June 19, 2016

At 5:32 p.m., on June 18, 2016 Oelwein Police arrested Alicia Marie Thomas, 27, of Oelwein.  Thomas was arrested on charges of Domestic Assault-Simple Misdemeanor.  This arrest resulted from an incident in the 10 block of 3rd ST Nw.

June 17, 2016

On June 17, 2016 at 10:40 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to the 10 block of 1st Avenue SE for a report of public consumption of alcohol.  Officers cited Casey Robert Crawford, age 22 of Jesup for Open Container.

Traffic Stop Leads To Felony Arrest

Kyle Boleyn    

On June 16, 2016 at approximately 10:55 a.m. Oelwein Police officers conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of 2nd Ave. and 4th St. SE in Oelwein.  During the course of the traffic stop officers arrested Kyle Dwayne Boleyn, 41 years old, for possession of a firearm and ammunition as a felon (Class D Felony), possession of precursors to manufacture methamphetamine (Class D Felony), possession of drug paraphernalia (Simple Misdemeanor), and an outstanding arrest warrant for parole violation.  Officers transported Mr. Boleyn to the Oelwein Police Department where he was processed into the Oelwein Police Department Holding Facility and is being held with no bond.  This incident is still under investigation.

June 13, 2016

On May 12, 2016 at 8:45 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to the 200 block of 2nd Avenue SE for a reported dog running at large in the neighborhood.  Officers located the owner of the animal and cited Kasi Ann Maakestad, age 46 of Oelwein for Allowing a Dog to Run at Large.


On May 12, 2016, Oelwein Officers arrested Emilio Austin Torres, age 26 of Oelwein, for charges on two Fayette County Sheriff's Warrants, with original charges being three counts of Assault Causing Injury, Serious Misdemeanors and Disorderly Conduct, a Simple Misdemeanor.



June 12, 2016

At 12:54 a.m., on June 12, 2016 Oelwein Police arrested Ryan John Gunningham, 29, of Oelwein.  Gunningham was arrested on a charge of Operating While Intoxicated-Serious Misdemeanor.  This arrest was made following a traffic stop in the 200 block of 2nd AV SE.

June 10, 2016


Oelwein Police are investigating a criminal mischief complaint.  Oelwein Police received a report of Criminal Mischief at 12:19 p.m. on June 10, 2016 in the 100 block of West Charles.  This incident remains under investigation

June 8,2016


On June 7, 2016 Oelwein Officers arrested two people on Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office Warrants.  In the 100 block of 9th Av SW, officers arrested Kristina Leann Dison, age 34 on an original charge of Failure to Appear for 1st Offense Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Offense.  In the 400 block of 4th Avenue SW, officers arrested Fodie Leigh Nielsen, age 28 on an original charge of Theft 5th Degree.

June 6, 2016

Oelwein Police are investigating a motor vehicle accident in the 1000 block of North Frederick Ave at 1:58 p.m., on June 5, 2016.  A black 2005 Audi A4 driven by Michael Burkey collided with a grey 2012 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Ann Sanderson.  Oelwein Police Department was assisted by Mercy Ambulance, Iowa State Patrol, Fayette County Sherriff’s Department and Oelwein Fire Department.  Both individuals were transported to Mercy Hospital.  This incident remains under investigation.

 At 9:31 p.m., on June 5, 2016 Oelwein Police arrested Ryan Zachary Martin, 34, of Oelwein.  Martin was arrested on charges of Driving while License Suspended- Simple Misdemeanor, Possession of Drug paraphernalia- Simple Misdemeanor and Failure to File Sr22 Insurance- Simple Misdemeanor.  This arrest was made following a traffic stop on 2nd st and 5th AV SE

June 4, 2016

At 7:23 p.m., on June 4, 2016 Oelwein Police arrested Maxwell Rolon, 45, of Oelwein.  Rolon was arrested on a Parole Violation Warrant out of New York in the 10 block of 1st av se.



June 4, 2016

On June 3, 2016 at 8:20 p.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in the 10 block of 1st Avenue SE.  Officers cited and released Tasha Marie Johnson, age 30 of Evansdale, for Driving While License Suspended.


Oelwein Officers stopped a vehicle in the 100 block of 1st Avenue NE on June 4, 2016 at 2:25 a.m.  Officers arrested Madison Elizabeth Zesiger, age 20, of Ottumwa, for OWI 1st Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor.  Zesiger was also cited for Driving Without a Valid License.

June 1, 2016

At 10:55 p.m., on May 5, 2016 Oelwein Police arrested Steven Michael Jones, 45, of Oelwein.  Jones was arrested on a Fayette County Warrant for Parole Violation on original charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd or subsequent x2 and Eluding in the 100 block of 5th AV NE.


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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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