September 18, 2016

On September 18, 2016 Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop at 10th St and Hwy 150.  Officers arrested Tristan Marie Westpfahl, age 29, of Oelwein on two counts of Driving While License Suspended.

2016 Fall Clean Up, Brush Pick Up & Open Burning

   Bring your junk, we want it gone! Old grills, furniture, mattresses, computers, appliances, batteries, oil and scrap metal may be taken to the municipal parking lot by the old log cabin on Saturday, October 15th between 8AM and Noon. Dumpsters will be on-site for your use to help beautify the city. Take advantage of an excellent opportunity to de-clutter, clean, and rid yourself of junk at no charge. Please call City Hall at 283-5440 with any questions. [No Televisions, Hazardous Materials, Chemicals or Paint will be accepted]

   You may dispose tires, but there will be a fee: Car Tires (without rims) $2, Light Truck Tires $2.75, Large Truck Tires $8.25, Small Farm Tires $18.50, Medium Farm Tires $28.50, Large Farm Tires $38.50 and Extra Large Farm Tires $48.50.

   Brush pick-up is scheduled for the following quadrants: Northeast - Monday, October 17th, Northwest - Tuesday, October 18th, Southeast - Wednesday, October 19th & Southwest - Thursday, October 20th.

   Fall open burning dates have been set. You may burn vegetation only that grows on your property between 8AM to 9PM starting September 24th through November 5th. Vegetation includes trees, tree trimmings, branches, stumps, brush, weeds, leaves, grass, shrubbery and yard trimmings. You may not burn furniture, finished wood, clothing, lumber, building materials, flammable liquids, etc. All fires shall be constantly attended by a person who shall assume responsibility for the burning and a garden hose connected to a water supply or other approved fire-extinguishing equipment must be readily available at the burning site. See Section 16-80 of the Oelwein City Code for further open burning restrictions.

september 12, 2016

At 6:56 p.m., on September 11, 2016 Oelwein Police arrested Roger Dean Hall II, 29, of Oelwein.  Hall was arrested on a charge of driving while barred-aggravated misdemeanor.  This arrest followed a traffic stop in the 400 block of 13 av nw.

September 11, 2016

On Sept 10, 2016 at 12:25 p.m., Oelwein Police arrested Elizabeth Sylvia Minnick, 21, of Baraga Mi.  Minnick was arrested on a Fayette County Warrant for an original charge of Controlled substance violation.  This arrest took place in the 500 block of Rock Island Road.


 On Sept 11, 2016 at 12:45 a.m., Oelwein Police arrested Regina Rena Larsen, 43, of Oelwein.  Larsen was arrested on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver-Class D Felony, Driving while License Suspended-Simple Misdemeanor and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia- Simple Misdemeanor. Larsen was also cited for improper use of registration. This arrest followed a traffic stop in the 100 block of 6th av se.

September 9,2016

On September 9, 2016 at 12:35 a.m., Oelwein Officers arrested Dariann Janell Toms, age 21, of Oelwein for a Buchanan County Sheriff's warrant for Violation of No Contact Order.  The arrest was made in the 600 block of 5th Avenue SW.

September 08, 2016


On September 8, 2016, at approximately 10:51 a.m.; Oelwein Police were called to the 1100 block of 1st Street N.E. for a subject in mental distress. Upon making contact with the subject, he fled on foot to the south towards the Oelwein Middle School.  As officers pursued the subject, as a precautionary measure, the Oelwein Schools were placed on lockdown.  The subject was later located and detained between Oak Street and 1st Street S.E. The subject was transported to Oelwein Mercy Hospital for evaluation. 


September 7, 2016

Oelwein Police are investigating a criminal mischief complaint.  Oelwein Police received a report of criminal mischief at 10:49 p.m., on September 6, 2016 in the 500 block 1st AV NW. This incident remains under investigation.

September 5,2016

On September 3, 2016 at 10:20 p.m., Oelwein Officers arrested Larissa Sue Louch, age 25 of Oelwein on a Fayette County Warrant with an original charge of Driving While License Suspended.


On September 4, 2016 at 5:15 p.m., Oelwein Officers arrested Nathan William Rolfes, age 31 of Oelwein on a Black Hawk County warrant for Failure to Appear for an IDAP Hearing for an original charge of Domestic Abuse Assault Causing Injury.

September 3, 2016

Oelwein police investigated a Motor vehicle accident in the on the corner of 7th St nw and North Frederick Av at 1:00 p.m., on September 2, 2016. A brown 2002 Buick Century driven by Phyllis Morgan collided with a black 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Michelle Peti.  Morgan was cited for failure to yield.  The Oelwein Police were assisted by Mercy Oelwein Ambulance.


On September 3, 2016 at 12:32 a.m., Oelwein Police arrested Milton Laverne Gray II, 54, of Oelwein.  Gray was arrested on a Tama County Warrant for an original charge of Theft 2nd Degree in the 200 block 3rd st nw.

Oelwein Police Complete Multi-Month Drug Investigation


The Oelwein Police Department has completed a multi-month drug investigation in which four persons have been charged with delivery of a controlled substance. The following have been arrested as a result of this investigation:


08-30-2016 Michael Allan Rickert, 39, of Oelwein. Rickert has been charged with Unlawful delivery or conspiring with another to deliver methamphetamine. This criminal charge is a Class C Felony.


08-31-2016 Randy Allen Meyers, 37, of Oelwein.  Meyer has been charged with Unlawful delivery or conspiring with another to deliver methamphetamine. This criminal charge is a Class C Felony.


08-31-2016 Natasha Linn Coonradt, 26, of Calmar. An arrest warrant was issued for Coonradt and she was subsequently arrested in Kansas City, Missouri.  Coonradt has been charged with Unlawful delivery or conspiring with another to deliver methamphetamine. This criminal charge is a Class C Felony.




An arrest warrant has been issued for a fourth person in connection to this investigation and authorities are looking for her whereabouts. Elizabeth Sylvia Minnick, 21, of Hazelton, has been charged with unlawful delivery or conspiring with another to deliver methamphetamine. This criminal charge is a Class C Felony. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Ms. Minnick are encouraged to contact their local law enforcement agency.

Elizabeth Sylvia Minnick is pictured below.

September 1, 2016

On August 31, 2016 at 6:50 p.m..,in the 100 block of East Charles in Oelwein,  Oelwein Officers arrested Randy Alan Myers, age 37 of Oelwein on a Fayette County warrant with original charges of Conspiracy to Manufacture and Deliver Methamphetamine.




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Oelwein Police History

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

4 Reserve (Volunteer) Police Officers


The Oelwein Police Department is located at 501 Rock Island Road, Oelwein, Iowa 50662.






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