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Posted on: January 30, 2023

Week of Jan. 30 Traffic Unit Update

The Ankeny Police Traffic Unit will be working in the areas SW Magazine Road and SW Prairie Trail Parkway this week in response to speeding in the area. Recent speed studies (this January 2023) have shown 85% of the drivers on these roads were averaging o...
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Police News
Posted on: January 16, 2023

Week of Jan. 16 Traffic Unit Update

The Ankeny Police Traffic Unit will be working in the area between the 100 block and the 1000 block of NE 5th this week in response to complaints of speeding in the area.

Remember to drive cautious during the winter season. Be sure to buckle up, drive safe...

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Police News
Posted on: January 12, 2023

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday Closures

The City of Ankeny offices and facilities, including the Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library and the Albaugh Family Senior Community Center, will be closed Monday, Jan. 16 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. 

The Ankeny City Coun...

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City News - News Release
Posted on: January 11, 2023

Week of Jan. 9 Traffic Unit Update

Do you know when to stop for a school bus? The Ankeny Police Traffic Unit would like to remind drivers to watch for and obey school bus warning lights. The Traffic Unit will be conducting enforcement efforts around school bus stops this week. Review when ...
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Police News
Posted on: December 9, 2022

Ankeny Police Department introduces new Electronic Storage Device K9

Sandy K9 Press conference

K9 Sandy will assist the Ankeny Police Department and other law enforcement agencies in the fight against child exploitation, child pornography and human trafficking. Sandy is trained to detect a chemical called triphenylphosphine, commonly referred to as...

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City News - News Release
Posted on: December 23, 2022

Phone Scam Alert – Officer Impersonation

Today multiple citizens have contacted the Ankeny Police Department to report they had received a phone call from Lieutenant Brian Huggins of the Ankeny Police Department who told them they had warrants out for their arrest for failure to appear and conte...

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Posted on: December 26, 2022

Ankeny Police thanks public for assistance in locating missing elderly male - UPDATED

UPDATE: Dec. 27, 2022 - John Janssen has been located safely and reunited with his family.  The Ankeny PD would like to thank the public for their help with this matter. 

Dec. 26, 2022 - The Ankeny Police Department is seeking assistance ...

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City News - News Release
Posted on: December 21, 2022

Snow ordinance declared for City of Ankeny Dec. 21 at 5 p.m.

The City of Ankeny has declared a snow ordinance effective Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 5 p.m. until Saturday, Dec. 24 at noon.  

  • No parking allowed on all public streets, alleys and on-street parking within the city when the snow ordinance is in effect....
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City News - News Release
Posted on: November 28, 2022

Local man charged with attempted murder after overnight shooting at local bar

On Monday, Nov. 28, 2022, at roughly 1:30 a.m. the Ankeny Police Department responded to the Yankee Clipper, 312 SW Maple Street, on a report of a person shooting a gun in the parking lot.  As officers arrived, the subject attempted to leave and ...

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City News - News Release
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Thanksgiving holiday closures and delays

The City of Ankeny offices and facilities, including the Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library and the Albaugh Family Senior Community Center, will be closed Nov. 24-25 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. 

Recycling will not be collected Thursda...

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City News - News Release
Posted on: October 18, 2022

Ankeny Police taking unwanted prescription drugs Oct. 29

The Ankeny Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) want to help make homes safe by destroying all expired or unused prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications during National Prescription Drug Take Back D...

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City News - News Release
Posted on: October 7, 2022

Ankeny Police Department arrests man on multiple charges

The Ankeny Police Department was recently provided a tip by the Internet Crimes Against Children taskforce (ICAC) in regard to child exploitation/pornography.  After a collaborative investigation between the Ankeny PD and ICAC, Matthew J. Marcalu...

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City News - News Release
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Sept. 16 Traffic Enforcement Project results

On Friday Sept. 16, 2022 the Ankeny Police Department, Iowa State Patrol and Iowa Department of Transportation in conjunction with the Central Iowa Traffic Safety Task Force and the Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau completed a traffic safety awar...

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City News - News Release
Posted on: September 14, 2022

Ankeny Police, Iowa State Patrol and Iowa DOT conducting traffic enforcement project

The Ankeny Police Department, the Iowa State Patrol, and the Iowa Department of Transportation in conjunction with the Central Iowa Traffic Safety Task Force and the Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau will conduct a traffic safety awareness project...

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City News - News Release
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Ankeny Police Department traffic safety awareness project this Friday

The Ankeny Police Department, in conjunction with the Central Iowa Traffic Safety Task Force and the Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau, will conduct a traffic safety awareness project in the City of Ankeny on Friday, June 24, 2022.  Offic...

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City News - News Release
Posted on: February 27, 2022

Shots fired at Ankeny Officers during traffic stop

On Saturday, Feb. 26 at roughly 10:54 p.m., Ankeny Police officers were dispatched to 1343 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy (Prairie Point Apts.) in reference to a large fight.  Seconds later, dispatch advised they were getting reports of multiple shots fir...

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City News - News Release
Posted on: March 2, 2022

Multiple arrests made in case involving shots fired at Ankeny officers

On March 1, after an extensive investigation, the Ankeny Police Department charged five juveniles with multiple crimes in regard to the incident  involving shots fired at Ankeny officers on Feb. 27. Investigators filed two counts of attempted mur...

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City News - News Release
Posted on: March 10, 2022

UPDATE: LOCATED SAFE Ankeny Police seek assistance locating missing 15-year-old boy

**UPDATE** Kyler Vander Ploeg was located safe in Ankeny this afternoon. The Ankeny Police Department would like to thank the public for their help in this matter.   

The Ankeny Police Department is seeking the public’s assistan...

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City News - News Release
Posted on: March 29, 2022

Ankeny Police investigate overnight shooting

 On Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at roughly 12:20 a.m., officers were dispatched to 713 SW 28th St. on the report of gunshots in area.  Officers did not find any victims or suspects when they arrived in the area, but did find multiple shell c...

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City News - News Release
Posted on: May 3, 2022

Celebrate Police Week at the Ankeny Police Week Community Picnic

In honor of National Police Week, the Ankeny Police Department invites the public to attend the 2022 Ankeny Police Week Community Picnic on Thursday, May 12, 4 – 7 p.m., at the Ankeny Police Headquarters, 411 S...

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City News - News Release
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Ankeny Police Respond to a Four-Year-Old with a Gunshot Wound

On Monday, May 16, 2022, at approximately 11:26 a.m. Ankeny Police went to 910 NE 5th St. in reference to a four-year-old female with a gunshot wound.

Ankeny police officers and Ankeny Fire Department personnel went to the residence and began to treat the ...

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City News - News Release
Posted on: May 18, 2022

Four-Year-Old Shooting Victim Identified

On Monday, May 16, 2022, at approximately 11:26 a.m. Ankeny Police went to 910 NE 5th St. for a four-year-old female with a gunshot wound. She was transported to a local hospital, where she died of her injuries.

The victim is identified as Savannah Holmes ...

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City News - News Release
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Father arrested after investigation into shooting death of 4-year-old

Early this morning, Akeem Holmes turned himself in without incident for his involvement with a shooting that occurred on May 16. He was arrested and is currently in the Polk Co. Jail with the following charges: neglect of a dependent person, involuntary m...

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City News - News Release
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Ankeny Fire Department Offers Safety Tips to Avoid Kitchen Fires

Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home fires involving cooking equipment. The Ankeny Fire Department would like to offer some safety tips to help keep you safe in the kitchen this holiday season. 

Safety tips to prevent kitchen fires...

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City News - News Release