Oelwein police received a report of theft at 11:15AM on December 21st, 2014 from the 600 block of 2nd Ave SW. This incident remains under investigation.
On December 20th, 2014, at 1:05AM, following a traffic stop in the 10 block of 3rd Ave NW, Oelwein police charged Chastity Ann Jensen, 17 years old, of Oelwein with possession of alcohol under legal age, a simple misdemeanor. The driver of the vehicle was Skyler James Lehmann, 17 years old, of Independence. This incident remains under investigation.
On December 19th, 2014, at 9:20AM, Oelwein police charged Anthony Dale Bellmer, 17 years old, of Oelwein with assault causing injury, a serious misdemeanor. This charge was made in the 300 block of North Frederick Ave after police were notified of a disturbance.
Oelwein Police Chief Jeremy Logan and Captain Ron Voshell turn over the smaller winter apparel to Wings Park Elementary staff members Britani Magsamen and Carrie Peterson.
Oelwein Police Captain Ron Voshell gives the adult winter apparel to Full Circle Services, John Heinze, Vickie Wendel, Zachary Moffeit and Joshua Wieland.
With the help of the community, the Oelwein Police Department’s 2014 winter coat drive was an incredible success. The coat drive started on November 1st, 2014, inviting the public to drop off new and slightly used winter coats, hats, gloves, scarfs or monetary donations. The original goal was to receive at least 100 coats. On December 18th, the police department announced they were no longer accepting donations, as they had received 304 coats, 15 pairs of boots, 30 hats, 25 gloves, 13 scarfs and 10 pairs of snow pants. Oelwein Captain Ron Voshell stated “We were shocked by the overwhelming success of this project and the generosity of our citizenry. We want to thank everyone who assisted in this effort.” The smaller winter apparel was turned over to Wings Park Elementary staff, Britani Magsamen and Carrie Peterson. The adult apparel was given to Full Circle Services (John Heinze, Vickie Wendel, Zachary Moffeit and Joshua Wieland). With the help of the Wings Park Elementary staff and Full Circle Services, the winter apparel will find new homes for our neighbors who need them.
On December 19, 2014 at 1:05 a.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in the 10 block of 3rd Avenue NW in Oelwein. Officers cited Seth Lee Rohrick, age 18, of Oelwein for Driving With a Suspended License.
On December 16, 2014 at 6:23 p.m., Oelwein Officers checked a residence in the 100 block of 4th Avenue SE for a wanted subject. Officers arrested Anthony Allen Copley, age 28 of Oelwein on a Fayette County Warrant with original charges of Violation of a No Contact Order. Copley was also charged with another count of Violation of Domestic Abuse No Contact Order a Simple Misdemeanor.
Oelwein police are investigating a criminal mischief complaint. Police received a report of a criminal mischief at 5:27 p.m. on December 16, 2014 from the 10 block of 1st Ave SE. This incident remains under investigation.
At 4:55 p.m., on December 16, 2014, Oelwein Officers responded to a disturbance in the 600 block of East Charles in Oelwein. Officers arrested Daniel Warren Wrice, age 51, of Oelwein on the charges of Domestic Abuse Assault 3rd Offense a Class D Felony.
At 8:52 a.m. on December 16th, 2014, in the 1000 block of South Frederick Ave, Oelwein Officers arrested Sean David Reisner, age 24, of Oelwein. Reisner was arrested on a Fayette County Warrant for an original charge of OWI 1st, Possession of Meth, Domestic Abuse Assault 1st, and Possession of Contraband in Correctional Institution.
On December 12, 2014 at 8:02 p.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 600 block of 7th Street SE. Officers referred to Juvenile Court Service the driver Erik Matthew Pauling, age 15, of Oelwein for Possession of Control Substance a Serious Misdemeanor, Violation of School Permit and Possession of Tobacco, both Simple Misdemeanors. In the course of identifying a passenger of the vehicle, Officers also referred to Juvenile Court Service Nicole Taylor Wright, age 15 of Oelwein for Possession of Control Substance a Serious Misdemeanor.
At 5:46 p.m., on December 12, 2014, Oelwein Officers responded to a disturbance in the 100 blk South Frederick Ave in Oelwein. Officers arrested Leopoldo Ramirez Jr, age 20, of Montevideo, MN on the charge of Criminal Mischief in the Fifth Degree a Simple Misdemeanor.
