On July 1, 2014 at 12:30 a.m., Oelwein Officers were called to the 400 block of Greatwestern Avenue in Oelwein for a reported disturbance. Officers arrested Daniel Lee Bantz, age 39 of Oelwein on a charge of Domestic Abuse Assault, 3rd Offense, a Class D Felony.
High winds caused many trees and branches to fall on June 30th, 2014. City crews are working to pick up downed trees and clear roadways. This work will continue throughout this week and into next. First priority is to clear all roadways and then clearing limbs and brush will begin. We ask citizens to place their brush/limbs near the curb and crews will be around for clean-up in the upcoming days. This will take quite a while since much damage was done in a short amount of time, and we are closed on Friday, July 4th, for a long holiday weekend. Crews are not allowed to access brush/limbs/trees on private property, it must be at the curb. -Jamie Letzring, City Administrator.
On June 27, 2014 at 11:45 p.m., Oelwein Officers arrested William Marqess Caston, age 24, of Oelwein on a Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office warrant for the original charges of riot.
Oelwein Police are investigating a theft complaint in the 600 block 7th St SE. Oelwein Police received a theft complaint at 12:52 p.m. on June 27, 2014. This incident remains under investigation.
Oelwein Police are investigating a criminal mischief complaint in the 100 block 8th Ave NW. Oelwein Police received a criminal mischief complaint at 9:12 a.m. on June 27, 2014. This incident remains under investigation.
On June 26, 2014 at 8:30 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to a reported shoplifter at a business in the 100 block of 2nd Street SE. Officers arrested Erick Scott Melendez, age 24, of Oelwein on a charge of Theft in the 5th Degree, a Simple Misdemeanor.
On June 26, 2014 at 3:30 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to a reported shoplifter at a business in the 2100 block of South Frederick Ave. Officers arrested Jenna Beth McLaury, age 21, of Des Moines on a charge of Criminal Mischief 5th Degree, a Simple Misdemeanor.
On June 23, 2014 at 4:45 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to a reported shoplifter at a business in the 100 block of 2nd Street SE. Officers arrested Christian Andrew Varela, age 20, of Oelwein on a charge of Theft in the 5th Degree, a Simple Misdemeanor.
On June 22, 2014 at 10:43 p.m., Oelwein officers responded to a report of a disturbance in the 300 block of 2nd Ave NE in Oelwein. Officers arrested Nathan Gabriel Kirby, age 27, of Oelwein on charges of Domestic Abuse Assault an Aggravated Misdemeanor and Violation of Domestic Abuse No Contact Order a Simple Misdemeanor.
On June 22, 2014 Oelwein police cited Jacob Daniel Schmidt, 17 of Alta Vista, following a routine traffic stop. Schmidt was charged with driving while license suspended. This charge is an simple misdemeanor.
On June 21, 2014 at 2:35 a.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in the 10 block of South Frederick Avenue in Oelwein. Officers arrested the driver of the vehicle, Joshua Conrad Avenson, age 23, of Westgate, on a charge of Driving While Barred, an Aggravated Misdemeanor.
On June 15, 2014 at 10:00 p.m., Oelwein officers responded to a report of a disturbance in the 500 block of 2nd Street SW in Oelwein. Officers arrested Max Evan Meharry Stone, age 39, of Oelwein on charges of Armed with Intent, a Class “D” Felony and Possession of Marijuana, Serious Misdemeanor. Oelwein Officers were assisted by deputies from both the Fayette County and Buchanan County Sheriff’s Offices.
On June 14th following a routine traffic stop, 44 year old Theresa Lynn Woodson of Oelwein was arrested and charged with 2nd offense OWI. This charge is an aggravated misdemeanor.
On June 13th Oelwein police arrested David Alexander Ames, 23 of Hazleton, following a routine traffic stop. Ames was charged with driving while license barred. This charge is an aggravated misdemeanor.
On June 10, 2014 at 6:30 p.m., Oelwein officers took a report of bicycle theft occurring in the 200 block of East Charles. The bicycle was later recovered and a juvenile male was referred to Juvenile Court Authorities on a charge of Theft 5th Degree.
On June 11, 2014 at 2:30 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to the 400 block of 4th Avenue NE for a reported physical altercation. Officers arrested Scott William Johnson, age 18 of Dubuque for Simple Assault.
On June 9, 2014 at 1:45 p.m., Oelwein Officers took a report at the Police Department of harassment. Officers referred Alexis Jordan Louise Heidt and another juvenile female to Juvenile Court Authorities on a charge of Harassment 3rd Degree.
On June 9, 2014 at 10:45 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to the 1 block of 1st Avenue SE in Oelwein to check a report of juveniles smoking and yelling profanities. Officers referred Kenna Lyons, age 15, of Oelwein to Juvenile Court Authorities for Possession of Tobacco Under the Legal Age, and referred Alexis Jordan Louise Heidt and another juvenile female for Disorderly Conduct: Gestures and Possession of Tobacco Under the Legal Age.
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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