Old School Fire Suspicious.

Dubuque Fire units responded to the area of Holy Ghost School to a fire in the 2900 block of Central Ave. last evening around 6:34 pm. that started on the first floor of the old School building, that has not been in use.  Fire Engine unit 5O3 remained on scene till 5:52 am. this morning for flare-ups, no one was injured and the fire remains under investigation.



Thursday, September 13, 2018

Dubuque Man sentenced to Federal Prison




Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney’s Office

Northern District of Iowa


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Dubuque Man Sentenced to More than a Decade in Federal Prison for Meth Trafficking

Sold Ten Pounds of Ice Methamphetamine Over the Course of a Year

A man who trafficked methamphetamine throughout Dubuque, Iowa, and unlawfully possessed a firearm while using methamphetamine was sentenced on September 11, 2018, to more than 11 years in federal prison.

Richard Thomas Hense, age 34, from Dubuque, Iowa, received the prison term after a May 10, 2018, guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm by a drug user.

Evidence presented at court hearings showed that from about September 2016 until October 2017, Hense sold approximately ten pounds of ice methamphetamine throughout Dubuque that he had received from Derek Richard Rath.  Rath was getting the methamphetaminein the mail from a source in Phoenix, Arizona.


On the night of October 13, 2017, officers stopped Hense for a traffic violation.  The officers searched Hense’s vehicle and found a half-ounce of ice methamphetamine, prescription pills, a digital scale, a loaded .32 caliber revolver, and fifty-three rounds of ammunition.  Hense admitted to possessing the methamphetamine and firearm.  He also told officers that he had been smoking methamphetamine for the past year.

Hense was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge Linda R. Reade.  He was sentenced to 141 months’ imprisonment.  Hense must also serve a five-year term of supervised

release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

Hense is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.



This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made turning the tide of rising violent crime in America a top priority.  In October 2017, as part of a series of actions to address this crime trend, Attorney General Sessions announced the reinvigoration of PSN and directed all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to develop a district crime reduction strategy that incorporates the lessons learned since PSN launched in 2001.

The case was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Drew O. Inman and investigated by the Dubuque Drug Task Force, Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office, Dubuque Police Department, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.


Court file information at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl

The case file number is 18-CR-1009-LRR.

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Drug Trafficking

Firearms Offenses

Project Safe Neighborhoods

Monday , November 14, 2016




A call came into 911 communications at 11.00 am. for a fire in an attic at 2488 Birchwood. Fire units from the Asbury Volunteer Fire Department were called out. No one was hurt and the house suffered some water and fire damage.

Saturday, November 12,2016 Armed Robbery Okie Dokie foods Friday night

A call came in a little after 10 o'clock last night from the clerk at Okie Dokie 535 Hill St. To report an armed robbery that had just occurred. "According to the clerk", the suspect was a white male 6 foot 1 fender built, with an orange hat on backward, with black sweats and a gray sweater, that fled on foot. Was last seen on foot going west on 5th Street .


The clerk advised he lifted up his shirt and they saw the handle of the gun in the waistband.  According to police scanner Traffic the suspect did make out with the money in the register.


The incident remains under investigation by Dubuque Police Department anyone with information can call Dubuque police dispatch at 563-589-4415 you do not have to leave your name.



Police had the Okie Dokie store taped off  Friday night while investigating the armed robbery.

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

The Dark Chambers Haunted Attraction had a great turnout Monday night. According to our press reporter, several people ran out screaming being chased by a killer clown with a chainsaw. 


Visitors spoke with Dubuque In Pursuit Press Reporter and said they had a lot of fun and by far this was the scariest yet. Our press reporter did participate in it and had a lot of fun with the actors of Dark Chambers.


Special Thanks To The Dark Chambers For Inviting Us.


"Photos below check them out"

Visitors having a great time at the dark chambers Monday night.

