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May 27, 2013

On May 27, 2013 at 4:39 a.m., Oelwein Officers executed a routine traffic stop in the 200 block of 1st Ave NW in Oelwein. Officers arrested the driver Brier Michael Thein, age 18, of Waterloo on Driving while License Suspended and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia both Simple Misdemeanors.

Oelwein Police are investigating a theft complaint in the 300 block of East Charles. Oelwein Police received a theft complaint at 10:53 p.m. on May 26, 2013. This incident remains under investigation.

May 26, 2013

On May 25, 2013 at 7:01 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to a business in the 100 block South Frederick Ave for a reported shoplifter. Officers arrested Jessi Rae Smith, age 15, of Oelwein on a charge of Theft 5th Degree, a Simple Misdemeanor.

Oelwein Police investigated a motor vehicle accident in the 10 block of 1st Ave SE at 7:51 a.m. on May 25, 2013. A White 2007 Dodge Charger driven by Elizabeth Lynn Toms collided with a Tan 2001 Chrysler Sebring driven by Charles Albert Curl. Toms was cited with Careless Driving.

May 23, 2013 - Oelwein PD Wins Battle of the Badges Competition

The Oelwein police and fire departments and the American Red Cross teamed up Wednesday, May 22nd  for the “Battle of the Badges” Blood Drive Competition at the Oelwein Community Plaza. Each year the Oelwein Fire Department and the Oelwein Police Department “battle for blood”, or try to get the most people to donate blood to receive a point for their department. The winning department receives bragging rights and holds the trophy in their department for the year. The goal this year was to get a total of 27 pints of blood, and they almost doubled that with 52 pints of blood. Officer Paul commented “This year’s turnout was fantastic! It was the best turnout we’ve had in the last three years. I would like to thank the citizens of Oelwein and surrounding areas for coming out and supporting the police and fire departments as well as the American Red Cross. Please continue to donate to the Red Cross by giving blood or with monetary donations.” After the event was over, the police department took the trophy, beating the fire department 30 to 25.

Officer Jesse Paul stands with the Battle of the Badges trophy as the Oelwein Police Department wins the competition.

Jami Sprung helps firemen Nathan Westendorf as he donates to give the Oelwein Fire Department a point in the Battle of the Badges competition.

There was a big turn-out for the Battle of the Badges Wednesday. (From left to right) Sarah Paul, Amber Rechkemmer and Danita Stoner all donate blood as the American Red Cross workers Brandy Goedken, Jami Sprung and Amy Tate assist.

Brandy Goedken takes Oelwein Communication Operator Julie Phillips blood as another point is awarded to the Oelwein Police Department.

Officer Jesse Paul registers Oelwein Reserve Officer Steve Vine to give blood for the Battle of the Badges Blood Drive competition.

May 22, 2013

On May 22, 2013 at 1:50 p.m., Oelwein Police served a citation to William Frederick Greathead, 62, of Oelwein, for Failure to Abate Nuisance at 106 7th Ave SW.

Oelwein Police are investigating a criminal mischief complaint in the 200 block of 9th Ave SW. Oelwein Police received a criminal mischief complaint at 9:23 a.m. on May 22, 2013. This incident remains under investigation.

On May 21, 2013 at 11:27 p.m., Oelwein Officers executed a routine traffic stop in the 10 block of 7th St SE in Oelwein. Officers arrested the driver Gene Maruice Shay, age 31, of Oelwein on Driving while License Barred an Aggravated Misdemeanor.

May 20, 2013

On May 19, 2013 at 12:15 a.m. Oelwein Officers received a report of a suspicious person in the 10 block of 5th Avenue NE. Upon investigation, officers arrested Roger Allen Kline, age 48 of Oelwein, on a charge of Violation of a No Contact Order, a Simple Misdemeanor.

Oelwein Officers were responded to a report of a barking dog creating a disturbance in the 600 block of North Frederick Avenue on May 19, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. Officers cited Amber Charmaine Crique, age 23, of Oelwein for Allowing a Canine to Bark Causing a Disturbance of the Peace.

May 18, 2013

On May 18, 2013 at 3:00 a.m., Oelwein Officers executed a routine traffic stop at 14th St SE and South Frederick Ave in Oelwein. Officers arrested the driver Michael Everett Deboer, age 52, of Janesville on OWI 2nd Offense an Aggravated Misdemeanor.

Oelwein Police are investigating a burglary complaint in the 2600 block of Hwy 150 South. Oelwein Police received a burglary complaint at 3:46 pm on May 17, 2013. This incident remains under investigation.

