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February 16, 2018

On February 16, 2018 at 11:06 a.m., Oelwein Police arrested David Matthew Leyh, 60, of Oelwein.  Leyh was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance- Serious Misdemeanor.  This arrest followed a traffic stop in the 600 block 150 North.

On February 16, 2018 at 6:45 p.m. the Oelwein Police Department took a report of Burglary from the 500 block of 4th ST SW.  This incident remains under investigation.

 

 

February 15, 2018

On February 15, 2018 at 8:07 a.m. the Oelwein Police Department took a report of Criminal Mischief to a vehicle in the 500 block of Rock Island Road.  This incident remains under investigation.

On February 15, 2018 at 11:51 a.m. the Oelwein Police Department took a report of Theft from a building in the 10 block of 2nd AV SW.  This incident remains under investigation.

 

 

February 14,2018

On February 14, 2018 at 11:55 p.m., the Oelwein Police Department took a call of a possible vehicle in the ditch in the 100 block of East Line Road.  Upon arrival in the area, the vehicle was located and the driver was given field testing.  Officers arrested Dorothy Jean Briggman, age 68 of Oelwein on a charge of OWI 1st Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor.  Briggman was also cited for Failure to Maintain Control.

 

At 12:40 p.m. on February 14, 2018 Oelwein Officers responded to the 100 block of 4th Avenue SE for a reported theft from a building.  A report was taken and this incident remains open and under investigation.

 

On February 12, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. the Oelwein Police Department took a call of a theft from a building in the 10 block of North Frederick.  Officers responded and spoke with the victim at that location.  A report was taken and the incident remains under investigation.

 

 

February 13,2018

On February 13, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. the Oelwein Police Department took a report of Criminal Mischief to a vehicle in the 300 block of 6th Av NE.  This incident remains under investigation.

 

Oelwein Officers responded to a two vehicle property damage accident at the intersection of Elmwood and 12th Avenue SE on February 13, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.  Vehicle one, a 2005 Ford Escape driven by Aryeanna Shaunae Washington, age 18 of Oelwein struck a 2006 International truck driven by David Michael Clarahan, age 66 of Sigourney.  Vehicle one sustained $10,000 in damage and vehicle two sustained $5,000 in damage.  Aryana Washington was found to be at fault and was issued a warning for Failure to Obey a Stop Sign.

 

 

 

 

February 10, 2018

Oelwein Police are investigating a Theft Complaint.  Oelwein Police received a report of Theft, at 4:20 p.m., on February 10, 2018 from the 100 block 5th ST NW. This incident remains under investigation

February 9,2018

On February 9, 2018 5:15 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to the 400 block of 13th Avenue NW in Oelwein for a report of suspicious activity.  Upon arrival, Officers arrested Stephanie Patricia Arteaga, age 27 of Oelwein on charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Simple Misdemeanor; Possession of Controlled Substance, a Serious Misdemeanor;  Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Owner's Consent, Aggravated Misdemeanor;  and Prohibited Acts, a Class "C" Felony.

February 8,2018

On February 8, 2018 at 1:00 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to a report of an individual on a property, without permission, in the 400 block of 7th Av SW.  Officers arrested Gary Roy Wright, age 52 of Oelwein on a charge of Trespass, a Simple Misdemeanor.

February 7, 2018

At 6:53 p.m., on February 7, 2018 Oelwein Police arrested Michael Melvern Miller, 43, of Oelwein.  Miller was arrested on a Fayette County Warrant on an original charge of Theft 3rd Degree. This arrest came after officer’s interactions with the subject in the 500 block Rock Island Road.

 On February 7, 2018 at 8:37 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 400 block of 13th AV SW.  Following a short investigation, Officers identified and cited Justis William Kim Tielebein, age 17, of Oelwein on a charge of Driving while License Suspended. 

February 6, 2018

Oelwein Police are investigating a Theft Complaint.  Oelwein Police received a report of Theft, at 10:11a.m., on February 6, 2018 from the 100 block 3rd ST NW. This incident remains under investigation

At 9:59 p.m., on February 6, 2018 Oelwein Police arrested Seth Allen Mclane, 24, of Oelwein.  Mclane was arrested on a Buchanan County Warrant for a Parole Violation on an original charge of Prohibited Acts and a Second Buchanan County Warrant on an original charge of Assault as well as Possession of Pseudoephedrine- precursor- Class D Felony and Possession of drug Paraphernalia-Simple Misdemeanor This arrest followed a traffic stop at Hwy 281 and 150.

February 4,2018

On February 4, 2018 at 11:00 p.m., Oelwein Police performed a traffic stop in the 400 block of 3rd Street SE in Oelwein.  Officers cited Mark Allen Olson, age 50 of Oelwein for Driving While License Suspended.  Olson was also cited to No Insurance.

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