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July 20,2021

On July 19, 2021 at 6:25 p.m., Oelwein Officers were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident at South Frederick and 1st Street SE in Oelwein.  Upon arrival, Gina Rose Forbes, age 62 of Oelwein was found at fault for the property damage accident, having struck another vehicle in the process of turning a corner on a motorcycle.  Further Officer observation indicated that Forbes indicated signs of intoxication and following testing was placed under arrest for OWI 1st Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor.

 

Oelwein Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of West Charles on July 19, 2021 at 7:40 p.m. to the location of a disabled vehicle.  Upon arrival and a check on the registered owner of the vehicle, present at the scene, Officers arrested Terry Rex Staton, age 64 of Oelwein on charges of Driving While License Revoked, a Serious Misdemeanor and Fail to Refile SR22 Insurance, a Simple Misdemeanor.  Staton was also served a Black Hawk County Sheriff's warrant for Failure to Appear for Arraignment on the  charge of Driving While License Revoked.

 

 

July 18,2021

On July 17, 2021 at 1:00 a.m., Oelwein Officers observed a vehicle in the 10 block of 3rd Street SE strike a curb and travel onto the sidewalk area.  Officers performed a traffic stop on this vehicle, stopping in the alley of the 300 block of 3rd Street SE.  The driver of the vehicle was observed to exhibit signs of intoxication and officers arrested Kyle Richard Alan Geary, age 35 of Oelwein on a charge of OWI 2nd Offense, an Aggravated Misdemeanor.

 

Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop on July 18, 2021 at 7:15 p.m. in the 10 block 1st Av SE.  Officers stopped the Dodge Durango after observing the male driver failing to wear a seatbelt.  It was subsequently found that Kody Allen Letts, age 30, of Winthrop, was Driving While License Suspended.  Letts was placed under arrest and transported to the Fayette County Jail.  Driving While License Suspended is a Simple Misdemeanor.

 

 

 

 

July 7,2021

On June 28, 2021 at 5:10 p.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop on a vehicle for Failure to Obey a Stop Sign in the 200 block of South Frederick Avenue.  Oelwein Officers received consent to search the vehicle and subsequently summoned into court Amy Marie Murphy, age 56 of Oelwein for Possession of Controlled Substance-Marijuana, a Serious Misdemeanor and Possession of Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor.

 

On July 2nd, 2021 at 2:00 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to a domestic altercation in the first block of 8th Street SE in Oelwein.  Officers place Elizabeth Virginia Steinbron, 37 years old of Oelwein, on Simple Misdemeanor Domestic Abuse Assault charges.

 

Oelwein Officers were called to the 800 block of 1st Avenue SW in Oelwein for a reported dispute on July 4, 2021 at 10:00 p.m.  Upon arrival, Officers arrested Jayden Michael Heidt, age 19 of Oelwein on charges from two Delaware County Sheriff's warrants for 3rd Degree Harassment and Allowing a Dog to Run at Large.  Heidt was transferred to the custody of Delaware County Deputies.

 

On July 7, 2021 at 8:10 a.m., Oelwein Officers were called to the area of South Frederick and 2nd Avenue SE in Oelwein, to check a vehicle with a male who appeared to be unconscious.  Officers did locate the vehicle and identified the male who was sleeping in the vehicle.  Joshua Michael DeHart, age 34 of Oelwein admitted to driving to the area and parking.  DeHart has been cited for Driving While License Suspended.

 

 

June 28,2021

On June 28, 2021 at 8:45 a.m., Oelwein Officers responded to the area of 3rd Avenue SE for reported dogs running loose.  Officers did locate the animals and the owner in the 400 block of 3rd Avenue SE.  The owner of the dogs, Katie Lynn Holden, age 31, of Oelwein was cited for violating the city ordinance of Allowing Dogs to Run at Large.

 

 

June 25,2021

On June 25, 2021 at 2:00 p.m., Oelwein Officers were advised of a shoplifting in the 1300 block of South Frederick Avenue.  Charges are pending after an investigation.

 

Oelwein Officers on patrol, checked on suspicious activity in the 10 block of 20th St SE on June 25, 2021 at 9:45 p.m..  Officers arrested Zackery Michael Frazer, age 27 of Oelwein on a Fayette County Sheriff's Office arrest warrant, with original Oelwein Police Department charges of four counts of Forgery. 

June 22,2021

On June 22, 2021 at 6:45 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to the 700 block of 8th Street SE in Oelwein for a reported physical altercation.  Officers arrested Jayden Michael Heidt, age 19 of Oelwein on charges of Assault and Disorderly Conduct, both Simple Misdemeanors. 

June 18,2021

On June 18, 2021 at 12:30 a.m., Oelwein Officers responded to the 200 block of 8th Avenue SE in Oelwein to assist another agency with an individual who was disorderly and had assaulted multiple individuals.  Officers arrested Madison Elizabeth Diamond Walker, age 19 of Oelwein on charges of Criminal Mischief 5th Degree, Public Intoxication, and Interference with Official Acts, all Simple Misdemeanors.  Walker was also charged with Criminal Mischief 4th Degree and 4 Counts of Assault on Persons Engaged in Certain Occupations, Serious Misdemeanors. 

 

At 2:00 p.m., on June 18, 2021 Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop at 10th St SE on Outer Road.  Officers cited and released Jerry Eldon Swaggerty III, age 19 of Oelwein for Driving While License Suspended.  Swaggerty was also cited for No Seat belt.  A passenger in the vehicle was also cited for No Seatbelt.

 

 

June 14,2021

On June 14, 2021 at 6:30 p.m., in the 400 block of East Charles Street, Oelwein Officers arrested Baylee Christine Stammeyer, age 29, of Oelwein, on a charge of Contempt of Court and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, both Simple Misdemeanors and Child Endangerment, an Aggravated Misdemeanor.  Also arrested was Elexander Charles Warren Wolf, age 25 of Oelwein, for Violation of a Domestic Abuse No Contact Order and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, both Simple Misdemeanors and Child Endangerment, an Aggravated Misdemeanor. As a result of a consent search, Officers also obtained a search warrant for the residence.  Further charges are pending.

June 5,2021

On June 3, 2021, Oelwein police investigated a motor vehicle accident in the 500 block 1st ST SE at 9:28 AM.  A gray 2007 Mack driven by Tyler Trumblee struck a Green 2007 Ford Taurus owned by Able Garcia. 

 

On June 3, 2021 Oelwein Police conducted tobacco compliance checks in the Oelwein area at several local businesses.  Cited for providing tobacco to minors was Mohameed Ateeq, of Dubuque.  These checks are a part of the Iowa I-PLEDGE Tobacco Enforcement and Training Program. The overall goal of this program is to increase voluntary compliance with the state's tobacco, alternative nicotine and vapor product laws through education and enforcement. 

 

On June 4, 2021 at 8:44 A.M., Oelwein Officers were called to the 400 block 3rdvAV SE for a reported Theft.  This incident remains under investigation

June 1,2021

On May 31, 2021 at 6:00 p.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in the 400 block of 4th Avenue SE.  Officers arrested Austin Ray Sullivan, age 19 of Oelwein, for Driving While License Revoked and Failure to Refile SR22 Insurance.  Sullivan was also cited for Speed and No Insurance.

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