May 17, 2013

On May 16, 2013 at 11:00 p.m., Oelwein Officers executed a routine traffic stop at 10th St and Hwy 150 South in Oelwein. Officers arrested the driver Carol Lou Steiner, age 57, of Maynard on OWI 3rd Offense a Class D Felony and subsequently arrested Matthew Daniel Joyce, age 41, of Cedar Rapids on a charge of Open Container as a Passenger, a Simple Misdemeanor and Possession of Controlled Substance Marijuana a Serious Misdemeanor.

May 16, 2013 - Cookin Up Cash 4 Cops Huge Success

Well over 200 people showed up on Wednesday, May 15th, 2013, for the 5th Annual Cookin Up Cash 4 Cops Oelwein Police Department Equipment Fundraiser at the First Baptist Church. Jennifer Parsons with the Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau brought the Distracted Driving Simulator to give citizens a chance to “drive” with beer goggles on or while texting to show how unsafe it is to drive. This year the money raised at the event will be used to purchase more equipment for the Oelwein SRT (Special Response Team). The Oelwein SRT was recently utilized in March for Operation Clean Sweep, where 12 people were arrested on drug charges. The Cookin Up Cash 4 Cops fundraiser has helped the Oelwein Police Department raise money in the past to purchase AED’s, a speed trailer, body armor for the Oelwein SRT team and equipment for the Oelwein Reserve Officers. The Oelwein Police Department would like to thank the First Baptist Church once again for all their work to make this event a success.

People gathered around to watch as some attempted the Distracted Driver Simulator. Jennifer Parsons with the Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau brought the simulator for the Cookin Up Cash 4 Cops event.

John Fletcher, 14, of Oelwein tries the Distracted Driving Simulator as his mother and First Baptist Church Pastor Tim Schoepf watch.

Officer DeJong tries out the Distracted Driving Simulator with the beer goggles on.

Oelwein Police Officers and Reserve Officers serving burgers.

Well over 200 people came to support the Oelwein Police Department.

Oelwein Officers served burgers to community members in effort to raise money for equipment for the Oelwein SRT (Special Response Team).

May 13, 2013

On May 12, 2013 at 5:54 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to a business in the 100 block South Frederick Ave for a reported shoplifter. Officers arrested Seth Allen McLane, age 19, of Oelwein on a charge of Theft 5th Degree, a Simple Misdemeanor and Possession of Controlled Substance Marijuana a Serious Misdemeanor.

Oelwein Police are investigating a criminal mischief complaint in the 2600 blk South Frederick Ave. Oelwein Police received a criminal mischief complaint at 2:06 pm on May 12, 2013. This incident remains under investigation.

May 12, 2013

On May 12, 2013 at 3:18 a.m., Oelwein Officers responded to a call of a disturbance in the 10 block of 8th Ave SE. Upon arrival, officers arrested Zachary Wade Hernandez, age 19, of Oelwein on a charge of Enhanced Public Intoxication a Serious Misdemeanor.

On May 11, 2013 at 7:59 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to a call of a disturbance in the 400 block of 13th Ave NW. Upon arrival, officers arrested George DeWayne McMullen, age 23, of Waterloo on a charge of Criminal Mischief in the 4th Degree a Serious Misdemeanor.

Oelwein Police are investigating a burglary complaint in the 200 block of 2nd St SE. Oelwein Police received a burglary complaint at 11:04 am on May 11, 2013. This incident remains under investigation.

May 11, 2013

On May 10, 2013 at 4:15 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to the 10 block of 7th Avenue SE in Oelwein for a reported assault. Upon arrival, Officers arrested Richard Allen Cronbaugh, age 38 on charges of Simple Assault and 4th Degree Criminal Mischief, both Simple Misdemeanors.

On May 10, 2013 at 10:45 p.m., Oelwein Officers executed a routine traffic stop on County Line Road in Oelwein. Officers performed Field Sobriety Testing and administered a PBT Test to the Driver and subsequently arrested Tessa Nicole Trimble, age 19, of Walker, Iowa on a charge of Open Container, a Simple Misdemeanor. Trimble has also been charged with a .02 alcohol violation.

On May 11, 2013 at 1:40 a.m., Oelwein Officers observed a vehicle exceeding the speed limit in the 800 block of 1st Avenue SE. Officers performed a traffic stop and after OWI testing in the field, arrested Paige Janean Lindquist, age 19, of Waterloo on a charge of OWI 1st, Serious Misdemeanor.

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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

Currently the Oelwein Police Department employs:
10 Full Time Police Officers
4 Full Time Communications Operators
1 Administrative Assistant

7 Reserve (Volunteer) Police Officers

 

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

 

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