The Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public of two phone scams currently occurring in Jo Daviess County.
The first scam is a phone call being placed via Midwest Medical Center’s main phone line of 815-777-1340, to area residents. The scammer is advising that they can lower a person’s credit card payments.
Midwest Medical Center is not affiliated with this service and is working to correct their phone issues immediately.
The second scam is a phone call informing individuals that they are from the Federal Grant Department in Washington D.C. and the individual is the recipient of a $9000 grant. The caller instructs the individual to purchase a $150 gift card from CVS or Walgreens and then call back to 202-697-9510 to receive instru read more...
Dubuque Drug Task Force Investigation Results in Arrest On Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at approximately 1:00 P.M., the Dubuque Drug Task Force conducted a narcotics investigation at the Kevin Deutmeyer residence, located at 617 2nd St. N.E., Dyersville, Iowa.
During a search of the residence, Drug Task Force investigators located items commonly used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, via the One Pot Method.
Deutmeyer was arrested for Possession of Precursors with Intent to Manufacture, a class D felony, punishable by up to 5 years in prison. De read more...
Downtown Streets Become Two way on Monday DUBUQUE, Iowa – Conversion of four downtown Dubuque streets from one-way to two-way will take effect on Monday, Aug. 25. In preparation of this switch, the City of Dubuque is asking motorists to practice caution this week while one lane of all affected streets will be blocked off for new pavement markings and to acclimate motorists to driving in the right lane.
The one-way to two-way conversion of Ninth Street (between Locust Street and Kerper Boulevard), 11th Street (between Central Aven read more...
Shooting Under Investigation in Dubuque On August 15th, 2014, at 1:39 a.m., Dubuque Police responded to Mercy Hospital on the report of two subjects there seeking treatment for gunshot wounds. The subjects had been transported by private vehicle and their wounds were not life-threatening.
They were identified as Ryan P. McMahon, 21, of 17684 S. John Deere Road and Cody Allen Richey, 23, of 1600 Butterfield Road #119.
The shooting allegedly happened in the area of 20th and Elm Streets, and involved at le read more...
Counterfeit 20 Dollar Bills Circulating in Dubuque Dubuque Police have been informed of numerous counterfeit twenty-dollar bills circulating in the community. The bills appear authentic but seem to have a thicker feel in comparison to legitimate currency. They do not pass the counterfeit pen test and also do not have a denomination strip visible inside when held to light.
Thus far, two serial numbers have been identified: JB19936678F and JG46657565C, but it is possible that other serial numbers are, or will be, used.
Police are asking consumer read more...
Back to School Safety Tips With the start of school rapidly approaching, the Dubuque Police Department would like to remind parents/guardians and students of the following safety tips:
Motorists are reminded to slow down and increase vigilance, especially in and around school zones and crosswalks. Do not pass a school bus (from either direction) while red flashing lights are engaged and the stop arm deployed. A violation of this law now requires a mandatory court appearance and may result in a fine up to $625 and 30 days read more...
Jule Transit Sees 30000 Ride Increase Over Last Year DUBUQUE, Iowa – The Jule’s crosstown Express service, west-end Shopping Circluator routes, Nightrider evening service, and new service along Jackson Street to Terrace Heights have led to significant increases in ridership for Fiscal Year 2014. These new services, in addition to partnerships with Clarke University, Loras College and University of Dubuque, led to an increase of 29,932 rides or a seven percent increase from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.
This year’s increase read more...
Law Enforcement Project Results in 19 Citations 10 Warnings On 08/12/2014, the Dubuque Police Department, along with the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Department, conducted a joint traffic enforcement project in downtown Dubuque. The enforcement project focused on seatbelt compliance. During the project, several traffic stops were conducted with the following enforcement actions:
10 Seatbelts4 Speed1 OWI1 Unsafe turn1 Open container2 No insurance
3 Seatbelt1 No insurance1 Headlight2 Registration1 Window tint2 OWI testing
Local arrests for Dubuque Iowa entered into the Arrest Database in the last 7 days.