On December 3, 2016 at 9:06 p.m., Oelwein Police arrested Tyler John Kelly, 19, of Cedar Rapids; Kelly was arrested on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance- Marijuana-Serious Misdemeanor and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia-Simple Misdemeanor. This arrest followed officer interaction in 600 block of South Frederick.
Oelwein Police are investigating a criminal mischief complaint. Oelwein Police received a report of criminal mischief at 7:50 a.m., on November 29, 2016 in the 200 block 1st st ne. This incident remains under investigation.
Oelwein Police Department Media Release Oelwein Police Make Arrests in Counterfeit Money Operation: The Oelwein Police Department has made arrests in relation to an investigation that involved the illegal manufacturing and distribution of counterfeit money. On November 26, 2016, the Oelwein Police Department executed a search warrant in the 10 block of 6th Street NW. Officers seized items used to manipulate currency, printers, items used to manufacture currency, counterfeit currency and illegal drugs from the residence. Officers also went to a residence in the 10 block of 2nd Avenue NW where they located and seized nearly $4,000 in counterfeit currency. Oelwein Police have arrested the following persons in reference to this investigation: Forrest Shane Spitzer, 41, of Oelwein – Fraudulent Practices, Class D Felony & Possession of controlled substances, Serious Misdemeanor Michael Melvern Miller, 21, Oelwein – Fraudulent Practices, Class D Felony & Theft of Lottery Tickets, Class D Felony. The investigation continues with further arrests and charges pending.
On November 28, 2016 at 9:20 p.m., Oelwein Police were called to the 300 block of 1st Avenue NE for a reported domestic issue. Officers arrested Barbara Bernadette Swaggerty, age 50 of Oelwein on a charge of Violation of No Contact Order.
On November 26, 2016 at 5:40 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to the 300 block of 1st Avenue NE for a reported domestic situation. Officers arrested Barbara Bernadette Swaggerty, age 50, of Oelwein for a Violation of No Contact Order, Simple Misdemeanor.
On November 19, 2016 at 12:15 p.m., Oelwein Police arrested Robert Henry Amen, 51, of Oelwein. Amen was arrested on a charge of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia-Simple Misdemeanor. This arrest followed an incident in the 10 block of 4th St Nw.
On November 18, 2016 Oelwein Officers issued a citation for Failure to Abate Per Order in the 100 block of 4th Avenue SW, to Samantha Rayeliyn Polan, age 28, of Oelwein.
On November 17, 2016 at 11:45 p.m., in the 500 block of 1st Street NE, Oelwein Police arrested Donald Eugene Latham, age 59 of Oelwein, on a Fayette County Warrant for Failure to Appear on original charges of Public Intoxication.
On November 16, 2016 at 5:33 p.m., Oelwein Police arrested Regina Mae Latham, 40, of Oelwein. Latham was arrested on a charge of Theft-5th Degree- Simple Misdemeanor. This arrest was made following a citizen’s report in the 100 block of West Charles.
On November 14, 2016 at 6:00 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to a call of a person behaving suspiciously in the 600 block of 2nd Avenue NE. Officers arrested Ross Ian Rivers Cashen, age 36 of Oelwein on charges of Trespassing and Assault, both Simple Misdemeanors.
On November 14, 2016 at 9:15 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to the 10 block of 3rd Av NE to attempt to serve a Fayette County Sheriff's warrant. Officers arrested Jacob David Snay, age 22, of Oelwein on the warrant with original charges of Criminal Mischief 5th Degree and Trespass. Snay was also charged by the Oelwein Police Department with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Serious Misdemeanor and Interference with Official Acts, a Simple Misdemeanor.
On November 13, 2016 at 10:00 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to the 10 block of 1st St SE for a reported verbal altercation. Officers arrested Nicole Marie Pingree, age 32 of Oelwein on a charge of Theft 5th Degree, a Simple Misdemeanor.
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.