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City of Fort Dodge Government

** MEDIA RELEASE ** UPDATE

Case: FD19 3010 – Homicide Investigation, 1400 Block of A Street West UPDATE

Investigators continued to work through the night tracking down information in regards to this case. Multiple individuals were contacted and other evidence collected. At this point, we are able to share the identity of the victim as 28 year old Mohammed Yaqoub of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. It is believed that Mr. Mohammed was visiting the area when this occurred and does not reside in or around Fort Dodge.

As the investigation progressed throughout the evening, it became apparent that those individuals involved had arranged to meet one another prior to this incident occurring for a narcotics transaction. The area where this happened appears to have no significance other than simply being a place to meet.
At this point in the investigation, one individual has been arrested and law enforcement is seeking another. A 16 year old male from Fort Dodge was arrested early this morning on the following charges:

*Aiding and Abetting Robbery in the First Degree (B Felony)

Due to the offender's age, he was transported to the Central Iowa Detention Center in Eldora to await further court proceedings. His name will not be released at this time.

This afternoon, arrest warrants were issued for 19 year old Damion Lamont Chavez of Fort Dodge. Law enforcement is currently attempting to locate Mr. Chavez on his outstanding arrest warrants for:

Murder in the First Degree (A Felony)
Robbery in the First Degree (B Felony)

Mr. Chavez is described as an African American male, standing approximately 5'11' tall, weighing approximately 185 pounds. Webster County Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the direct whereabouts and apprehension of Mr. Chavez. He should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on Mr. Chavez should contact local law enforcement immediately.
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Lane Closure - 100 Block of S 15th St

Weather permitting; beginning Monday, October 14th, 2019 for approx. 2 days, northbound traffic in the 100 block of S 15th St will be reduced to one lane. Motorists can expect delays, are urged to use an alternate route, and use caution in the construction area.

Additional closure notices will be issued as the project progresses.
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Lane Closure - 100 Block of S 15th St 

Weather permitting; beginning Monday, October 14th, 2019 for approx. 2 days, northbound traffic in the 100 block of S 15th St will be reduced to one lane. Motorists can expect delays, are urged to use an alternate route, and use caution in the construction area.

Additional closure notices will be issued as the project progresses.

Lane Closure – North 7th Street between 3rd & 4th Avenue North

Weather permitting; beginning this afternoon, until work is completed – traffic on North 7th Street between 3rd & 4th Avenue North will be reduced to one lane until work is completed. The Warehouse Division will be performing water main repairs. Detours will be posted. Please use alternate routes if possible.

Motorists are urged to reduce speed and use caution in the area.
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Lane Closure – North 7th Street between 3rd & 4th Avenue North

Weather permitting; beginning this afternoon, until work is completed – traffic on North 7th Street between 3rd & 4th Avenue North will be reduced to one lane until work is completed.  The Warehouse Division will be performing water main repairs.  Detours will be posted.  Please use alternate routes if possible. 

Motorists are urged to reduce speed and use caution in the area.

City Projects Update

Current Projects - Click here for more information

Name: 24th Ave N Construction: Expected Completion: Spring 2019

Name: East Region Storm Sewer - Phase 3B (1st Ave S & S 29th St): Expected Completion: Spring 2019

Name: Southeast Sewer Trunk - Phase 2 (12th Ave S & S 23rd St): Expected Completion: Spring 2019

Name: South Central Drainage - Phase 1: Expected Completion: Summer 2019

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