Press Releases

April 27, 2018

On April 27, 2018 at 9:03 p.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in the 10 block of 2nd Ave NW.  Officers cited Dakota Lee Fratzke, age 20 of Oelwein, for Driving While License Suspended, a Simple Misdemeanor.

April 26, 2018

On April 26, 2018 at 9:16 a.m., Oelwein Officers were called to a traffic accident in the 10 block of South Frederick Avenue  Officers cited Frank Everett Boleyn, age 64 of Oelwein, for Driving While License Suspended, a Simple Misdemeanor

April 22, 2018

At 2:12 p.m., on April 22, 2018 Oelwein Police arrested Izak Dwight Hillman, 27, of Oelwein Hillman was arrested and charged with Domestic Abuse Assault-Serious Misdemeanor.  This arrest followed an incident in the 400 block 13th AV NW

April 21, 2018

On March 11, 2018 at 2:24 p.m., Oelwein Police served abatement to the resident of a property in the 10 block 2nd AV SE.  On April 21, 2018 Bessie Lucile Strand, age 63, was served a civil citation for Failure to Abate Property as Ordered.

April 19,2018

On April 19, 2018 at 11:20 p.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in the 100 block of 7th Avenue SW.  Officers arrested Matthew Wade Stacey, age 24 of Oelwein, for Driving While License Suspended, a Simple Misdemeanor.

April 17,2018

On April 17, 2018 at 2:45 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to the 1300 block of South Frederick for a report of a shoplifter.  Officers arrested Jeffery Clark McCowen, age 61 of Laporte City on charges of Theft 3rd Degree, an Aggravated Misdemeanor; Trespass, Simple Misdemeanor; and Driving While License Suspended, Simple Misdemeanor.  McCowen was also cited for No Insurance.

April 18,2018

The City of Oelwein will hold a public informational meeting on April 25th at 6:00 p.m. at the Oelwein Public Library. The purpose of the meeting is to educate, demonstrate and answer questions in reference to the consideration of implementing speed cameras within the community. Have questions? Come get the answers!

April 13, 2018

On April 13, 2018 at 8:16 a.m., Officers took a report of a theft in the 10 block of 20th Street SE.  A report was taken and this incident remains under investigation.

 On April 13, 2018 at 4:57 p.m., Officers took a report of an theft in the 2100 block of South Frederick Avenue.  A report was taken and this incident remains under investigation

April 12, 2018

Oelwein Police File Charges

 

The Oelwein Police Department has completed a six month investigation into reports of alleged sexual abuse of children. The reported acts occurred in 2015 and were discovered through the course of another investigation. The reported acts involve children all under the age of twelve (12) years old, in which the children were confined from escape and sexually assaulted.

Roger Allen Kline, age 52, of Hawkeye; has been charged with:

 

  1. 3 counts of Kidnapping First Degree Class A Felony
  2. 3 counts of Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree Class B Felony

 

A warrant was issued for the arrest of Mr. Kline. Kline was arrested, in Hawkeye, by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department and he is being held on a $1,000,000 bond.

 

The Oelwein Police Department was assisted in this investigation by the Muscatine Police Department, the Iowa Department of Human Services, the Fayette County Attorney’s Office and the Office of the Iowa Attorney General.

April 12, 2018

On April 12, 2018 at 11:13 a.m., Oelwein Police arrested Quenten William Schweer, 22, of Lawler, Schweer was arrested on a Fayette County Warrant for a parole violation on the original charges of Failure to Affix drug tax Stamp and Child Endangerment as well as a Chickasaw County Warrant for Harboring an Escapee.  This arrest followed officer’s interaction with the subject in the 1500 block of South Frederick.

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