On December 19,2013 at 11:15 p.m., Oelwein Officers arrested Joseph Danial Ritter, age 36 on a Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Warrant, original charges being Violation of Truancy Mediation.
On December 17, 2013 at 9:33 a.m., Oelwein Officers were called to the 400 block of 2nd Ave NW in Oelwein. Officers spoke to Matayo Joseph Tafolla, age 15 of Oelwein regarding his behavior. Tafolla was referred to Juvenile Courts Service for Disorderly Conduct a Simple Misdemeanor.
On December 13, 2013 at 12:30 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to a business in the 100 block of South Frederick Avenue in Oelwein for a reported shoplifter. Officers arrested Oralia Ninfa Medina, age 59, of Oelwein on a charge of Theft 5th Degree, a Simple Misdemeanor.
On December 14, 2013 at 12:48 a.m., Oelwein Officers were called to the 200 block of 2nd St SE in Oelwein for a noise complaint. Officers performed field sobriety testing on the subjects at the house and cited Joseph Robert Hedgman, age 20 of Oelwein and James Jack Riggs Dempsey, age 18 of Oelwein both with Possession of Alcohol Under the Legal Age, a Simple Misdemeanor.
On December 14, 2013 at 7:20 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to the 300 block of 1st Avenue NE in Oelwein for a family dispute. Officers arrested Jason Lee Allen Nuehring, age 28 of Oelwein, on charges of Assault on Persons Engaged in Certain Occupations, a Serious Misdemeanor; Domestic Assault, Aggravated Misdemeanor; and Interference With Official Acts, a Simple Misdemeanor.
On Friday, December 13th, 2013, the Oelwein Police Department, Oelwein Middle School and Sacred Heart honored all the 6th Graders during the Oelwein D.A.R.E. Graduation Ceremony. Oelwein D.A.R.E. Officer Brandon DeJong spent two weeks teaching the students about a variety of topics including safe and responsible decision making, managing stress, communicating effectively, bullying and the harm of using tobacco, alcohol and drugs. Marv Cook, former NFL and Iowa Hawkeye football player, gave a remarkable motivational speech to the students at the ceremony. Marv encouraged the students to go after their dreams and to take time to "pause" before making big decisions in their lives.
Marv Cook, Guest Speaker at the Graduation Ceremony (left) and Samantha Frost, Britni Wright and Jade Alber (right) were three out of five students chosen to read their D.A.R.E. essay's at the 2013 Oelwein D.A.R.E. Graduation on December 13th, 2013.
On December 12, 2013 at 2:05 a.m., Oelwein Officers stopped a vehicle in the 100 block of 2nd Avenue NW, in Oelwein. As a result of the stop, Officers arrested Matthew Scot Davis, age 35, of Dundee, for a Fayette County Sheriff’s Office warrant for original charges of Burglary 3rd Degree. Davis was transported to the Fayette County Jail.
On December 9, 2013 at 8:35 p.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop at the intersection of East Charles and First Street SE in Oelwein. Officers arrested Timothy Devan Postel, age 29 of Quasqueton on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, a Class “D” Felony and Driving While License Suspended, a Simple Misdemeanor.
On December 7, 2013 at 3:03 p.m., Oelwein Police responded to a two vehicle property damage accident in the 10 block of 5th Ave SE. A tan 2003 Chevrolet van, owned by Jacob Cannon Shinn of Oelwein was struck by a White 2001 Dodge Truck, driven by Rocky Dean Millard of Oelwein.
Oelwein Police are investigating a burglary complaint in the 300 block of North Frederick Ave. Oelwein Police received a burglary complaint at 2:14 p.m. on December 7, 2013. This incident remains under investigation.
On December 6, 2013 at 1:30 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to a business in the 2100 block of South Frederick Avenue in Oelwein for a reported theft. Officers arrested Jacob Westley Smith, age 18, of Oelwein on a charge of Theft 3rd Degree, an Aggravated Misdemeanor.
On December 6, 2013 at 8:55 p.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in the 100 block of 10th Street SE in Oelwein. Officers cited and released Michael John McAllister, age 30, of Oelwein on a charge of Driving While License Suspended, a Simple Misdemeanor. McAllister was also cited for Failure to have Proof of Insurance, and Violation of License Restriction.
On December 3, 2013 at 1:25 p.m., Oelwein Officers performed a welfare check in the 600 block of 2nd Ave SW in Oelwein. Following the check of the subjects in the resident, officers cited Jeremy Alan Mortiz, 39, of Oelwein with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia a Simple Misdemeanor.
On December 2, 2013 at 5:20 p.m., Oelwein Officers stopped two juveniles in the 10 block of North Frederick in Oelwein. Officers cited Alexis Jorden Louise Heidt, age 14, for Possession of Tobacco Underage. A second juvenile was also cited in this incident.
Oelwein Police are investigating a criminal mischief complaint in the 400 block 3rd Ave NW. Oelwein Police received a criminal mischief complaint at 4:52 p.m. on November 28, 2013. This incident remains under investigation.
On November 28, 2013 at 9:54 a.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in the 10th Block of South Frederick Ave in Oelwein. In the course of this stop, officers arrested Willie Lee Phillips, age 62, of Oelwein on a charge of Driving While License Barred, an Aggravated 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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