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January 1, 2015

On December 31, 2014 at 7:40 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to the 100 block of 4th Avenue SE in Oelwein for a reported disturbance. Officers arrested Anthony Allen Copley, age 28, of Oelwein for Violation of a No Contact Order. Further charges in this incident are pending.

December 28, 2014

On December 28, 2014 at 12:15 a.m., Oelwein Officers were called to the 200 block of Mulford Drive in Oelwein for a domestic disturbance. Officers arrested Brooke Renee Cromwell, age 25 of Oelwein on a charge of Domestic Assault, Simple Misdemeanor.

December 26, 2014

On December 27, 2014 at 1:57 a.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 10 block of 2nd Street SE.  Officer arrested David Allan Latham, age 24, of Oelwein.  Latham was arrested on OWI 1st a Serious Misdemeanor and Driving while License Revoked a Serious Misdemeanor.

On December 26, 2014 at 4:16 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to a disturbance in the 700 block of 3rd Ave SW.  Officers arrested Matthew Wade Stacey, age 20, Dalton Michel Veber, age 19, and Abbigail Maddison Rahe, age 17 all of Oelwein.  Stacey was arrested on the charges of Burglary in the 3rd Degree a Class D Felony, Violation of Domestic Abuse No Contact Order a Simple Misdemeanor and on a Fayette County Warrant. Veber was arrested on the charge of Burglary in the 3rd Degree a Class D Felony. Rahe was referred to Juvenile Court Service for the charge Burglary in the 3rd Degree a Class D Felony.

Oelwein police are investigating a theft complaint. Police received a report of a theft at 3:21 p.m. on December 26, 2014 from the 100 block of 2nd St SE. This incident remains under investigation.

On December 26, 2014 at 2:00 p.m., Oelwein Police served a citation to Donald Eugene Latham, age 57, of Oelwein, for Failure to Abate Nuisance at 513 1st St NE.

 

December 25, 2014

At 1:48 a.m. on December 26, 2014, in the 10 block of West Charles St, Oelwein Officers arrested Aaron Richard Siegel, age 20, of Oelwein. Siegel was arrested on a Fayette County Warrant for an original charge of Arson.

 

December 22, 2014

Oelwein police received a report of theft at 11:15AM on December 21st, 2014 from the 600 block of 2nd Ave SW. This incident remains under investigation.

On December 20th, 2014, at 1:05AM, following a traffic stop in the 10 block of 3rd Ave NW, Oelwein police charged Chastity Ann Jensen, 17 years old, of Oelwein with possession of alcohol under legal age, a simple misdemeanor. The driver of the vehicle was Skyler James Lehmann, 17 years old, of Independence. This incident remains under investigation.

On December 19th, 2014, at 9:20AM, Oelwein police charged Anthony Dale Bellmer, 17 years old, of Oelwein with assault causing injury, a serious misdemeanor. This charge was made in the 300 block of North Frederick Ave after police were notified of a disturbance.

OPD 2014 Winter Coat Drive Huge Success

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Oelwein Police Chief Jeremy Logan and Captain Ron Voshell turn over the smaller winter apparel to Wings Park Elementary staff members Britani Magsamen and Carrie Peterson.

 

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Oelwein Police Captain Ron Voshell gives the adult winter apparel to Full Circle Services, John Heinze, Vickie Wendel, Zachary Moffeit and Joshua Wieland.

 

With the help of the community, the Oelwein Police Department’s 2014 winter coat drive was an incredible success. The coat drive started on November 1st, 2014, inviting the public to drop off new and slightly used winter coats, hats, gloves, scarfs or monetary donations. The original goal was to receive at least 100 coats. On December 18th, the police department announced they were no longer accepting donations, as they had received 304 coats, 15 pairs of boots, 30 hats, 25 gloves, 13 scarfs and 10 pairs of snow pants. Oelwein Captain Ron Voshell stated “We were shocked by the overwhelming success of this project and the generosity of our citizenry. We want to thank everyone who assisted in this effort.” The smaller winter apparel was turned over to Wings Park Elementary staff, Britani Magsamen and Carrie Peterson. The adult apparel was given to Full Circle Services (John Heinze, Vickie Wendel, Zachary Moffeit and Joshua Wieland). With the help of the Wings Park Elementary staff and Full Circle Services, the winter apparel will find new homes for our neighbors who need them.

