Woman charged with 2 incidents hours before suspicious Evansdale fire

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(Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier) - A woman faces charges related to two incidents just hours before a fire that investigators are calling suspicious.

According to a report in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Jennifer Dicken faces charges of trespassing and harassment. Reports say on Jan. 1, Dickens went to a home in Evansdale where her estranged husband lives.
She threatened to take their children and pulled a knife.

Police say later, she called and threatened him and their children's lives.

Firefighters responded to the home at 209 Morris Avenue later that evening after a fire sparked. Fire crews call the home a total loss and said the fire is suspicious.

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