The investigation into a report of a suspicious vehicle resulted in the arrest of Barbara Sue Shaffer on August 3rd. Shaffer, 44 of Oelwein, has been charged with Possession of a controlled substance, a class D felony, and Possession of paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor.
On August 3rd, Oelwein Police cited Steven Otis Harvey, 44 of Oelwein with having an open container of alcohol while walking down a public street. This violation is a simple misdemeanor.
Oelwein Police were called to the 10 block of 5th Ave SE during the overnight hours of August 2nd, for a report of criminal mischief where a windshield of a vehicle was reportedly broken. Upon further investigation, it was found the report was false. Arthur Nelson Fish, 52 of Oelwein, was subsequently arrested and charged with False Report to Communications and Public Safety. This charge is a simple misdemeanor.
The Oelwein Police Dept. teamed up with the Iowa DNR and hosted a free Hunter Education class on July 15th & 16th, 2014 at the new Oelwein Police Dept. Hunter education is a mandatory program for anyone born after January 1, 1972 and is designed to introduce students to several life-long skills that are important to the many different types of outdoor recreational opportunities. The course teaches students basic survival and first aid skills, water safety, wildlife identification, and the basics of wildlife management, hunting laws, and firearm/archery safety. Hunter education also stresses the importance of individual responsibility and outdoor ethics. See more pictures on our Community page or on our Facebook page.
Oelwein police are investigating a theft complaint. Police received a report of a theft at 1:50 p.m. on July 29th, 2014 from the 900 block of 1st Ave NE. This incident remains under investigation.
Oelwein police are investigating a theft complaint. Police received a report of a theft at 1:41 p.m. on July 29th, 2014 from the 400 block of 3rd Ave NW. This incident remains under investigation.
Oelwein police are investigating a theft complaint after receiving a report of a theft at 5:25 a.m. on July 29th, 2014 from the 800 block of North Frederick Avenue. This incident remains under investigation.
Oelwein police are investigating criminal mischief complaints after receiving the report at 7:11 a.m. on July 28th, 2014 from the 100-block of 3rd Ave SE and 100-block of 2nd Ave SE. These incidents remain under investigation.
At 10:57 p.m. on July 27th, 2014, Oelwein police charged Alexis Jorden Louise Heidt, age 15, of Oelwein with Disorderly Conduct and Joint Criminal Conduct, both Simple Misdemeanors. This charge was made after a citizen’s complaint in the 400 block of 3rd Ave NW.
At 9:43 p.m. on July 27th, 2014, Oelwein police charged Alexis Jorden Louise Heidt, age 15, and Kenna Claudette Lyons, age 16, both of Oelwein with Disorderly Conduct and Failure to Disperse, both Simple Misdemeanors. Michael Malvern Miller, age 39, also from Oelwein, was charged with Disorderly Conduct, a Simple Misdemeanor. These charges were made in the 100 block of West Charles Street following a citizen’s complaint.
On July 23rd, 2014 at 3:32 a.m., an Oelwein police officer noticed an open door in the 300 block of 2nd Ave NW. After investigating, officers arrested Aric James Quario, age 18, of Oelwein, for Trespassing, a Simple Misdemeanor.
After receiving multiple reports of subjects lighting off fireworks in the 100 block of 6th St SW on July 23rd, 2014, at 2:21 p.m. Oelwein police charged Nicholas Jean Eickhoff, age 16, of Oelwein for Discharging Fireworks, a Simple Misdemeanor.
Oelwein Police have finished an investigation and have charged Alexis Jorden Louise Heidt, age 15, and Isiah Dean Heidt, age 16, both of Oelwein. Both Heidt’s were charged with Disorderly Conduct, a Simple Misdemeanor. The incident was originally reported to police on July 21st, 2014.
Oelwein Police received a call from the Fareway store reporting a shoplifter in the store. Samuel Stephen Fuller, 18, of Oelwein was arrested and charged with fifth degree theft, a simple misdemeanor.
Oelwein Police are currently investigating a report of criminal mischief at the Redgate Park in the 1300 block of West Charles. The investigation is ongoing.
