Press Releases

June 28, 2016

On June 28, 2016 at 2:15 p.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in the 10 block of 1st Avenue NE in Oelwein.  Officers cited Nathaniel Dylan Bowser, age 26 of Oelwein for Driving While License Suspended.

June 25, 2016

At 8:59 p.m on June 24, 2016., Oelwein Police arrested Michael Allan Rickert, 39, of Oelwein.  Rickert was arrested on a charge of Theft 5th Degree- Simple Misdemeanor.  This arrest followed an incident in the 10 block of 1st AV SE.

June 24, 2016

AT 6:16 a.m., on June 24, 2016 Police arrested Bailey John Scheffert, 23, of Oelwein.  Scheffert was arrested on a Fayette County Warrant for an original charge of Domestic Abuse Assault in the 500 block of Rock Island Road.

June 23, 2016

On June 22, 2016 at 6:20 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to an altercation in the 10 block of North Frederick in Oelwein.  Officers arrested Loyd Leon Williams III, age 29 of Oelwein on a charge of Assault Causing Injury-a serious Misdemeanor.

June 21, 2016

On June 21, 2016 at 12:35 p.m., Oelwein Officers checked an address in the first block of 5th St NE for a wanted person.  Officers arrested Myles Jeffrey Cornwell on a Fayette County Sheriff's Office warrant with original charges of Violation of a Domestic Abuse Contact Order.  At that time Cornwell was also charges with two additional Violation of No Contact Order Charges.


On June 21, 2016 at 9:15 p.m., Oelwein Officers arrested Jeffery Wayne Bales II, age 27, of Oelwein on charges from a Pettis County, Missouri warrant with original charges of Statutory Rape-1st Degree.


Originating with an incident on June 2, 2016 at 5:15 p.m., Oelwein Officers filed a complaint for Driving While License Suspended for Randall Lee Meike, age 44 of Oelwein,  on June 21, 2016

June 20, 2016

On June 20, 2016 at 11:30 a.m., Oelwein Officers responded to a report of an incident in the 700 block of 2nd Avenue NE in Oelwein.  Officers arrested Skylar Joseph Buhr, age 26 on a charge of Enhanced Domestic Assault, an Aggravated Misdemeanor.


Oelwein Officers arrested Natasha Linn Coonradt, age 26 of Calmar, on June 20, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. on a Winneshiek County warrant for original charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance-2nd Offense, Assault on Persons in Certain Occupations, and Unlawful Possession of Prescription Drugs. Coonradt was also charged with Oelwein Police Department charges of Theft 5th Degree and Interference with Official Acts, both Simple Misdemeanors.


On June 20, 2016 at 8:15 p.m., a driving complaint in the 100 block of 1st Avenue NW was reported to the Oelwein Police Department.  Officers located the vehicle and the driver, David John Perry, age 54 of Hazleton, was cited for Reckless Driving.

June 20, 2016

Oelwein Police are investigating a criminal mischief complaint.  Oelwein Police received a report of Criminal Mischief at 8:35 a.m. on June 19, 2016 from the 400 block of 4th St NE.  This incident remains under investigation.

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.




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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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