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On June 6, 2021, at approximately 3:40 A.M., Douglas White, 37 of Platteville, was driving his 2013 Ford Flex, east on Cty O, Harrison
Township, when he failed to negotiate a curve in the road. Mr. White drove into the south ditch and the vehicle began to roll. The vehicle
came to rest on its wheels and Mr. White was able to climb out of his vehicle. A passerby saw Mr. White walking and gave him a ride to his parent's residence. The Sheriff's Office was notified of the crash at approximately 4:50 A.M. Dickevyille EMS responded to the scene, due to
the injures Mr. White received. As a result of the crash, Mr. White was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated (1st) and was transported to Southwest Health Center for treatment of his non-life-threatening inures. The vehicle was a total loss and was removed from the scene by Donnie's Towing.


**Persons arrested by the Grant County Sheriff's Office are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. An arrest is only an indication that probable cause exists to bring formal charges.** The names of victims and witnesses to a crime have been withheld by §950.04.

Friday, June 4th, 2021 Dubuque New Year’s Day Shooter Sentenced to Federal Prison Shots He Fired Hit a Man, an Apartment, and a Car

After an argument, a felon shot wildly on a populated street and was sentenced today to over eight years in federal prison.

Derrick Damon Timmons, age 30, from Dubuque, Iowa, received the prison term after a December 17, 2020, guilty plea to being a felon in possession of a firearm.  Evidence at sentencing showed that, during the early morning hours of New Year’s Day 2020, Timmons discussed with another person in Dubuque.  Video evidence showed that Timmons left and then returned to the area, where another felon, Katwan Brown, handed Timmons a pistol.  Brown and Timmons then went inside a residence for a brief time.  When Brown and Timmons returned to the street, Timmons engaged in an animated argument with the other individual.  Someone fired around and people in the area scattered, with Timmons running back into the residence.  After a few moments, Timmons leaned back out of the doorway and shot wildly up the street multiple times, striking one individual.  Timmons fired another of the rounds that struck an occupied apartment nearby, yet another round struck an unoccupied vehicle.  Timmons fled the area after the shooting. 

At sentencing, the judge found that Timmons’s conduct was “reprehensible and incredibly dangerous.”  Timmons had previously been convicted of felony obstruction of justice and a prior misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, domestic abuse assault with strangulation.


Timmons was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams.  Timmons was sentenced to 100 months’ imprisonment.  He must also serve a three-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.  Brown was previously sentenced to 96 months imprisonment and three years supervised release.



Traffic Accident Leaves Farley Man Dead 

June 3rd, 2021

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According to an Iowa Highway Patrol report,  Wesley Hames 34 of Farley Iowa was traveling westbound on US Highway 20 traveling on the shoulder when he went into the median, rolled twice crossing into eastbound land coming to rest in a ditch.  Hames was pronounced dead at the scene.  The highway patrol was assisted by Dyersville Police. 

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Dubuque Vaccine Effort


June 2nd, 2021 

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10 more Dubuque County Residents have been fully vaccinated yesterday for a total of 46,933. To reach immunity Dubuque County needs to reach 68,118 70% of the population.


Dubuque has not reached a safe level of immunity yet and we need everyone who can be vaccinated to please do, so we can get back to normal again. Let's keep moving forward.


www.vaccines.gov to find the closest vaccination site near you,



Dubuque Man Arrested After Pursuit

May 30th, 2021


Dubuque Man Arrested After Pursuit


Rashard L. Armour 25 of Dubuque, was taken into custody after a high-speed chase a little after midnight Amour took off from a parking lot from police at a high rate of speed, The Pursuit end near 20th and Jackson Street.Amour is charged with eluding,

3 Caught Burglarizing Vehicles 

May 30th, 2021
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Emmanuel Fountain 18 of Dubuque, was arrested after going through vehicles in the area of the 1600 Block of Washington and Jackson Streets. 


Fountain is charged with burglary 3rd degree - theft from a Motor Vehicle, drug, possession of a controlled substance and interference official acts - bodily injury, harassment 3rd degree, and providing false identification information. 


Two other subjects were located later. No word on their arrest.

3 Rescued from Early Morning Fire In Bernard © Copyright DIP News  May 26, 2021

Bernard Fire Department 
responded to a fire that broke out at the Painted Horse Saloon and second-floor apartments in Bernard just before 1:00 a.m.

Fire crews on the scene rescued 3 subjects out a second-floor apartment window. The 3 subjects were treated for smoke inhalation at the scene.


Fire departments from Cascade, Centralia-Peosta, Epworth, Farley, Key West, and La Motte assisted. 

The Red Cross was called for Assistance.

Another home was evacuated for smoke.

Retrial on its way in Clinton Iowa

May 26th, 2021
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A New Trial on its way in Clinton, Iowa for Fontae C. Buelow, accused of killing his girlfriend in March 2017 in Dubuque.
Fontane Buelow was tried and sentenced in a Dubuque County Court for 50 years for second-degree murder in the stabbing of his girlfriend and always proclaimed innocents, claiming his girlfriend stabbed herself and had mental issues. 


The case was appealed to the Iowa Supreme Court based on the mental records of his girlfriend Samantha Link not being allowed as evidence in the first trial, and Buelow's sentence was vacated, and a new trial was set.


Please follow Dubuque In Pursuit upon the verdict.

Dubuque Memorial Day Veterans Memorial Plazza Parking

May 28, 2021


DUBUQUE, Iowa – Due to parking needs for the Veterans Memorial Plaza rededication ceremony at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 30, boat trailer parking on Chaplain Schmitt Island will be limited to the boat ramp parking area only on Sunday, from midnight through 6 p.m.

Memorial Day Parade 2021

East Dubuque Illinois will be holding a Memorial Day Parade Monday the 31st. Participants are asked to line up on Wall Street at 9:00 a.m.The Parade will start at 9:30 a.m. And proceed down Sinsinawa Drive.

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