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April 18, 2014

Oelwein Police are investigating a theft complaint in the 10 block 1st Ave SE. Oelwein Police received a theft complaint at 10:33 p.m. on April 18, 2014. This incident remains under investigation.

Oelwein Police are investigating a criminal mischief complaint in the 900 block East Charles St. Oelwein Police received a criminal mischief complaint at 6:28 p.m. on November 18, 2014. This incident remains under investigation.

April 16, 2014

On April 15, 2014 at 9:35 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to the 900 block of South Frederick Avenue for a verbal dispute. The dispute was mediated and officers cited Zane Dale Hutchens, age 15, of Oelwein for Possession of Tobacco Underage.

April 14,2014

On April 15, 2014 at 5:00 a.m., Oelwein Officers encountered a suspicious vehicle in the 300 block of 13th Avenue SW. Officers obtained consent to search the vehicle from the vehicle owner and arrested both the driver and the passenger of the vehicle. Officers arrested Barbara Sue Shaffer, age 44 of Oelwein on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine 3rd Offense, a Class “D” Felony and Possession of Paraphernalia, Simple Misdemeanor, and Todd Alan Bartels, age 48 of Manchester for Possession of Methamphetamine, a Serious Misdemeanor and Possession of Paraphernalia, Simple Misdemeanor.

April 11, 2014

On April 11, 2014 at 10:30 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to the 200 block of 2nd Avenue SE in Oelwein for a disturbance. Officers served Joseph Robert Hedgman, age 20, of Oelwein with a complaint for Disturbing the Public Quiet.

April 10, 2014

On April 1, 2014 at 9:30 a.m., Oelwein Officers were contacted with concerns regarding the death of a dog in the 300 blk of 3rd Ave NW. Following an investigation Oelwein Officers arrested Michael Dale Matthews, age 38, of Oelwein on April 9, 2014 a charge of Animal Neglect a Serious Misdemeanor.

On April 9, 2014 at 8:21 a.m., Oelwein Officers were called to the 10 blk of 2nd Ave SE for a domestic disturbance. Officers arrested Jason Jesse Dean Herrera, age 32, on a charge of Domestic Assault with Injury an Aggravated Misdemeanor.

April 9, 2014

On April 9, 2014 at 12:06 a.m., Oelwein Officers were advised of a disturbance in the area of the 400 block of East Charles St in Oelwein. Upon arrival officers encountered the suspect leaving the area. James Daniel Mull, age 32, of Postville was arrested and charged with Possession of Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine a Class D Felony and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia a Simple Misdemeanor.

 

April 8,2014

On April 7, 2014 at 4:30 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to the 100 block of South Frederick for a reported shop lifter. Officers arrested Baileigh Michelle Pauling, age 17, of Oelwein, on a charge of Theft 5th Degree, a Simple Misdemeanor.

On April 7, 2014 at 6:45 p.m., Oelwein Officers arrested Luke Kenneth Meyer, age 22, of Oelwein on a Fayette County Sheriff’s Office warrant, original charges of failure to serve 2 days of jail time for OWI 1st Offense.

On April 7, 2014, at 8:20 p.m., Oelwein Officers arrested Bradley Jay Pauling, age 41 of Oelwein on a Fayette County warrant, original charge of failure to serve time for the charge of OWI 3rd Offense.

APRIL 7, 2014

At 1:46PM on April 5th, 2014, Oelwein officers arrested Devin Lee Wallace, 17 years old, of Manchester. Wallace was arrested on a charge of Theft in the 5th degree, a Simple Misdemeanor. A citizen called and reported a shoplifter in the 100 block of South Frederick Avenue which lead to the arrest.

SPRING OPEN BURNING DATES ANNOUNCED

Spring open burning dates for the city of Oelwein residents will be Saturday, April 5th through Saturday, May 17th, 2014, from 8AM to 9PM. Burning is restricted to vegetation that grows on your property. All fires must be constantly attended by a person who shall assume responsibility. Make sure a garden hose connected to a water supply is readily available. For all open burning restrictions (Section 16-80) click here.

April 2, 2014

On April 1, 2014 at 6:50 a.m., Oelwein officers performed a traffic stop in the 10 block of North Frederick. As a result of this stop, officers arrested Carrie Jo Fox, age 32 of Oelwein on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, a Serious Misdemeanor and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor.

March 31, 2014

On April 1, 2014 at 12:00 a.m., Oelwein Officers were involved in a short chase in an attempt to stop a motorcycle in the 100 block of South Frederick in Oelwein. This resulted in officers arresting Travis Frank Norton, age 20, of Strawberry Point on charges of Eluding, Aggravated Misdemeanor; Driving While License Revoked, Serious Misdemeanor; and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Simple Misdemeanor. The Oelwein police were assisted by the Fayette County Sheriff's Office and the Iowa State Patrol.

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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

7 Reserve (Volunteer) Police Officers

 

The Oelwein Police Department is located at 20 2nd Ave SW #200, Oelwein, Iowa 50662.

 

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