On June 10, 2013 at 11:00 p.m., Oelwein Officers performed a routine traffic stop in the 10 block of 2nd Street SE in Oelwein. Officers arrested Levi Alan Parizek, age 18 of Rowley, on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Marijuana, a Serious Misdemeanor and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor.
On June 9, 2013 at 11:30 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to a residence in the 100 block of 8th Ave NW in Oelwein and served an arrest warrant on Alexander Stephen Bell, age 21 of Oelwein. Bell was arrested on a Polk County warrant for impersonating a public official.
Oelwein Police are investigating the theft of an antenna taken off of a vehicle on the 500 block of 5th Ave SE.
On 06-08-13 Oelwein Police arrested Justin David Miller, 27 of Elgin. Miller was arrested on a Winneshiek County warrant for failure to serve jail time for an OWI charge and for failure to appear for a compliance review.
Oelwein Police were called to Kwik Star for a report of a motor vehicle hit and run. Follow up investigation resulted in the arrest of 21 year old Luke Kenneth Meyer of Oelwein. Meyer was consequently charged with: Leaving the scene of an accident –simple misdemeanor; open container in a motor vehicle – simple misdemeanor; and Operating while intoxicated – serious misdemeanor.
On June 5, 2013 at 9:42 pm Oelwein Police Department responded to a two vehicle collision on 5th Ave SE and 7th St SE in Oelwein. When officers arrived on the scene it was determined that Mariah Oksana Harp Schulmeister from Oelwein was operating a 2001 Chevrolet Impala which collided with Todd Joseph Huinker from Marion who was operating a 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe.
On June 5, 2013 at 8:32 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to the 300 block of 6th Ave SE for a reported of a male driving intoxicated. After investigating the incident, Officers arrested Brian Lee Mallam, age 30 of Oelwein, on a charges Operating While Intoxicated or Drugged a Serious Misdemeanor and Child Endangerment an Aggravated Misdemeanor.
Oelwein Police are investigating a burglary complaint in the 100 block of 2nd Ave NW. Oelwein Police received a burglary complaint at 7:19 pm on June 5, 2013. This incident remains under investigation.
On June 5, 2013 at 3:20 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to a business in the 10 block North Frederick Ave for a reported shoplifter. Officers arrested Daniel Eugene Parker, age 49, of Hazleton on a charge of Theft 5th Degree, a Simple Misdemeanor.
Oelwein Officers were responded to a report of a dog creating a disturbance in the 200 block of 3rd Street NW on June 5, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Officers cited Tiffany Ranae Engler, age 20, of Oelwein for Allowing a Canine to be at Large and Causing a Disturbance.
On June 4, 2013 at 11:35 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to a residence in the 10 block of 2nd Avenue SE, for a report of a disturbance. Officers cited Lisa Anne Burgos, age 49 of Oelwein, on a charge of Disturbing the Peace, a Simple Misdemeanor.
On June 1, 2013 at 11:05 a.m., Oelwein Officers responded to a residence in the 600 block of 4th Avenue SW, for a reported domestic disturbance. Officers arrested John Michael Cain, age 49 of Oelwein, on a charge of Domestic Assault, a Simple Misdemeanor.
Oelwein Officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 600 block of South Frederick, on June 1, 2013 at 7:55 p.m. Officers arrested Alan Leroy Knock, age 36, of Oelwein on a charge of Domestic Assault with Injury, a Serious Misdemeanor.
On June 2, 2013 at 12:05 a.m., after assisting the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office in an arrest, Oelwein Officers charged Sarah Jayne Moore, age 23, of Readlyn, on charges of Interference With Official Acts and Assault with Intent to Injure, both Simple Misdemeanors.
On May 30, 2013 at 10:00 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to the 10 block of 1st Ave SE in Oelwein for a reported assault. Upon arrival, Officers arrested Charles William Neubauer, age 54 on charges of Assault causing Bodily Injury a Serious Misdemeanors.
Oelwein Police are investigating a criminal mischief complaint in the 300 blk 8th Ave NE. Oelwein Police received a criminal mischief complaint at 8:49 am on May 30, 2013. This incident remains under investigation.
On May 30, 2013 at 2:53 a.m., Oelwein Officers arrested Mykala Lynn Meike, age 19, of Oelwein, on a Fayette County Warrant for original charges of Interference with Official Acts.
Oelwein Police are investigating a criminal mischief complaint in the 2600 blk South Frederick Ave. Oelwein Police received a criminal mischief complaint at 7:03 pm on May 29, 2013. This incident remains under investigation.
Oelwein Police are investigating a burglary complaint in the 10 blk 5th Ave NE. Oelwein Police received a burglary complaint at 1:57 pm on May 29, 2013. This incident remains under investigation.
On May 28th, 2013 at 6:40 a.m., Oelwein Officers observed a male operating a vehicle without a seatbelt. Officers performed a traffic stop in the 100 block of South Frederick Avenue and the driver was discovered to have a barred driving status. Officers arrested Christopher Scott Phelps, age 30 of Denver, Iowa on a charge of Driving While License Barred, an Aggravated Misdemeanor.
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.
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.
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.
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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