December 31,2016

On December 30, 2016 at 3:15 p.m., Oelwein Officers received a report of criminal mischief occurring in the 300 block of 6th Avenue SW.  Officers responded and located the suspect, Troy Christopher Miller, age 28, of Oelwein.  Miller was arrested and charged with Violation of a Domestic No Contact Order, Simple Misdemeanor, Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree, Aggravated Misdemeanor, and Stalking, a Class "D" Felony.  Miller also has a warrant out of Buchanan County.



December 30,2016

On December 29, 2016 at 5:15 p.m., Oelwein Officer responded to the intersection of 1st Avenue and 7th Street NE for a reported hit and run.  Officers located the offender and placed him under arrest.  Jacob Anthony Bond, age 25, of Oelwein was arrested for OWI 1st Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor.



December 21,2016

On December 20, 2016 at 5:35 p.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in the 800 block of 1st Avenue NE.  Officers arrested Bryce Jarod Kugel, age 25 of Arlington, on a charge of Driving While License Barred, an Aggravated Misdemeanor.



On December 21, 2016 at 2:10 a.m., Oelwein Officers were called to a parking lot on 1st Avenue SE to check a report of suspicious vehicles.  Officers checked the vehicles and arrested Cheyenne Marie Brase, age 22, of Nashua for a Fayette County Sheriff's warrant for Theft 5th Degree.



December 20,2016

On December 19, 2016 at 2:10 p.m. Oelwein Officers checked the area of the 900 block of 2nd Avenue SE for a male wanted on a Fayette County warrant.  Officers arrested Victor Raymond Childers, age 19, of Oelwein on the Fayette County Sheriff's Office warrant with an original charge of Theft 5th Degree.

December 19. 2016

On December 18, 2016 at 2223 hours, Oelwein Police executed a search warrant at 205 6th Ave SE in Oelwein. As a result, Damien Joseph Ladeburg, 34, of Oelwein, was charged with Child Endangerment, an Aggravated Misdemeanor, Possession of a Controlled Substance Methamphetamine 2nd, an Aggravated Misdemeanor, Possession of a Controlled Substance Marijuana 2nd, a Serious Misdemeanor, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor. This investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending. Oelwein Police was assisted in this investigation by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office K9 unit.

December 18, 2016

On December 16, 2016 at 12:22 p.m., Oelwein Police cited Regina Rena Larsen, 43, of Oelwein.  Larsen was cited for Driving while License Suspended-Simple Misdemeanor.  This citation was given following a traffic stop in the 10 block 1st AV SE.


On December 16, 2016 at 2:07 p.m., Oelwein Police arrested Cody Joe Laughlin, 25, of Gilbertville.  Laughlin was arrested on charges of Assault on a Police Officer-Serious Misdemeanor, Interference with Official acts-Simple Misdemeanor and Criminal Mischief 5th Degree- Simple Misdemeanor.  This arrest followed a traffic stop in the 10 block of 6th AV SW.

December 16, 2016

On December 15, 2016 at 11:00 p.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in the 600 block of East Charles.  Officers cited and released Jordan Michael Deaton, age 21 of Strawberry Point, for Driving While License Suspended.

December 15,2016

On December 14, 2016 at 7:35 p.m., in the 500 block of 3rd Av NW, Oelwein Officers, in the process of attempting to serve a civil paper, arrested Justin Neal Schoultz, age 35 of Oelwein, on a charge of Violation of a No Contact Order, a Simple Misdemeanor. 


On December 15, 2016 at 1:00 a.m., Oelwein Officers arrested Joshua Allen Chamberlain, age 31, of Oelwein on charges of Driving While License Revoked, a Serious Misdemeanor and Eluding, an Aggravated Misdemeanor.  Chamberlain was also cited for Failure to Stop at a Stop Sign, Failure to Stop at a Flashing Red Light, and Speeding.  Chamberlain's arrest was a result of his refusal to yield to a police officer attempting a traffic stop.



December 13, 2016

At 11:00 p.m., on December 13, 2016 Oelwein Police Cited and Released Jake Lloyd Covault, 27, of Oelwein.  Covault was cited for Driving while suspended after an incident in the 100 block of 6th AV SW.

December 9, 2016


On December 9, 2016 at 7:56 am Oelwein Police Department responded to a two vehicle collision at 2nd st and 12th Av Se in Oelwein.  When officers arrived on the scene it was determined that Dwane Leonard Lightfoot from Oelwein was operating a 1995 Dodge Caravan which collided with Laurie Lynn Bunn from Oelwein who was operating a 2012 Subaru Forester.

December 6,2016

On December 5, 2016 at 1:15 p.m., in the 300 block of 1st Av NE, Oelwein Officers arrested Seth Lee Rohrick, age 20 of Oelwein for 2 Fayette County Warrants, with original charges of Disorderly Conduct and Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree.  Rohrick was also booked on an Oelwein Police Department charge of Interference With official Acts, a Simple Misdemeanor.  Also arrested during this incident was Nathaniel Jeffery Rohrick, age 24 of Oelwein, on an Oelwein Police Department charge of Interference With Official Acts, a Simple Misdemeanor.




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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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