On September 9, 2016 at 12:35 a.m., Oelwein Officers arrested Dariann Janell Toms, age 21, of Oelwein for a Buchanan County Sheriff's warrant for Violation of No Contact Order. The arrest was made in the 600 block of 5th Avenue SW.
On September 8, 2016, at approximately 10:51 a.m.; Oelwein Police were called to the 1100 block of 1st Street N.E. for a subject in mental distress. Upon making contact with the subject, he fled on foot to the south towards the Oelwein Middle School. As officers pursued the subject, as a precautionary measure, the Oelwein Schools were placed on lockdown. The subject was later located and detained between Oak Street and 1st Street S.E. The subject was transported to Oelwein Mercy Hospital for evaluation.
Oelwein Police are investigating a criminal mischief complaint. Oelwein Police received a report of criminal mischief at 10:49 p.m., on September 6, 2016 in the 500 block 1st AV NW. This incident remains under investigation.
On September 3, 2016 at 10:20 p.m., Oelwein Officers arrested Larissa Sue Louch, age 25 of Oelwein on a Fayette County Warrant with an original charge of Driving While License Suspended.
On September 4, 2016 at 5:15 p.m., Oelwein Officers arrested Nathan William Rolfes, age 31 of Oelwein on a Black Hawk County warrant for Failure to Appear for an IDAP Hearing for an original charge of Domestic Abuse Assault Causing Injury.
Oelwein police investigated a Motor vehicle accident in the on the corner of 7th St nw and North Frederick Av at 1:00 p.m., on September 2, 2016. A brown 2002 Buick Century driven by Phyllis Morgan collided with a black 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Michelle Peti. Morgan was cited for failure to yield. The Oelwein Police were assisted by Mercy Oelwein Ambulance.
On September 3, 2016 at 12:32 a.m., Oelwein Police arrested Milton Laverne Gray II, 54, of Oelwein. Gray was arrested on a Tama County Warrant for an original charge of Theft 2nd Degree in the 200 block 3rd st nw.
The Oelwein Police Department has completed a multi-month drug investigation in which four persons have been charged with delivery of a controlled substance. The following have been arrested as a result of this investigation:
08-30-2016 Michael Allan Rickert, 39, of Oelwein. Rickert has been charged with Unlawful delivery or conspiring with another to deliver methamphetamine. This criminal charge is a Class C Felony.
08-31-2016 Randy Allen Meyers, 37, of Oelwein. Meyer has been charged with Unlawful delivery or conspiring with another to deliver methamphetamine. This criminal charge is a Class C Felony.
08-31-2016 Natasha Linn Coonradt, 26, of Calmar. An arrest warrant was issued for Coonradt and she was subsequently arrested in Kansas City, Missouri. Coonradt has been charged with Unlawful delivery or conspiring with another to deliver methamphetamine. This criminal charge is a Class C Felony.
An arrest warrant has been issued for a fourth person in connection to this investigation and authorities are looking for her whereabouts. Elizabeth Sylvia Minnick, 21, of Hazelton, has been charged with unlawful delivery or conspiring with another to deliver methamphetamine. This criminal charge is a Class C Felony. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Ms. Minnick are encouraged to contact their local law enforcement agency.
Elizabeth Sylvia Minnick is pictured below.
On August 31, 2016 at 6:50 p.m..,in the 100 block of East Charles in Oelwein, Oelwein Officers arrested Randy Alan Myers, age 37 of Oelwein on a Fayette County warrant with original charges of Conspiracy to Manufacture and Deliver Methamphetamine.
On August 30, 2016 at 3:45 p.m., Oelwein Officers arrested Michael Allan Rickert, age 39 of Oelwein on a Fayette County warrant, original charges of Conspiracy to Deliver a Controlled Substance.
On August 31, 2016 at 12:30 a.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in the 900 block of Hwy 150 South. Officers arrested Roger Alan Dale, age 20 for OWI 2nd Offense, an Aggravated Misdemeanor.
The Oelwein police are investigating a complaint after receiving a report of a burglary from the 200 block of South Frederick Ave. The report came in at 8:11am on August 29th, 2016. This incident remains under investigation.
The Oelwein police are investigating a theft complaint from the 10 block of 1st Ave SE. Oelwein police received a report of a theft on August 29th, 2016 at 9:52am. This incident remains under investigation.
The Oelwein Police received a report of a theft at 5:06pm on August 29th, 2016 from the 10 block of 20th St SE. The police are investigating this complaint and the incident remains under investigation.
Oelwein Police investigated a motor vehicle accident in the 10 block of 1st AV SE at 8:49 a.m. on August 27, 2016. A Blue 2010 Ford Escape Honda Accord driven by Dean Ross collided with a White 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis driven by Howard Mace.
At 9:29 p.m., on August 27, 2016 Oelwein Police arrested David John Perry, 54, of Oelwein. Perry was charged with Serious Assault-Serious Misdemeanor. This arrest followed an incident in the 100 block of 1st av se.
On August 26, 2016 at 9:00 a.m., Oelwein Officers responded to a reported altercation in the 600 block of 10th Street SW. Officers arrested Troy Christopher Miller, age 28 of Oelwein on a charge of Stalking, an Aggravated Misdemeanor. Miller was also booked on 2 charges of Violating a Domestic Abuse No Contact Order and Obstructing an Emergency Call stemming from earlier incidents.
Oelwein Officers responded to the 200 block of 5th St NW for a reported Domestic Altercation on August 27, 2017 1:30 a.m. Officers arrested Sam Justin Cook, age 37, of Oelwein, charging him with Domestic Abuse Assault, causing bodily injury, a Serious Misdemeanor, occurring in the 10 block of 12th Avenue SE.
The Oelwein Police Department was established in 1903
Currently the Oelwein Police Department employs:
4 Reserve (Volunteer) Police Officers
The Oelwein Police Department is located at 501 Rock Island Road, Oelwein, Iowa 50662.
The Oelwein Police Department is presently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.
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