August 8, 2013

On 07-28-13 Oelwein Police Communications received a report of a verbal altercation in the 200 block of 2nd Ave NW.  David Lee Allen Vanlaningham,  21 of Oelwein, was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct, a simple misdemeanor.

On 07-27-13 Oelwein Police were called to Mercy Hospital in reference to an assault that had occurred previously in the day.  Roger Palmer Nichols, 43 of Oelwein was subsequently arrested and charged with Assault Causing Bodily Injury, a serious misdemeanor.

While investigating the aforementioned assault, Max Evan Meharry Stone, 38 of Oelwein was found to be in possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.  Stone was arrested and charged with the serious and simple misdemeanors respectively.

Jacob David Snay, 19, of Oelwein was arrested on 07-20-13 on a Fayette County warrant for an original charge of Theft 3rd and  possession of drugs and paraphernalia.

On 07-07-13 during a routine traffic stop at approximately 2:00 am, Chad Thomas Cherrier, 18 of and Elijah Donovon Phillip Wright, 18, both of Oelwein were cited by Oelwein Police for possession of alcohol under the legal age.

On 07-06-13 Oelwein Police arrested Graig Thomas Bemiss, 34 of Oelwein on a Fayette County warrant.  The original warrant was for OWI and Driving While License Suspended.  He was later transported to the Fayette County Jail.

On 07-06-13 during a routine traffic stop, Oelwein police cited 15 year old Hannah Guyer with underage possession of tobacco.

On 06-08-13 at approximately 4:00 pm, Oelwein Police were called to the 100 block of 1st Street NE for a report of two males chasing one another around and fighting.  Brian Edward Otdoerfer, 28, of West Union  an Louis Alberto Pineda, 29 of Oelwein were later cited for disorderly conduct.

On June 7th at approximately 10:00 pm, Oelwein police arrested Emily Elizebeth Williams, 23 of Independence.  Williams was charged with possession of marijuana a serious misdemeanor and possession of paraphernalia a simple misdemeanor.

On July 23, 2013 at 2:05 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to a call of a wanted person in the 1000 block of South Frederick Avenue. Officers arrested Stacy Michele Olmstead age 24, of Oelwein on charges out of Hardin County and local charges of Prescription Drug Violations, a Serious Misdemeanor.

On July 29, 2013 officers responded to a report of disturbed person in the 100 block of 7th Avenue SW. Officers arrested Charles Richard White, age 61 of Oelwein, on charges of Possession of Weapons by a Felon, a felony; Possession of Methamphetamine, a serious misdemeanor, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor.

On August 8, 2013 Oelwein Officers cited Paul Edward Cox, age 53 of Oelwein, for Failure to Abate Property in the 800 block of South Frederick. This citation stems from original service of notice to abate on May 14, 2013.

On August 8, 2013 Oelwein Officers cited Robert Francis Gould age 56 of Oelwein, for failure to abate junk vehicles from a property in the 200 block of 11th Avenue SW. This citation stems from original service of notice to abate on May 14, 2013.


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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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