Spring open burning dates for the city of Oelwein residents will be Saturday, April 5th through Saturday, May 17th, 2014, from 8AM to 9PM. Burning is restricted to vegetation that grows on your property. All fires must be constantly attended by a person who shall assume responsibility. Make sure a garden hose connected to a water supply is readily available. For all open burning restrictions (Section 16-80) click here.
On April 1, 2014 at 6:50 a.m., Oelwein officers performed a traffic stop in the 10 block of North Frederick. As a result of this stop, officers arrested Carrie Jo Fox, age 32 of Oelwein on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, a Serious Misdemeanor and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor.
On April 1, 2014 at 12:00 a.m., Oelwein Officers were involved in a short chase in an attempt to stop a motorcycle in the 100 block of South Frederick in Oelwein. This resulted in officers arresting Travis Frank Norton, age 20, of Strawberry Point on charges of Eluding, Aggravated Misdemeanor; Driving While License Revoked, Serious Misdemeanor; and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Simple Misdemeanor. The Oelwein police were assisted by the Fayette County Sheriff's Office and the Iowa State Patrol.
Century Link has advised that there are phone issues in the City of Oelwein. If you have an emergency, dial 9-1-1. If you get a busy signal, hang-up and dial 319-283-4311. **Update: Phones are back up and working again.**
On March 30, 2014 at 10:38 a.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in the 700 block of South Frederick Avenue. Officers arrested Robert Wayne Starbird, age 52, of Oelwein on a charge of Driving While License is Suspended, a Simple Misdemeanor.
On March 29, 2014 at 10:50 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to the 200 block of 2nd St SE in Oelwein for a disturbance. The call resulted in the arrest of James Jack Riggs Dempsey, age 18, of Oelwein on a charge of Possession of Alcohol under Legal Age a Simple Misdemeanor. Brady John Jarchow, age 16, and Paige Woods, age 16, both of Oelwein was referred to Juvenile Court Services for Possession of Alcohol under Legal Age.
On March 29, 2014 at 3:30 pm Oelwein Police Department responded to a one vehicle collision in the 10 block of South Frederick Ave of Oelwein. When officers arrived on the scene it was determined that Russell Robert Dolter of Charles City was operating a Semi which stuck a Utility Pole causing $2,000.00 damage.
On March 28, 2014 at 6:45 p.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in the 100 block of 3rd Av SE in Oelwein. Officers arrested Megan Elizabeth Mulneaux, age 24 of Oelwein on a charge of OWI 2nd Offense, an Aggravated Misdemeanor. Mulneaux was also cited for Failure to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle.
On March 29, 2014 at 1:35 a.m., Oelwein Officers were called to a business in on 1st Avenue SE by an employee reporting two males causing a disturbance. The call resulted in officers arresting Walker Alan Rowcliffe, age 16 of Dundee on a charge of Possession of Marijuana, a Simple Misdemeanor. Rowcliffe will be referred to juvenile court authorities.
On March 27, 2014 at 6:10 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to the 600 block of 1st Avenue SW in Oelwein for a disturbance. The call resulted in the arrest of Ethan Wade Dowd, age 23, of Oelwein on a charge of Criminal Mischief 4th Degree, a Serious Misdemeanor.
On March 27, 2014 at 4:22 a.m., Oelwein Officers performed a search warrant in 10 block of 5th St NW in Oelwein. Officers arrested Tristan Marie Westpfahl, age 27, and Dustin Lee Westpfahl, age 32, both of Oelwein. Tristan was charged with Gathering where controlled Substances unlawfully used a Class D Felony, Possession of Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine a Serious Misdemeanor, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia a Simple Misdemeanor. Dustin was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver – Methamphetamine a Class C Felony, Gatherings where controlled Substances unlawfully used a Class D Felony and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia a Simple Misdemeanor.
On March 26, 2014 at 7:03 p.m., Oelwein Officers arrested Timothy Dale Crane, 61, of Oelwein. Crane was arrested on a Black Hawk County Warrant for an original charge of Failure to Register as Sex Offender in the 900 block West Charles St.
On March 23, 2014 at 11:30 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to the 200 block of 9th Avenue SW in Oelwein. Officers arrested Dianna Renee Jones, age 39 of Oelwein on charges of Assault on a Peace Officer, a Serious Misdemeanor and Public Intoxication and Interference With Official Acts, both Simple Misdemeanors.
On March 20, 2014 at 1:47 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to a residence in the 10 block of 6th Avenue NE for a domestic disturbance. Officers arrested Kevin Allen Dixon, age 43 of Oelwein, on charges of Domestic Abuse Assault, an Aggravated Misdemeanor and Domestic Abuse Assault, a Serious Misdemeanor.
On March 20, 2014 at 11:20 a.m., Oelwein Officers were called to a residence in the 600 block of 2nd St NE for a missing juvenile. Officers arrested Margaret Ellen Larson, age 64 of Oelwein, on charge of Interference with Official Acts, 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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