residence who was uncooperative with officers and threatening to shoot officers.  Fullhart was eventually taken into custody at 6:45 am.  Officers then entered the residence and located the body of a deceased female.  That female was later identified as Fullhart’s wife, Zoanne Fullhart, age 34, of Decorah, Iowa.

March 2, 2018

Press Conference Notification - TODAY

Press conference to be held today, March 2, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. at the Mahaska County LEC, Emergency Operation Center Room, 314 High Avenue E, Oskaloosa, Iowa, regarding the Oskaloosa Death Investigation.

March 1, 2018

Cresco Death Investigation

DES MOINES, Iowa -- On March 1st, 2018, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation was asked to assist the Cresco Police Department with a death investigation.  The Cresco Police Department had been called to the area of 700 S. Elm Street at about 1:30 am regarding a shots fired call.  Officers arrived and located a subject barricaded in a residence near this location.  The Cresco Police Department and Iowa State Patrol negotiated with this individual for several hours and were able to take him into custody without incident.  Officers then located the deceased individual inside the residence.  This investigation is on-going.

February 23, 2018

Search Warrant Obtained for Monticello and Delhi Residences

DES MOINES, Iowa -- On February 22, 2018, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation obtained a state search warrant for the residences of Greg Stephen in Monticello and Delhi, Iowa.  The search warrant affidavit states that a device had previously been obtained from Stephen’s  Monticello residence and was examined by law enforcement agents.  The affidavit states the device was found to contain video clips believed to depict young, non-adult disrobed male individuals.  Based on the investigation, the male individuals do not appear to be aware they were being recorded.
 

February 23, 2018

UPDATE - Creston Death Investigation

CRESTON, Iowa -- The Office of the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s office conducted an autopsy on Paul Allen Scheel.  The manner of death has been ruled a homicide and the cause of death is not being released at this time.

February 20, 2018

Iowa's First State Fire Marshal to be Honored

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Iowa State Fire Marshal Division will honor the service of Iowa’s first State Fire Marshal by naming its primary training room in the Department of Public Safety’s headquarters in honor of Ole O. Roe.

February 19, 2018

State Fire Marshal Advises of New Rule Concerning Carbon Monoxide Alarms

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The following rule was adopted on February 7, 2018, by the Iowa Fire Marshal’s Office: Iowa Administrative Code Chapter 661- 211; Carbon Monoxide Alarms. Effective Date: July 1, 2018

February 19, 2018

Over 160 Vehicles in Central Iowa Mega-Crashes

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Iowa State Patrol has some helpful tips for motorists with icy weather moving across much of the state over the next couple of days.

February 18, 2018

Multiple Crashes on Iowa Interstates

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Iowa State Patrol responded to numerous crashes today on the Interstates due to a quick moving snow system that caused roads to become snow covered and icy.

February 15, 2018

Creston Death Investigation

CRESTON, Iowa -- On February 14, 2018, at approximately 8:17pm, the Union County Dispatch Center received a call to do a welfare check at a residence located 300 East Montgomery, Apartment 3 in Creston, Iowa.  Upon arriving and entering the residence, Creston Police Department officers discovered the body of a deceased male.

February 15, 2018

DCI Warns of Scam

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) and Iowa State Patrol is warning of a scam targeting Iowans by misrepresenting the staff of the Department.

February 8, 2018

UPDATE - Body Found in Rural Davis County

BLOOMFIELD, Iowa -- The human remains that were found in the burned out car have been identified as Sharon Kay Moritz, 63, from Northwood, Iowa.  The car that Moritz was located in was registered to her.  The car was a 2006 White Chevrolet 4 door Impala.  The investigation found that Moritz has family from the Davis County area.  The full autopsy results are still pending and will not completed for approximately 4 to 6 weeks. 

February 6, 2018

UPDATE - Sioux County Jail Inmate Death Investigation

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 Sioux County Sheriff's Office. The DCI assisted with this investigation.

February 5, 2018

UPDATE - DCI Assisting in Council Bluffs Officer Involved Shooting Investigation

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 Council Bluffs Police Department. The DCI is assisting with this investigation.

February 2, 2018

Death Investigation Results

BURLINGTON, Iowa -- On January 12, 2018, the Burlington Police Department was called to investigate the discovery of a dead body in the basement of 704 S. Central Avenue, Burlington, IA. The decedent was identified as fifty three (53) year old Ricky Dean WIXOM.   On October 10, 2017, prior to the discovery of WIXOM, his family filed a missing person’s report.  On January 12, 2018, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation was called in to assist with the investigation. 

February 1, 2018

DCI Assisting in Council Bluffs Officer Involved Shooting Investigation

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 Council Bluffs Police Department. The DCI is assisting with this investigation.

