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  1. Council Bluffs, Ia -- At 7:00 am Council Bluffs Police responded to 2608 S. 24th Street Burger King, for a robbery of an individual. The victim advised 911 a black male 6' in a white gran Prix w/ intransits had a signal 32(gun) in his waistband and robbed the caller for money After the suspect robbed the victim he pulled into the Pilot gas station for a moment then went eastbound on 27th Ave. The suspect then pulled into the East Side of the Best Western hotel then fled back to 27th Ave and headed westbound. The suspect then went southbound to the backside of Bucky's gas stat
  2. Council Bluffs, Ia -- Council Bluffs Police and the Pottawattamie County Sheriff responded to a robbery call around 11 pm for the Kwik Shop at 1749 Broadway.. The description of the robber was a black male around 5' 2". No other description was given. It's unclear at the moment if the male left in a vehicle or by foot. This is a developing story,.
  3. Council Bluffs, Ia -- At around 11:40 am Council Bluffs Police were dispatched for an armed subject carrying a metal pipe in the location of 804 2nd Ave. Reported was a white male suspect, wearing a dark coat and jeans, carrying a metal pipe and possibly has a beard. He beat holes into the callers doors and smashed his head into a cabinet. The suspect also threw a bike and broke out a back window of a car. When police arrived the suspect fled for a short distance before he was apprehended. The suspect was placed into handcuffs and loaded into a CBPD patrol unit. Im
  4. COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA – On February 19, 2021, Casey Gantt, age 33, of Council Bluffs, was sentenced to 151 months in prison and five years of supervised release announced Acting United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal. On December 15, 2020, Gantt’s co-defendant Angela Garges, age 42, also of Council Bluffs, was sentenced to 120 months in prison and five years of supervised release. Both sentences imposed by United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey. This investigation was initiated by the Iowa Department of Correctional Services Fourth Judicial District when Gantt failed to
  5. MetroNewsNow

    WANTED - Matthew John Figueroa

    STATUS: Wanted
  6. Council Bluffs, Ia -- Around 2 am Casey's on 23rd Ave was robbed by a male who passed the clerk a note that said he had a gun. The male was described as a white male wearing a black coat and red hoodie. He also had shaggy blond hair. Council Bluffs Police searched the area for the suspect and didn't find him. Video above is a short clip of the scene only. Official Press Release Officers were dispatched to 510 23rd Ave, Casey’s General Store, in reference to a Robbery call. Officers were informed that an unknown white male, wearing a black coat, Red hooded sweatshirt, whi
  7. Council Bluffs, Ia -- 2/15/2021 Around 5 pm, Omaha Police dispatch received a 3rd party call from a caller that stated someone showed up with a signal 32 (gun) at the residence of 3449 2nd Ave and demanded a large amount of money. Omaha dispatch then contacted the Pottawattamie County dispatchers to report the incident. Council Bluffs Police responded to the incident and spoke with the people inside the home. Council Bluffs Police were able to determine that a white Suburban or GMC SUV with a white male wearing a bandana who jumped into the passenger side of the vehicle fled eastboun
  8. Council Bluffs, Ia -- Around 11:15 pm Council Bluffs Fire and Rescue responded to a camper fire at 1821 28th Ave. While firefighters were enroute dispatch informed them the camper had ammunition and propane tanks in it exploding. Council Bluffs firefighters quickly gained control of the fire. The camper was a complete loss. Temperatures were -9 without the wind-chill. Firefighters not only fought the camper fire, they fought the extreme cold. Fire investigators were on scene. Images
  9. Council Bluffs, Ia --- Around midnight a call was made to Pottawattamie County dispatch that a man had been shot in the stomach at 14 Voorhis Street. Metro News Now was told police were not looking for a suspect. The male who was shot was transported to UNMC in Omaha, Ne. The condition of the man is unknown. UPDATE: Official Council Bluffs Police Narrative: On 2/13/21 at 11:55 pm officers were dispatched to the 10 block of Voorhis Street, Council Bluffs, Ia on a report of a male subject with a gunshot to his abdomen. Officers arrived and located the victim in his reside
  10. As of 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 11, 2021, the Pottawattamie County Public Health (PCPH) COVID-19 vaccine clinic appointments are full. On February 10, 2021, PCPH announced three vaccine clinics for residents ages 65, and older and in less than 24 hours, all 3,300 COVID-19 vaccine appointments filled. “We did the best we could to create a simple registration process. Despite the initial influx that bogged the system and the phone lines temporarily, 3,300 individuals registered for a vaccine in less than 24 hours,” said Matt Wyant with Pottawattamie County Public Health. “We hope to rec
  11. On 2/11/2021 at 12:03 pm Council Bluffs Police were called to the 3000 block of 2nd Ave in regards to a missing 2 yr old. Officers arrived and spoke to the calling party, the father, who stated that Jennifer Reilly, had left the residence late last night with their daughter, Luna Gallagos, and he has not heard from them since. Family members are concerned for their safety due to recent delusional comments made by Reilly. Council Bluffs Police are looking to locate both mother and child to check their physical and emotional welfare. Today both the mother and daughter were found s
  12. Recently, 2 individuals burglarized a local business. If you can help identify them, contact Det. Branigan at 712-890-5119
  13. Council Bluffs, Ia -- Around 4am a man was struck by a vehicle at 16th and G in Council Bluffs. A witness told 911 that a gray mini-van hit a pedestrian on 16th and G and fled. The mini-van fled North towards Walmart according to the witness. It's unclear if the hit and run vehicle was a mini-van as police could be seen talking to another gray vehicle/car in Walmart's parking lot at the north 16th street location in Council Bluffs, Ia. The victim appeared to have an injured leg however, it also appeared he only had half of one leg to begin with. The victim at first refused
  14. Sarpy County Jail -- Ryan Linehan, the man who barricaded himself into an excavator in Council Bluffs Friday is now booked into the Sarpy County Jail. Law enforcement attempted to serve a Warrant Friday morning to Linehan for sexual assault against a child and child abuse. Linehan could face additional charges in Council Bluffs for his stand-off. Pottawattamie County is now reviewing their options to charge Linehan. Linehan did use a weapon to shoot himself in the jaw. Linehan also isn't allowed to be in possession of a firearm. This is a developing story and Metro News Now wil
  15. MetroNewsNow

