On January 11, 2014 at 12:55 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to the 600 block of East Charles in Oelwein for a reported disturbance. Officers arrested Daniel Warren Wrice, age 50, of Oelwein on a charge of Assault, a Simple Misdemeanor.
On January 10, 2014 at 9:08 a.m., Oelwein Officers responded to a disturbance in the 400 block of 1st St NE in Oelwein. Officers located and arrested Joshua Lee Alitz, age 35 of Oelwein on a charges Disorderly Conduct a Simple Misdemeanor.
On January 9, 2014 at 12:08 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to a disturbance in the 400 block of 1st St NE in Oelwein. Officers located and cited Jennifer Lynn Herman, age 32 and Joshua Lee Alitz, age 35 both of Oelwein on a charges Disturbing the Peace.
On January 6, 2014 at 7:40 p.m., Oelwein Officers arrested Anthony Alan Marrah, age 27 of Oelwein, in the 1300 block of Elm Street in Oelwein. Marrah was arrested on a Fayette County Sheriff’s Office warrant for original charges of Conspiracy to Commit a Felony and OWI.
On January 6, 2013 at 7:40 p.m., in the 1300 block of Elm Street in Oelwein, Oelwein Officers also arrested Allyssa Michele Garrison, age 19 of Oelwein, on a Fayette County Sheriff’s Office warrant for an original charge of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
On January 6, 20014 at 10:15 p.m., Oelwein Officers went to a residence in the 10 block of 2nd Avenue NW in Oelwein and arrested Steven Michael Jones, age 44 of Oelwein on a Fayette County Sheriff’s Officer warrant for original charges of Eluding, OWI, and Possession of Controlled Substance 3rd and subsequent offense.
On January 4th at approximately 11:30 AM, police were summoned to a residence in the 10 block of 3rd St NW with a report of a domestic disturbance. Mariann Elizabeth Bennett, 32, was subsequently arrested and charged with domestic abuse. This charge is a simple misdemeanor.
On January 4th at approximately 4:45 PM, Oelwein Police were called to the intersection of 2nd Ave and 6th St NE for a report of a property damage motor vehicle accident. The ensuing investigation revealed 47 year old Christine Ann Maire of Hazleton failed to yield at the intersection and struck 18 year old Miranda Jo Smith. No one was injured in the incident. Maire was cited for no insurance and failure to yield.
The City of Oelwein residents are urged to take precautions during extreme cold conditions. Colder than normal temperatures and wind chills are predicted for Oelwein during the next 24 – 72 hours. The City of Oelwein wants its residents to know that precautions should be taken and proactive measures are being taken by the city to ensure the safety of its residents. An Emergency Warming Center will be open for the public’s use.
Emergency Warming Center
Location: Oelwein Fire Department 200 West Charles St. Oelwein, IA 50662
Open- Sunday January 5th, 2014 at 8:00 am. People must first check in at the Oelwein Police Department prior to going to the Emergency Warming Center.
If you are unable to make it to the center under your own power and are in danger please contact the Oelwein Police Department at 319-283-4311 for assistance.
For further information concerning this center please call 319-283-4311.
The City of Oelwein reminds every one of the following tips to stay safe during extreme cold:
• Dress warmly, and in layers, even if you are just making a short trip to the mailbox.
• Dress warmly even when you are inside—especially if you do not move a lot.
• The temperature inside your home should be set according to your own activity level, health, and medications. What is an acceptable, fuel-saving temperature for an active family may not be safe for an older person who has difficulty moving or takes certain medications.
• The elderly are especially susceptible to extremely cold temperatures. Check on elderly friends, family, or neighbors frequently.
• Remove clothing if it gets damp or wet. Wet clothing can make you more prone to hypothermia.
• Know the signs of frostbite and hypothermia. Symptoms of frostbite can include loss of feeling and loss of color and usually happens on the nose, ears, cheeks, chin, fingers or toes. Symptoms of hypothermia in adults can include shivering, exhaustion, confusion, fumbling hands, memory loss, drowsiness, or slurred speech. In infants, symptoms of hypothermia can include bright red, cold skin and low energy.
• Check your car emergency kit and replace any items that are broken or are unsafe to use.
On January 2, 2014 at 10:55 a.m., Oelwein Officers were called to the 10 block of 5th Ave SE in Oelwein for a two vehicle property damage accident. A blue 2005 Chrysler Town & Country van, driven by Mary Sue Wright, age 68 of Oelwein, struck a white 2001 Mercury Villager driven by Carmella Lea Mutschler, age 62 of Oelwein. Officers estimated $1000 damage to the Wright’s vehicle and $500 damage to Mutschler vehicle. Wright was cited for No Insurance and Improper Backing.
On December 31, 2013 at 1:46 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to the 100 block of 2nd Street SE in Oelwein for a two vehicle property damage accident. A blue 2004 Pontiac Montana van, driven by Susan Kay Blume, age 53 of Oelwein, was struck by a blue 2004 Dodge Durango driven by Samantha Almeda Stacey, age 38 of Oelwein. Officers estimated $1500 damage to the Blume’s vehicle and $500 damage to Stacey’s vehicle.
On December 31, 2013 at 1:21 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to a disturbance in the 10 block of South Frederick Ave in Oelwein. Officers located and arrested Jack Joe Kern, age 52 of Oelwein on a charges Enhanced Public Intoxication an Aggravated Misdemeanor and Criminal Mischief 4th Degree a Serious Misdemeanor.
On December 30th, 2013 at 6:25 a.m., an Oelwein Officer performed a traffic stop in the 300 block of 1st Avenue SE in Oelwein. The Officer arrested Anthony Alan Marrah, age 27 of Oelwein on charges of Possessing Contraband, a Class “D” Felony; Possession of a Controlled Substance, Aggravated Misdemeanor; Driving While License Revoked, Serious Misdemeanor; and Interference with Official Acts, Simple Misdemeanor.
On December 30, 2013 at 1:20 a.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in the 10 block of 5th Street NW in Oelwein. Officers arrested Dustin Lee Westpfahl, age 32, of Oelwein. Westpfahl was charged with Eluding Officers, a Serious Misdemeanor and was then released to the custody of the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office on an Arrest Warrant for an original charge of Failure to Appear for an Initial Appearance for Theft 5th Degree. Westpfahl was also cited for No Driver’s License, No insurance, and Operating Without Registration.
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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