Warrant Arrest

On November 12th, 2021 at approximately noon, members of the Dubuque Drug Task Force, in conjunction with Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office and the Dubuque Police Department observed a subject known to be Matthew Birch operating a vehicle on Highway 61 in Dubuque County. Birch was known to have 6 active warrants for his arrest and was driving the vehicle on a suspended license. Prior to initiating a traffic stop, Birch drove into the ATM drive-thru of the Dubuque Bank and Trust on Rockdale Road. While attempting to conduct a traffic stop on Birch’s vehicle, Birch rammed two Sheriff’s office vehicles causing minimal damage. Birch was taken into custody after a Deputy deployed the Taser device.

During a subsequent search warrant of Birch’s vehicle, Drug Task Force Investigators located over a half pound of methamphetamine and just under $40,000 in cash. Birch is being charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, a class B felony, Interference with official acts with a deadly weapon, a class D felony, and driving under a suspended license, a simple misdemeanor.