Burlington Police Department

  • Agency: Burlington Police Department
  • Address: 424 North 3rd Street, Burlington, 52601 IA
  • Chief: Dan Luttenegger (Chief of Police)

Burlington Police Department is located at 424 North 3rd Street, Burlington, 52601 IA. The Chief of Police of the department is Dan Luttenegger. The Burlington Police Department phone number is 319-753-8366.

Burlington Police Department News

Looking good DescCom well done!! Remember the new Public Safety non-emergency number is (319) 671-7001 and the phone number to the Burlington Police Department remains to be (319) 753-8366.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 22, 2018 On 02/21/18 at approximately 5:06pm Burlington Police were called to the 600 blk of S. 10th Street for a report of an attempted robbery. The victim told police that a white male approached him and demanded his wallet and said he had a gun. The victim was able to get away from the suspect and called police. Police were unable to locate the suspect on scene however the victim was able to give a description of the suspect. On 2/22/18 officers located the suspect walking in the 2600 block of Division Street. The suspect was identified as Marvin Lee Bedenbender. Upon further investigation Bedenbender was charged with Robbery in the 2nd degree. Charged: Marvin Lee Bedenbender age 39 1607 Market Street Burlington, Iowa 1. Robbery 2nd degree Class C felony Bedenbender is being held at the Des Moines County Jail on $10,000 bond awaiting initial appearance. Lt Greg Allen Questions regarding this release can be referred to the Burlington Police Department Criminal Investigation Division between the hours of 9:00am and 3:00pm Monday – Friday at (319)753-8370. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

2018 Burlington Police Department's Citizens Academy Class #15 Awesome group, looking for some great interaction over the next 8 weeks.

Officer Lucas Peterson received a proclamation from the Burlington City Council tonight for being nominated and voted by his peers at the Burlington Police Department to receive the annual Lt. Steve Casady Officer of the Year Award. Congratulations Officer Peterson!!!

DESCOM 911 EMERGENCY CALL CENTER UPDATE Effective Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at approximately 9am, Des Moines County Emergency 911 call center (DESCOM) will be switching their phone lines to the new call center location. The old public safety non-emergency phone number (319)753-8366 will be reassigned to the Burlington Police Department as an administrative phone number. If you have an emergency you can still call 911 for immediate response. If you want to report a crime or an incident, please call (319) 671-7001 which is the new non-emergency phone number for the Des Moines County emergency call center (DESCOM). We urge you to program this number into your home phone or cell phone for your convenience. Please be patient as we make this transition.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: February 14, 2018 On Wednesday February 14, 2018 at approximately 5:50pm officers from the Burlington Police Department were dispatched to the 700-block of Locust Street regarding possible shots being fired in the area. Upon arrival officers located evidence that confirmed shots had been fired. It was determined that a garage door and a vehicle had been struck by the gunfire. The vehicle that had been struck by gunfire had already left the area but was located later by officers. At approximately 6:13pm a 19 year old male presented himself at Great River Medical Center in West Burlington with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. The male had been injured during the gunfire on Locust Street. Additional information will be released as it becomes available. The investigation is on-going and being handled by the Burlington Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division and the Problem Oriented Policing Unit. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Burlington Police Department at (319) 753-8366 or the Burlington Area Crime Stoppers at (319) 753-6835.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: February 7, 2018 ARRESTED NAME: Jeffrey Michael Short AGE: 48 ADDRESS: Homeless CHARGE: 2nd Degree Robbery, a Class C felony BOND: $10,000 On Wednesday February 7, 2018 at approximately 2:16pm Officers from the Burlington Police Department were dispatched to the Hy-Vee located at 3140-A Agency Street in Burlington, Iowa regarding a theft that had just occurred. Upon further investigation it was learned a male had entered the store and left without paying for some merchandise. When store employees approached the individual, the male displayed a knife and threatened the store employees. The male fled on foot from the store traveling east on Burlington Avenue. Responding officers located the individual hiding under some bushes in the 500-block of Conrad Street where he was taken into custody without further incident. Officers additionally located the merchandise and the weapon involved in the theft. The male was identified as being Jeffrey Michael Short. Jeffrey Short was charged with 2nd Degree Robbery, a Class C Felony, and is being held at the Des Moines County Correctional Center with a $10,000 bond pending a court appearance. No injuries were reported. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Date: January 19, 2018 On Friday, January 19, 2018 at approximately 7:25pm, Burlington Police Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on Market Street near South 7th Street. The driver of the vehicle, Robert Mack, was found to being driving on a revoked license. At that time, Mack was arrested for driving under revocation, failure to have insurance and failure to obey a traffic control device. During the course of the traffic stop, officers could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The other three occupants of the vehicle were asked to step out of the vehicle so the vehicle could be searched. During the search of the vehicle, officers located 2 loaded handguns inside items belonging to James Watts and Jilvone Watts that were left inside the vehicle. James Watts and Jilvone Watts were arrested for carrying weapons. During a further search of Jilvone Watts, officers located a larger amount of marijuana, which was packaged for distribution, in Jilvone Watts' underwear. The handgun found inside Jilvone Watts' belongings was reported stolen from New London, Iowa. Robert Cortez Mack; aged 22 Burlington, Iowa Charged with driving while revoked, no insurance, and fail to obey a traffic control device. James Lee Watts; aged 20 Burlington, Iowa Charged with carrying weapons Jilvone Sherlon Lee Watts; aged 19 Burlington, Iowa Charged with carrying weapons, 4th degree theft, and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Sgt. Chad Zahn All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

