On November 8, 2013 at 11:40 p.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in the 600 block of hwy 150 North. The stop resulted in tow males being cited and released for Open Container of Alcohol as Passengers in the vehicle. Officers cited Blake Alan Bast, age 21 of New Hampton, Iowa and David John Young, age 33 of Bemidji, Minnesota.
On November 9, 2013 at 4:15 a.m, Officers stopped a vehicle in the 600 block of West Charles. Officers arrested Dwight McDougald, age 41 of Waucoma. McDougald was charged with Driving While License Revoked, a Serious Misdemeanor.
On October 28, 2013 at 3:50 a.m., Oelwein Officers responded to a vehicle roll-over in the area of 6th St NE and Outer Rd in Oelwein. Following an investigation of the accident Erik Dwayne Hardin, age 49, of Oelwein was cited on November 6, 2013 for Driving While License Suspended, a Simple Misdemeanor.
On November 2, 2013 at 10:50 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to a residence in the 200 blk of 2nd Avenue NW in Oelwein to investigate a report of under aged alcohol consumption. James Stanford Adams Jr, age 19 was cited and released on a charge of Possession of Alcohol Under the Legal Age, a Simple Misdemeanor. Alexis Jordan Louise Heidt, age 14 and Kenna Lyons, age 15 will be referred for juvenile charges of Possession of Alcohol Under the Legal Age. Further charges fromt his incident may be pending.
On November 2, 2013 at 12:47 a.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in the area of 6th St NE and Outer Rd in Oelwein. In the course of this stop, officers cited Bernard Lawrence Nicklaus Jr, age 55, of Oelwein on a charge of Driving While License Suspended, a Simple Misdemeanor.
Oelwein Police are investigating a theft complaint in the 100 block of 5th Ave NW. Oelwein Police received a theft complaint at 7:18 p.m. on November 1, 2013. This incident remains under investigation.
Oelwein Police are investigating a theft complaint in the 900 block of 3rd Ave SW. Oelwein Police received a theft complaint at 2:46 p.m. on November 1, 2013. This incident remains under investigation.
On November 1, 2013 at 12:59 a.m., Oelwein Officers responded to the 400 block of 1st St NE for a report of loud music in the area. Officers arrested Jennifer Lynn Herman, age 31 of Oelwein on a charge of Possession of Controlled Substance Marijuana, a Class D Felony and Joshua Lee Alitz, age 35 of Oelwein on a charge of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor.
On October 31, 2013 at 9:14 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to the 600 block of South Frederick Ave for a reported driving complaint in that area. Officers arrested Donna Jean Rees, age 64 of Oelwein on a charge of OWI 1st a Serious Misdemeanor.
On October 31, 2013, at approximately 5:49 p.m., the Oelwein Police Department received a report of a two vehicle accident in the area of Hwy 150 and 20th St SE. After investigation, it was determined that Margaret Elaine Woodson, age 17, of Oelwein in a red 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix was rear-ended by Edna Rose Wilson, age 71, of Oelwein in a green Jeep Grand Cherokee.
On October 31, 2012 at 9:52 a.m., Oelwein Officers were called to a business in the 1300 block of South Frederick for a suspected shoplifter. Officers arrested Samantha Almeda Stacey, age 38 of Oelwein, on a charge of Theft 5th Degree, a Simple Misdemeanor.
Oelwein Police are investigating a burglary complaint in the 1300 blk West Charles St. Oelwein Police received a burglary complaint at 9:46 am on October 31, 2013. This incident remains under investigation.
Operation Round-Up: Area Law Enforcement Serve Numerous Warrants For Drug Violations
13-07449 4a On November 1, 2013, the Oelwein Police Department and the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Iowa State Patrol and the West Union Police Department; served numerous warrants for drug violations. The warrants stem from an extended narcotics investigation that resulted in arrests of eight people with law enforcement still seeking six individuals on warrants.
During the morning hours, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at 116 5th Avenue S.W., Oelwein. Officers seized controlled substances, marijuana; paraphernalia and a stolen firearm.
