November 13, 2016

On November 13, 2016 at 10:00 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to the 10 block of 1st St SE for a reported verbal altercation.  Officers arrested Nicole Marie Pingree, age 32 of Oelwein on a charge of Theft 5th Degree, a Simple Misdemeanor. 

November 7, 2016

At 1:28 a.m., on November 7, 2016 Oelwein Police arrested Jonya Marie Ruth Smith, 31, of Oelwein.  Smith was arrested on a Probation Violation Warrant on an Original Charge of Child Endangerment.  This arrest was made following officers interaction with the subject in the 100-blk 4th av NE

November 5, 2016

On November 5, 2016 at 7:20 p.m., Oelwein Police arrested Teresa Kay Perez, 40, of Manchester.  Perez was arrested on a Delaware County Warrant for Theft in the 4th Degree.  This arrest followed officer’s interactions with the individual in the 600 block of 7th st SE.

November 2,2016

On November 1, 2016 at 2:00 p.m., in the 1500 block of South Frederick Avenue, Oelwein Officers arrested David John Perry, age 54 of Hazleton, on charges from 2 Fayette County Warrants, with original charges of Failure to Appear for Theft 1st Degree and for Disorderly Conduct.  Perry also had charges from two Buchanan County warrants for Failure to Appear on charges of Disorderly Conduct and Reckless Driving.

November 1, 2016

On October 31, 2016 at 8:25 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to the 300 block of 1st St SE in Oelwein for a reported verbal dispute.  Officers arrested Brett Michael Kratz, age 25 of Oelwein on an Allamakee County Probation Violation warrant.



October 30,2016

On October 30, 2016 at 12:25 a.m., in the 400 block of 6th Street NW, Oelwein Officers arrested Kelly Jean Sankey, age 45 of Oran, on a charge of OWI 1st Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor.

October 29,2016

On October 28, 2016 at 9:00 p.m., Oelwein Officer responded to the 600 block of 1st Street NE for a reported altercation.  Officers arrested Ross Ian Rivers Cashen, age 36 of Oelwein, on charges of Violation of a Domestic Abuse No Contact Order and Disorderly Conduct, both Simple Misdemeanors.


Oelwein Officers responded to the first block of 6th St NE, on October 28, 2016 at 11:25 p.m., for a reported verbal altercation.  Officers arrested Mistie Marie Schmidt, age 28, of Oelwein on a Black Hawk County Warrant for Failure to Serve 4 days Mittimus on an original charge of Driving While License Suspended.


On October 29, 2016 at 1:45 a.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in the 400 block of 13th Avenue NW in Oelwein.  Officers cited James Dean Truax , age 38, of Oelwein, for Driving While License Suspended. 

October 28, 2016

On October 27, 2016 at 6:11 p.m., Oelwein Police arrested David Joseph Kane, 54, of Oelwein.  Kane was arrested on a charge of Abetting a violation of a Domestic Abuse No Contact Order-Simple Misdemeanor.  This arrest followed an incident in the 500 block of Rock Island Road.


On October 27, 2016 at 6:27 p.m., Oelwein Police arrested Regina Rena Larsen, 43, of Oelwein.  Larsen was arrested on a charge of Violation of a Domestic Abuse No Contact Order-Simple Misdemeanor.  This arrest followed an incident in the 500 block of Rock Island Road.

October 25, 2016

On October 24, 2016 at 3:50 p.m., Oelwein Police were called to City Park for a verbal dispute.  Officers arrested Nathan Allen Bantz, age 30 of Fairbank, on charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Disorderly Conduct, both Simple Misdemeanors.

October 23, 2016


Oelwein Police are investigating a criminal mischief complaint.  Oelwein Police received a report of criminal mischief at 11:09 a.m., on October 20, 2016 in the 100 block 1st av ne. This incident remains under investigation.

On Oct 23, 2016 at 12:55 a.m., Oelwein Police arrested Ryan Zachary Martin, 34, of Oelwein.  Martin was arrested on charges of Possession with Intent to Deliver- Class C Felony, Possession of Methamphetamine-Serious Misdemeanor, and Possession of Marijuana-Serious Misdemeanor and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia-Simple Misdemeanor.  This arrest was following an officer’s interaction with the suspect in the 100 block of 1st AV SE.

Drug Arrest Made

Drug Arrest Made


On October 19th, 2016 at approximately 5:10 p.m. Oelwein Police Officers arrested Shawn Aaron Louis Rocha (35) of Oelwein.  During the course of an investigation officers located Marijuana, a schedule I controlled substance, which was being possessed by Mr. Rocha for sale; illegally possessed prescription medication, and other drug paraphernalia such as a digital scale, baggies, and other items used to ingest and deliver marijuana. Oelwein Officers transported Mr. Rocha to the Oelwein Police Department Holding Facility where he was charged with the following violations of Iowa Law: Possession of less than fifty kilograms of marijuana with intent to deliver (Class D Felony), Violation of Drug Tax Stamp (Class D Felony), Unlawful possession of a prescription medication (serious Misdemeanor), and possession of drug paraphernalia (Simple Misdemeanor).  Mr. Rocha was seen by a Fayette County Magistrate on October 20, 2016 and is currently being held on ten thousand dollars bail.


The illegal drugs seized have an estimated street value of approximately $4,000.00.  


Some of the items seized during this investigation are pictured below:





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Oelwein Police History

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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