MPD seeks help in car theft incident


On Sept. 3, Marshalltown Police were dispatched to the Super 8 Motel on a report of a vehicle being stolen. The ensuing investigation revealed the vehicle, a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix, had been taken from the owner by threat of serious injury. On Sept. 6, the vehicle was recovered in Marshalltown, and two suspects arrested: Ricardo Amaya, 26, of Marshalltown. He was charged with Robbery 1st Degree – Class “B” Felony. Also arrested was Anita Maria Nevarez-Ramos, 29, of Marshalltown. She was charged with Aiding and Abetting R robbery 1st Degree – Class “B” Felony. Amaya and Nevarez-Ramos were taken to the Marshall County Jail. Amaya’s preliminary hearing is 1 p.m. Sept. 18 in the Marshall County Courthouse. Bond is $25,000 cash only. This incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the MPD, 641-754-5725 or Marshall County Crime Stoppers at 641-753-1234.