Press Releases

April 26, 2024

Oelwein Police investigated a motor vehicle accident in the 300 block of 8th Ave S.E. At 8:50 a.m. on April 25, 2024.  A black Pontiac G6 collided with a silver Chevy Impala.  Minor damage was reported to both vehicles.

On April 26, 2024, at 3:15 p.m., Oelwein Officers executed a traffic stop in the 400 block of 7th Street SE in Oelwein.  The driver, 41-year-old Jonathan Mark Steinbron of Oelwein, was arrested and charged with Open Container. Steinbron was also issued a citation for failure to maintain registration plate.

April 25,2024

At 12:28pm on April 21, 2024, Oelwein Police arrested Kevin Robert Imbus, 48, of Oelwein.  Imbus was charged with Driving Under Suspension.  Imbus was cited and released following a traffic stop in the 10 block of 5th St NW.

 

At 4:36pm on April 21, 2024, Oelwein Police arrested Avion Randall Davis, 18, of Oelwein.  Davis was charged with Domestic Abuse Assault 1st Offense - Simple Misdemeanor.  This arrest was made following a report of a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of S Frederick Ave.

 

At 10:03am on April 22, 2024, Oelwein Police formally charged two 15-year-old male juveniles.  Both juveniles were charged with Disorderly Conduct (Fighting/Violent Conduct) - Simple Misdemeanor.  Their guardians have been notified of the charges.  These charges were filed as a result of an initial incident occurring on April 12, 2024, when Oelwein Police observed security footage that had captured the two juveniles fighting in front of Mercy Hospital while investigating a separate incident.  This matter has been referred to Juvenile Court.

 

At 9:23am on April 23, 2024, Oelwein Police arrested two 15-year-old male juveniles.  One juvenile was charged with Minor Using Tobacco/Vape Device 1st Offense, and the other juvenile was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance - Serious Misdemeanor, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - Simple Misdemeanor, and Minor Using Tobacco/Vape Device 2nd Offense.  Both juveniles were charged and/or cited and released to guardians following a report of students using vape pens.  This matter has been referred to Juvenile Court.

 

At 7:54pm on April 24, 2024, Oelwein Police arrested Scott Deitrick Overmann, 45, of Oelwein.  Overmann was charged with Disorderly Conduct (Fighting/Violent Behavior) - Simple Misdemeanor.  This arrest was made following a report of people fighting in the 10 block of 5th Ave SE.  Several hours after this arrest, concerned citizens turned over video to Oelwein Police that showed two additional offenders in this incident.  Dean Wesley Picotte, 32, of Oelwein was charged with Assault Causing Bodily Injury - Simple Misdemeanor, and Aleyah Lambert Powell, 24, of Oelwein was charged with Assault While Displaying a Dangerous Weapon - Aggravated Misdemeanor.  Picotte and Powell were presented with these charges following their arrests for a separate incident.

 

At 9:18pm on April 24, 2024, Oelwein Police arrested Dean Wesley Picotte, 32, of Oelwein and Aleyah Lambert Powell, 24, of Oelwein.  Picotte and Powell were each charged with Burglary 3rd Degree - Class D Felony.  These arrests were made following a report of a break-in in the 100 block of 8th Ave NW.

 

At 3:07am on April 25, 2024, Oelwein Police arrested Nicole Marie Pingree, 40, of Oelwein.  Pingree was arrested on a Fayette County warrant for an original charge of Abandonment of Cats and/or Dogs (No Injury) - Simple Misdemeanor.  This arrest was made in the 700 block of 1st Ave SE.

April 21, 2024

On April 21, 2024 at 9:30 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to the area of 2nd Ave and 2nd St N.E  for reports of dogs barking.  Officers located the animals and the owner in the 200 block of 2nd Ave S.E.  The owner of the dogs, Carrie Lynn Lightfoot, 26, of Oelwein was cited for violating the city ordinance of excessive barking and disturbing the peace.

April 20,2024

At 11:29am on April 19, 2024 Oelwein Police formally filed charges on a 12-year-old male juvenile and a 14-year-old male juvenile.  Each juvenile was charged with Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree - Class D Felony.  Upon charges being filed the guardians of the juveniles were notified.  These charges were filed as a result of an initial incident occurring on April 12, 2024, when staff at Mercy Hospital of Oelwein reported that the lights on the helipad had been deliberately damaged.  This matter has been referred to Juvenile Court.

