On April 15, 2014 at 5:00 a.m., Oelwein Officers encountered a suspicious vehicle in the 300 block of 13th Avenue SW. Officers obtained consent to search the vehicle from the vehicle owner and arrested both the driver and the passenger of the vehicle. Officers arrested Barbara Sue Shaffer, age 44 of Oelwein on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine 3rd Offense, a Class “D” Felony and Possession of Paraphernalia, Simple Misdemeanor, and Todd Alan Bartels, age 48 of Manchester for Possession of Methamphetamine, a Serious Misdemeanor and Possession of Paraphernalia, Simple Misdemeanor.
On April 11, 2014 at 10:30 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to the 200 block of 2nd Avenue SE in Oelwein for a disturbance. Officers served Joseph Robert Hedgman, age 20, of Oelwein with a complaint for Disturbing the Public Quiet.
On April 1, 2014 at 9:30 a.m., Oelwein Officers were contacted with concerns regarding the death of a dog in the 300 blk of 3rd Ave NW. Following an investigation Oelwein Officers arrested Michael Dale Matthews, age 38, of Oelwein on April 9, 2014 a charge of Animal Neglect a Serious Misdemeanor.
On April 9, 2014 at 8:21 a.m., Oelwein Officers were called to the 10 blk of 2nd Ave SE for a domestic disturbance. Officers arrested Jason Jesse Dean Herrera, age 32, on a charge of Domestic Assault with Injury an Aggravated Misdemeanor.
On April 9, 2014 at 12:06 a.m., Oelwein Officers were advised of a disturbance in the area of the 400 block of East Charles St in Oelwein. Upon arrival officers encountered the suspect leaving the area. James Daniel Mull, age 32, of Postville was arrested and charged with Possession of Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine a Class D Felony and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia a Simple Misdemeanor.
On April 7, 2014 at 4:30 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to the 100 block of South Frederick for a reported shop lifter. Officers arrested Baileigh Michelle Pauling, age 17, of Oelwein, on a charge of Theft 5th Degree, a Simple Misdemeanor.
On April 7, 2014 at 6:45 p.m., Oelwein Officers arrested Luke Kenneth Meyer, age 22, of Oelwein on a Fayette County Sheriff’s Office warrant, original charges of failure to serve 2 days of jail time for OWI 1st Offense.
On April 7, 2014, at 8:20 p.m., Oelwein Officers arrested Bradley Jay Pauling, age 41 of Oelwein on a Fayette County warrant, original charge of failure to serve time for the charge of OWI 3rd Offense.
At 1:46PM on April 5th, 2014, Oelwein officers arrested Devin Lee Wallace, 17 years old, of Manchester. Wallace was arrested on a charge of Theft in the 5th degree, a Simple Misdemeanor. A citizen called and reported a shoplifter in the 100 block of South Frederick Avenue which lead to the arrest.
Spring open burning dates for the city of Oelwein residents will be Saturday, April 5th through Saturday, May 17th, 2014, from 8AM to 9PM. Burning is restricted to vegetation that grows on your property. All fires must be constantly attended by a person who shall assume responsibility. Make sure a garden hose connected to a water supply is readily available. For all open burning restrictions (Section 16-80) click here.
On April 1, 2014 at 6:50 a.m., Oelwein officers performed a traffic stop in the 10 block of North Frederick. As a result of this stop, officers arrested Carrie Jo Fox, age 32 of Oelwein on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, a Serious Misdemeanor and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor.
On April 1, 2014 at 12:00 a.m., Oelwein Officers were involved in a short chase in an attempt to stop a motorcycle in the 100 block of South Frederick in Oelwein. This resulted in officers arresting Travis Frank Norton, age 20, of Strawberry Point on charges of Eluding, Aggravated Misdemeanor; Driving While License Revoked, Serious Misdemeanor; and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Simple Misdemeanor. The Oelwein police were assisted by the Fayette County Sheriff's Office and the Iowa State Patrol.
Century Link has advised that there are phone issues in the City of Oelwein. If you have an emergency, dial 9-1-1. If you get a busy signal, hang-up and dial 319-283-4311. **Update: Phones are back up and working again.**
On March 30, 2014 at 10:38 a.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in the 700 block of South Frederick Avenue. Officers arrested Robert Wayne Starbird, age 52, of Oelwein on a charge of Driving While License is 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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