Oelwein Police are investigating a criminal mischief complaint in the 400 block of 2nd Ave NW. Oelwein Police received a criminal mischief complaint at 4:56 pm on August 22, 2013. This incident remains under investigation.
On August 23rd, 2013, at 11AM, Oelwein city leaders, business representatives and community members came out for the ground-breaking ceremony of the new Oelwein Police Department facility.
Oelwein Mayor, City Leaders, Police Chief, Miss Oelwein and Ayars and Ayars Break Ground for the New Oelwein Police Facility.
Oelwein Police Chief, Officers, Fayette County Sheriff and Iowa State Patrol Lieutenant at the Oelwein Police Facility ground-breaking ceremony.
Oelwein Community Members and Business Representatives also attended the ground-breaking ceremony.
On 08-10-13 Oelwein Police cited Jason Lee Boutin, 24 of Oelwein, with driving while license suspended. This is a simple misdemeanor.
During a routine traffic stop on 08-10-13, Oelwein Police arrested William Joseph Wriggle, 46 of Luana. Wriggle was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Chickasaw County for an original charge of Fraud – insufficient funds check. Bond was posted and he was later released.
Following a routine traffic stop on 08-10-13, Oelwein Police arrested Samantha Jean Birchard 27 of Independence for operating while intoxicated. This charge is a serious misdemeanor.
On August 10, 2013 at 1:28 a.m., Oelwein Officers executed a traffic stop in the area 10th St SW and 6th Ave SW in Oelwein. Officers arrested the passengers, Jacob Ray Stepp, age 23, of Oelwein, and Brittany Kay McIntyre, age 20, of Oelwein. Stepp was arrested on a charge of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia a Simple Misdemeanor and McIntyre was arrested on a charge of Possession of controlled Substance Marijuana a Serious Misdemeanor.
On August 21, 2013 at 3:10 a.m., Oelwein Officers were called to a business in the 700 block of South Frederick for a reported window broken out. After investigating the incident, Officers arrested Jeremy Michael Quario age 30 of Oelwein. Quario has been charged with Burglary in the 3rd Degree, a Class “D” Felony. Further charges in this incident will be pending.
On August 21, 2013 at 3:48 a.m., Oelwein officers arrested Shawn Paul Hansen, age 27, of Oelwein, on charges of Possession of Marijuana, a Serious Misdemeanor; Assault on a Peace Officer, a Serious Misdemeanor; and Interference with Official Acts, a Simple Misdemeanor.
Oelwein Officers were called to the 100 block of South Frederick for a reported disturbance on August 22, 2013 at 1:30 a.m. Officers arrested Derrick Tyler Wilson, 22 years old, of Oelwein on charges of Enhanced Public Intoxication and Interference with Official Acts, both Aggravated Misdemeanors and Disorderly Conduct, A Simple Misdemeanor. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Oelwein Police Department with this incident.
On August 21, 2013 at 1:05 a.m., while patrolling the area of the 200 block of 2nd Street NE in Oelwein, officers stopped and identified a suspicious male. After being given consent to search by the individual, officers arrested James Daniel Mull, age 31 of Waterloo on a charge of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor.
On August 20, 2013 at 1:25 a.m., Oelwein Officers encountered a suspicious male while on patrol in the area of 10th Street and 6th Avenue SW in Oelwein. Officers stopped to identify the male and after observation and testing of a product in the male’s possession, officers arrested Seth Allen McLane, age 19 of Oelwein on charges of two counts of Conspiracy to Manufacture more than 5 grams of Methamphetamine, Class B Felonies and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor. The contents of containers in McLane’s possession was identified by the Oelwein Police Department’s Certified Clandestine Lab Officers as Methamphetamine and the Oelwein Police Department was assisted by the Oelwein Fire Department and the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.
Oelwein officers performed a traffic stop in the 400 block of 1st Avenue NW in Oelwein at 5:20 a.m. on August 20, 2013. Officers cited and released Dustin Lee Westpfahl, age 31 of Oelwein for Driving While License Suspended.
On August 18, 2013 at 7:51 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to a business in the 100 block of South Frederick for two males searching a vehicle. Officers arrested Tom Henry Seago, 52, of Oelwein and Arthur Nelson Fish, 51, of Oelwein. Both Seago and Fish were charged with Burglary in the 3rd Degree an Aggravated Misdemeanor.
