On February 16, 2014 at 3:44 a.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in 800 block of 1st Ave SW in Oelwein. Officers arrested Erik Dwayne Hardin, age 49 of Oelwein for Driving While License Revoked a Serious Misdemeanor. Hardin was cited for Failure to yield to Emergency Vehicles and issued a warning for failure to wear a seatbelt.
On February 10, 2014 at 10:30 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to the 800 block of 5th Street SE in Oelwein for a Property Damage Accident. Subsequently, officers arrested Kistler Earl Pritchett, age 19 of Oelwein on charges of Driving While License Suspended and Failure to File SR22 Insurance, both Simple Misdemeanors.
On February 10, 2014 at 8:30 p.m., Oelwein Officers checked an address in the 100 block of 5th Avenue NE in an attempt to serve a Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrest warrant. Officers arrested Lindsey Marie Nus, age 25, of Oelwein on the warrant for original charges of Failure to Serve Jail Time for OWI 2nd Offense.
On February 10, 2014 at 7:15 a.m., Oelwein Officers went to a residence in the 10 block of 4th St NW in Oelwein to check for a subject wanted on a Fayette County Sheriff’s warrant. Officers arrested David Eugene Matthews, age 25, of Oelwein on the warrant, original charges of Sexual Abuse in the 3rd Degree.
On February 9, 2014 at 1:20 a.m., Oelwein Officers were called to a residence in the 10 block of 5th Avenue SE for a domestic disturbance. Officers arrested Aaron Wayne Petty, age 38 of Oelwein, on charges of Domestic Abuse Assault 3rd Offense, a Class “D” Felony and Permit Requirement-Tattooing, a Serious Misdemeanor.
On February 7, 2014 at 10:05 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to a residence in the 200 block of 2nd St NW for an Intoxicated Man. Officers arrested John Eugene Kaub, age 27, of Oelwein, on a charge of Public Intoxication a Simple Misdemeanor.
Oelwein Police are investigating a theft complaint in the 100 block of 1st Ave NW. Oelwein Police received a theft complaint at 1:09 p.m. on February 7, 2014. This incident remains under investigation.
On February 7, 2014 at 9:16 a.m., Oelwein Officers were called to a business in the 100 block of South Frederick Ave for a suspected shoplifter. Officers arrested Heidi Lynn Cowart, age 42 of Oelwein, on a charge of Theft 5th Degree, a Simple Misdemeanor.
On February 6, 2014 at 3:05 p.m., Oelwein Officers arrested Christopher Samuel James Brown-Cunningham, 21, of Oelwein. Brown-Cunningham was arrested on a Fayette County Warrant for an original charge of Shoplifting in the 100 blk 1St Ave SE.
Oelwein Police investigated a motor vehicle accident in the area of 6th Ave SW and 4th St SW at 8:12 a.m. on February 6, 2014. A 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo driven by Christopher Chase Hershey collided with a 2000 Buick Lesabare driven by Neal Theodore Schoultz. Initial estimated of damages were $3,500.00 to the vehicle driven by Hershey and $2,000.00 to the vehicle driven by Schoultz. Hershey was cited with Obstructed View.
Oelwein Police investigated a motor vehicle accident in the 100 blk 2nd St SE at 8:05 a.m. on February 6, 2014. A 2012 Dodge Truck driven by Larry Joseph Wulfekuhle collided with a 1997 Chevrolet S10 pickup driven by Ian John Thomas Bamford. Initial estimated of damages were $2,000.00 to the vehicle driven by Wulfekuhle and $2,000.00 to the vehicle driven by Bamford.
On February 4, 2014 at 11:30 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to a business in the 10 block of 1st Av SE in Oelwein for a reported shoplifter. Officers arrested Cody Mason Skidmore, age 23 of Oelwein on charges of Theft in the 5th Degree, a Simple Misdemeanor and Possession of Prescription Drugs, a Serious Misdemeanor.
