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July 23,2024

At 8:11pm on July 22, 2024, Oelwein Police arrested Stephanie Marie Loomis, 35, of New Hampton.  Loomis was arrested on a Fayette County warrant for Violation of Probation.  This arrest was made in the 900 block of Rock Island Rd.

July 22,2024

At 8:08pm on July 21, 2024, Oelwein Police arrested Scott Deitrick Overmann, 45, of Oelwein.  Overmann was arrested on a Fayette County warrant for an original charge of Theft 3rd Degree - Aggravated Misdemeanor.  This arrest was made in the 300 block of 1st St SE.

July 21,2024

At 2:31am on July 20, 2024, Oelwein Police arrested Morgan Ann Pentecost, 30, of Oelwein.  Pentecost was charged with Domestic Abuse Assault Causing Bodily Injury 1st Offense - Serious Misdemeanor.  This arrest was made following a report of a domestic disturbance in the 1 block of 6th Ave SE.

July 19,2024

At around 5:40pm on July 18, 2024, Oelwein Police arrested Donald Lawrence Ohrt, 46, of Oelwein.  Ohrt was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana) 1st Offense - Serious Misdemeanor and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - Simple Misdemeanor.  This arrest was made in the 200 block of N Frederick Ave following a traffic stop.

 

On July 18, 2024, Oelwein Police formally charged a 13-year-old male juvenile and a 10-year-old male juvenile.  Both juveniles were charged with Criminal Mischief 5th Degree - Simple Misdemeanor.  These charges were filed following an investigation into an incident reported on July 12, 2024, of two juveniles kicking in a storm door and damaging it to the point it could no longer open.  The guardians of the juveniles have been notified and the matter has been referred to Juvenile Court.

July 18,2024

At 10:09am on July 17, 2024, Oelwein Police arrested Mason Thomas VanDamme, 22, of Oelwein.  VanDamme was charged with Assault (Willful Injury) Causing Serious Injury - Class C Felony and Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana) 1st Offense - Serious Misdemeanor.  This arrest was made in the 1000 block of Industrial Dr following a report of a victim with severe injuries being admitted to Mercy ER.

July 17,2024

At 7:54am on July 16, 2024, Oelwein Police arrested Kayla Marie Westcott, 24, of Westgate.  Westcott was arrested on a Fayette County warrant for an original charge of Criminal Mischief 4th Degree - Serious Misdemeanor.  This arrest was made in the lobby of the Oelwein Police Department after Westcott turned herself in.

 

At 2:27pm on July 16, 2024, Oelwein Police arrested Ian Nathaniel Morgan, 23, of Oelwein.  Morgan was arrested on a Fayette County warrant for Violation of Probation.  This arrest was made in the 1 block of 5th St NW.

 

At 4:15pm on July 16, 2024, Oelwein Police arrested Anthony Harold Todd, 63, of Oelwein.  Todd was arrested on a Fayette County warrant for multiple original charges:  Lascivious Acts with a Child (Fondle or Touch) - Class C Felony, Lascivious Acts with a Child (Solicitation) - Class D Felony, Purchase/Possess Depiction of Minor in Sex Act 1st Offense - Class D Felony, and Invasion of Privacy - Aggravated Misdemeanor.  This arrest was made in the 1 block of 9th Ave SE.

July 15, 2024

At 6:00pm on July 15, 2024, Oelwein Police arrested Lon William Koste,50, of Traverse City, Mi. Koste was charged with Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree – Aggravated Misdemeanor.  This arrest was made following an incident in the 100 block of 8th Ave N.W.

July 12,2024

At 12:02am on July 11, 2024, Oelwein Police arrested Sarah Jayne Moore, 34, of Oelwein.  Moore was charged with Assault on a Police Officer - Serious Misdemeanor.  This arrest was made in the 900 block of 1st St NW.

July 11, 2024

On July 8, 2024 at 3:02 a.m., Oelwein Officers responded to the area of 1st  Avenue N.W. for reported dogs barking.  Officers did locate the animals and the owner in the 100 block of 1st Avenue N.W.  The owner of the dogs, Sarah Diane McMenamin, age 33, of Oelwein was issued a summons into court for violating the city ordinance of Allowing Dogs to Bark.

July 10, 2024

At 7:10pm on July 9, 2024, Oelwein Police arrested James Martin Crawford, 64, of Oelwein.  Crawford was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine - Serious Misdemeanor.  Crawford was also charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Simple Misdemeanor. Crawford was also arrested on a Fayette County warrant for Violation of No Contact Order. These arrests were made in the 2500 block of South Frederick Avenue.

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