On July 25, 2014 at 11:45 p.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in the 1200 block of Hwy 150 South in Oelwein. Officers arrested and referred to Juvenile Court Services, the driver of the vehicle, Spencer Michael Fruechte, age 16 of Independence, on charges of Possession of Controlled Substance Marijuana a Serious Misdemeanor and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia a Simple Misdemeanor. Officers arrested the passenger Alexander Michael Joseph Carlson, age 18 of Independence, on a charge of Possession of Controlled Substance Marijuana a Serious Misdemeanor.
On July 21, 2014 at 8:00 p.m., Oelwein officers stopped a vehicle driven by Dennis Benjamin McGonigle, age 35, of Oelwein. McGonigle was arrested and charged with Contributing to Delinquency, a Simple Misdemeanor, in conjunction with an incident happening earlier in the day. McGonigle was also cited for Providing Tobacco to a Minor, stemming from further investigation in reference to a citation issued to a juvenile on July 19, 2014 for a related offense.
Oelwein Police are investigating a burglary complaint in the 10 block of 13th Ave NW. Oelwein Police received a burglary complaint at 10:16 a.m. on July 20, 2014. This incident remains under investigation.
At 4:13 a.m. on July 17, 2014 Oelwein Police charged Dylan Jospeh Berumez, age 15, of Waterloo and Brandon Hugh Robinson, age 17, of Oelwein both with Possession of Alcohol under Legal Age a Simple Misdemeanor. This charge was made in the 100 block of 1st St SE following a report of a disturbance.
Oelwein Police have concluded an investigation and have arrested Zachary Scott Penning, age 29, of Oelwein. Penning was arrested in the 400 block of 3rd Ave NE and charged with Domestic abuse assault a Serious Misdemeanor. This incident was originally reported to police on July 16, 2014.
On July 16, 2014 at 4:15 p.m., Oelwein Officers arrested Scott Arthur McLaury, age 44, of Hazleton on a Fayette County Warrant in the 200 block of East Charles St. McLaury was also charged with Possession of Controlled Substance Methamphetamine a Serious Misdemeanor.
Oelwein Police are investigating a criminal mischief complaint in the 100 block of 2nd Ave NW. Oelwein Police received a criminal mischief complaint at 11:25 a.m. on July 15, 2014. This incident remains under investigation.
Oelwein Police are investigating a criminal mischief complaint in the 400 block of 4th St NE. Oelwein Police received a criminal mischief complaint at 2:52 p.m. on July 15, 2014. This incident remains under investigation.
On July 13, 2014 at 3:20 a.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in the 100 block of 3rd St SE in Oelwein. Officers cited Jake Dakota Garlow, age 18, of Cedar Rapids and Theodore James Welter, age 19, of Fairbank for Underage Possession of Alcohol.
On July 13, 2014 at 6:20 a.m., the Oelwein Police Department took a call of an altercation at a residence in the 100 block of 2nd Avenue NW in Oelwein. Officers on scene arrested Saivon Tevez Sturgeon, age 18 of Cedar Rapids on Oelwein Police Department charges of Interference With Official Acts, a Simple Misdemeanor. Sturgeon was also arrested on charges stemming from a Linn County Iowa arrest warrant, original charges being Failure to Set Up Mittimus Time on a Probation Revocation.
On July 12, 2014 at 12:34 a.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop at the corner of 7th St and South Frederick Avenue in Oelwein. Officers arrested Louis Craig Holloway, age 24, of Amite, LA, on a charge of Carrying Weapons, an Aggravated Misdemeanor.
Oelwein Police are investigating a burglary complaint in the 1000 block of 1st Ave SW. Oelwein Police received a burglary complaint at 6:17 p.m. on July 11, 2014. This incident remains under investigation.
On July 11, 2014 at 10:01 a.m., Oelwein Officers were called to the 10 block of 16th St SE for a disturbance. Officers arrested Jose Angel Rosales, age 29, of Oelwein on charges of OWI 3rd a Class D Felony and Driving While License Suspended a Simple 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 501 Rock Island Road, Oelwein, Iowa 50662.
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