Oelwein Police are investigating a theft complaint in the 900 block of 1st Ave NE. Oelwein Police received a theft complaint at 11:46 a.m. on August 18, 2013. This incident remains under investigation.
On August 17, 2013 at 11:24 p.m., Oelwein Officers executed a routine traffic stop in the 100 block of 8th St SW in Oelwein. Officers arrested the driver Daniel John Wade, age 41, of Oelwein on OWI Serious Misdemeanor.
Oelwein Police are investigating a theft complaint in the 900 block of South Frederick Ave. Oelwein Police received a theft complaint at 9:11 pm on August 17, 2013. This incident remains under investigation.
Oelwein Police investigated a motor vehicle accident in the 100 block of 10th St SE at 1:59 p.m. on August 17, 2013. A Red 1999 Chevrolet Venture Van that was parking was hit by a Gray 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Kyle Joseph Conner. Connor was cited with failure to maintain controller of vehicle, striking unattended motor vehicle, no proof of insurance – accident related, and leaving the scene of an accident.
On August 16, 2013 at 11:39 a.m., Oelwein Officers were called to a business in the 100 block of South Frederick for a shoplifter. Officers arrested Alyshia Eilleen Straw, age 26 of Oelwein on a charge of Theft 5th Degree, a Simple Misdemeanor.
On August 15, 2013 at approximately 12:44 a.m., Oelwein Police were called to a residence in the 600 block of 5th Ave SW for subjects fighting. John Eugene Kaub, 26, of Oelwein, was subsequently arrested and charged with Domestic Abuse Assault a Serious Misdemeanor.
On August 14, 2013 at 10:18 p.m., Oelwein Police were called to the 200 block of East Charles St for a male acting suspicious. Jimmy Milton Campbell, 43, of Oelwein, was subsequently arrested and charged with Enhanced Public Intoxication a Serious Misdemeanor.
On August 14, 2013 at 1:32 p.m., the Oelwein Police Department was informed of a violation of a domestic no contact order in the 700 block of South Frederick Ave. Officers subsequently arrested Enrique Manzo, age 36 of Oelwein, on charges of Violation of a No Contact Order a Simple Misdemeanors.
Recently the Oelwein Police Department has been experiencing an increase in the number of calls from citizens reporting telephone scams of all types. These scams range from people calling and reporting themselves to be debt collectors in an attempt to gain access to bank accounts, to people receiving emails, mail, and telephone calls reporting people to be winners of a lottery in an attempt to have money sent to them. These types of scams may or may not be US based and can cost people who fall victim to the scam thousands of dollars. The Oelwein Police Department is encouraging all people to educate themselves and others about current scams.
Simple tips on preventing phone scams:
• If you get a call saying you’re a winner – don’t pay any money to collect supposed sweepstakes winnings. Legitimate operations won’t require you to pay to collect your winnings.
• It’s against federal law to play a foreign lottery – so if you get a call it is likely a scam.
• Never wire money to anyone with whom you are not familiar.
• Never provide anyone with personal information such as bank accounts, pin numbers or Social Security numbers.
• Check any unfamiliar area codes before returning calls.
• Be aware that there are many 3-digit area codes that connect callers to international telephone numbers – especially 876. The Oelwein Police recently found that the phone number 615-752-5306 was being used in a debt collection scam.
• If you do not have Caller ID, consider adding it to your phone service. Caller ID allows you to add a Call Intercept feature that screens calls and offers the option to reject suspicious international calls.
• If you do not make international calls, ask your telephone provider to block outgoing international calls.
On August 13, 2013 at 2:39 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to a business in the 100 block of South Frederick for a shoplifter. Officers arrested Theresa Ann Bromley, age 43 of Strawberry Pt. on a charge of Theft 5th Degree, a Simple Misdemeanor.
Oelwein Police are investigating a theft complaint in the 800 block of 2nd Ave SE. Oelwein Police received a theft complaint at 12:46 p.m. on August 13, 2013. This incident remains under investigation.
On August 11, 2013 at 3:45 a.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in the 10 block of 1st Avenue SE in Oelwein. As a result, Officers cited and released both Mitchel Evan Tafolla, age 21 of Oelwein and Christopher Allen Vanlaningham, age 42, also of Oelwein on a charge of Open Container as a Passenger.
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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