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August 20, 2013

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.

August 19, 2013

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.

August 18, 2013

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.

August 15, 2013

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.

August 14, 2013 - Public Service Announcement

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.

August 13, 2013

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.

August 12, 2013

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.

August 10, 2013

On August 10, 2013 at 2:00 a.m., Oelwein Officers were called to an assault in the 400 block of 13th Ave NW. Officers arrested Patricia Lynn Virgina Miles, age 29, of Oelwein, was subsequently arrested and charged with two counts of Robbery 1st Degree a Class B Felony.

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 10, 2013 at 12:09 a.m., Oelwein Officers executed a traffic stop in the 10 block of 5th St NW in Oelwein. Officers arrested the passenger, Cameron Jon Wilson, age 18, of Oelwein, on a charge of Possession of Prescription Drug, Possession of Controlled Substance Marijuana both Serious Misdemeanors and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia a Simple Misdemeanor.

On August 9, 2013 at 6:49 p.m., Oelwein Police were called to the area of 1st Ave NW and 2nd St NW for a male acting suspicious.  Jason Wayne Lafond, 33, of Oelwein, was subsequently arrested and charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia a Simple Misdemeanor and Carrying Weapons a Serious Misdemeanor.

Oelwein Police are investigating a criminal mischief complaint in the 600 block of North Frederick Ave. Oelwein Police received a criminal mischief complaint at 4:13 p.m. on August 9, 2013. This incident remains under investigation.

At 10:32 am on August 9, 2013 Kyle Dwayne Boleyn, 38, of Arlington turned himself in to the Oelwein Police Department on a Fayette County Warrant. Boleyn was arrested on a Fayette County warrant for the original charges of Eluding, speeding, and failure to stop at stop signs.

On August 9, 2013 at 9:47 a.m., Oelwein Police were called to the 1200 blk of South Frederick Ave for a female acting suspicious.  Irene Elaine Maffei, 52, of Oelwein, was subsequently arrested and charged with Public Intoxication an Aggravated Misdemeanor.

August 9, 2013

On August 8, 2013 at 2:10 p.m., Oelwein Police were called to a residence the 600 blk of North Frederick Ave for a disturbance.  Amber Charmaine Criqui, 24, of Oelwein, was subsequently arrested and charged with Harassment 3rd Degree and Disorderly Conduct both Simple Misdemeanors.

Oelwein Police are investigating a criminal mischief complaint in the 100 block of 8th Ave NE. Oelwein Police received a criminal mischief complaint at 9:02 a.m. on August 8, 2013. This incident remains under investigation.

August 8, 2013

On 07-28-13 Oelwein Police Communications received a report of a verbal altercation in the 200 block of 2nd Ave NW.  David Lee Allen Vanlaningham,  21 of Oelwein, was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct, a simple misdemeanor.

On 07-27-13 Oelwein Police were called to Mercy Hospital in reference to an assault that had occurred previously in the day.  Roger Palmer Nichols, 43 of Oelwein was subsequently arrested and charged with Assault Causing Bodily Injury, a serious misdemeanor.

While investigating the aforementioned assault, Max Evan Meharry Stone, 38 of Oelwein was found to be in possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.  Stone was arrested and charged with the serious and simple misdemeanors respectively.

Jacob David Snay, 19, of Oelwein was arrested on 07-20-13 on a Fayette County warrant for an original charge of Theft 3rd and  possession of drugs and paraphernalia.

On 07-07-13 during a routine traffic stop at approximately 2:00 am, Chad Thomas Cherrier, 18 of and Elijah Donovon Phillip Wright, 18, both of Oelwein were cited by Oelwein Police for possession of alcohol under the legal age.

On 07-06-13 Oelwein Police arrested Graig Thomas Bemiss, 34 of Oelwein on a Fayette County warrant.  The original warrant was for OWI and Driving While License Suspended.  He was later transported to the Fayette County Jail.

On 07-06-13 during a routine traffic stop, Oelwein police cited 15 year old Hannah Guyer with underage possession of tobacco.

On 06-08-13 at approximately 4:00 pm, Oelwein Police were called to the 100 block of 1st Street NE for a report of two males chasing one another around and fighting.  Brian Edward Otdoerfer, 28, of West Union  an Louis Alberto Pineda, 29 of Oelwein were later cited for disorderly conduct.

