An Iowa City man was sentenced Friday to 50 years in prison for attempting to kill ex-girlfriend, her boyfriend and 3 kids by setting a blaze with lighter fluid inside her apartment.
Articles Tagged: Arson
Crime and Courts Apr. 11, 2023 5:19 pm48d ago
A Cedar Rapids man who intentionally set fire to a house and left 15 animals inside to die was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in prison.
Crime and Courts Mar. 14, 2023 12:05 pm76d ago
A woman was arrested Monday in Waukon, in connection with a fire that happened a year ago at her Waukon business.
Crime and Courts Feb. 9, 2023 4:54 pm109d ago
A Cedar Rapids man pleaded guilty Thursday morning to charges that he intentionally set a fire in a house with 15 animals inside. All 15 animals were killed in the fire.
Crime and Courts Jan. 26, 2023 2:03 pm123d ago
An Iowa City man was convicted for igniting a fire at his former girlfriend’s apartment, trapping her, her boyfriend and three kids under the age of 5. They escaped on a balcony and waited for firefighters.
Crime and Courts Jan. 12, 2023 4:51 pm137d ago
A Central City woman was arrested Wednesday after she was reportedly caught on surveillance footage lighting her own restaurant on fire. She made a fraudulent insurance claim two days later, according to a criminal complaint.
Crime and Courts Dec. 16, 2022 6:00 am164d ago
He’s accused of pouring lighter fluid under his ex-girlfriend’s apartment door and igniting a blaze, trapping his ex, her boyfriend and three children inside. They escaped by going on the balcony.
Crime and Courts Oct. 19, 2022 12:44 pm222d ago
Authorities say a Cedar Rapids man intentionally set fire to a residence, killing 15 animals including ducks, rabbits, dogs, fish and a snake.
Crime and Courts Jul. 18, 2022 12:54 pm315d ago
An Iowa City man is facing a charge of arson after police say he set fire to a pile of abandoned property next to a homeless shelter.
Crime and Courts May. 23, 2022 3:05 pm371d ago
Two Vinton juveniles are facing arson charges in relation to a fire at a town park that caused more than $200,000 worth of damage.
Crime and Courts Oct. 19, 2022 1:12 pm222d ago
It will cost over $200,000 to rebuild a Vinton Park after it was burned down this weekend in an apparent arson, according to a video posted to Facebook by the director of the Vinton Parks and Recreation Department.
Crime and Courts Dec. 27, 2021 11:07 am518d ago
Hy-Vee management called about 8 p.m. to report a fire by their loading dock at the 1720 Waterfront Drive store.
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State Government Sep. 9, 2021 3:51 pm627d ago
During July and August, Iowa DNR officials noticed an uptick in the number of illegal fires being set in parking lots, fields, and woodlands located within the 14,000-acre Hawkeye Wildlife Area.
Crime and Courts Jul. 15, 2021 10:40 am683d ago
Nola L. Wardell, 51, of Calumet City, Ill., faces a charge of first-degree arson after authorities say she set a front porch ablaze at a residence in southwest Cedar Rapids in April.