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UPDATE: One Arrested in Death Investigation

On Tuesday, September 1st, 2015, at 5:57 a.m., Dubuque Police responded to the area of 105 West 17th Street on the report of a disturbance.  Upon arrival, an adult female was found on the ground, near that address, suffering from facial injuries.  The female was transported to the hospital where she later died.  Through the course of the investigation it was determined the victim had also been sexually abused.

The ensuing investigation revealed a suspect identified as Helmon Betwell, age 19 of Dubuque.  Betwell was located and interviewed by police.   Betwell admitted assaulting the victim.

Betwell was arreste read more...

Death Investigation Underway
On Tuesday, September 1st, 2015, at 5:57 a.m., Dubuque Police responded to the area of 105 West 17th Street on the report of a disturbance.  Upon arrival, an adult female was found on the ground, near that address, suffering from facial injuries.  The female was transported to the hospital where she later died.  More information will be released as it becomes available.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Dubuque Police Department at 563-589-4415. 
Man Struck By Train Identified
On Saturday, August 29th, 2015, at 9:32 p.m., Dubuque Police responded to the railroad tracks near Key City Recycling (3260 Dodge Street) after railroad police called to report a person struck by a train.  Upon arrival, officers determined the person was deceased and later identified him as Samuel D. Bettcher, 23, of Dubuque.  Bettcher’s body was transported to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Ankeny for an autopsy.  No additional information or details will b read more...
Three Arrested After Early Morning Search Warrant
On Friday, August 28th, 2015, at approximately 5:00 a.m., the Dubuque Drug Task Force, Iowa Department of Narcotics Enforcement and Dubuque Police Department Tactical Team executed a narcotics search warrant at 2301 & 2301½  White Street, Dubuque, Iowa.  When entry was made to 2301 White Street, Stacey O. Stewart, 25, 2301½ White Street, was located in a bedroom with his 5 year old son.  During a search of the bedroom, 50 individually packaged bags of marijuana read more...
Back to School Safety Tips from the Dubuque Police Department
With school starting next week, the Dubuque Police Department would like to remind motorists, 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 read more...
Police Investigate Large Disturbance and Shots Fired
On Monday, August 17th, 2015, at 3:52 p.m., Dubuque Police responded to 1630 East 16th Street (Dubuque Yacht Basin/American Marine) on the report of shots fired.  The complainants were identified as Jeanette E. Packer, and her husband, Frederick J. Packer, both 59, and from Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  The Packers reported a gray or silver, newer model sport-utility vehicle occupied by two young males, stopped on the frontage road near the marina and fired a shot, perceivably at them in t read more...
Intermodal Terminal Opens and Jule Routes Change on August 17
DUBUQUE, Iowa – The Jule, the City of Dubuque’s public transit system, will launch an adjusted route structure on Monday, Aug. 17, and move its downtown transfer from its current location at Sixth and Iowa streets to Dubuque’s new intermodal terminal located at 950 Elm Street.The Jule’s crosstown express and looped service will continue to offer faster bus transportation between downtown and the west end while areas with low ridership will see reduced service. Specif read more...
Police Investigating Two Shots Fired Incidents
On July 28th, 2015, at 6:13 p.m., Dubuque Police and Fire Department personnel responded to 1812 Central Avenue, Apartment #1, on the report of a person suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen.  Upon arrival, that person was located and ultimately identified as Tony R. Hickman, 26, of 483 Loras Boulevard, Apartment #5.  Hickman was transported to Mercy Hospital and taken into surgery.  His wound is not believed to be life-threatening.  No arrest has been made and the in 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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