RAPE-MURDER CASE: 1st Nebraska inmate ever freed by DNA; Killer’s profile by Cedar Rapids FBI agent to be used again October 17, 2008Posted by John in Crime/Courts, Law Enforcement.
Tags: Beatrice (Nebraska), Bruce Lang, Cedar Rapids (Iowa), FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Gage County Sheriff’s Office (Nebraska), Helen Wilson, Nebraska State Patrol, Randall Ritnour
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From Beatrice Daily Sun:
[In 1985, after 68-year-old Helen Wilson was raped and murdered,] the Beatrice Police Department sought help from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
A special agent from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with help from the Behavioral Science Unit at Quantico, Va., reviewed the case and came up with a profile of the killer.
The 10-page report paints a portrait of pathetic evil. …
[Randall] Ritnour, the county’s top prosecutor, said he is aware of the FBI profile. It will be used again, he said. …
Man from Cedar Rapids added to ‘Wanted by the FBI’ page July 30, 2008Posted by John in Crime/Courts, Law Enforcement.
Tags: Cedar Rapids (Iowa), Drugs, Federal Bureau of Investigation, fugitives, LSD, Matthew West, U.S. District Court
From the FBI this morning:
The Wanted by the FBI Omaha page has been updated to include fugitive Matthew Samuel West, who is wanted for failure to appear regarding drug-related charges in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. West was involved in a conspiracy to distribute a substance containing LSD.
Excerpt from the FBI Omaha field office:
While in high school, West enjoyed playing the drums and after graduating he continued to coach the drum line and also played in a local Cedar Rapids band. West was the co-owner/operator of a tie-dye shop. He was artistic and designed shirts that he attempted to sell at Grateful Dead concerts, which he usually attended during the 1980s and into the 1990s. …
Matthew Samuel West is wanted for failure to appear regarding drug-related charges in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. West was involved in a conspiracy to distribute a substance containing LSD. West was convicted after a jury trial on December 2, 1992. He was released on bond while he appealed his conviction, and during this time he fled the state of Iowa.
On April 5, 1994, a federal arrest warrant was issued in the, Northern District of Iowa, for West’s arrest. He was charged with failure to appear.
From Gazette archives (December 6, 1992):
West convicted Matthew West of Cedar Rapids was convicted Thursday by a U.S. District Court jury of conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute LSD.
The jury also concluded that a vehicle belonging to West’s wife did not have to be forfeited to the government. The trial for West, 27, began Nov. 30.
After the conviction was returned Thursday, Judge Michael Melloy ordered West held, pending sentencing March 9.
West was convicted of a conspiracy involving 10 grams or more of LSD, which would subject him to a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years imprisonment, Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven Colloton said.
Tags: arrests, fugitives, Jeffrey Rose, Operation FALCON, sexual assault, U.S. Department of Justice, US Marshals
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Jeffrey Rose was wanted since 1994 by the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office for rape of a child. On Monday, June 23, Rose was arrested by Deputy U.S. Marshals in Cedar Rapids, Iowa based on a collateral lead sent from investigators during Operation FALCON. …
US marshals seize allegedly contaminated pet food; Illinois warehouse supplies pet food to stores in Iowa June 21, 2008Posted by John in Business, Law Enforcement.
Tags: animals, pet food, PETCO, pets
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CHICAGO – Federal marshals carrying a search warrant visited the Joliet distribution center of PETCO Animal Supplies Inc. on Thursday, seizing animal food products that were allegedly contaminated. …
There were no known public health risks posed by the pet food and no incidents of human or animal illness have been traced to the products, …
The warehouse supplies pet food to stores in Illinois, Alabama, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, …
Tags: iowa department of public safety, Missing Persons, Nicole Gillis, Sara Rouze, Twinette Gray, Whitney Schultz
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Nicole Gillis  was reported missing to the Cedar Rapids Police Department, in Cedar Rapids on May 23, 2008. …
Whitney Schultz  was reported missing to the Cedar Rapids Police Department, in Cedar Rapids on May 24, 2008. …
Twinette Gray  was reported missing to the Coralville Police Department, in Coralville on May 25, 2008. …
Sara Rouze  was reported missing to the Cedar Rapids Police Department, in Cedar Rapids on May 28, 2008. …
Tags: iowa department of public safety, Johnson County Sheriff's Office (Iowa), Missing Persons
Name: Naomi L Hudek Age At Report: 60 Age Now: 60 Weight: 126 lbs. Height: 5’04″ Race: White Hair: unknown or Completely Bald Eyes: Blue Sex: Female Incident Type: Disability – physical / mental Naomi Hudek was reported missing to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, in Iowa City on May 19, 2008.
Per Mar buys A-1 Alarm Company of Cedar Rapids May 9, 2008Posted by John in Business, Law Enforcement.
