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Homicide Victim Identified

On October 4th, 2015, at 11:01 p.m., Dubuque Police responded to 705 ½ Rhomberg Avenue for a disturbance involving gunfire.  Shortly after arriving, officers located an unresponsive man in the backyard area of 707/709 Rhomberg Avenue.  The man appeared to have been shot and officers attempted to render aid but were unable to save him.  Officers and investigators recovered a firearm and also located additional physical evidence of gunfire at the scene.  Ultimately, the deceased man was identified as James “Jimmy” D. Richardson, 21, of Freeport, Illinois.  

The investigation remains ongoing and no arrest(s) have been made at this time.  It is believed the subjects involved knew each o read more...

Second Arrest Made in Shooting Investigation
On September 27th, at approximately 2:00 a.m., Dubuque Police arrested a second suspect believed to have been involved in the exchange of gunfire on September 22nd, 2015, in Dubuque.  The suspect identified himself as Javon Johnson, 18, of 2512 Elm Street, Dubuque.  Johnson was arrested as part of an unrelated investigation initiated on the 26th that led to him being charged with violating the city ordinance prohibiting persons under 21 years of age from being in a bar/tavern past 9:00 read more...
Hear the Beep Where You Sleep - Fire Prevention Week is Oct 4-10
DUBUQUE, Iowa – Since 1922, National Fire Prevention Week has been observed during the Sunday through Saturday period in which Oct. 9 falls. This year’s theme, “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep; Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm," focuses on the importance of smoke alarms and testing for working condition.The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends installing smoke alarms inside every bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on read more...
Public Invited to Vote on New Bee Branch Creek Bench Design
DUBUQUE, Iowa –As part of the Bee Branch Watershed Flood Mitigation Project the City of Dubuque is restoring approximately one-mile of the Bee Branch Creek. Daylighting the buried creek will allow stormwater from flash floods to safely move through Dubuque’s North End Neighborhood without flooding adjacent properties. Through the creation of a linear park it will also provide residents a space to gather at the water’s edge, exercise along the trails, or simply sit on a bench ov read more...
National Take Back Program - Prescription Drug Collection Results
On September 25th and 26th the Dubuque Drug Task Force, Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency and community partners teamed up in a nationwide effort sponsored by the DEA to collect old and unused prescription medications.   Items collected included prescription medication, non-prescription medication, vitamins, herbals, supplements, syringes, thermometers, aerosols and other items.The total weight of prescription and non prescription medication collected during the three day ev read more...
Arrest Made Following Shots Fired
On September 22nd, 2015 at approximately 12:52 p.m., Dubuque Police responded to the area of 18th and Jackson on a report of shots fired in the area.  Witnesses at the scene advised two males fired shots at one another.  Surveillance and traffic camera footage in the area was reviewed by police and confirmed the witness accounts.  The ensuing investigation identified one of the shooters as Martin Lewis Smith, 20 (no permanent/confirmed address).  No injuries were reported or read more...
Name of Woman Struck by Train Near Rhomberg and Hawthorne Released
On September 13th, 2015, at approximately 0523 hours, Police and Fire Personnel responded to the area of the Railroad tracks near Rhomberg Avenue and Hawthorne Street for a report of a subject being struck by a train. The subject was identified as Ellie M McIntyre (18) of Dubuque. McIntyre was transported to Finely ER and later flown to University Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City due to her injuries. The engineer state McIntyre was sitting on the tracks has he was heading south bound. He blew h read more...
Dubuque PD K9 Awarded at Olympics
The Dubuque Police Department’s K9 Units recently returned from the 2015 Vohne Liche Kennels & American Working Dog K9 Olympics in Denver, Indiana, again with numerous awards.  One hundred-twenty K9 teams participated in the national event, including teams from the U.S. Department of Defense (Special Forces), U.S. Secret Service, and U.S. Marine Corps Special Operations Command. Awards were presented for only the top 3 places in each event. Multi-purpose K9 “Brix” and read more...

Local arrests for Dubuque Iowa entered into the Arrest Database in the last 7 days.
This is a list of arrests, not convictions, and all arrestees are presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty in a court of law.

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