January 31, 2018

UPDATE - Officer Names Released in Bremer County Officer Involved Shooting Incident

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Bremer County Attorney’s Office is releasing the following names of law enforcement officers involved in this incident, they are in no particular order: Trooper Nathaniel Miller; Trooper  Chris Forsyth; Trooper Ken Haut; Bremer County Deputy Glenn Beenblossom; Chief of Nashua Police Travis Marvin; Nashua Police Officer Benjamin Scholl; and Chickasaw County Deputy Adam Hanson.

January 29, 2018

Body Found in Rural Davis County

BLOOMFIELD, Iowa -- On Saturday, January 27, 2018, the Davis County Law Enforcement center received a 911 call around 10:30am in reference to a burned out car in rural Davis County. A local farmer had discovered the vehicle.  Deputies arrived in the area of 27772 Vetch Avenue, Pulaski, Iowa, and discovered a burned out vehicle.  The vehicle was located in a farm lane off a dirt road.  Upon inspecting the vehicle, law enforcement discovered human remains inside the vehicle.

January 29, 2018

Authorities Asking for Public's Assistance in Identifying Individuals

DES MOINES, Iowa -- On January 28th, 2018, at about 1:30 am, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a shooting at the rest stop located at exit 159 in Dows, Iowa.  The shooting victim was transported to North Iowa Mercy Hospital for treatment.  The incident is being investigated by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, the Iowa State Patrol, the Wright County Sheriff’s Office, and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.

January 29, 2018

Sioux County Jail Inmate Death Investigation

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 Sioux County Sheriff's Office. The DCI is assisting with this investigation.

January 25, 2018

Humboldt County Arrest in Alleged Abduction

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 Humboldt County Sheriff's Office. The DCI is assisting with this investigation.

January 19, 2018

UPDATE - DCI Investigating Incident with Officer Involved Shooting

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation has identified the subject involved in this incident as Jihad Merrick, age 29, of Minneapolis, MN.  An autopsy has been conducted by the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office and the results of that examination and the investigation will be forwarded to the Bremer County Attorney’s Office for review.  This incident occurred on Highway 218 southbound at the 211.5 mile marker, which is inside Bremer County.

January 18, 2018

Iowa State Patrol PIO Coverage January 20 - 24, 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa --Trooper Alex Dinkla will serve as the Public Information Officer for the Iowa State Patrol from January 20 – 24.  He can be reached at 515-443-6644 or dinkla@dps.state.ia.us   for any media inquiries, open records or general requests.

January 18, 2018

DCI Investigating Incident with Officer Involved Shooting

DES MOINES, Iowa -- On January 17th, 2018, at 8:31 p.m., the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 report of a subject with a gun pointed at his head in a vehicle at Love’s Truck Stop in Floyd, Iowa.  Prior to officers’ arrival, the subject fled the area southbound on Highway 218.

January 17, 2018

Clay County Investigation Concluded with Justification in Use of Deadly Force

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 Clay County Attorney's Office. The DCI assisted with this investigation.

January 16, 2018

Do You Know a Local Hero? DPS is Now Accepting Nominations for Governor's Lifesaving Awards

Des Moines, IOWA -- The Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS) is now accepting nominations for the Governor's Lifesaving Awards. These special recognition awards are granted to ordinary citizens who took extraordinary measures to save the life of someone else.

 

January 11, 2018

UPDATE - Suspect Arrested After Brief Stand-Off With Shots Fired

Des Moines, IOWA -- The suspect in the Atalissa shooting incident has been identified as Charles Johnston, age 60, was taken into custody and is currently being held in the Cedar County Jail.

January 11, 2018

Suspect Arrested After Brief Stand-Off With Shots Fired

Des Moines, IOWA -- Iowa State Patrol Troopers and local law enforcement officers responded to a 911 call of  “shots fired” along Interstate I-80 East of the 265 mile marker at the rest area. The suspect then drove west bound and exited at the 265 exit where he fired more rounds at motorists at the BP gas station. Troopers encountered the suspect on County RD X46 where they engaged him and exchanged gunfire. After a brief stand-off Troopers/Officers were able to take the suspect into custody. No injuries were sustained by the suspect or law enforcement.

January 2, 2018

The DCI is now accepting applications for Summer 2018 internships.

Des Moines, IOWA -- Since 1921, the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) has provided professional support to federal, state, county, and city law enforcement agencies and unwavering service to the citizens of Iowa.  An internship with the DCI will provide a student with the opportunity to experience the variety of services and investigative resources the DCI provide on a daily basis.  A DCI internship will provide exposure to the many different people, places, and things that make the DCI a premiere law enforcement agency.

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