On February 4, 2014 at 9:30 p.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop at 10th St SE and Hwy 150 in Oelwein. Officers cited and released Sierra Marie Teynor-Medez, age 18 of Oelwein for Driving While License Suspended.
On February 5, 2014 at 12:50 a.m., Oelwein Officers checked on a male walking in the roadway in the 200 block of 7th Avenue SW in Oelwein. Harley Dwayne Shuck, age 31, of Oelwein was detained and charged with Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor.
The Better Business Bureau is warning cell phone users about the ''One Ring'' scam and a new credit card scam. It's called the "One Ring" scam, because the scammer's program computers to send thousands of calls to random cell phone numbers, ring once, and then disconnect. The scammers then hope you are curious enough about the call that you return the call right away.
"As yet, we have not had any complaints filed but given how rapidly this scam is spreading and growing across the country our opinion is it won't be long." said Steve J. Bernas, president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois.
When the cell phone owner returns the call they are charged $19.95 for the international call fee. After that there is a $9.00 per minute charge. "Often they will first hear music, then maybe advertising but it's easy to see how quickly these charges can add up," noted Bernas.
Consumers who have been duped by these calls report that they are coming from the Caribbean Islands, including Grenada, Antigua, Jamaica, and the British Virgin Islands. If a person thinks they may have fallen for this scam, they should immediately alert their cell phone carrier and keep an eye on their cell phone bill. The earlier they document the fraud the better their chances of having some or all of the charges removed.
Bernas added, "To be as safe as possible the best thing to do if your phone rings and it's an international number you don't recognize don't answer and don't call back"
Credit card charges of $9.84 to generic websites may be a scam, BBB warns. In the aftermath of the massive holiday data breach that effected Target and a number of other major retailers, consumers are now faced with yet another reason to be concerned about the safety of their credit cards. Reports are surfacing that consumers are finding unauthorized charges of $9.84 on their statements. The business that levied the charge claims that the fee is for "customer support" and it may appear on the statement as one of many different websites. It appears their plan is to fly under the radar when they hit individual accounts.
"These individuals are aware that small charges under ten dollars often go un-noticed, which would not be the case for larger amounts. For example, in the hundreds of dollars," said Steve J. Bernas, president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois. "This fraud relies on consumers being a little careless and not closely examining their statements." Bernas noted, "It is possible that some of the cards that have been hit may be the result of the data stolen in the holiday breach. However, authorities are still investigating that possibility."
Victims of this fraud report that, when they've accessed the website listed on their statement, they were given a customer support phone number and email address. After calling the number, they were told that the charge would be removed. However, the only way that consumers can be certain that they have taken positive steps to protect themselves is to contact their card issuer regarding the suspected fraud and follow their recommendations.
The Better Business Bureau suggests consumers:
• Request a new card
• Place a fraud alert on your credit file. The Federal Trade Commission has easy to follow instructions on its website, www.ftc.gov
• Closely monitor all of your accounts
For more information on credit card fraud and Identity Theft visit www.bbb.org.
On February 1st Police were called to a residence for an individual who was reported as being out of control and tearing up the residence. A subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of Jammie Allen Aldrich, 27 of Oelwein. Charges include Domestic Abuse Assault and 5th Degree Criminal Mischief. Both charges are simple misdemeanors.
On February 1, 2014 at 1:30 a.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop on a vehicle travelling without headlamps in the 10 block of 7th Street SE in Oelwein. After performing Field Sobriety Testing, Officers arrested the driver, Tonya Jean Cain, age 41 of Oelwein, on a charge of OWI 2nd, an Aggravated Misdemeanor.
The Oelwein Police Department was established in 1903
Currently the Oelwein Police Department employs:
7 Reserve (Volunteer) Police Officers
The Oelwein Police Department is located at 20 2nd Ave SW #200, Oelwein, Iowa 50662.
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