|Latest Dubuque News||Arrests Made in Recently Publicized Cases|
At 2:13 a.m. on Sunday, August 24th, 2014, Dubuque Police responded to the 1300 block of Iowa Street on the report of a disturbance involving shots fired. Upon arrival, officers located evidence indicating shots had been fired, but the shooter was not immediately located and no one was injured. The subsequent investigation led to the shooter being identified as Blake M. Maurer, 24, of Freeport, IL. A warrant was issued for Maurer on August 25th and he was arrested in East Dubuque on August 26th. He was then extradited to the Dubuque County Jail on August 28th where he’s being held on a $25,000 cash-only bond. Maurer is charged with 2 counts of Intimidation With A Dangerous Weapon: one being a Class C Felony punishable by up to 10 years incarceration and a fine between $1,000 read more...
|Special Enforcement Project Planned|
By utilizing grant funding obtained through the Dubuque Police Department’s partnership with Helping Services for Northeast Iowa, officers will be conducting special foot/vehicular patrols and enforcement specifically focused on underage, alcohol-related, social gatherings. This project will span several weeks, with officers being increasingly vigilant for gatherings that appear to promote social disorder, underage/excessive alcohol consumption, disturbing the peace, and similar issu read more...
|Phone Scams Reported in Jo Daviess County|
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 inform 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...