Dubuque's Future Highschool Football Stars

November 1st, 2016


Dubuque's Independent Football League had their 2016, Bowl Mania Extravaganza  games. 16 games were held at Dubuque Seniors Dalzell Field, Loras College Rock Bowl, and University Of Dubuque Chalmers Field Saturday and Sunday, with the help of local business sponsorship. 


Players participate in D1, which is the independent leagues 5th and 
the 6th-grade football program and D2 which is the 3rd and 4th-grade football program in fun to watch hard fought games .

Doug Spahn,Vice President, and a board member told are Dubuque In Pursuit Reporter, that he has been involved the League for 5 years and two years on the board . Doug explained how the League became affiliated with Dubuque's three High School Programs, and how the area High School Coaches are helping their coaches, in hopes of producing an Area High School State Championship Team some Day.  

Dave Ellis Board Member. His goals are to make sure the players are having fun and playing safe,


Dubuque's Independent Football League would like to thank the following Sponsors,


Among the sponsors are, Advance Sign, Betty Jane Candies, Big A Auto, Colon Construction,Dick Sporting Goods, Dubuque Bank and Trust, Dubuque Community, School District, Dubuque Independent Football League, Dubuque Mattress Factory, Ellis Appliance , Fried Green Tomatoes, Great Sound Audio, Green Acres Storage, Loras College, 
Los Aztecas, Mi-T-M, Premier Bank,Shot Tower Inn, 
Smith Home Gallery and Cabinet Works, Spahn and Rose Lumber Co.
Steves Ace Hardware, Theisen's Universtiy of Dubuque, US Bank, and 
The Youth Sports Foundation.


Christopher Fields and the Dubuque In Pursuit team would like to thank the Dubuque's Independent Football League for having us. We would like to shout to all the Coaches, Parents, and Sponsors for making this league happen, in hopes of producing an area State High School Championship Team  .


Peosta Highway 20 Accident

October 26th, 2016

Around 3:40 pm Tuesday,  Centralia fire Department and Ambulance was dispatched to a single car accident  rollover 100 yards west of the Peosta ramp on Highway 20. Upon Arrival, they found a car on its side and one subject in the vehicle. 


Epworth Ambulance was dispatched patient refused service. Centralia Ambulance transported two subjects to Finley Hospital.   


Law Enforcement from Dubuque County Sheriff's officers along with Peosta and Epworth Police officers were on scene to direct traffic and  investigate the scene.


Paramount Ambulance Service Going-Strong

October 24th,2016

Marvin Ney Service Cordinator Paramount Ambulance

Dubuque In Pursuit sent out one of its reporters to sit down with the Service Director of Paramount Ambulance, Marvin Ney, Dubuque's only private ambulance service, and what their ambulance service has to offer to the     Tri-State Area. 


Paramount . Of chief concern of importance and excellence: That's what the men and women of Paramount Ambulance exemplify 365 days out the year providing quality care to the citizens of Dubuque and the Tri-State Area. 



Marvin Ney, native Dubuquer, grew up in 14th Elm and the Saint Marys Parish Area . Marvin, a 1980 graduate of Hempstead High School,had 
an ambition a dream to become a truck driver. So Marvin bought a truck and started trucking and grew it into a very successful business with 50 trucks, 100 trailers and 60 employees , what became Ney Trucking. Marvin later sells off a portion of his trucking business because of he had a little time where he could not be involved in the business during that time .



Marvin an avid golfer being the type of person who had to be busy decided to join the Centralia, Peosta,Volunteer Fire Department.
Marvin again being the ambitious person, had too much energy for them so they sent Marvin to EMT school at the age of 40 , which Marvin enjoyed. Marvin becomes an (EMT) Emergency Medical Technician still volunteering, decides to go to work for a Dubuque private ambulance service. Marvin a few years later starts Paramount Ambulance with two ambulances and six Paramedics based out the Ney’s home in September 2003. 


