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Arrest Made In Student Death

An arrest has been made in connection to the stabbing death of William Penn student and former basketball player Marquis Todd. According to Michael Motsinger,...

OPD Asking for Public’s Help Identifying BP Robbery Suspect

                    (Press Release) On Sunday, February 18, 2018, at approximately 7:58 p.m., the Ottumwa Police Department received a report of a Robbery that occurred...

Ottumwan Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Insurance Fraud

Cletus Abongwa Ngwa, 34, of Ottumwa, Iowa, was sentenced in United States District Court in Des Moines, Iowa on September 15, 2017, to an...

Stinson Pleads Guilty To Stealing from Christian School

An Ottumwa woman will avoid a potentially lengthy prison term after pleading guilty to one count of first degree theft. Forty-one year old Joni Stinson...

Deputies Make Arrest in Burglary Investigation

Wapello County Sheriff Deputies have made an arrest just three days after a burglary was reported in rural Wapello County. Deputies received a report of...

Arrest Made in Downtown Parking Lot Shooting

Ottumwa Police Officers have arrested a man they say took part in a shooting, on August 20th, in a parking lot south of the...

Judge: No “Stand Your Ground” Defense for Alleged 19 Year Old Shooter

Judge Lucy Gamon of Iowa's 8th judicial district has ruled that a man accused of killing a 16 year old Ottumwa teen will not...

Man Arrested for Stolen Guns, Weed

Ottumwa Police Officers arrested an Ottumwa man on Sunday, charging him with possession of a stolen firearm and marijuana. Officers responded to an apartment in...

Officers Respond to Shots Fired – No Injuries Reported

Ottumwa Police Officers responded to a report of a shooting in downtown Ottumwa Sunday. Ottumwa Police Lieutenant Chad Farrington says in a press release that...

Man Arrested Carrying Machete, Baseball Bat

A man was arrested on the south side of Ottumwa Monday, following a scary situation for residents of one neighborhood. Ottumwa Police Chief Tom McAndrew...