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May 16, 2021

On May 16, 2021 at 12:42 A.M., Oelwein Police arrested Kristy Leigh Hall, 26, of Oelwein.  Hall was arrested on 2 Buchanan County Warrants, The first warrant was a Probation Violation warrant on an original charge of Possession of Methamphetamine-2nd Offense and the second warrant was on an original charge of Operation without Owners Consent.  This arrest followed an incident in the 10 block 1st ST SE

On May 16, 2021 at 12:26 P.M., Oelwein Officers were called to the 10 block 3rd ST NW for a reported Criminal Mischief.  This incident remains under investigation.

 On May 16, 2021 at 3:10 P.M., Oelwein Officers were called to the 400 block 13th AV NW for a reported Criminal Mischief.  This incident remains under investigation.

May 15, 2021

On May 15, 2121 at 9:30 A.M., Oelwein Police arrested Dakota Lee Lovell, 28, of Oelwein.  Lovell was arrested and charged with Domestic Abuse Assault 3rd.  This arrest followed an incident in the 400 block 13th AV NW.

On May 12, 2021 at 12:32 .M., Oelwein Police arrested Nicole Marie Pingree, 37, of Oelwein.  Pingree was arrested on a Buchanan County Warrant on a original charge of Theft 5th Degree.  This arrest followed an incident in the 500 block 3.5 ST SW.

On May 15, 2021 at 2:43 P.M., Oelwein Officers were called to the 400 block 4th ST SW for a reported Burglary.  This incident remains under investigation.

May 13, 2021

On May 13, 2021 at 7:15 A.M., Oelwein Officers were called to the 900 block 1st AV NE for a reported Burglary.  This incident remains under investigation.  

May 12, 2021

On May 12, 2021 at 4:38 P.M., Oelwein Police arrested Jeffrey Lee Kessler, 32, of Oelwein.  Young was arrested on a Scott County warrant on an original charge of Harassment 1st Degree.  This arrest followed an incident I the 400 block N Frederick. 

On May 12, 2021 Oelwein Police conducted tobacco compliance checks in the Oelwein area at seven local businesses.  Cited for providing tobacco to minors were Talal Sarwar JanJua, 35, of Waverly, Lovdeep Singh Cheema, 20, of Oelwein as well as a minor.  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. 

May 11, 2021

On May 11, 2021 at 11:00 A.M., Oelwein Officers were called to the 10 block 6th ST SW for a reported Theft.  This incident remains under investigation.  

 On 5/11/21 at 5:45 PM, officers responded to a report of a person who had been hit by a car in the parking lot at 108 1st St. SW.  Upon arrival officers rendered aid until the ambulance arrived.  The victim of the accident was taken to Mercy Hospital, and was pronounced dead.  The driver of the vehicle remained on the scene, and cooperated with the investigation. Oelwein Police contacted the Iowa State Patrol and requested a technical accident investigator.  Investigation into the accident continues.  The Oelwein Police Department was assisted by Oelwein Mercy Ambulance, Oelwein Fire Department and the Iowa State Patrol.  The Iowa State Patrol will release more information at a later time.

May 10, 2021

On May 10, 2021 at 2:03 A.M., Oelwein Police arrested Joel Alexander Young, 34, of Oelwein.  Young was arrested on a Fayette County warrant on an original charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance-Marijuana 3rd or subsequent.  This arrest followed an incident I the 100 block 1st AV SW. 

May 8, 2021

On May 8, 2021 at 12:14 A.M., Oelwein Police arrested John Howard Wright, 40, of Oelwein.  Wright was arrested and charged with Operating while Intoxicated-2nd Offense.  This arrest followed a traffic stop in the 200 block West Charles. 

May 7, 2021

On May 7, 2021 at 11:00 A.M., Oelwein Officers were called to the 500 block HWY 150s for a reported Theft.  This incident remains under investigation.  

May 6, 20201

On May 6, 2021 at 3:28 P.M., Oelwein Officers were called to the 100 block 11th ST SW for a reported Criminal Mischief.  This incident remains under investigation.  

May 3, 2021

On May 3, 2021 at 1:49 A.M., Oelwein Police arrested Elexander Charles Warren Wolf, 25, of Oelwein.  Wolf was arrested on a Fayette County warrant on an original charge of Violation of a No Contact Order as well as Violation of a No Contact Order charge.  This arrest followed an incident in the 400 block E Charles. 

On May 3, 2021 at 1:49 A.M., Oelwein Police summonsed to court, Baylee Christine Stammeyer 28, of Oelwein.  Stammeyer was summons to court on a charge of Violation of a No Contact Order.  This summons occurred followed an incident in the 400 block E Charles. 

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