Arrest Made in Office Vandalism Case
Contacts: Lieutenant Joe Messerich, (563) 589-4473
Assistant Chief Jeremy Jensen, (563) 589-4444
On 08/22/18 at approximately 5:57 AM, Officers responded to 1050 Main St, the office of U.S Representative Rod Blum, for a report of vandalism to the building. Officers reviewed traffic camera footage and observed a subject later identified as Cory Wayne Straub, (32), no permanent address, walking in the area with a paint can. Straub was observed throwing white paint onto the front of the building.
At approximately 6:51 PM Officers located Straub at Jackson Park, 1500 Main St. Straub had paint on his jeans and made admissions to the incident. Straub was placed under arrest for Criminal Mischief in the 3rd Degree. Straub was also found to be in possession of marijuana and was additionally charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Criminal Mischief 3rd is a Aggravated Misdemeanor with a maximum penalty not to exceed two years in jail.
As with any criminal case, the charges filed are allegations and any suspects are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. If you have any information on this incident or others, please call the Dubuque Police Department at 563-589-4415 or Crime Stoppers at 800-747-0117 or 563-588-0714 (if the information leads to an arrest, the caller is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000). You can also submit tips anonymously online at www.cityofdubuque.org/police or through the MyDBQ smartphone app available at www.cityofdubuque.org/MyDBQ.