    Council Bluffs Walgreens robbed at knife point

    Officers were dispatched to 2508 West Broadway St, Walgreens, in reference to a Robbery. Officers were informed that an unknown black male, wearing a black hooded coat, gray sweatpants, black facemask and white shoes, entered the store and walked to the back. The male then went to the register and grabbed a bag of Cheetos. He then went around the counter and took a knife out of his pocket and told the clerk to open the drawer and put the money in a bag. The male then left the store and fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. This is an ongoing in
  16. Council Bluffs, Ia -- Cube Lounge was cited again on Thursday for violation of the Governor of Iowa's Covid proclamation. Council Bluffs Police say the Cube Ultra Lounge violated the mask mandate. This is the third time the Cube Ultra Lounge has been cited for violating the Governors proclamation. As of Sunday 2/7/2021 the Iowa Governors proclamation has eased restrictions.
  17. Council Bluffs, Ia -- 2/5/2021 New details emerge from the stand off between Council Bluffs Police, the US Marshals and an excavator operator wanted for a warrant out of Sarpy County. US Marshals and Council Bluffs Police Officers located and started surveilling Ryan D. Linehan (40 yrs old, Omaha resident) as he was operating a large construction excavator, near the intersection of East Kanesville and Baughn St. Linehan was wanted for a felony warrant issued in Sarpy County Nebraska. Just before 11 am Linehan exited the excavator, deputies and officers then began to approach Linehan
  18. Council Bluffs, Ia -- Around 22 am Saturday morning a call came into the Pottawattamie County dispatchers of a possible intoxicated driver that hit a parked car. Once Council Bluffs Police pulled onto the scene the female driver attempted to flee but was caught immediately. Subsequently, the driver was arrested. Council Bluffs Fire and Rescue was also dispatched to the scene, there were no injuries and no one was transported.
  19. Council Bluffs, Ia -- The Council Bluffs city Council voted 4 - 1 over a week ago to not renew the Cube Ultra Lounge's liquor license. During that meeting a local resident said that he felt the Cube was over-serving customers. The resident also testified to the Council Bluffs City Council he witnessed the Cube's patrons causing issues after leaving the bar and said he felt as if the Cube was over-serving liquor to its customers and that made them more intoxicated than what they should be. The driver above was initially pulled over because a call had been placed to the Pottawattamie County
  20. Council Bluffs, Ia -- Friday evening around 11:45 pm a woman was injured when she was assaulted inside Lipstix Strip bar. Council Bluffs Police and Council Bluffs Fire and rescue responded to the call. The victim was transported to a local Council Bluffs Hospital with injuries. It's unclear how serious the woman's injuries were.
  21. A police chase that was initiated by Omaha Police and went into Council Bluffs then, went back into Omaha resulted in arrests. This is the Official Omaha Police statement to Metro News Now Video Coverage Images
  22. Council Bluffs, Ia -- Around 11:30 am an Omaha man wanted by the U.S. Marshalls and Sarpy County barricaded himself into an excavator at a job site. The job site was located at Kanesville Blvd across from the new YMCA. Once law enforcement arrived a call could be heard through dispatch of an officer stating they have a situation. The suspect barricaded himself into an excavator and wouldn't come out. The suspect also had a gun. Council Bluffs Police then closed East Kanesville Blvd for public safety. After a stand-off that went from 11:30 am to around 7:05 pm, Council Bluff
  23. Council Bluffs, Ia -- 1/22/2021, Jade Good 34, of Council Bluffs Iowa was sentenced to 180 months in prison and 5 years of supervised parole after the sentence is served. Good was charged with possession of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver and possessing a firearm in connection with a drug crime. Good was sentenced in federal court in Omaha, Ne. Read the US Attorneys statement release
  24. Council Bluffs, Ia -- 1/25/2021 In a 4-1 vote Monday night, the Council Bluffs City Council voted to deny the Cube's liquor license. Earlier in the day during the city councils study session Council Bluffs Chief of Police Tim Carmody said he couldn't in good faith support the Cube's license renewal. Attorney Deb Peterson said on certain dates "all related to incidents that happened in the street or sidewalk, there's no conclusive evidence in any of the supporting reports as to where the individuals may of been arrested were drinking". Peterson mentioned only 1 inc
  25. Council Bluffs, Ia -- Around 7:45 pm Council Bluffs Police and Council Bluffs Fire and Rescue responded to a pedestrian vs vehicle call. The female pedestrian was stuck at 15th and Broadway near the beginning of the viaduct in the eastbound lanes. When the call came into dispatch it was for a pedestrian who jumped in front of a vehicle. The female pedestrian was scooped up by Council Bluffs paramedics and transported to UNMC in Omaha, Ne for treatment. Council Bluffs Police told Metro News Now the woman was conscious and breathing and has non life threatening injuries. Cou
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