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November 27,2017

On November 27, 2017 at 6:15 p.m., Oelwein Police were called to the 100 block of 1st Avenue NW for a reported disturbance.  Officers arrested Nathan Michael Williams, age 29, of Oelwein on a charge of Domestic Assault, Simple Misdemeanor. 

November 26, 2017

Oelwein Police are investigating a Criminal Mischief Complaint.  Oelwein Police received a report of Criminal Mischief Complaint, at 9:20 a.m., on November 26, 2017 from the 200 block of South Frederick. This incident remains under investigation

 

 Oelwein Police are investigating a Criminal Mischief Complaint.  Oelwein Police received a report of Criminal Mischief Complaint, at 4:29 p.m., on November 26, 2017 from the 400 block 4th st sw. This incident remains under investigation

 

 On November 22, 2017 at 5:22 p.m., Oelwein Officers investigated a report of a loose dog in the in the 100 block of 7th st SE in Oelwein.  Officers cited Fodie Leigh Nielsen 29, of Oelwein with Dog at Large.

 

 Oelwein Police are investigating a Burglary Complaint.  Oelwein Police received a report of Burglary, at 6:55p.m., on November 26, 2017 from the 100 block 2nd Av SE. This incident remains under investigation.

November 20,2017

On November 20, 2017 at 8:40 p.m., Oelwein Officers investigated a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 800 block of 2nd Avenue SE in Oelwein.  Officers did locate the vehicle and arrested Frank Lee Miller, age 55 of Waterloo, on a charge of Driving While License Barred, and Aggravated Misdemeanor.

November 19, 2017

Oelwein Police are investigating a Theft Complaint.  Oelwein Police received a report of Theft Complaint, at 3:13 a.m., on November 19, 2017 from the 10 block 9th av se. This incident remains under investigation

November 18,2017

On November 17, 2017 at 11:05 p.m. Oelwein Officers responded to a report of an assault in the 100 block of South Frederick.  Officers arrested Nathaniel Jeffery Rohrick, age 25 of Oelwein on charges of Public Intoxication 2nd Offense and Assault Causing Injury, both Serious Misdemeanors.

November 15, 2017

Oelwein Police are investigating a Theft Complaint.  Oelwein Police received a report of Theft Complaint, at 9:58 p.m., on November 15, 2017 from the 300 block 5th av se. This incident remains under investigation

Oelwein Police Receive National-Global Award

    

 

On October 24, 2017, the Oelwein Police Department received a national and global award for their efforts in community policing – community engagement. Since 1998, the award, sponsored by Cisco Systems and presented by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, has recognized outstanding community policing initiatives undertaken by law enforcement agencies. The award identifies and rewards best practices in community policing by recognizing police organizations that use the power of collaboration and partnerships to make local, national, and global communities safer from crime and terrorism.

 

The Oelwein Police Department was selected as the 2017 winner for agencies serving a population fewer than 20,000. The Oelwein Police Department's "Project One" was recognized as the best practice in law enforcement community policing. This new initiative displays that one action, effort, gesture, person, team, or community truly makes a difference. It is a multi-faceted approach that utilizes the various talents and passions of the officers while working with various community groups and partners to accomplish tasks.

 

"We are honored to receive such a prestigious award. Our staff deserves all of the credit for their hard work and their compassionate service to our community" stated Chief Jeremy Logan. "Our officers and our dispatchers proudly serve our community in the way that most communities expect from their public safety departments but they also do so much more above and beyond that and it is great to see the department recognized for that."

 

"The "Project One" efforts have allowed for officers to partner with other groups to complete many projects with some of those being:

 

  • work with a local group that helps individuals with special needs to have a bowling outing where the officers are present and interacting with the participants
  • partnering with other emergency services and the local campground to host "Camp with a Cop" where attendees are young boys that are guided on leadership and character
  • partnering with a local nursery to plant trees in a park
  • partnering with St. Jude's Children's Hospital to host a motorcycle poker run to benefit their patients
  • food drives
  • blood drives
  • visiting nursing homes to serve meals to the residents
  • utilizing officer donated funds to provide food gift cards to those in need during the holidays
  • working with wrestling club to clean community monument signs
  • working with basketball club to mulch trees and signs at the Veterans Sports Complex
  • work with Chamber of Commerce to host a fundraiser for the Iowa Veterans Home

 

"Cisco is honored to be a part of the IACP Community Policing Awards. The awards recognize outstanding community policing initiatives around the world. As a former police chief, for 14 years, I know how important it is for departments to use the power of collaboration and partnerships to make communities everywhere safer. This is an opportunity to recognize the great lengths the men and women who serve police departments go through to ensure they best protect the people they are sworn to defend" Desmond Racicot, Chief (Ret.), Cisco

The department was recognized at the International Association of Chiefs of Police awards banquet which was held in Philadelphia, PA.

Below: 1) Chief Jeremy Logan receiving the award from the International Association of Chiefs of Police President Donald W. De Lucca.

2) Chief Jeremy Logan receiving the award from the International Association of Chiefs of Police President Donald W. De Lucca.

3) Oelwein Police Chief Jeremy Logan & Captain Ronald Voshell with the award. 

     

November 11,2017

On November 11, 2017 at 1:00 a.m., Oelwein Officers were called to a disturbance in the 100 block of South Frederick.  Officers arrested Jeffrey Allen Abrahamson, age 41 of Waterloo on a charge of Public Intoxication, a Simple Misdemeanor.

 

 

Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop int he 100 block of South Frederick on November 11, 2017 at 10:55 p.m.  Officers cited and released Luis German Ortega, age 22 of Waterloo for Driving While License Suspended.

 

 

November 5, 2017

At 5:24 p.m., on November 5, 2017 Oelwein Police arrested Andrew Lee Heath, 30, of Oelwein.  Heath was arrested and charged with Domestic Abuse Assault-Simple Misdemeanor.  This arrest followed an incident in the 200 block 1st av NW.

 

On November 5, 2017 at 8:30 p.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in the 500 block of West Charles Avenue in Oelwein.  Officers cited and released James Russel Meeker, age 46 of Independence, on a charge of Driving While License Suspended.

 

Oelwein Police are investigating a Criminal Mischief Complaint.  Oelwein Police received a report of Criminal Mischief at 5:29 a.m., on November 5, 2017 from the 10 block E Charles. This incident remains under investigation

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