On October 17, 2013 at 6:30 a.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in the 2000 block of Hwy 150 South in Oelwein. In the course of this stop, officers cited Eric Dean Zieser, age 32, of Hazleton on a charge of Driving While License Suspended, a Simple Misdemeanor.
On October 16, 2013 at 3:45 p.m., Oelwein Officers arrested Leon Alden Jarchow, age 18 of Oelwein on a charge of Violation of a No Contact Order, a Simple Misdemeanor.
On October 16, 2013 at 8:00 a.m., Oelwein Officers were called to a business in the 1500 block of South Frederick in Oelwein for a reported wanted person. Officers arrested Jeffery Eugene Euans, age 53 of Oelwein on a Fayette County Sheriff’s warrant for probation violation, original charges including Possession of a Controlled Substance, Conspiracy to Manufacture or Deliver a Controlled Substance, Tattooing without a Permit, and Unlawful Possession of Prescription Drugs.
At approximately 6:59 a.m. on Tuesday, October 15th, the Oelwein Police Department received a 911 phone call of a possible shooting at an Oelwein residence. The incident was reported to be in the 100 block of 10th Avenue N.W.
Responding officers witnessed active gunfire from inside the residence and began to engage the occupants. At this time, officers observed a male subject, Myron Dewayne Meador, 44, exit the residence, detained him and provided medical treatment for his self-inflicted injuries. Mr. Meador was transported to Oelwein Mercy Hospital and later transferred to the University of Iowa Hospital.
Officers located, Niki Jolene Meador, 38, inside the residence and discovered that she had been shot multiple times. Mrs. Meador was provided medical attention and transported to Oelwein Mercy Hospital. Mrs. Meador was later transferred, by air ambulance, to the University of Iowa Hospital.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Myron Dewayne Meador for the charge of Attempted Murder. Further charges are pending.
This investigation was a collaborative effort between the Oelwein Police Department, Fayette County Sheriff’s Department and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.
On October 12, 2013, at 5:25 p.m., while following up on another violation in the 10 blk of North Frederick Ave, Oelwein Officers charged Caleb Lee Bradshaw, age 16, and Ryan Patrick Nolan, age 17, both of Oelwein on charges of Gathering where controlled substances unlawfully used and Possession of controlled substance Marijuana both Serious Misdemeanor and Possession of drug paraphernalia a Simple Misdemeanor.
On October 12, 2013, at 5:25 p.m., while following up on another violation in the 10 blk of North Frederick Ave, Oelwein Officers arrested Brian James Arthur, age 18, of Oelwein on charges of Gathering where controlled substances unlawfully used and Possession of controlled substance Marijuana both Serious Misdemeanor and Possession of drug paraphernalia a Simple Misdemeanor.
On October 10, 2013, 2013 at 9:00 a.m., Oelwein Officers responded to the 200 block of 2nd Avenue SE for a possible violation of a no contact order. Officers arrested Ruben James Hernandez Jr, age 49 of Oelwein on a charge of Violation of a No Contact Order, a simple misdemeanor.
As a result of an ongoing investigation of suspicious activity occurring in the 400 block of 13th Avenue NW. Oelwein Officers arrested Daniel Scott Padgett, age 36, of Oelwein on October 9, 2013 at 10:29 a.m. Padgett was charged with Conspiracy to Deliver Controlled Substance Schedule II Class C Felony.
On October 9, 2013 at 4:30 a.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in the 100 block of South Frederick Ave in Oelwein. In the course of this stop, officers cited Mikeala Lynn Voshell, age 22, of Oelwein on a charge of Open Container in motor vehicle.
On October 8, 2013 at 11:50 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to a disturbance in the area of West Charles St and South Frederick Ave in Oelwein. Upon arrival, officers arrested Mark Anthony Jones, age 33, of Oelwein on charges of Disorderly Conduct a Simple Misdemeanor and Travis Michael Owens, age 22, of Oelwein on a charges of Assault Causing Serious Injury a Class D Felony.
On October 8, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., Oelwein Officers served an arrest warrant in the 1500 block of South Frederick Avenue. Officers arrested Benjamin John Campbell, age 28, of Oelwein, on a Fayette County warrant for an original charge of Driving while Barred.
Oelwein Police are investigating a criminal mischief complaint in the 200 block South Frederick Ave. Oelwein Police received a criminal mischief complaint at 8:10 a.m. on October 8, 2013. This incident remains under investigation.
On October 7, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., Oelwein Officers served an arrest warrant in the 1500 block of South Frederick Avenue. Officers arrested Brian Edward Otdoerfer, age 29, of Oran, on a Fayette County warrant for an original charge of Possession of Controlled Substance 3rd Offense.
On October 4, 2013, at approximately 10:52 PM, the Oelwein Police Department received a report that someone had run off the road in the 100 block of 5th Ave. NW. After investigation, it was determined that Spencer Scott Keegan, 18, of Oelwein lost control of his 2002 Pontiac Grand Am. Keegan was cited for Careless Driving.
On October 3, 2013 at 11:50 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to a disturbance in the 10 block of 1st Ave SE in Oelwein. Upon arrival, officers arrested Joshua Michael Bailey, age 21, of Oelwein on charges of Enhanced Public Intoxication and Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree both Aggravated Misdemeanors.
On October 3, 2013 at 10:03 p.m., the Oelwein Police Department received a request for officers at a residence in the 200 block of 2nd Ave SE in Oelwein for a domestic disturbance. Upon investigation, Officers arrested Ruben James Hernandez Jr, age 49, of Oelwein on a charge of Domestic Abuse Assault, a Serious Misdemeanor.
Oelwein Police are investigating a theft complaint in the 100 block County Line Rd. Oelwein Police received a theft complaint at 6:12 p.m. on October 3, 2013. This incident remains under investigation.
Oelwein Police Department has recently received reports of a scam that may be affecting our community. As always, the Oelwein Police Department strives to educate and make the citizenry aware of all current or trending scams. Like so many other scams this scam is centered around gaining access to your bank account and or having you, the victim, send money via Western Union. The current computer/virus scam will play out like the following: A person will call you advising that you have a virus on your computer and will tell you that he or she can prove it to you if you press certain keys on your computer key board. Pressing these keys allows the caller to take control of your computer and the caller then manipulates your computer remotely as proof that you have a certain virus. The caller will then offer you several different options, all with different prices, to fix the issue for you. If you receive a call of this nature just hang up on them and don’t press the keys on your computer they tell you to press. If you get to the point that you have already pressed the keys and no longer have control of your computer you can turn your computer off and then back on to regain control.
As always, never give out your personal information or banking or credit card information over the phone unless you know for certain that you are speaking with a reputable business or person. For more information on scams you can visit http://www.fraud.org/.
On October 1, 2013 at 9:45 a.m., Oelwein Officers encountered Aric James Quario, age 17 of Oelwein in the 1 block of 1st Avenue SE in Oelwein. Quario was cited for Possession of Tobacco Underage.
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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