At 8:11 a.m., on December 12, 2014, Oelwein Officers responded to a disturbance in the 100 blk 6th Ave SW in Oelwein. Officers arrested Max Evan Meharry Stone, age 39, of Oelwein on the charge of Violation of No Contact Order a Simple Misdemeanor.
On December 9, 2014 at 8:30 p.m., Oelwein Officers checked a residence in the 500 block of 1st Avenue NW and arrested James John Fritcher, age 43 of Oelwein on a Kossuth County Warrant with original charges of Failure to Appear for Contempt of Court Hearing for Refusal or Failure to Pay Court Costs on a First Degree Theft Charge.
Oelwein Officer Chet Reagan with his son, Talon, helped unload all the donated items from the Arresting Hunger Food Drive in November 2014.
It took a full crew of volunteers almost a week to put away all the donated items at the Oelwein Community Kitchen Cupboard Food Pantry from the 2014 Zombie Parade and Arresting Hunger Food Drive. The two Oelwein Police Department sponsored events, held earlier this fall, took in 1,426 items and several cash donations. This was the second year the police department held the Zombie Parade in downtown Oelwein and the third year of the Arresting Hunger Food Drive project in the Fareway parking lot. Typically, the holiday season is a tough time for food banks. The goal of these two events are to help provide as many food and hygiene items as possible to the local food pantry so they can lend a helping hand to those in need during the holiday season.
The Oelwein Police Department would like to thank the Oelwein Community Kitchen Cupboard for their support, the volunteers that helped unload, to Fareway for hosting and for their generous donation and to all those who donated for making these events a huge success.
If you missed this opportunity to donate, you have another chance before the holiday season is over. This Friday, December 12th from 6-8PM and Saturday, December 13th from 4-7PM, the Oelwein Police Department will be sponsoring the “Just Play Food Drive” at the Williams Wellness Center. The open gym will be available for all ages and admission is 2 nonperishable food items per person. Basketball, volleyball and other games and contests will be available for everyone to enjoy. All items will be donated to the Oelwein Community Kitchen Cupboard.
On December 8, 2014 at 6:50 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to a business in the 100 block of 2nd Av SE for a reported shoplifter. Officers arrested Brian Wendell Bass, age 22, of Oelwein on charges of 5th Degree Theft and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, both Simple Misdemeanors and Possession of a Controlled Substance, Aggravated Misdemeanor.
On December 7, 2014 at 4:14 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to a disturbance in the 400 block of 13th Ave NW in Oelwein. Officers arrested Renee Lynn Snay, age 40, of Oelwein on a Fayette County Sheriff’s Office warrant.
On December 5, 2014 at 10:20 p.m., Oelwein Officers went to an address in the 10 block of 5th Avenue SE in Oelwein to check the residence for a wanted male. Officers arrested James Dillon Owens, age 18, of Oelwein on an Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office warrant for Failure to Appear on charges of Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Owner’s Consent.
On December 6, 2014 at 12:35 a.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 200 block of South Frederick Avenue. Officers cited and released Baileigh Michelle Pauling, age 17, of Oelwein for Driving While License Suspended, a Simple Misdemeanor. In the course of identifying passengers of the vehicle, Officers also arrested Johnathan Edward Greene, age 21 of Hazleton on an Emmett County Sheriff’s Office warrant for Contempt of Court for Refusal or Failure to Pay Fines or Court Costs on an original charge of Frequenting a Disorderly House.
At 12:59 a.m., on December 7, 2014, Oelwein Officers responded to a disturbance in the 400 block of 3rd Ave SE in Oelwein. Officers arrested Tonya Jean Cain, age 42, of Oelwein on the charges of Public Intoxication, Interference with Official Acts, and Criminal Mischief in the Fifth Degree all Simple Misdemeanors.
At 8:15 p.m., on December 6, 2014, Oelwein Officers responded to a disturbance in the 100 blk 3rd Ave NE in Oelwein. Officers arrested Kistler Earl Pritchett, age 20, of Oelwein on the charge of Assault a Simple Misdemeanor.
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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