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August 25, 2016

 

Oelwein Police are investigating a criminal mischief complaint.  Oelwein Police received a report of criminal mischief at 8:17 a.m., on August 24, 2016 in the 600 block 2nd st se. This incident remains under investigation.

At 2101 p.m., on August 24, 2016 Oelwein Police arrested Justin Neal Schoultz, 35, of Oelwein.  Schoultz was arrested on a charge of Domestic Abuse Assault-Serious Misdemeanor.  This arrest followed an incident in the 500 block of 3rd av NW.

 

Labor Day Traffic Enforcement

 

Summer is coming to an end, and before we know it, Labor Day will be here.  There will be last minute family vacations, shopping trips, and end-of-summer celebrations which mean more people will be traveling on Iowa roadways.

 

The Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau (GTSB) and the Oelwein Police Department warns that some of those drivers may be driving impaired, and that puts anyone who is sharing the roadway with them at a higher risk of being involved in a crash. In an effort to remove these dangerous drivers, there will be a noticeable increase in traffic enforcement across Iowa from August 23 – September 5, 2016.

 

Almost one-third of all traffic crash fatalities in the United States and Iowa involve drunk drivers.  That means an average of 10,000 people in the United States have died needlessly every year since 2010. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 28 people, nationwide, die every day in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This amounts to one death every 53 minutes.  During the 2014 (the last year statistics are available) Labor Day holiday weekend, 40 percent of the fatalities in traffic crashes involved drunk drivers, which was the highest percentage in over five years.

 

In contrast, the simple act of wearing a seat belt is the single most effective thing a driver or passenger can do to protect themselves in a crash.  A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report shows that seat belts save over 13,000 lives per year.  That is more than the population of most Iowa towns, and it only takes approximately four seconds to buckle up.

 

This Labor Day holiday and every day, buckle up and don’t drive drunk.  Working together, we can help keep people safe on our roads!

 

Media contact:  Alex Murphy, GTSB Spokesman, Office of the Commissioner – DPS, at (515) 725-6189.

August 21,2016

On August 21, 2016 at 5:15 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to the area of the 300 block of 8th Avenue NE to check a report of possible narcotics use.  Officers arrested Michael Andrew Seeders, age 20, of Oelwein on a charge of Possession of Marijuana, a Serious Misdemeanor.

August 20, 2016

Oelwein Police are investigating a criminal mischief complaint.  Oelwein Police received a report of criminal mischief at 10:06 a.m., on August 19, 2016 in the 100 block 8th av se. This incident remains under investigation.

Oelwein Police are investigating a criminal mischief complaint.  Oelwein Police received a report of criminal mischief at 12:03 p.m., on August 19, 2016 in the 200 block 7th av se. This incident remains under investigation.

Oelwein Police are investigating a criminal mischief complaint.  Oelwein Police received a report of criminal mischief at 3:22 p.m., on August 19, 2016 in the 1300 block 1st st se. This incident remains under investigation.

Oelwein Police are investigating a criminal mischief complaint.  Oelwein Police received a report of criminal mischief at 7:10 p.m., on August 19, 2016 in the 1300 block of Elm ST. This incident remains under investigation.

 

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August 17, 2016

 

 

On August 16, 2016 at 8:45 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to the 200 block of North Frederick for a reported disturbance.  Officers arrested Seth Lee Rohrick, age 19 of Oelwein on charges of Disorderly Conduct, Public Intoxication, and Interference with Official Acts, all Simple Misdemeanors.

August 16, 2016

At 3:25PM on August 15th, 2016, Oelwein police arrested Harry Edward Schultz Jr, 35, of Oelwein. Schultz was arrested on a charge of Assault – Simple Misdemeanor. This arrest was made after a disturbance was reported on August 13th, 2016 in the 200 block of 12th Ave SE. While Schultz was being detained, officers found a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia on him. Schultz was also charged with Possession of Controlled Substance – Class D Felony and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Simple Misdemeanor.

At 7:17pm on August 15th, 2016, Oelwein police cited Tanya Lynn Kapler, 34, of Oelwein. Kapler was cited for Failure to Abate in the 10 block of 3rd St NW.

Oelwein police are investigating a criminal mischief complaint after receiving a report at 7:52am on August 15th, 2016 from the 100 block of 1st St SW. This incident remains under investigation.

Oelwein police are investigating a theft complaint after receiving a report at 8:12pm on August 15th, 2016 from the 800 block of East Charles Street. This incident remains under investigation.

 

August 15, 2016

Oelwein Police investigated a Motor vehicle accident in the 200 block of 10th St Se at 2:16 p.m., on August 14, 2016.  Silver 2016 Lincoln MKX driven by Eleanor Fratzke collided with a gray 2014 Dodge Ram Driven by Ronald Crawford.  This incident remains under investigation.

August 14, 2016

Oelwein Police are investigating a criminal mischief complaint. Oelwein Police received a report of criminal mischief at 10:39 p.m., on August 13, 2016 from the 300 block of 2nd av se.  This incident remains under investigation.

 Oelwein Police are investigating a criminal mischief complaint. Oelwein Police received a report of criminal mischief at 12:17 a.m., on August 14, 2016 from the 10 block of 12th av se.  This incident remains under investigation.

August 13, 2016

At 7:31pm on August 12th, 2016, Oelwein officers arrested Carl Joseph Hernandez, 44, of Oelwein. Hernandez was arrested on a charge of public intoxication – simple misdemeanor and interference with official acts – simple misdemeanor. This arrest was made after an officer witnessed Hernandez stumbling and causing a disturbance in the 200 block of South Frederick Ave.

 

At 1:57am on August 13th, 2016, Oelwein officers arrested Jacob David Snay, 22, of Oelwein. Snay was arrested on a charge of criminal mischief 5th degree – simple misdemeanor. This arrest was made after a citizen's report of a loud noise in the 400 block of 13th Ave NW.

August 10, 2016

 

On August 8, 2016 Oelwein Police arrested Justin Duwayne Whitney, 35, of Maynard.   Whitney was arrested on a charge of Driving While License Suspended-Simple Misdemeanor.  This arrest followed an incident in the 200 block of 1st AV SE.

On August 8, 2016 Oelwein Police arrested Larry Alvin Larson JR, 51, of Oelwein.   Larson was arrested on charges of Sexual Abuse 3rd- Class C Felony and Indecent Contact with a Child-Aggravated Misdemeanor.  This arrest followed an incident in the 600 block of 2nd Av NE.

August 7,2016

On August 7, 2016 at 12:15 p.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in the 200 block of 6th Avenue NW.  Officers arrested Joshua Michael Hammer, age 25 of Independence, for Driving While Barred.

 

On August 7, 2016 at 10:35 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to a disturbance in the 500 block of 1st St NE in Oelwein.  Officers arrested Donald Eugene Latham, age 59 of Oelwein on a charge of Public Intoxication, a Simple Misdemeanor.

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The Oelwein Police Department was established in 1903

 


The Oelwein Police Department was established in 1903 as the recognized law enforcement for the City of Oelwein

Currently the Oelwein Police Department employs:
10 Full Time Police Officers
4 Full Time Communications Operators
1 Administrative Assistant

4 Reserve (Volunteer) Police Officers

 

The Oelwein Police Department is located at 501 Rock Island Road, Oelwein, Iowa 50662.

 

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