On April 24, 2016 Oelwein Police arrested Jeffrey Richard Woods, 51, of Oelwein. Woods was arrested on charges of Enhanced Public Intoxication- Aggravated Misdemeanor, Disorderly Conduct- Simple Misdemeanor and Interference with Official Acts- Simple Misdemeanor. This arrest took place following a disturbance in the 200 block 3rd AV SE.
Oelwein Police are investigating a criminal mischief complaint. Oelwein Police received a report of criminal mischief at 7:36 p.m., on April 24, 2016 from the 300 block of 2nd av ne. This incident remains under investigation
Oelwein Police investigated a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of 12th ST SE and Hwy 150. A grey 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer collided with a deer. Initial estimates of the damage were in excess of $1500.
Oelwein Police are investigating a theft complaint. Oelwein Police received a report of a theft at 11:22 a.m., on April 23, 2016 from the 500 block of 6th Av SE. This incident remains under investigation.
The Oelwein Police Department is once again teaming up with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. It also helps the public prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.
A few years ago, the Rotary Club of Oelwein, Schuchmann’s Pharmacy, the former Don’s Pharmacy and the Oelwein Police Department partnered up to purchase a Med Return Drug Collection Unit. This unit is kept at the lobby of the Oelwein Police Department as a convenient, safe place for citizens to deposit their expired, unused, or unwanted prescription drugs. Citizens may bring their pills for disposal at the Oelwein Police Department, 501 Rock Island Road, any day between the hours of 7AM and midnight. (We do not accept any liquid medications, needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) This is a free and anonymous service, no questions asked.
The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday, April 30th. Last September, Americans turned in 350 tons (over 702,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,000 sites operated by the DEA and more than 3,800 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 10 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 5.5 million pounds – more than 2,750 tons – of pills.
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.
For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the April 30th Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website.
At 12:52 p.m., on April 10, 2016 Oelwein Police arrested Joshua Paul Kirby, 39, of Oelwein. Kirby was arrested on a Buchanan County warrant for Domestic Assault causing Injury in the 500 block of Rock Island Road.
At 1:03 a.m., on April 3, 2016 Oelwein Police conducted a search warrant at 33 6th AV SE. The resident of the home is Joshua James Levendusky, 33. Levendusky was charged with Prohibited Acts (Class C Felony), Possession of a Controlled Substance- Methamphetamine (Class D Felony), Possession of Possession of Pseudoephedrine-Precursor (Class D Felony), Possession of Lithium-Precursor (Class D Felony), Child Endangerment (Aggravated Misdemeanor) Possession of a Controlled Substance- Marijuana (Aggravated Misdemeanor) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Simple Misdemeanor).
At 6:44 p.m., on April 5, 2016 Oelwein Police arrested Jeffrey Robin Rohrick, 49, of Oelwein. Rohrick was arrested on a Fayette County Warrant for an original charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd in the 300 block of 2nd St NE.
At 9:57 a.m., on April 4, 2016 Oelwein Police arrested Randall Lee Meike, 44, of Oelwein. Meike was arrested on Charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance- Methamphetamine- over 5 grams (Class B Felony), Drug Tax Stamp Violation(Class D Felony), Driving while License Suspended (Simple Misdemeanor) and Interference with Official Acts (Simple Misdemeanor). This arrest was made following a traffic stop in the 200 block of 5th av sw
At 10:00 p.m., on March 31, 2016 Oelwein Police arrested Robert Joseph Frye, 31, Of Loveland, CO. Frye was arrested on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance (Serious Misdemeanor) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Simple Misdemeanor). This arrest was made following the report of a suspicious odor in the 200 block of 10th ST SE.
At 1:50 p.m., on March 30, 2016 Oelwein Police arrested Bruce Wayne Krum, 46, of Oelwein. Krum was arrested on a Buchanan County Warrant for Failure to appear on original charges of Driving while License barred and Possession 2nd in the 300 block of 4th St NW.
At 7:28PM on March 30th, 2016, Oelwein police charged Cody Arthur Frank Schoeneck, 28, of Oelwein with Domestic Abuse Assault (Serious Misdemeanor) and Assault (Simple Misdemeanor). These charges were made in the 600 block of 6th St NE after police were notified of a disturbance.
At 7:03PM on March 29, 2016, Oelwein police charged Donald Eugene Latham, 58, of Oelwein with OWI 1st (serious misdemeanor) and interference with official acts (simple misdemeanor). These charges were made in the 500 block 1st Street NE following a citizen’s complaint.
Oelwein police concluded an investigation and have arrested Randy Allen Eschen, 35, of Baldwin, Iowa. Eschen was arrested on March 28th, 2016, at 12:19PM in the 500 block of Rock Island Road and charged with 4 counts of sexual abuse in the third degree, a class C Felony. This incident was originally reported to police on March 11th, 2016.
At 6:50PM on March 28th, 2016, Oelwein police charged Randall Lee Meike, 44, of Oelwein with Possession of Control Substance (Aggravated Misdemeanor), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Simple Misdemeanor) and driving while license suspended (Simple Misdemeanor). These charges were made in the 200 block of 5th Ave SW following a traffic stop
At 10:22 p.m., on March 26, 2016 Oelwein Police arrested Andrew Michael Engler, 25, of Oelwein. Engler was arrested on a Fayette County Warrant for an original charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance 2nd and Driving While Barred. This arrest was made following officer interaction with the subject in the 700 block of 1st Av SW.
At 11:11 p.m., on March 26, 2016 Oelwein Police arrested Brian Leo Potter, 40, of Oelwein. Potter was arrested on charges of Domestic Abuse Assault- Aggravated Misdemeanor and False Imprisonment-Serious Misdemeanor. This arrest was made following the report of a disturbance in the 100 block of 5th av ne.
The Oelwein Police Department was established in 1903
Currently the Oelwein Police Department employs:
4 Reserve (Volunteer) Police Officers
The Oelwein Police Department is located at 501 Rock Island Road, Oelwein, Iowa 50662.
The Oelwein Police Department is presently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.
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