The Burlington Police Department in cooperation with PROJECT CHILD SAFE is offering FREE GUN LOCKS. The GUN LOCKS, safety brochures, and a PROJECT CHILDSAFE CHILD'S PLEDGE are available at the front counter of the Burlington Police Department. http://projectchildsafe.org/safety-is-a-habit

Press Release On 01/11/18 at 4:09 am, Burlington Police and Burlington Fire Department Ambulance responded to the 1000 block of Maple Street in reference to a victim with a gunshot wound. Evidence of a shooting was located behind a residence in the 800 block of Maple Street and officers interviewed a potential witness at the residence. A 25 year old male from the residence was transported to GRMC by Burlington Ambulance to be treated for a gunshot wound to his ear. The injury did not appear to be life threatening. The investigation is ongoing, anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Burlington Police Department at 319 753-8375 or Burlington Area Crimestoppers at 319 753-6835. Lt Greg Allen Burlington Police Department Criminal Investigation Division

Press Release On 01/08/18 at 10:23 pm, Burlington Police and Burlington Fire Department Ambulance responded to 1003 Summer Street in reference to a victim with a gunshot wound. A juvenile was transported to GRMC by Burlington Ambulance to be treated for gunshot wound to the hand. The victim initially advised police that he was robbed and the suspect shot him during the robbery. Officers located the location of the incident several blocks from where the incident was reported to authorities. After further investigation, it was discovered the shooting was intentional and the victim consented to being shot in the hand by another juvenile known to the victim. The injuries are not believed to be life threatening. The investigation is ongoing and criminal charges are pending. Lt Greg Allen Burlington Police Department Criminal Investigation Division

UPDATE: Please submit completed applications to the Burlington Police Department by 5:00pm on Friday January 26, 2018. Upcoming Citizens Police Academy Information: The Burlington Police Department will be hosting its 15th Citizens Police Academy beginning in February 2018. The Citizens Police Academy is directed towards citizens that live and work in the Burlington area who want to gain an understanding of how the department accomplishes its mission on a daily basis by providing classroom and field instruction in various areas of law enforcement. The Citizens Police Academy is an informative learning process regarding the various areas of the daily responsibility facing each of our officers. Participants of the Citizens Police Academy will be taught by members of the Burlington Police Department in subjects such as Taser Utilization, Use of Force, Burglary Investigation, Interview and Interrogation, Crime Scene Processing, Traffic Stops, Tactical Response, K-9 and Narcotics Investigation. Each member will also receive weapon instruction and participate in a Department ride along. Participants must be at least 18 years of age and willing to attend all 8 weekly sessions. The weekly sessions are held on Tuesdays from 6:30pm-9:00pm and 1 Saturday morning. A criminal history investigation for each applicant will be conducted prior to acceptance in the Citizens Police Academy. Advanced registration is required. Participation is free to the public and is limited to twelve people . Information and applications for the Citizens Academy may be obtained by contacting Lt. Adam Schaefer at 319-753-8362 (schaefera@burlingtoniowa.org) or Major Darren Grimshaw at 319-753-8352 (grimshawd@burlingtoniowa.org).

UPDATE: Please submit completed applications to the Burlington Police Department by 5:00pm on Friday January 26, 2018. Upcoming Citizens Police Academy Information: The Burlington Police Department will be hosting its 15th Citizens Police Academy beginning in February 2018. The Citizens Police Academy is directed towards citizens that live and work in the Burlington area who want to gain an understanding of how the department accomplishes its mission on a daily basis by providing classroom and field instruction in various areas of law enforcement. The Citizens Police Academy is an informative learning process regarding the various areas of the daily responsibility facing each of our officers. Participants of the Citizens Police Academy will be taught by members of the Burlington Police Department in subjects such as Taser Utilization, Use of Force, Burglary Investigation, Interview and Interrogation, Crime Scene Processing, Traffic Stops, Tactical Response, K-9 and Narcotics Investigation. Each member will also receive weapon instruction and participate in a Department ride along. Participants must be at least 18 years of age and willing to attend all 8 weekly sessions. The weekly sessions are held on Tuesdays from 6:30pm-9:00pm and 1 Saturday morning. A criminal history investigation for each applicant will be conducted prior to acceptance in the Citizens Police Academy. Advanced registration is required. Participation is free to the public and is limited to twelve people . Information and applications for the Citizens Academy may be obtained by contacting Lt. Adam Schaefer at 319-753-8362 (schaefera@burlingtoniowa.org) or Major Darren Grimshaw at 319-753-8352 (grimshawd@burlingtoniowa.org).