 

At 2:44pm on April 19, 2024 Oelwein Police arrested a 13-year-old female juvenile.  The juvenile was charged with Minor Using Tobacco/Vape Device.  The juvenile was cited and released to guardians following a report of a student with a vape pen.  This matter has been referred to Juvenile Court.

April 19,2024

Oelwein Police investigated a motor vehicle accident by the US Post Office at 5:43pm on April 16, 2024.  A Dodge Ram towing a trailer, driven by Travis Mankse, collided with a US Post Office mail box.  Initial estimates of damages were $500 to the trailer towed by Manske and $2000 to the mail box.

April 12,2024

On April 11, 2024 Oelwein Police arrested a 14-year-old male juvenile and a 15-year-old male juvenile.  At 8:41am the 14-year-old juvenile was charged with Minor Using Tobacco/Vape Device 1st Offense.  At 2:17pm the 15-year-old juvenile was charged with Minor Using Tobacco/Vape Device 3rd Offense.  Both juveniles were cited and released to guardians following separate reports of students possessing vape pens.  This matter has been referred to Juvenile Court.

April 11,2024

Oelwein Police investigated a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of South Frederick Ave and 3rd St SE at 10:34am on April 9, 2024.  An International tractor trailer driven by Chase Lensing collided with a fire hydrant.  Initial estimates of damages were $2,000 to the vehicle driven by Lensing and $2,000 to the fire hydrant.

 

At 1:16pm on April 9, 2024 Oelwein Police arrested Michael James Kirschbaum, 37, of Oelwein.  Kirschbaum was arrested on two counts of Domestic Abuse Assault Causing Bodily Injury 1st Offense - Serious Misdemeanor.  This arrest was made in the 1 block of 5th St NW following a report of a domestic disturbance.

 

Oelwein Police investigated a motor vehicle accident in the Dollar Tree parking lot at 11:05am on April 10, 2024.  A Buick Lucerne driven by Shirley Vandereide collided with a Ford Focus driven by Nancy Hemmingson.  Initial estimates of damages were $1,500 to the vehicle driven by Vandereide and $2,000 to the vehicle driven by Hemmingson.

 

Oelwein Police investigated a motor vehicle accident in the Oelwein Family Table parking lot at 11:29am on April 10, 2024.  A Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by Therese Wiedrich collided with a GMC Acadia belonging to Anne Allen.  Initial estimates of damages were $2,500 to the vehicle driven by Wiedrich and $3,500 to the vehicle owned by Allen.

 

At 12:59pm on April 10, 2024 Oelwein Police arrested a 14-year-old male juvenile.  The juvenile was charged with Minor Using Tobacco/Vape Device 1st Offense.  The juvenile was cited and released to guardians following a report of a disorderly student who was found in possession of a vape pen.  This matter has been referred to Juvenile Court.

April 7, 2024

At 5:15pm on April 7th, 2024, Oelwein Police arrested Tanya Jo Taylor, 34, of Oelwein. Taylor was charged with Driving While License Suspended, and was cited and released following a traffic stop in the 400-block 7th Ave S.W.

April 6,2024

At 9:55am on April 5, 2024 Oelwein Police arrested Allen Paul Griffith, 74, of Oelwein.  Griffith was arrested on two Fayette County warrants for original charges of Lascivious Acts with a Child (Fondle or Touch) - Class C Felony, Dissemination and Exhibition of Obscene Material to Minors - Serious Misdemeanor, and Indecent Exposure - Serious Misdemeanor.  This arrest was made in the 800 block of 1st St SE.

 

At 1:40am on April 6, 2024 Oelwein Police arrested Tanya Jo Taylor, 34, of Oelwein.  Taylor was charged with Public Intoxication - Simple Misdemeanor and Trespassing 1st Offense - Scheduled Offense.  This arrest was made in the 1 block of 5th Ave NW following a report that Taylor had been walking around seemingly intoxicated before getting into a victim's car and falling asleep.

April 5,2024

Oelwein Police investigated a motor vehicle accident in the 900 block of 2nd Ave SE at 3:19pm on April 2. 2024.  A black Jeep Cherokee driven by a 17-year-old male juvenile was in a collision with a blue Ford F150 driven by David Roth.  Initial estimates of damages were $3,000 to the vehicle driven by the juvenile and $7,000 to the vehicle driven by Roth.  The juvenile was cited with Failure to Yield Right of Way.  The Oelwein Police were assisted by Mercy Ambulance Oelwein and the Oelwein Fire Department.

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