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Public Cooling Centers Open for Excessive Heat Event

Due to the predicted extreme temperatures this week, the City of Dubuque is advising residents to take precautionary measures to prevent heat-related illness. Although anyone at any time can suffer from heat-related illness, the people at greatest risk include:• People age 65 or older• Infants and young children• Overweight individuals• People who are performing manual labor or exercising outdoors• People who have chronic health conditions, especially those with heart di continued...

Dubuque Police Investigate Shooting

On July 15, 2019, at approximately 12:55 AM, the Dubuque Police Department responded to the area of 515 Pickett St for a report of shots fired. Shortly after receiving this call, the Dubuque 9-1-1 Communication Center received a report that a subject that had been shot and was currently in the area of W. 16th and Cornell St.Officers arrived on scene at W. 16th and Cornell St and found Randy F. Jackson, 18, of Cascade, IA, with a gunshot wound to his back. Jackson was transported to Mercy Hospita continued...

Arrests Made Following Dubuque Forgery Case

On July 10, 2019, at approximately 1:48 PM, officers were dispatched to Kohl’s, 2595 N.W. Arterial, for a subject attempting to pass a fake $100 bill. A plainclothes officer attempted to make contact with the suspect in the parking lot as he entered a vehicle.  The suspect and two others then fled in the vehicle from the parking lot, driving recklessly onto the N.W. Arterial and then onto Dodge St. Traffic cameras were used to follow the suspects as they drove recklessly and dangerous continued...

Injuries reported after storm in Dubuque County

The Dubuque County Sheriffs Office assisted area police and fire departments in responding to damage as a result of the storm early this evening. Numerous reports were taken of trees and wires down throughout the county. Two people were injured as a result of their trailer home being destroyed on Roller Coaster Rd. Another person was injured after being trapped inside of a collapsed barn on Ryan Rd. All were transported to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. More information r continued...

Murder Charge Filed and Victim Identified

On March 31st, 2017, at 2:19 a.m., Dubuque Police & Fire personnel responded to 870 Kane Street on the report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers located an unresponsive adult female inside the residence with injuries consistent with being stabbed. Paramedics declared the female dead at the scene. She was later identified as Samantha J. Link, 21, of 870 Kane Street. An adult male was also present at the residence and was identified as Link’s boyfriend, Fontae C. Buelow, 25, also of 8 continued...

Death Investigation Underway

On March 31st, 2017, at 2:19 a.m., Dubuque Police & Fire personnel responded to 870 Kane Street on the report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers located an unresponsive adult female inside the residence with injuries consistent with being stabbed. Paramedics declared the female dead at the scene. An adult male was also present at the residence. The female’s identity is not being released at this time pending family notification. The death investigation remains ongoing and additional continued...

Scam Burglary in Dubuque

On March 21st, 2017, at approximately 2:00 p.m., an elderly Dubuque resident was the victim of a scam related burglary. The resident reported a Hispanic male came to her door and indicated he was in the area doing concrete work/repairs. He further stated he noticed her back patio had a crack in the concrete. While the resident was distracted, discussing the repair and cost, a second suspect burglarized her home, and stole an undisclosed amount of cash. Scam related burglaries of this nature are continued...

Two Rescued after Fall in Mineshaft

On 10/15/16 at approximately 01:26 A.M. officers of the Dubuque Police Department responded to North Grandview Ave. near Bunker Hill Golf Course/Pet Park after receiving a third party report that two subjects were trapped in a mine shaft and one was injured. Officers arrived on scene and were directed to a storm drain the subjects used to access the mine shaft.  Officers entered the storm drain and were able locate the subjects at the end of a long tunnel.  They were identified as 28 continued...

Dubuque Police Department Launches P2C

On Monday, October 10th, 2016, the Dubuque Police Department and its partner agencies, the Dubuque Fire Department, Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office, and Dubuque 911 Emergency Communications Center, launched a new website called Police to Citizen (P2C) (http://p2c.cityofdubuque.org/). P2C is an internet-based solution that allows citizens quick and easy access to general information on calls for service (including a mapping feature), police reports, recent arrests, & wanted individuals. continued...

Suspect Arrested on Attempted Murder Warrant

On September 21st, 2016, at approximately 7:17 a.m., Dubuque Police arrested Charles A. Layfield, 29, of 2227 Washington Street, at the Dubuque Law Enforcement Center on charges of Attempted Murder, Going Armed with Intent, and Intimidation with a Dangerous Weapon. The charges stem from Layfield’s alleged involvement in a shooting near 19th and Jackson Street around 1:00 a.m. on September 11th. Also arrested immediately following the shooting was Shadeed J. Monroe, 22, of 1593½ Main continued...
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The Jule Implements Changes to Youth Bus Fare
Man Involved in Standoff Arrested
Multiple Arrests Stemming from Recent Disturbances and Shots Fired
Shots Fired Investigation Leads to Arrest
Public Input Sought on Body Worn Camera Policy
Home Invasions Reported - Extra Vigilance Urged
Suspects Wanted in Relation to Murder
City Designates Pesticide Free Parks
Two Arrested for the Murder and Robbery of Collin Brown One Remains At Large
Motorcycle Driver Dies From Injuries
Motorcycle Crash Results in Injuries
Sharkey Arrested on Federal Warrant
Police Investigate Apparent Cross Burning
Heroin Search Warrant Leads to 3 Arrests
Third Shots Fired Suspect Arrested
Cameras Installed at Veterans Memorial Plaza
Dubuque County Deputies Investigating Fatal Shooting at Mobile Home Park
Attempted Traffic Stop Leads to Multiple Charges
Arrests Made Following Shots Fired
Shots Fired Update
Police Warn of Prevalent Spring Scams
Two Arrested Following Overnight Robberies
Dubuque Drug Task Force Warning
Volunteers Still Needed for Smarter Travel Study
City of Dubuque Launches Open Expenses Transparency Tool
DPD Requesting Assistance in Identifying Property Owners
Dubuque Man Apprehend following Multi-State Man Hunt
Area Police Chiefs Work Together on Gun Violence Issues
Woman Arrested for 2nd Degree Murder
Second Arrest Made in Dutrac Robbery
Identities Released in Shooting Incident
Death Investigation Ongoing
Shooting Under Investigation
Police Seek Information on BB Gun Incidents
Armed Robbery Results in 2 Arrests
Veterans Memorial Plaza Vandalized
District to Host FBI Internet Safety Presentation on Dec 10
Report of Shots Fired Confirmed
Dutrac Robbery Suspect Arrested
Robbery at Dutrac Community Credit Union