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May 7, 2014


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Oelwein Police are investigating a burglary complaint in the 100 block of 5th Ave SE. Oelwein Police received a burglary complaint at 10:04 p.m. on May 7, 2014. This incident remains under investigation.

Oelwein Police investigated a motor vehicle accident in the 10 blk 1st Ave SE at 1:43 p.m. on May 7, 2014. A 2003 Buick Lesabre driven by Nancy Marie Lindsey collided with a 2009 Bashan Moped driven by Daniel Bernard Frederick Sullivan.

Oelwein Police are investigating a criminal mischief complaint in the 100 block of 3rd Ave NW. Oelwein Police received a criminal mischief complaint at 11:21 a.m. on May 7, 2014. This incident remains under investigation.

On May 7, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., Oelwein Officers were called to the 10 block of South Frederick Avenue for a trespassing issue. The issue was mediated and officers cited Tiffani Jessop, age 15, of Oelwein for Possession of Tobacco Underage.

May 6, 2014


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On May 5, 2014 at 2:00 p.m., Oelwein Officers arrested Caleb James Gildard, age 22, of Oelwein. Gildard was wanted on a Fayette County Sheriff’s warrant with original charges of ten counts of Forgery.

On May 6, 2014, Oelwein Officers checked a report of suspicious activity in the 200 block of 2nd Avenue NW. Officers arrested Aric James Quario, age 18, of Oelwein on a charge of Trespass, a Simple Misdemeanor.

May 3, 2014


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On May 2, 2014 at 8:35 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to the 200 block of 2nd Avenue SE for a disturbance. Officers arrested Ruben James Hernandez Jr, age 50, of Oelwein on a charge of Assault Causing Injury, a Serious Misdemeanor.

April 1, 2014


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On May 2, 2014 at 5:50 a.m., Oelwein officers performed a traffic stop in the 800 block of South Frederick Ave. As a result of this stop, officers cited Elvis Cesar Medrano, age 35 of Oelwein on charges of Driving while License Revoked a Simple Misdemeanor.

Oelwein Police are investigating a criminal mischief complaint in the 100 block of 3rd Street NW. Oelwein Police received a criminal mischief complaint at 10:44 p.m. on May 1, 2014. This incident remains under investigation.

Oelwein Police are investigating a theft complaint in the 600 block of 8th Ave NW. Oelwein Police received a theft complaint at 5:46 p.m. on May 1, 2014. This incident remains under investigation.

Oelwein Police Offering Free Hunter Education Class

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Pictured above: Oelwein Police Departments Free Hunter Education Class in 2013.

The Oelwein Police Department is offering a free Hunter Education class on July 15th & 16th, 2014 at the Oelwein Fire Department (200 West Charles Street) . Hunter education is a mandatory program for anyone born after January 1, 1972 and is designed to introduce students to several life-long skills that are important to the many different types of outdoor recreational opportunities. The course teaches students basic survival and first aid skills, water safety, wildlife identification, and the basics of wildlife management, hunting laws, and firearm/archery safety. Hunter education also stresses the importance of individual responsibility and outdoor ethics.

To register for the Hunter Education class, please click here. For more information about the class, contact Officer Bentley at 319-283-4311 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or click here. The class will be held from 8AM to 4PM both days (July 15th & 16th).

After you register for the class, you will need to pick up your books at the Oelwein Police Department (501 Rock Island Rd) one week prior to the class. All chapter reviews must be completed in the books prior to July 15th. Please bring a sack lunch for both days.

Visit Oelwein Police Department's Community website page to find out all up-coming events hosted by the Oelwein Police Department.

Oelwein Police Raised $1200 for Youth Football League

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Oelwein Officer Ted Phillips (pictured above on the right) presents $1200 to Randy Myott for the Oelwein Youth Football League.

Last October Oelwein Officer Ted Phillips organized a Haunted House at the old library here in Oelwein to raise money for the Oelwein Youth Football League. The one night event was a big success, raising $1200 for the league. Randy Myott accepted the donation for the football league on April 28th, 2014 to use for the up-coming season. Officer Phillips is planning on organizing another Haunted House this October.

Visit Oelwein Police Department's Community website page to find out all up-coming events hosted by the Oelwein Police Department.

April 26, 2014


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On April 25, 2014 at 5:15 p.m., Oelwein officers cited Mikeal Dean Lewin, age 46, of Oelwein, on a charge of Driving While License Suspended.

April 25, 2014


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On April 24, 2014 at 12:15 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to a business in the 100 block of 2nd Street SE for a reported shoplifter. Officers arrested Sheryl Lynne Walker, age 47 of Oelwein, for Theft 5th Degree, a Simple Misdemeanor.

At 1:50 p.m, on April 24, 2014 Oelwien Officers were called to a business in the 100 block of 2nd Street SE for a reported shoplifter. Officers arrested Kathleen Jo Boies, age 62 of Oelwein on a charge of Theft 5th Degree, a Simple Misdemeanor.

On April 24, 2014 at 11:30 p.m., Oelwein Officers arrested Joseph Ralph Winders, age 28 of Oelwein on a charge of Driving While License Suspended, a Simple Misdemeanor. Winders was also cited for Improper Use of Registration and Failure to Have Insurance.

April 24, 2014


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On April 23, 2014 at 7:38 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to the 1200 block of Hwy 150 for a one vehicle property damage accident. A gray 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan driven by Kevin A Houlton of Oelwein struck a deer.  Officers estimated over $1500 damage to Houlton vehicle.

Oelwein Police are investigating a theft complaint in the 600 block 1st Ave NE. Oelwein Police received a theft complaint at 4:08 p.m. on April 23, 2014. This incident remains under investigation.

 

April 23, 2014


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On April 22, 2014 at 2:30 p.m., Oelwein Officers arrested Domanick Ray Fowlkes, age 20, of Oelwein on a Fayette County Sheriff’s Office warrant, original charges assault with a weapon.

April 21, 2014


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On April 21, 214 at 8:45 p.m., Oelwein Officers stopped a vehicle which was driving in an erratic manner in the 10 block of North Frederick. Officers arrested Rocky Dean Millard, age 22, of Oelwein on a charge of Driving While License Suspended, a Simple Misdemeanor. Millard was also cited for Unsafe Backing.

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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

7 Reserve (Volunteer) Police Officers

 

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

 

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