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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On August 30, 2016 at 3:45 p.m., Oelwein Officers arrested Michael Allan Rickert, age 39 of Oelwein on a Fayette County warrant, original charges of Conspiracy to Deliver a Controlled Substance.
On August 31, 2016 at 12:30 a.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in the 900 block of Hwy 150 South. Officers arrested Roger Alan Dale, age 20 for OWI 2nd Offense, an Aggravated Misdemeanor.
The Oelwein police are investigating a complaint after receiving a report of a burglary from the 200 block of South Frederick Ave. The report came in at 8:11am on August 29th, 2016. This incident remains under investigation.
The Oelwein police are investigating a theft complaint from the 10 block of 1st Ave SE. Oelwein police received a report of a theft on August 29th, 2016 at 9:52am. This incident remains under investigation.
The Oelwein Police received a report of a theft at 5:06pm on August 29th, 2016 from the 10 block of 20th St SE. The police are investigating this complaint and the incident remains under investigation.
Oelwein Police investigated a motor vehicle accident in the 10 block of 1st AV SE at 8:49 a.m. on August 27, 2016. A Blue 2010 Ford Escape Honda Accord driven by Dean Ross collided with a White 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis driven by Howard Mace.
At 9:29 p.m., on August 27, 2016 Oelwein Police arrested David John Perry, 54, of Oelwein. Perry was charged with Serious Assault-Serious Misdemeanor. This arrest followed an incident in the 100 block of 1st av se.
On August 26, 2016 at 9:00 a.m., Oelwein Officers responded to a reported altercation in the 600 block of 10th Street SW. Officers arrested Troy Christopher Miller, age 28 of Oelwein on a charge of Stalking, an Aggravated Misdemeanor. Miller was also booked on 2 charges of Violating a Domestic Abuse No Contact Order and Obstructing an Emergency Call stemming from earlier incidents.
Oelwein Officers responded to the 200 block of 5th St NW for a reported Domestic Altercation on August 27, 2017 1:30 a.m. Officers arrested Sam Justin Cook, age 37, of Oelwein, charging him with Domestic Abuse Assault, causing bodily injury, a Serious Misdemeanor, occurring in the 10 block of 12th Avenue SE.
Oelwein Police are investigating a criminal mischief complaint. Oelwein Police received a report of criminal mischief at 8:17 a.m., on August 24, 2016 in the 600 block 2nd st se. This incident remains under investigation.
At 2101 p.m., on August 24, 2016 Oelwein Police arrested Justin Neal Schoultz, 35, of Oelwein. Schoultz was arrested on a charge of Domestic Abuse Assault-Serious Misdemeanor. This arrest followed an incident in the 500 block of 3rd av NW.
Summer is coming to an end, and before we know it, Labor Day will be here. There will be last minute family vacations, shopping trips, and end-of-summer celebrations which mean more people will be traveling on Iowa roadways.
The Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau (GTSB) and the Oelwein Police Department warns that some of those drivers may be driving impaired, and that puts anyone who is sharing the roadway with them at a higher risk of being involved in a crash. In an effort to remove these dangerous drivers, there will be a noticeable increase in traffic enforcement across Iowa from August 23 – September 5, 2016.
Almost one-third of all traffic crash fatalities in the United States and Iowa involve drunk drivers. That means an average of 10,000 people in the United States have died needlessly every year since 2010. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 28 people, nationwide, die every day in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This amounts to one death every 53 minutes. During the 2014 (the last year statistics are available) Labor Day holiday weekend, 40 percent of the fatalities in traffic crashes involved drunk drivers, which was the highest percentage in over five years.
In contrast, the simple act of wearing a seat belt is the single most effective thing a driver or passenger can do to protect themselves in a crash. A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report shows that seat belts save over 13,000 lives per year. That is more than the population of most Iowa towns, and it only takes approximately four seconds to buckle up.
This Labor Day holiday and every day, buckle up and don’t drive drunk. Working together, we can help keep people safe on our roads!
Media contact: Alex Murphy, GTSB Spokesman, Office of the Commissioner – DPS, at (515) 725-6189.
The Oelwein Police Department was established in 1903
Currently the Oelwein Police Department employs:
4 Reserve (Volunteer) Police Officers
The Oelwein Police Department is located at 501 Rock Island Road, Oelwein, Iowa 50662.
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