Dubuque Police Launch Most Wanted Website


By Kelli Sutterman

DUBUQUE, Iowa - A new police website aims to help police find Dubuque criminals on the loose.

Three people are behind bars Tuesday night thanks to a new website.

Police tell us it’s part of a push to put people with arrest warrants in jail.

On Tuesday, Dubuque Police, the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Department and Telegraph Herald launched a website to help arrest the Tri-State’s most wanted.

The new site gives crime victims hope for justice.

These days, Amy Felderman depends on other people to give her a ride to work and school. She no longer owns her own car.

Felderman said, “I actually looked out the window and my car was on fire.”

Police say 21-year-old Joseph Shattack torched Felderman’s car last April. Police arrested him. He posted bail and was scheduled to appear in court

Shattack never showed up. That landed him on this website.

“Basically we tried to develop a list of people we felt were most dangerous. People we felt we least likely to show up for court, repeat offenders," said Lt. Scott Baxter.

Police say this is a way for the public to help investigators find those hard-to-find suspects.

Within the first few hours of launching the site, police took three of the 12 people on this list into custody.

“One individual saw herself or heard that she was on the web-site and came in and turned herself in which is the ideal situation and most advisable," said Baxter.

Until we told her, Felderman didn’t realize Shattack was on the loose. She says she’s now nervous, but also hopeful.

Felderman said, “He hurt me, my family, my friends. It’s a situation that needs to get taken care of.”

A resolution she’s hoping for with the help of a website.

Police say if you know how to find someone on this list, contact authorities.

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