Today, Paramount Ambulance licensed in Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin, has two locations the West Campus on Wolf Rd off of Radford Rd.and East Campus on 1425 Cedar, 10 ambulances with state of the art equipment and communications , and 70 employees handling over 1000 medical means of transport annually. Marvin's paramedics are all certified professionals and are always furthering their education taking continuing education courses. Paramount Ambulance employees bring a wide range of experience and diversity with them. Most employees at Paramount Ambulance also volunteer within the community, their local community fire departments and ambulance services. According to Marvin," I have a great group of employees who do an awesome job ."


Paramount offers services to many of the smaller communities who only have EMT level ambulance services to transport patients to Hospitals. Paramount also provides transports for hospitals, nursing homes,residents,and stand by events of the Tri-State area. Paramount being community oriented all so saw a need for a wheelchair van service, to transport people to medical appointments .


While talking to Marvin his son Andy a Paramedic and Business Analyst, dropped into the office and sat down with our reporter. At the age of 10, Andy remembers wanting to be involved in public service being a police officer someday ,while his dad was operating the ambulance business.Andy who helped name the business goes to college to become a Business Analyst and takes his EMT training and goes to work for his dad's Ambulance Business. Andie's sister Alicia also an EMT and Human Resource Coordinator.


After sitting down with Marvin and his son Andy you can see they take pride in their Ambulance service and their fellow Paramount employees who make Paramount what its is today, excellence and the words community oriented, which is on every Paramount Ambulance. Paramount takes pride in their safety first approach, in what this reporter sees as one of best Ambulance services in the Country. 


We would like to thank Marvin, Andy, and the People of Paramount Ambulance for their service to our community and for having us.


For more information on Paramount Ambulance, your can go to

the website at http://paramountems.com/


Andy Ney Paramedic and Business Specialist

Paramount's Newest addition to its fleet of Ambulance

Breaking News

October 18th,2016

Asbury Officer Brett Morris and a Dubuque Police Officer

October 18th,2016


Motorcycle Accident on 8400 Old Highway Road Today


Dubuque FIre-Paramedic Engine Unit 502 and Medic 552 , along with Dubuque Police officers and Asbury, Police officer responded to a find a Male Motorcycle driver in the middle of road suffer from injuries he received from a truck pulling out in front of him with him striking the side of the truck. The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet.


Dubuque Fire Paramedic Unit 502 arrived on scene and stabilized the patient awaiting the arrival of Dubuque Medic 552, who transported the 49-year-old male patient to Mercy Hosp

October 17th, 2016


Two Arrested for stealing batteries from a Dubuque Bussiness.


On August 8th, two men stole 4O batteries from Thiessen's Home Farm Auto, at 2900 Dodge Street. The men were identified as Jordan Lang 19  of Epworth Iowa and Chris Runberg 20, of Dubuque who later that day try to Scrap 45 batteries at Key City Recycling  3256 Dodge Street.


The two men told a Key City Employee that the batteries came from his grandfather's barn. The employee earlier heard about the theft on a police scanner that day and confronted Lang and Rhomberg who took off leaving the batteries.


On Sunday, October 16th, at 2638 Jackson Street Lang and Runberg were arrested on warrants for 4th-degree theft of motor vehicle parts or Accessory.


 The individuals depicted have been arrested but not convicted at the time of this posting.   This information does not infer or imply guilt of any actions or activity other than their arrest. 

Chris Runberg

Jordan Lang

 October 15th, 2016

Dubuque Fire Rescues Woman From Cave

Fire Rescue on scene of strom drain drain at Bunker Hill.


A call came into Dubuque Law Enforcement Dispatch  Center by a third party for a woman who fell down a mine shaft at Bunker Hill Golf Course near the dog park on North Grandview,  at 1:25 Saturday morning. 


 Fire Rescue had to go down a narrow storm drain to search for a 25-year-old woman who fell 40 feet down a cave. Fire rescue located a woman with a hip injury who had to be freed, along with another subject and two Dubuque Police Officers who had to be assisted.


The woman was transported by Medic 551 at 3:29 am, to Finley Hospital

complaining of hip pain and being cold.

Dubuque Fire Rescue members getting ready to acess drain

Dubuque Fire and Rescue Crews on Scene of Resucue at Bunker Hill

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