On March 31, 2013 at 3:06 p.m., the Oelwein Police Department responded to a report of a vehicle that struck a deer on 35th St in Oelwein. An investigation determined that Amy Christine Magner from Cedar Rapids was operating a 2009 Chevrolet Traverse on 35th St when a deer entered the roadway and was struck causing an estimated $8000 damage to the vehicle.
At 1:22 a.m. on Sunday, March 31, 2013, an Oelwein police officer attempted to stop a vehicle for driving recklessly in the 300 block of Hwy 150 South. The vehicle, a white 1991 Ford F150, driven by Bailey John Scheffert, 19 years old of Oelwein, failed to stop for the officer. A pursuit began and came to an end on 10th St in Fayette County. Scheffert is charged with Reckless Driving and Failure to Obey Stop Sign x2 both Simple Misdemeanors, Eluding an Aggravated Misdemeanor, and Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree a Class D Felony. Oelwein police was assisted by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, and the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office.