Crime

Crime

An anonymous video has been posted to YouTube showing the driver of a white Nissan Altima involved in a road rage incident last Thursday on Highway 30. The incident occurred in westbound traffic between mile marker 250 and exit...
New York Police used Snapchat to mockingly wish Merry Christmas to handcuffed suspects in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. While conducting routine warrant sweeps the police took time to humiliate a low income family two days before...
Wednesday, December 21st, 2016. 3:45 AM. Ten below outside. Four days before Christmas. The vibration of a cell phone breaks the monotony of an otherwise good night of sleep. The Linn County Attorney answers the call. "Hello" "Yeah, uh Jerry...we have...
24-year-old Marcus Slocum was caught on video taking packages from homes in the Stoney Point neighborhood. He was arrested and charged with theft on Tuesday. Arrest records list his age as 24, though KCRG reported his age as 42....
Mary Beth Haglin was found guilty of sexual exploitation by a school employee Thursday afternoon in Cedar Rapids. Sixth Judicial District Judge Kevin McKeever rendered the verdict. Haglin faces up to two years in jail and a fine between $625...
We've all watched the video. But few people sat through all of the proceedings and evidence presented. The bottom line is that regardless of the circumstances (and whether you are innocent or hiding something) if you comply 100% with the...
“A superior gunman is best defined as one who uses his superior judgment in order to keep himself out of situations that would require the use of his superior skills.” –Jeff Cooper, creator of the Modern Technique of handgun shooting. Across...
A veteran Air Force dog handler shakes his head watching dash cam footage of the Lucas Jones traffic stop that resulted in the escalation of lethal force. "So many mistakes. He choked," says Rod Rigo a veteran of nine deployments...
Cedar Rapids has remarkably strict standards when recruiting officers to the police force. Qualified candidates must have superhuman vision, that allows them to spot tiny dysfunctioning LED lights from over 150 meters away. The most obvious conflict between evidence presented...
Statement from Jerime Mitchell ahead of the release of dashcam footage showing the November 1st traffic stop that left him paralyzed from a gunshot wound to the neck. It is the first public statement from Mitchell since the incident. "What Mr. Vander...
Our private investigator wrote this hypothetical on the Jerime Mitchell shooting three days after the incident based upon a review of physical evidence and photos of the crime scene. We later removed the story per request of the Mitchell family...
  SWAT team members responded to a domestic dispute in Marion Wednesday that briefly locked down St. Joseph and Emerson Elementary School. What began as a domestic situation escalated into a full blown stand-off against militarized force on the streets of...
Now that Chicago Crime is an existential threat to the security of our city it is our duty to alert the public continuously regarding the mass crime network that has infiltrated Cedar Rapids. Please check The Cedar Rapids Defender regularly...
Months after toppling the administration at Washington High School in a sex scandal that grabbed international headlines Mary Beth Haglin continues to skirt serious consequence. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); By waiving her right to a jury trial Haglin...
Three Chicagoans are going away for a long time after being sentenced for robbing a Palo bank in May of this year. Each pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery and face between two and eleven years in...
After enduring nearly three weeks of endless accusations against their department, the CRPD has answered with their own vaguely worded statement defending their man. "The Union fully supports Officer Jones. A Grand Jury proceeding is not an indication of any...
Remember where you heard it first. As first reported October 28th by The Cedar Rapids Defender two Linn Mar employees are under investigation for sexually related crimes. One former employee now has been charged and another is still being investigated. Marion...
Mary Beth Haglin has plead not guilty to charges that she engaged in a sexual relationship with a student while teaching at Washington High School. Haglin entered the plea Thursday morning in Linn County. The prosecutor upgraded the previous misdemeanor...
The national clown prank has officially spread to Cedar Rapids. If you’re not up to speed, pranksters across the country have been dressing up as creepy clowns and scaring people. Some of them are taking it over the line,...
The 13-year-old shooting victim was identified as Taft Middle School student Ireshia Parks. A juvenile has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in relation to her death. Police believe the shooting was unintentional. Ireshia’s family is uninsured and asking for community...
Courtesy of Crime Watch Daily: Teen is caught on video visiting strip club where his former teacher now works after she was fired and arrested for having sex with him 'hundreds of times'. Mary Beth Haglin, 24, charged with...
We get it. You’re tired of Mary Beth Haglin, Ralph Plagman and the sex scandal at Cedar Rapids Washington. The latest development, however, is too juicy for us to settle for the docile coverage found this week at the...
There was an air of violence at the St. Jude Sweet Corn Festival Saturday night in Cedar Rapids. Just after 10 pm witnesses report that tension between rival gangs, composed of teenagers, had increased to a point that a...
Our overnight crime reporter informs that a hit and run driver smashed into Pancheros by Lindale Mall then fled the scene around 2:30 this morning. The store front was devastated by the impact, but....WILL OPEN FOR BUSINESS TODAY AT...
Cedar Rapids and Hiawatha police were flummoxed Wednesday afternoon by a wanted felon who jumped from a moving vehicle near Nixon Elementary. The man, known only as a local carpet installer, is wanted for felony assault with a deadly...
I’ve had a lot of odd jobs in my day. Bounced around from place to place wherever I saw opportunity. Took a side job here, a side job there. I once worked for Chezik Bell Honda in Iowa City...
Veishea. The annual excuse to get drunk, flip over cars, set things on fire and throw rocks at police on the campus of Iowa State University. The event is designed to be a week long demonstration of ISU facilities and...