December 19, 2014

On December 19, 2014 at 1:05 a.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in the 10 block of 3rd Avenue NW in Oelwein. Officers cited Seth Lee Rohrick, age 18, of Oelwein for Driving With a Suspended License.

December 16, 2014

On December 16, 2014 at 6:23 p.m., Oelwein Officers checked a residence in the 100 block of 4th Avenue SE for a wanted subject. Officers arrested Anthony Allen Copley, age 28 of Oelwein on a Fayette County Warrant with original charges of Violation of a No Contact Order. Copley was also charged with another count of Violation of Domestic Abuse No Contact Order a Simple Misdemeanor.

Oelwein police are investigating a criminal mischief complaint. Police received a report of a criminal mischief at 5:27 p.m. on December 16, 2014 from the 10 block of 1st Ave SE. This incident remains under investigation.

At 4:55 p.m., on December 16, 2014, Oelwein Officers responded to a disturbance in the 600 block of East Charles in Oelwein. Officers arrested Daniel Warren Wrice, age 51, of Oelwein on the charges of Domestic Abuse Assault 3rd Offense a Class D Felony.

At 8:52 a.m. on December 16th, 2014, in the 1000 block of South Frederick Ave, Oelwein Officers arrested Sean David Reisner, age 24, of Oelwein. Reisner was arrested on a Fayette County Warrant for an original charge of OWI 1st, Possession of Meth, Domestic Abuse Assault 1st, and Possession of Contraband in Correctional Institution.

December 12, 2014

On December 12, 2014 at 8:02 p.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 600 block of 7th Street SE. Officers referred to Juvenile Court Service the driver Erik Matthew Pauling, age 15, of Oelwein for Possession of Control Substance a Serious Misdemeanor, Violation of School Permit and Possession of Tobacco, both Simple Misdemeanors. In the course of identifying a passenger of the vehicle, Officers also referred to Juvenile Court Service Nicole Taylor Wright, age 15 of Oelwein for Possession of Control Substance a Serious Misdemeanor.

At 5:46 p.m., on December 12, 2014, Oelwein Officers responded to a disturbance in the 100 blk South Frederick Ave in Oelwein. Officers arrested Leopoldo Ramirez Jr, age 20, of Montevideo, MN on the charge of Criminal Mischief in the Fifth Degree a Simple Misdemeanor.

At 8:11 a.m., on December 12, 2014, Oelwein Officers responded to a disturbance in the 100 blk 6th Ave SW in Oelwein. Officers arrested Max Evan Meharry Stone, age 39, of Oelwein on the charge of Violation of No Contact Order a Simple Misdemeanor.

December 10, 2014

On December 9, 2014 at 8:30 p.m., Oelwein Officers checked a residence in the 500 block of 1st Avenue NW and arrested James John Fritcher, age 43 of Oelwein on a Kossuth County Warrant with original charges of Failure to Appear for Contempt of Court Hearing for Refusal or Failure to Pay Court Costs on a First Degree Theft Charge.

Arresting Hunger Food Drive & Zombie Parade Huge Success

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Oelwein Officer Chet Reagan with his son, Talon, helped unload all the donated items from the Arresting Hunger Food Drive in November 2014.

 

It took a full crew of volunteers almost a week to put away all the donated items at the Oelwein Community Kitchen Cupboard Food Pantry from the 2014 Zombie Parade and Arresting Hunger Food Drive. The two Oelwein Police Department sponsored events, held earlier this fall, took in 1,426 items and several cash donations. This was the second year the police department held the Zombie Parade in downtown Oelwein and the third year of the Arresting Hunger Food Drive project in the Fareway parking lot. Typically, the holiday season is a tough time for food banks. The goal of these two events are to help provide as many food and hygiene items as possible to the local food pantry so they can lend a helping hand to those in need during the holiday season.

The Oelwein Police Department would like to thank the Oelwein Community Kitchen Cupboard for their support, the volunteers that helped unload, to Fareway for hosting and for their generous donation and to all those who donated for making these events a huge success.

If you missed this opportunity to donate, you have another chance before the holiday season is over. This Friday, December 12th from 6-8PM and Saturday, December 13th from 4-7PM, the Oelwein Police Department will be sponsoring the “Just Play Food Drive” at the Williams Wellness Center. The open gym will be available for all ages and admission is 2 nonperishable food items per person. Basketball, volleyball and other games and contests will be available for everyone to enjoy. All items will be donated to the Oelwein Community Kitchen Cupboard.

 

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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

7 Reserve (Volunteer) Police Officers

 

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

 

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