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UIPD issues Crime Alert 17-07

According to an Iowa City Police press release, on Sunday, April 30, 2017, at 2:24 a.m., Iowa City Police officers responded to the area of College St. and Van Buren St. on the report of a strong arm robbery that had just occurred. The victims reported that they were walking on College St. when a group of African American males got out of a vehicle, assaulted them, and stole their wallets. The suspects returned to the vehicle and fled the area. Both victims sustained minor injuries and refused medical treatment. Iowa City Area CrimeStoppers is offering a reward of up to $1000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect/s. Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact CrimeStoppers at 358-TIPS (8477). All calls are held in strict confidence and anonymity is guaranteed. Individuals providing information do not have to reveal their identity to collect a reward.

UIPD Issues Crime Alert

University of Iowa officials received a report of a sexual assault that occurred during the early morning hours of Sunday, April 23rd,  at a westside residence hall. Indications are the assault was perpetrated by an acquaintance.

UIPD Issues Crime Alert

University of Iowa officials received a report of a sexual assault that occurred during the early hours of Saturday, February 18,  at an east side residence hall. Indications are the assault was perpetrated by an acquaintance.

Iowa City police seek suspect in Saturday evening robbery

On February 12 at approximately 1:13 a.m., Iowa City Police received a report of a strong-armed robbery at 22 S. Van Buren Street. The victim reported being approached by two men who demanded his phone and wallet. The suspects fled after taking an undisclosed amount of cash and were not located. One suspect was described as being about 6 feet tall with a muscular build, short buzzed hair and wearing a white and navy blue crew neck shirt. The other suspect was also described to be about 6 feet tall, with light brown scruffy hair.

Student security officer program advances community policing efforts

Though the department historically has employed a handful of students each semester to help with security-related duties, it hopes to hire about 125 students to help with building checks, dorm patrol, fingerprinting, athletic events, and other special events. The program also will feature opportunities for students to advance to supervisory positions to assist with additional daily operations.