On June 7th at approximately 10:00 pm, Oelwein police arrested Emily Elizebeth Williams, 23 of Independence.  Williams was charged with possession of marijuana a serious misdemeanor and possession of paraphernalia a simple misdemeanor.

On July 23, 2013 at 2:05 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to a call of a wanted person in the 1000 block of South Frederick Avenue. Officers arrested Stacy Michele Olmstead age 24, of Oelwein on charges out of Hardin County and local charges of Prescription Drug Violations, a Serious Misdemeanor.

On July 29, 2013 officers responded to a report of disturbed person in the 100 block of 7th Avenue SW. Officers arrested Charles Richard White, age 61 of Oelwein, on charges of Possession of Weapons by a Felon, a felony; Possession of Methamphetamine, a serious misdemeanor, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor.

On August 8, 2013 Oelwein Officers cited Paul Edward Cox, age 53 of Oelwein, for Failure to Abate Property in the 800 block of South Frederick. This citation stems from original service of notice to abate on May 14, 2013.

On August 8, 2013 Oelwein Officers cited Robert Francis Gould age 56 of Oelwein, for failure to abate junk vehicles from a property in the 200 block of 11th Avenue SW. This citation stems from original service of notice to abate on May 14, 2013.

August 7, 2013

On June 6, 2013 at 3:15 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to the 500 block of 4th St SW to assist the Oelwein Fire Department with an Illegal Burn. Officers arrested Michael Joseph Vargason, age 55, of Oelwein on charges of Interference With Official Acts and Illegal Burning, both Simple Misdemeanors.

Oelwein Officers performed a routine traffic stop on June 11, 2013 at 7:55 p.m., in the 300 block of 3rd Avenue NE. Officers cited Cameron Jon Wilson, age 18 and James Jack Riggs Dempsey, age 17 for Possession of Alcohol Under the Legal Age.

Oelwein Officers issued a citation to Steven Michael Johnson, age 26, of Rowley, on a charge of Open Container, a simple misdemeanor. The citation stemmed from a traffic stop in the 200 block of 10th Street SE at 5:30 p.m., on June 11, 2013.

On June 12, 2013 at 6:50 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to a business in the 100 block of South Frederick for a shoplifter. Officers arrested Ashley Ann Reson, age 17 of Fayette on a charge of Theft 5th Degree, a simple misdemeanor.

Oelwein Officers responded to a report of a verbal dispute in the 500 block of West Charles, on June 12, 2013 at 2:55 a.m.. Officers arrested Matthew Allan Winter, age 24, of Oelwein on a charge of Public Intoxication-Open Container, a Simple Misdemeanor.

On July 8, 2013 at 4:40 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to the 1000 block of South Frederick for a report of a person at that location who was wanted. Officers arrested Adam Dean Nichols, age 23 of Hazleton, on a Department of Corrections Warrant.

On July 8, 2013 at 4:35 a.m., Oelwein Officers arrested Roger Allen Kline, age 48, of Oelwein on charges of Violation of a Domestic No Contact Order, Criminal Mischief 5th Degree, and Harassment 3rd Degree, all Simple Misdemeanors. These charges stemmed from an incident occurring on July 6th, 2013.

On July 9, 2013 at 5:45 p.m., Oelwein Officers performed a routine traffic stop in the 500 block of 7th Street SW. As a result of this stop, Officers arrested Bruce Wayne Krum, age 42 of Independence, on a charge of Driving While License Suspended, a simple misdemeanor.

On July 10, 2013 at 11:45 a.m., Oelwein Officers cited Brad Maillie, age 39 of Oelwein on a charge of Failure to Abate-Junk Vehicle. The citation stemmed from service of an abatement notice on a property in the 200 block of Lincoln Drive, on April 10, 2013.

On July 24, 2013 at 11:30 p.m., Oelwein Officers performed a routine traffic stop in the 10 block of 8th Street SE in Oelwein. As a result of the stop, the passenger, Jessica Jean Sales, age 30, of Oelwein, on a Delaware County Warrant for an original charge of Failure to Appear for OWI 1st Offense.

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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

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The Oelwein Police Department is located at 501 Rock Island Road, Oelwein, Iowa 50662.

 

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