Also, during the morning hours, law enforcement sought out and arrested the following individuals on warrants:
Norma Rae Quario, 26, Hazleton, IA
Conspiracy to Deliver Marijuana -Class D Felony
Jeremy Michael Quario, 30 , Hazleton, IA
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Simple Misdemeanor
Possession of an unlabeled Prescription– Serious Misdemeanor
Introduction of Controlled Substance Into A Detention Facility – Class D Felony
Cody Richard Reisner, 30, of Oelwein
Delivery of Methamphetamine- Class C Felony
Jack Joe Kern, 52, Oelwein, IA
Gathering where drugs are used/sold – Serious Misdemeanor
Ashley Marie Overly, 25, Oelwein, IA
Delivery of Marijuana – Class D Felony
Troy Edward Richards, 50, Oelwein, IA
Delivery of Methamphetamine – Class C Felony
Donald Lee Lathum Jr., 36, West Union, IA
Delivery of Marijuana – Class D Felony
Travis Michael Owens, 22, Oelwein, IA
Delivery of Methamphetamine – Class C Felony
Police have outstanding arrests warrants for and are still seeking:
Zachery Michael Frazer, 19, Oelwein, IA
Jody Clifford Myers, 48, Waucoma, IA
Michael Jon Rohrick, 28, Oelwein, IA
Loren Victor Trappe, 45, Monona, IA
Phillip Michael Gochenaur, 23, Postville, IA
Crystal Marie Kramer, 29, Postville, IA
Individuals knowing the whereabouts of the above individuals are asked to contact the Oelwein Police Department, (319) 283-4311 or the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department (563) 422-6067.
“This operation was a success due to the collaborative effort of the Oelwein Police Department, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, the Iowa State Patrol and the West Union Police Department. Our agencies performed a similar operation several months back and this is a continuation of those efforts. Whether an investigation takes a day, a month or many months; our agencies are committed to providing a safe environment for those that wish to abide by the law. Today’s arrests further our efforts to continue to display our community as inhospitable towards those that wish to sell or distribute controlled substances,” stated Chief Jeremy Logan.
The investigation continues and more charges are pending.
On October 29, 2012 at 12:30 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to a business in the 1300 block of South Frederick for a suspected shoplifter. Suspects were stopped and officers arrested Dustin Lee Westpfhal, age 31 of Oelwein, on a charge of Theft 5th Degree, a simple Misdemeanor.
On October 30, 2013 at 1:45 a.m., Oelwein Officers responded to a report of a suspicious male in the area of the 300 block of 1st Avenue NE. Officers located a male fitting the caller’s description in the 10 block of East Charles. Subsequently, officers arrested Jason Lee Allen Nuehring, age 28 of Oelwein on charges of Disorderly Conduct, a Simple Misdemeanor; Unlawful Possession of Prescription Drugs, a Serious Misdemeanor; Assault on a Peace Officer, Serious Misdemeanor; and Enhanced Public Intoxication, an Aggravated Misdemeanor
On October 29, 2013 at 12:50 a.m., Oelwein Officers responded to the 300 block of East Charles for a reported physical altercation in that area. Officers arrested Dakota Andrew Veber, age 16 of Oelwein on a charge of Consumption of Alcohol While Under Age, a Simple Misdemeanor. Further charges from this incident are pending.
On 10-27-13, Oelwein Police arrested 28 year old Jason Lee Allen Nuehring of Oelwein. Nuehring was arrested on a Black Hawk County warrant. The original charge was for violation of a no contact order.
During a routine traffic stop on October 26th, Oelwein Police found the passenger of the vehicle, Joshua James Gunderson, 22 of Oelwein to be in possession of an open container of alcohol. A citation was issued and he was released. The driver, Stanley resident 20 year old Kenndon James Recker was arrested and charged with Possession of marijuana – an aggravated misdemeanor, and possession of paraphernalia – a simple misdemeanor.
On 10-25-13, Oelwein Police cited Olivia May Rupright, 15 of Oelwein, and 17 year old Colton Ray Baker of Maynard with being in possession of tobacco as minors. Baker was also charged with possession of marijuana – a serious misdemeanor, and possession of paraphernalia – a simple misdemeanor. Both juveniles were released to the custody of their parents.
On 10-24-13, Daniel Scott Padgett, 36 of Oelwein, was arrested on a Howard County warrant. The original charge was for gathering for the use of drugs. Padgett was held on a $5000 bond.
On 10-24-13, Oelwein Police arrested 33 year old Crystal Dawn Peterson of Sumner for driving with a suspended license. This charge is 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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