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February 18, 2015

At 11:18PM on February 17th, 2015, Oelwein police arrested James Michael Riggs Dempsey, 19 years old, of Oelwein. Dempsey was arrested on a charge of possession of controlled substance, a serious misdemeanor, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. This arrest was made following a traffic stop in the 100 block of 3rd Street NW.

Oelwein police investigated a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of 1st Street and South Frederick Avenue in Oelwein at 5:27PM on February 17th. A black 2000 Ford Ranger driven by Caleb Edward Harrison collided with a silver 2001 Dodge Dakota driven by Morgan Nicole Reisner. Initial estimates of damages were very minor.

February 17, 2015

At 9:40AM on Feb. 12th, 2015, Oelwein police arrested Abbie Lynn Miller, 18 years old, of Oelwein. Miller was arrested on a Fayette County warrant for an original charge of forgery in the 1500 block of South Frederick Avenue in Oelwein.

Oelwein police investigated a motor vehicle accident in the intersection of HWY 150 and 10th Street SE in Oelwein at 3:18PM on Feb. 12th, 2015. A 2005 Nissan Altima driven by Sierra Marie Moore-Tafolla collided with 2003 Nissan Altima driven by John Earl Lee. Initial estimates of damages were $500 to the vehicle driven by Moore-Tafolla and $500 to the vehicle driven by Lee.

Oelwein police are investigating a burglary complaint after receiving a report of a burglary at 2:43AM on Feb. 13th, 2015 from the 400 block of South Frederick Avenue. This incident remains under investigation.

At 3:07PM on Feb. 16th, 2015, Oelwein police arrested Daniel Ray Guyer, 56 years old, of Arlington and Kimberly Sue Eckhardt, 46 years old, of Arlington. Guyer was arrested on a Fayette County warrant for an original charge of conspiracy/commit forcible felony and Eckhardt was arrested on a Fayette County warrant for an original charge of driving a motor vehicle while barred. Both were arrested in the 1500 block of South Frederick Avenue in Oelwein.

February 10, 2015

At 0210 PM on 02/09/2015 the Oelwein Police arrested Jonya Marie Ruth Smith, 29, of Hazleton. Smith was arrested on a Fayette Co warrant for an original charge of child endangerment (5 counts) in the 100 blk of 2nd St SE.

 

February 08, 2015

On the morning of February 7th at approximately 6:30 am, Oelwein Police were notified of an unoccupied Chrysler 300 entangled in a guide wire on an electric pole in the 700 block of 4th St SW. The incident remains under investigation. Charges are pending.

 

February 5, 2015

Oelwein Police investigated a motor vehicle accident in the 100 blk of 3rd St NW at 0208 pm on 02/05/15. A red 1999 GMC driven by Gary Morgan collided with a white 2012 Chevy Impala driven by Michael Pepin. Initial estimates of damage were less than $1500 combined. Morgan was given a written warning for unsafe backing.

 

February 3, 2015

On February 2nd at approximately 4:30 pm, Oelwein Police were called to the intersection of Hwy 150 and East Charles for a report of a motor vehicle collision. No injuries were reported in the 2 vehicle accident involving 27 year old Amanda Jean Woods and 59 year old Michael Gerald Rogge, both of Oelwein. Police reports indicate a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Woods was south bound on Hwy 150 when Rogge, driving a 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix, turned in front of her causing the collision.   Initial estimates of damages were $2500 to the vehicle driven by Woods and $5000 to the vehicle driven by Rogge. The incident is currently under investigation.

January 28, 2015

On January 27, 2015 at 9:45 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to a disturbance in the 100 block of 4th Avenue NE. Officers subsequently arrested Samuel Michael Oberbreckling, age 25 of Oelwein, on a Fayette County Sheriff’s warrant with original charges of four counts of forgery and 2nd offense possession of a controlled substance.

January 27, 2015

Oelwein Police have concluded an investigation and have arrested Gary Charles Johnson, 53, of Oelwein. Johnson was arrested in Oelwein on a charge of Theft 2nd Degree a class D felony. This incident was originally reported to the police on 10/31/14.

Oelwein Police investigated a motor vehicle accident in the Wings Park School parking lot at 0818 am on 01/26/15. A grey 2006 Dodge Durango driven by Deanna Brooks collided with a Blue 2011 Ford Fusion driven by Janet Ericson. Initial estimates of damages were $100 to the vehicle driven by Brooks and $1750 to the vehicle driven by Ericson.

Oelwein Police investigated a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of 1st Ave and 5th St NW at 0829 am on 01/26/15. A green 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Adella Ritter collided with a red 2001 Chrysler Town and Country driven by Lyonel Watkins. Initial estimates of damages were $3500 to the vehicle driven by Ritter and $4500 to the vehicle driven by Watkins. Ritter was cited for failure to obey yield sign. The Oelwein Police were assisted by the Oelwein Fire Department.

January 24, 2015

On January 24, 2015 at 1:30 a.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in the 10 block of 3rd St NW. Subsequently, officers arrested Travis Frank Norton, age 20 of Strawberry Point on charges of Driving While Barred, an Aggravated Misdemeanor; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor; and Possession of Marijuana, a Class D Felony.

January 22, 2015

On January 15th at approximately 9:00 pm, Oelwein police came across a vehicle in the ditch in the 2400 block of South Frederick. Further investigation revealed the driver, Mary Lou Kimball, 64 of Fairbank, was intoxicated. She was arrested and charged with first offense operating while intoxicated. This is a serious misdemeanor.

January 20, 2015

On Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 at 12:15 AM, Oelwein officers arrested Sean David Reisner,  24, of Oelwein, in the 400 block of 1st Ave SE. Reisner was arrested on a Fayette County warrant for failure to appear on possession of methamphetamine charges.

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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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