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August 2, 2019

On August 2, 2019 at 5:53 p.m., Oelwein Police arrested Christopher Lee Becker, 36, of Oelwein.  Becker was arrested and charged with Domestic Abuse Assault- Aggravated Misdemeanor.  This arrest followed and incident in the 300 block 8th AV NE.

 

On August 2, 2019 at 8:06 p.m., Oelwein Police arrested Christopher Lee Bormann, 37, of Oelwein.  Bormann was arrested on a Fayette County Warrant on an original charge of Disorderly Conduct. This arrested followed the subject turning himself in at the Oelwein Police Department.

August 1, 2019

At 8:51 p.m., on August 1st, 2019 ., Oelwein Police Officers responded to the 100 block 8th AV NW on a report of shot fired.  After an investigation officers arrested Ross Ian River Cashen 39, of Oelwein.  Cashen was charged with Attempted Murder- Class B Felony.  The investigation into this incident is ongoing at this time.

July 28,2019

 

OELWEIN POLICE DEPARTMENT

CITY OF OELWEIN, IOWA

Media Release

DATE: July 28, 2019

Release: Nuisance Abatement Clean-Up Project

Coming Soon to Your Neighborhood

On August 4, 2019, the Oelwein Police Department will begin a city-wide neighborhood canvas for nuisance abatement violations. The process will entail all officers dedicating efforts to a specific quadrant of the community (NE, SE, SW, NW) at the same time. For a three week period, officers will actively work their assigned area, within the designated quadrant. During this time, the officers will seek out violations, serve the resident/property owner, and by the end of the three week period all of the properties, within that quadrant, will either be in compliance or cited into court. The officers will then move into the next quadrant and perform the same process.

"Our department has dedicated a great deal of time and effort in the area of cleaning up neighborhoods," states Chief Jeremy Logan. "Since 2015, the Oelwein Police Department has served 1,241 nuisance abatement notices. While this process has been effective in addressing some of the major issues, it is time to tackle the issues collectively in a systematic and efficient manner."

The department encourages our residents and property owners to help with this effort by assessing their property or properties and addressing any issues that they observe. This will prevent the need for an officer to serve those notices and aid in cleaning up the community. Some of the violations that will be addressed, by code, are:

Garbage Refuse, Cardboard,

Tree branches, Yard Trimmings, Dilapidated furniture,

Construction materials, Scrap meta,l Scrap wood,

Appliances, Car parts, Non-functioning machinery,

Indoor furniture,* Junk vehicles

*Furniture that is designed and intended for indoor use cannot be stored outside.

 

July 28, 2019

On July 28, 2019 at 12:32 p.m., Oelwein Police arrested Corey Ray Conner, 42 of Oelwein. Conner was arrested on a Fayette County Mittimus Warrant on an Original Charge of Driving while Barred as well as Interference with Official Acts-Simple Misdemeanor.  This arrest took place in after an incident in the 10 block of South Frederick.

July 26,2019

On July 26, 2019 Oelwein Officers cited Andrew Scott Lien, age 32 of Oelwein, for Failure to Abate As Ordered, a property in the 10 block of 6th Avenue NE.  This citation stemmed from an abatement served in June 2019.

 

Oelwein Officers arrested Tyler Jason Fitzpatrick, age 28 of Oelwein, on July 26, 2019 at 10:55 a.m.  Fitzpatrick presented himself at the Oelwein Police Department to satisfy multiple Fayette County Sheriff's Office warrants with original charges of Eluding, Criminal Mischief, Reckless Driving, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

 

 

July 24, 2019

On July 24, 2019 at 12:02 p.m., Oelwein Police Officers responded to 1300 block West Charles for a reported Criminal Mischief.  This incident remains under investigation.

 

On July 24, 2019 at 7:29 p.m., Oelwein Officers cited Ryan Thomas Dunn, age 35 for Failure to Abate as Ordered on a property in the 500 block of North Frederick.

 

On July 24, 2019 at 8:34  p.m., Oelwein Police arrested David Lee Roy Smith 57, of Oelwein.  Smith was arrested on a Buchanan County Warrant for Failure to Appear on original charges of Theft 2nd Degree, Burglary 3rd Degree and Criminal Mischief 4th Degree.  This arrest followed an officers interaction with the subject in the 100 block 8th AV

July 23, 2019

 On July 22, 2019 at 7:35 a.m., Oelwein Police Officers responded to the 10 block W Charles for a reported Criminal Mischief.  This incident remains under investigation.

Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop at 4th ST SW and S Frederick on July 22, 2019 at 11:22 p.m.  Officers cited Jeremiah James Bennett, age 38 of Elgin for Driving While License Suspended.

July 22,2019

On July 21, 2019 at 7:00 p.m., Oelwein Officers arrested Pedro Martin Velez, age 51 of Oelwein on a Marshalltown Police Department warrant for Failure to Appear for Department of Corrections Pretrial Conference.  Velez presented himself for arrest at the Oelwein Police Department to satisfy this warrant.

 

Officers were called to the 200 block of 10th Street SE for reported suspicious persons on July 22, 2019 at 6:45 p.m.  Officers arrested Randall Lee Meike, age 47 of Oelwein for Possession of Marijuana, a Serious Misdemeanor and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor.

 

 

July 20, 2019

On July 20, 2019 at 2:14 a.m., Oelwein Police arrested Patrick James Conry, 24, of Sheldon IA.  Conry was arrested and charged with Violation of No Contact Order-Simple Misdemeanor.  Also, at 2:20 a.m., Oelwein Police arrested Emily Kay Wise 30 of West Bend IA.  Wise was arrested and charged with Violation of a No Contact Order-Contempt of Court – Simple Misdemeanor.  These arrests took place after a disturbance in the 900 block 7th AV NE

 

On July 20, 2019 at 5:07 a.m., Oelwein Police arrested Matthew James Nolan, 44, of Oelwein.  Nolan was arrested and charged with Assault -Aggravated Misdemeanor.  This arrest followed an incident in the 100 block S Frederick

July 19, 2019

On July 19, 2019 at 00:01 a.m., Oelwein Police Officers responded to the 800 block 2nd AV NE for a reported Theft.  This incident remains under investigation.

 

On July 19, 2019 at 07:04, Oelwein Police arrested Kimberly Marie Schoultz, 50, of Oelwein.  Schoultz was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct-Simple.  This arrest took place in the 100 block 2nd AV NW.

 

On July 19, 2019 at 4:46 p.m., Oelwein Police Officers responded to the 600 block 2nd AV NE for a reported Theft.  This incident remains under investigation.

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