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Man Arrested and Charged with Kidnapping

On March 25th, 2015, at approximately 4:09 p.m., Dubuque Police responded to the report of a possible abduction attempt.  Officers met with an eleven year old girl and her father who reported she was walking home from school in the 2300 block of Green Street when she was approached by a man she did not know.  The man grabbed her and pulled her between two houses.  After a brief struggle, the girl got away, ran home and immediately told her father.  The ensuing investigation identified the suspect as Robert L. Robbins, 20, of 2425 Green Street (a residence owned by DAC, Inc. of Maquoketa).  During an interview with police, Robbins admitted to the above actions and stated his intent was to abuse the girl.

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Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 23-27
DUBUQUE, Iowa – The City of Dubuque is promoting Severe Weather Awareness Week, March 23-27, 2015, an annual event that reminds Iowans of the risks of severe weather hazards such as floods, tornadoes, and severe thunderstorms. Each year, people are killed or seriously injured by severe weather, despite advance warning. Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the National Weather Service (NWS) have designated the last full week of March as an opportunity to provide Iowans a bet read more...
Arrest Linked to Shamrock Jewelers Burglary
On Wednesday, March 18th, 2015, at approximately 10:00 p.m., Dubuque Police attempted to arrest Matthew J. Burks, 29, of 1523 Wingate Drive, on a felony Theft warrant issued by Dane County, Wisconsin authorities.  The warrant/charge alleges Burks was in possession of stolen jewelry taken during a burglary to Shamrock Jewelers in Dubuque on September 8th, 2014.  When officers attempted to arrest Burks, he fled, leading officers on a foot pursuit. Burks was apprehended nearby in the are read more...
Arrest Made in IHOP Robbery Investigation
On March 17th, 2015, at approximately 4:45 p.m. in the 1200 block of Nowata Street, Dubuque Police arrested Martinez A. Brimmer, 24, (no permanent address), for his alleged involvement in the IHOP (1785 JFK Rd.) robbery on July 16th, 2014.  Brimmer is charged with Robbery 1st Degree, a class B felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison.  He was also found in possession of Crack Cocaine and charged with Possession With Intent To Deliver, a class C felony punishable by a fine between read more...
Derailment Update From The Jo Daviess County Sheriff
BNSF announced that it will be releasing train traffic to begin passing through the derailment site very soon.  This release means that there will be 100+ trains passing through during a short time.  The Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office recommends travelers use extra caution near railroad crossings that are affected with extra train traffic.  Also, please allow extra time during travel to accommodate for stops at crossings.  Kevin Turner  Jo Daviess County S read more...
BNSF Media Statement Update
BNSF MEDIA STATEMENT as of March 7, 2015 at 11:00 am CST – Galena, IL derailmentWork to remove the derailed cars at the site of the BNSF Railway derailment, which occurred in a rural area south of Galena, Ill., is nearing completion. Due to its remote location and soft ground in the area, a temporary road is being built to allow heavy equipment to re-rail cars and remove crude oil from the scene. Additionally, the three small remaining fires will be extinguished by a foam truck once the te read more...
Statement from BNSF on Galena Derailment
Update on Incident in Galena, Ill. BNSF MEDIA STATEMENT as of 9:00 pm CST – Galena, IL derailment A BNSF Railway train originating from North Dakota derailed at approximately 1:20 pm CST in a rural area south of Galena, IL. There are no injuries reported. The train consists of 105 loaded cars, which includes 103 cars loaded with crude oil and 2 buffer cars loaded with sand. At this time, we do not know the cause of the derailment. In addition to the railroad employees currently on the s read more...
Hit and Run Crash Results in Serious Injuries
On Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 at 1:14 p.m., Dubuque Police and Fire Departments responded to the 1500 block of Central Avenue on the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle.  The first officer on scene located the victim, Colleen M. Bartels, 40, of 17705 Middle Road, Dubuque, on the ground immediately outside of her legally parked 1999 Chevrolet truck.  Bartels was suffering from leg injuries and the driver’s side of her truck had significant damage.  The offending driver 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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