Oelwein Police Make Arrest In Recent Burglaries:
On July 23, 2011; at approximately 7:55 p.m. Oelwein Police arrested Brian Jon Latham, 43, Independence; in connection with local business burglaries.
On July 22, 2011; the Oelwein Police Department continued its investigation in to various business burglaries that had occurred within and surrounding the community. On this date, officers of the Oelwein Police Department filed criminal charges and requested warrants for the arrest of Mr. Latham. The warrants were for two counts of Burglary 3rd Degree – Class D Felony and for Ongoing Criminal Conduct – Class B Felony. Mr. Latham was also arrested on a warrant, from the Iowa Department of Corrections, for Flight to Avoid Original Charge.
The burglary charges stem from a business burglary, in the 700 block of Hwy 150 South, that was reported on July 12, 2011; and from a business burglary, in the 2300 block of Park Road; that was discovered by officers, on July 22, 2011.
On July 24, 2011; Oelwein Police filed a third Burglary 3rd Degree criminal complaint against Mr. Latham for a burglary that was reported, on July 22, 2011; in the 2200 block of Park Road.
Mr. Latham is being held on a $40,000 bond. Further charges are pending. The Oelwein Police Department was assisted by the LEIN Region #3 Fusion Center. (LEIN = Law Enforcement Intelligence Network).