Tags: A-1 Alarm Company, Cedar Rapids (Iowa), Dee Ann Stover, Jim Poorbaugh, Per Mar Security
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Per Mar Security announced last week that they have purchased Cedar Rapids, Iowa, based A-1 Alarm Company.
A-1, which was owned and operated by Jim Poorbaugh, installs burglar and fire alarm systems, as well as access controls and closed-circuit television systems. …
According to Finch, the acquisition adds nearly 1,000 customers to company …
Dee Ann Stover of A-1 Alarm Company is pictured in the article. According to the Iowa Secretary of State site, she is Treasurer.
Linn County teen reported missing Wednesday April 25, 2008Posted by John in Law Enforcement.
Tags: Cedar Rapids (Iowa), iowa department of public safety, Linn County Iowa, Linn County Sheriff's Office (Iowa), Missing Persons, Trevor McMurrin
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Trevor Mcmurrin  was reported missing to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, in Cedar Rapids on Apr 23, 2008. …
Ex-Cedar Rapids man may have taken (now-dead) Utah woman against her will, family said / UPDATE: Man’s C.R. mom quoted by Utah paper April 22, 2008Posted by John in Crime/Courts, Law Enforcement.
Tags: Debbie Jones, Deborah Jones, domestic violence, Michael Doyel, Michael J. Doyel, Michael Jerome Doyel, Missing Persons, Pauline Doyel
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Prior to the announcement of the discovery of Jones’ body, the Deseret News spoke with Michael Doyel’s 75-year-old mother in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She expressed grave concern for Jones due to her son’s behavior in the past.
“My last words to him were, ‘Go away. Leave her alone and be good. Be good,’” Pauline Doyel said. “Leave people alone.”
Pauline Doyel said her son is a “habitual liar” and suffers from what she called paranoid schizophrenia.
“We had him institutionalized. He’s been in jail, he’s been in prison. We’ve done everything in our power to get help for him,” she said. … [MORE]
From April 22 Deseret Morning News (Salt Lake City):
Deborah Jones met with domestic violence detectives a day before she went missing, police said Monday, as the search for Jones continued.
Jones, 50, met with Salt Lake domestic violence detectives Wednesday, concerned about threats made by her ex-boyfriend, said Salt Lake police detective Robert Eldard. Jones agreed to another meeting the next day, but never returned to the station, police said.
Jeff Jones, Deborah’s son, believes his mother may have been taken against her will by her former live-in boyfriend, Michael Jerome Doyel. Jeff Jones said after his mother and Doyel broke up about two weeks ago, Doyel made several threatening phone calls. Some of the threats were violent in nature. …
Jones’ family… believes Doyel is the main person of interest. They have created a Web site, www.finddebbie.com, to help locate their missing loved one. On the site, they said Doyel should be considered a “dangerous person” and made a plea to the public to “help bring Michael Doyel to justice.” …
The Jones family said on the Web site that Doyel has “an extensive criminal record.” A check of state court records in Utah by the Deseret News showed Doyel was arrested in 1999 in Salt Lake City for being a fugitive from justice from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Doyel was also charged in 1999 in 3rd District Court and later convicted of assault on a police officer and interfering with an arrest, both misdemeanors.
Jones is 5 feet 6 inches, weighs 230 pounds with hazel eyes and shoulder-length brunette hair. Doyel is 5 feet 11 inches, 195 pounds with brown eyes and wavy brown hair. He wears wire-rim glasses. He has a tattoo “Jan Dolley” on his chest. …
From September 22, 1999 Gazette:
C.R. man won’t be charged in woman’s disappearance
By Kristophere’ Owens
Gazette staff writer
CEDAR RAPIDS – A Cedar Rapids man connected with the disappearance of a Marengo woman will not face charges for his actions during the four weeks the two were gone.
While Michael Doyel, 38, of 3411 First Ave. SE, and Juanita Plowman, 60, of Marengo, were away, Doyel used a bank ATM to make an empty deposit in an account opened by Plowman and later withdrew about $8,000 from the account.
Because Plowman has repaid that money to the bank, Cedar Rapids Police Department Detective Greg Koenighain told KCRG-TV9 that no charges would be filed against Doyel.
Koenighain said Plowman knew Doyel was taking the money.
Plowman, however, denied that.
Upset that Cedar Rapids Police and the Linn County Attorney’s Office did not tell her they do not plan to file charges against Doyel, Plowman said she is not sure what action she will take. She said she will discuss it with her son, Jim, of Marengo.
“It’s kind of a rotten deal,” she said last night.
Plowman met Doyel through a personals advertisement and left on a trip with him April 25. Family members, concerned about her safety, filed a missing person report in Iowa County.
The two were found May 24 in a West Valley City, Utah, motel room.
Tags: iowa department of public safety, Missing Persons, Roland Bobb
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Roland Bobb was reported missing to the Cedar Rapids Police Department, in Cedar Rapids on Apr 17, 2008. …