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Burlington Crime

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Recent Crime News

  • Arrest made in Demarcus Chew murder

    Yesterday | via Hawk Eye 

    A 28-year-old Chicago area man was charged Monday with first-degree murder in the execution-style killing of Demarcus "Peanut" Chew, who was shot to death last September on North Hill in Burlington. Antoine Calvin Spann of Park Forest, Illinois, is accused of killing the 26-year-old Chew about 6 a.m. Sept.


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  • City, Steele family finalize $2M settlement

    Wednesday Aug 8 | via Hawk Eye 

    A U.S. federal district judge has given final approval on the $2 million settlement of a federal lawsuit brought by the estate of Autumn Steele, who was fatally shot by a Burlington police officer in 2015. Approval of the settlement by U.S. District Judge James Gritzner was listed Tuesday on the federal court's website for the Southern District of Iowa.


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  • Through the Looking Glass

    Wednesday Aug 8 | via Anniston Star 

    A man walked into a bank in Bayonne, N.J., and passed a note to the teller demanding that she give him "all the money." But he changed his mind, snatched the note back and told her he was just there to open an account.


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  • Lawyers argue over Steele files

    Thursday Aug 2 | via Hawk Eye 

    Attorneys representing an Iowa watch dog group and lawyers for the Autumn Steele family joined forces Wednesday in asking a federal district judge in Davenport to unseal court documents in the wrongful death lawsuit brought against the city of Burlington and officer Jesse Hill. Michael Giudicessi, a Des Moines attorney who is representing the Iowa Freedom of Information Council, asked U.S. Senior District Judge James Gritzner to release sealed court documents into the 2015 fatal police shooting of the 34-year-old Steele.


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  • Man arrested after seeking treatment for stab wound

    Thursday Jul 26 | via Hawk Eye 

    A Burlington man who went to Great River Medical Center Tuesday for treatment of a stab wound received more assistance than he expected. In addition to being treated in the emergency room, Dustin Holmes was also given a bed to sleep in Tuesday night at the Des Moines County jail after he was arrested by police at the medical center on an outstanding warrant for violating his parole.


    Related Topix: Burlington, IA, Des Moines County, IA, Drugs

  • Man charged with attempted murder for firing at police

    Monday Jul 16 | via Hawk Eye 

    The bond for a Burlington man charged with attempted murder for firing at police officers during a foot pursuit Sunday morning has been set at $71,000. Daniel Joseph Fritzjunker, 708 S. Central Ave., was captured following a chase by Burlington police on South Hill in which Fritzjunker fired a single gunshot at the officers.


    Related Topix: Burlington, IA, Drugs, Des Moines County, IA

  • Judge: FOI Council can seek records

    Jul 6, 2018 | via Hawk Eye 

    A federal judge has ruled an open government watchdog group can make arguments for the release of sealed filings in a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Burlington and one of its police officers. The Iowa Freedom of Information Council in June filed a motion to intervene in the lawsuit by the family of Autumn Steele against the city and Officer Jesse Hill, for the purpose of making court records public.


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  • City seeks to prevent intervention in Steele lawsuit

    Jul 2, 2018 | via Hawk Eye 

    Attorneys representing the city of Burlington said in court documents it's unlikely a $2 million settlement tentatively reached last month in the wrongful death lawsuit involving a 2015 fatal police shooting can be finalized if an Iowa watchdog group is allowed to intervene in the federal lawsuit. Martha Shaff, a Davenport attorney representing Burlington and officer Jesse Hill, said in documents filed recently in U.S. District Court in Davenport that the Iowa Freedom of Information Council has no standing to inject itself into the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the estate of 34-year-old Autumn Steele, who was shot and killed by Hill during a domestic disturbance.


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  • Police say suspect not fazed when tazed during drug ...

    Jun 29, 2018 | via Hawk Eye 

    A 48-year-old man was tazed twice by Burlington police before several officers were able to take him to the ground and handcuff him following a traffic stop early Friday. Darnell Givan Yul, 48, Grand Rapids, Michigan, was arrested by Burlington police shortly after midnight Friday on drugs and assault charges.


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