UPDATE: December 14, 2017 On December 14, 2017 at 2:38pm the Burlington Police Department arrested Nicholas James Dalton, age 18, in the 800-block of Maple Street on a Des Moines County Warrant for Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree. The charge stems from an on-going investigation into several complaints of criminal mischief that took place on November 14, 2017. Additional arrests are anticipated. Nicholas Dalton was transported to the Des Moines County Correctional Center where he is being held on NO BOND pending a court appearance. ARRESTED: NICHOLAS JAMES DALTON AGE 18 ADDRESS: NEW LONDON, IOWA CHARGE: CRIMINAL MISCHIEF 2ND DEGREE All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Original post: Date: November 14, 2017 Alert: Criminal Mischief The Burlington Police Department has received numerous complaints regarding windows being shot out of vehicles, residences, and businesses. The criminal mischief appears to have taken place sometime overnight or the early morning hours. If you have suffered damages please report it to the Burlington Police Department at (319) 753-8366. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Burlington Police Department at (319) 753-8366 or the Burlington Area Crime Stoppers at (319) 753-6835; you may be eligible for a CASH reward of up to $1,000.

Thank you to everyone that supported the 2017 Shop with a Cop event again this year. Another amazing day was had by all of the Law Enforcement Officers from the DesMoines County Sheriffs Dept., Burlington Police Department, West Burlington Police Department and the Iowa State Patrol. Third grade students from every school in DesMoines County were treated to a day of activities, shopping, a visit from Santa Claus and a ride in a police car with lights and sirens blazing. Thank you to all of our supporters that make this day so special.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: 11/30/17 On November 30, 2017 at 8:36pm, a robbery was reported that occurred minutes earlier in an apartment located at 300 Angular Street. Officers responded to the scene and were told Cache Clegg had taken money from the victim. The victim attempted to get his money back from Clegg and at that time, Clegg began assaulting the victim. The victim attempted to use his cell phone to call 911 but Clegg grabbed the cell phone and left the residence with the victim's money and cell phone. The victim received minor injuries during the assault. Officers located Clegg a few minutes later in the 500 block of South 6th Street and arrested him on several outstanding arrest warrants. During a search of Clegg's clothing, officers located cash and the victim's cell phone. Clegg was arrested and charged with 2nd degree Robbery (Class C felony), 1st degree Theft (Class C felony), Obstruction of an emergency communication (Simple Misdemeanor) and Criminal Trespass (Simple Misdemeanor) as well as the outstanding arrest warrants. Cache Money Clegg age 29 Burlington, IA Sgt. Chad Zahn All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: 11/17/17 On November 17, 2017 at approximately 10:51am, Burlington Police were called to the 500 Block of South 8th Street for the report of shots fired. When Officers arrived they located several shell casings near Angular and S 9th Street. No one was injured however several witnesses and victims were interviewed at the scene. Video surveillance of the area was collected and a suspect was developed based on witness statements and video surveillance. At 2:41pm a search warrant was completed at 725 Lewis Street in Burlington, conducted by the Des Moines County TRU team in connection with the shots fired call. Two Des Moines warrants have been issued for the arrest of: Adderryl Harris age 29 725 Lewis Street Burlington, IA Charged: Attempted Murder Class B felony Possession of Firearm by Felon Class D Felony Adderryl Harris is considered armed and dangerous. If you have any information where he might be you are encouraged to contact the Burlington Police Department at 319 753-8366 or Burlington Area Crimestoppers at 319 753-6835. Lt Greg Allen All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WANTED FUGITIVES ARRESTED The Burlington Police Department, in conjunction with intelligence gained from the U.S. Marshals Service, arrested two wanted fugitives. Arrested: CASEY LYNN MYERS AGE: 32 ADDRESS: HOMELESS CHARGES: • KENOSHA, WISCONSIN WARRANT (1ST DEGREE RECKLESS HOMICIDE) • McHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS WARRANT (DRUG INDUCED HOMICIDE) • EFFINGHAM COUNTY, ILLINOIS WARRANT (FORGERY) Casey Myers was arrested by the Burlington Police Department on November 16, 2017 in the 2500-block of Valley Street. ARRESTED: AUSTIN RODERICK JOHNSON AGE: 29 ADDRESS: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS CHARGE: • KENOSHA, WISCONSIN WARRANT (1ST DEGREE RECKLESS HOMICIDE) Austin Johnson was arrested by the Burlington Police Department on November 6, 2017 in the 200-block of Summer Street. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.