Press Releases

September 14, 2017

Oelwein Police are investigating a Theft Complaint.  Oelwein Police received a report of a Theft, at 3:29 p.m., on September 14, 2017 from the 100 block 8th av ne. This incident remains under investigation.

 On September 14, 2017 at 10:12 p.m. Oelwein Police arrested Kaleb James Huffman, 18, of Oelwein.  Huffman was arrested and charged with Theft 5th Degree- Simple Misdemeanor.  This arrest followed an incident in the 10 block 1st av se.

 

Oelwein Police are investigating a Criminal Mischief Complaint.  Oelwein Police received a report of a Criminal Mischief, at 0649 a.m., on September 15, 2017 from the 800 block West Charles. This incident remains under investigation.

September 11,2017

On September 11, 2017 at 10:25 p.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in the 10 block of 2nd Street SE in Oelwein.  Officers cited Skuyler Jamel Ellington, age 27, of Oelwein for Driving While License Suspended.

September 10, 2017

At 12:16 p.m., on September 9, 2017 Oelwein Police arrested William Joseph Newton, 24, of Oelwein.  Newton was arrested on a Fayette County Warrant for Probation Violation on original Charges of Burglary 2nd degree and False Imprisonment.  This incident took place after and officer’s interaction with the subject in the 100 block of 13th av se.

 Oelwein Police Department investigated a motor vehicle accident in the 2600 block South Frederick Avenue. A Black 2012 Chevrolet Impala driven by Christina Hartley struck a deer. 

September7, 2017

Oelwein Police are investigating a Theft Complaint.  Oelwein Police received a report of a Theft, at 5:10 p.m., on September 5, 2017 from the 1300 block of South Frederick Avenue. This incident remains under investigation.

 

 

Oelwein Police are investigating a Criminal Mischief Complaint.  Oelwein Police received a report of a Criminal Mischief, at 12:02 p.m., on Sept 6, 2017 from the 100 block of East Charles. This incident remains under investigation.

 

On September 7, 2017 at 5:49 a.m., Oelwein Police arrested Sarah Jayne Moore, 27, of Oelwein. Moor was arrested and charged with Theft 5th Degree-Simple Misdemeanor.  This arrest followed and incident in the 100 block 8th av nw.

Oelwein Police to Recieve National Award

The Oelwein Police Department recently received notice that they will receive national and global recognition for their community policing and community engagement efforts.

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and Cisco Systems has selected the Oelwein Police Department as the 2017 Leaders in Community Policing Award recipient. This award category is given to one department, nationally, that has a community population of less than 20,000.

Since 1998, the IACP's Community Policing Committee has recognized outstanding community policing initiatives undertaken by law enforcement agencies worldwide through the annual IACP/CISCO Leadership in Community Policing Award, sponsored by Cisco Systems. 

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. 

The winners provide a model for improved police services on issues that are specific to individual communities but are valuable for all communities around the world.

"We are honored to receive this prestigious award," states Chief Jeremy Logan. "We have a great team here that really goes above and beyond to be active in our community and to develop relationships that build community trust."

The department will officially receive the award later in October of this year. "I could not be more proud that our staff is receiving this type of acknowledgement and to know that our efforts and programs are among the best in the country," advised Chief Logan. "This award further drives home the foundation of our community engagement program entitled "ONE", where we believe that one gesture, one action, one effort, one person, one team and one community can make a difference. We encourage everyone to be that difference."

August 28,2017

On August 28, 2017 at 6:10 p.m., Oelwein Officers arrested Samuel Joseph Overton, age 19 of Oelwein for a Fayette County Sheriff's warrant with original charges of Burglary 3rd and Theft 2nd.

 

 

August 27, 2017

Oelwein Police are investigating a Criminal Mischief Complaint.  Oelwein Police received a report of a Criminal Mischief, at 4:00 a.m., on August 27, 2017 from the 800 block of North Frederick Avenue. This incident remains under investigation.

August 23, 2017

Oelwein Police are investigating a Theft Complaint.  Oelwein Police received a report of a theft Complaint, at 12:25 p.m., on August 23, 2017 from the 100 block 6th Ave SE. This incident remains under investigation.

At 2:18 p.m., on August 23, 2017 Oelwein Police Department arrested a 13 year old male from Oelwein.  The male was charged with Disorderly Conduct-Simple Misdemeanor and referred to Juvenile Court Services following an incident in the 100 block 6th Ave SE.

 Oelwein Police are investigating a Theft Complaint.  Oelwein Police received a report of a theft Complaint, at 3:51 p.m., on August 23, 2017 from the 100 block 3rd Ave Nw. This incident remains under investigation.

 Oelwein Police Department investigated a motor vehicle accident in the 300 block 7th Ave NW at 12:05 a.m., on August 24, 2017.  A Silver 2011 Ford Fusion driven by Parnell Williams collided with a blue 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan driven by Deloris Richardson. 

 

August 22, 2017

Oelwein Police are investigating a Theft Complaint.  Oelwein Police received a report of a theft Complaint, at 6:27 p.m., on August 22, 2017 from the 100 block 5th st NW. This incident remains under investigation.

Coach 5-0

 

 

“One” Project – Coach 5-0!

 The Oelwein Police Department, the Oelwein Community School District and the Oelwein Husky Football program are teaming up for a mentorship program involving student athletes and Oelwein Police Officers.  The program, Coach 5-0, is intended and designed to provide an opportunity for officers to interact with youth in a positive way and to build relationships to where the youth and officers understand each other better and to allow the officers to guide the youth towards good life choices as well as learning life skills that student athletes can carry forward beyond this program.

“This program is another facet of our department’s “One” project in which we believe that one gesture, one action, one effort, one person, one team and one community can make a difference” advised Chief Jeremy Logan.  “When we approached the school officials, last spring, with this concept, they were immediately on board and the program was quickly developed.”

Captain Ronald Voshell received his Iowa Coaching Authorization and quickly volunteered for this assignment.  He has since volunteered numerous hours to get the program running and is now a part of the Oelwein Husky Football coaching staff.

“To be successful in athletics and in life, a lot of hard work goes into it and good choices have to be made,” states Chief Logan. “Having our officers working alongside our student athletes will hopefully motivate them toward success on the field and success in life”.

Further anticipated benefits of the program are:

Bridging the gap between police and Oelwein student athletes through adult mentoring.

Educating students on the role of law enforcement officers and the importance of building positive relationships between the athletes, community and the police department.

Fostering a working relationship between coaches and the Oelwein Police Department to provide resources for possible at-risk student athletes or those who have a need for basic life essentials.

Facilitating access to local social services when the need arises.

Look for Coach 5-0 on the sidelines of Husky Football all season long!

 

 

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