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April 4, 2017

At 3:36 p.m., on April 4, 2017 Oelwein Police arrested Joseph Aaron Barker, 35, of Oelwein.  Barker was arrested and charged with Prohibited Acts-Class C Felony, Possession of a Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine 3rd offense- Class D Felony, Driving while license suspended-Simple Misdemeanor and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia- Simple Misdemeanor.  This arrest followed a traffic stop in the 10 block of 10th av sw

April 4,2017

On April 3, 2017 at 9:00 a.m., Oelwein Officers arrested Brett Allen Moritz, age 48 of Oelwein, on a Fayette County Sheriff's Office warrant for Failure to Serve 6 days jail time.

 

On April 3, 2017 at 5:00 p.m., Oelwein Officers checked on an incident of suspicious activity in the 500 block of Rock Island Road.  Officers arrested Matthew Ward Moore, age 24 of Independence on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, a Serious Misdemeanor and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor.

 

On April 3, 2017 at 7:25 p.m., in the 300 block of 3rd Avenue NW, Oelwein Officers arrested Jason Lee Allen Nuehring, age 31 of Oelwein, on a Fayette County Probation Violation Warrant.

 

 

Landlord Meeting Part II

 

The Oelwein Police Department and the Office of the Building Inspector will hold a second meeting with local landlords, on April 12th, 2017, at 5:30 p.m.

 

 

This meeting is a continuation and follow-up to the previous meeting held in March. The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss progress that has been made and to work together to map out a system of communication as well as to plan for improving properties and the quality of tenants. All local landlords are encouraged to attend as we work together to provide safe and quality housing for our citizens.

 

April 2,2017

On April 1, 2017 at 7:35 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to a dispute in the 700 block of 1st Avenue SE in Oelwein.  Officers arrested Lloyd Wayne Scott Jr., age 29 of Oelwein, on a charge of Interference With Official Acts, a Simple Misdemeanor.

 

Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop on April 3, 2017 at 12:05 a.m. in the 10 block of 6th Avenue SE.  Officers arrested Jason Karl Kennaway, age 41 of Oelwein, for a Simple Misdemeanor of Driving While License Suspended.

 

On April 3, 2017 at 3:10 a.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in the 300 block of 7th Avenue SW.  Officers arrested Dennis Wade Roberts, age 22 of Sumner for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor.  Also arrested was Kassie Jo Lohmann, age 31, of Summner on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine, a Class "B" Felony; Fail to Affix Drug Tax Stamp, a Class "D" Felony; and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor.

March 31, 2017

Oelwein Police are investigating a criminal mischief complaint.  Oelwein Police received a report of criminal mischief at 1:52 p.m., on March 31, 2017 from the 300 block 7th av sw.  This incident remains under investigation.

Media Release

 

Contractor Charged With Failure to Obtain Permit:

  

The Office of the Building Inspector has completed its investigation into an incident in which a contractor performed work without obtaining a proper permit.

Shane Allen Rechkemmer, 41, of Oran, has been charged with Failure to Obtain a Demolition Permit, Failure to Cap Utilities and Failure to Have Utilities Inspected Prior to Backfill. Mr. Rechkemmer has been cited and issued a notice to appear in court.

The City of Oelwein reminds citizens and contractors that proper permitting is required prior to performing demolition and many construction, electrical and plumbing projects.

When is a permit needed?

      New Construction

      Remodel of existing structure

      Any structural work

      Electrical work

      Plumbing work

      All Mechanical work

      Excavation work

      Street cuts

      Roofing

      Windows

      Signs

      Siding

      Doors – other than the changing of door for door without the removal of the existing frame.

      Temporary structures – these are good for 120 days per 12-month period.

      Zoning

      Floodplain

      Demolition

      House moving/oversized loads being transported on City of Oelwein streets

      Tree planting in the Right of Way the City has an approved species list

      Peddler permits (door to door sales)

When in doubt, contact the building inspector. (319)283-4311

March 30, 2017

On March 30, 2017 at 5:17 a.m., Oelwein Police arrested Kenneth Ray Ogle, 36, of Oelwein.  Ogle was arrested and charged with Criminal Mischief 5th Degree-Simple Misdemeanor and Interference with Official Acts-Simple Misdemeanor.  This arrest followed and incident in the 10 block 3rd av ne.

March 28, 2017

At 8:57 pm on March 28, 2017 Oelwein Police arrested Thomas Rigdon, 22, of Oelwein. Rigdon was arrested on a charge of Public Intoxication-Simple Misdemeanor. This arrest was made after a disturbance was reported in the 200 block of 5th AV NE.

At 11:00pm on March 27, 2017 Oelwein Police arrested Nathaniel Rohrick 24, of Oelwein. Rohrick was arrested on a charge of Public Intoxication-Simple Misdemeanor. This arrest was made while conducting a welfare check at the corner of 2 ST NE and 3rd AV NE.

 

March 26, 2017

 

At 3:58 p.m., on March 26, 2017 Oelwein Police arrested Heather Marie Claussen, 36, of Oelwein.  Claussen was arrested on a Pottawattamie County warrant for Failure to Appear on an original charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance- Marijuana. This arrest occurred after an officer’s interaction with the subject in the 500 block of 1st st se.

 

At 8:21 p.m., on March 26, 2017 Oelwein Police arrested Austin James Troendle, 20, of Hawkeye.  Troendle was arrested on an Allamakee County Warrant for Probation Violation on an original charge of Criminal Mischief 4th degree.  This arrest was made following a call in the 100 block 1st av nw.

March 25,2017

At 9:59 a.m., on March 25, 2017 Oelwein Police arrested Brandon Michael Bowser, 23, of Oelwein.  Bowser was arrested on a Bremer County Warrant for Failure to appear for a contempt hearing.  This arrest followed an officer’s interaction with the subject in the 500 block of Rock Island Road.

 Oelwein Police investigated a motor vehicle accident in the 500 block 1st st se at 10:35 p.m., on March 25, 2016.  A  White 2011 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Cameron Wilson collided with a Blue 2006 Ford Tauras driven by Shelby Shaffer.  Wilson was arrested and charged with Operating while Intoxicated-Serious Misdemeanor and cited with Driving without a Valid License and Failure to Reduce Speed.  The Oelwein Police were assisted by the Oelwein Fire Department and Mercy Oelwein Ambulance.

March 25, 2017

On March 24, 2017 at 9:00 p.m Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in the 800 block of East Charles.  Officers arrested Kashell Elexsis Allison, age 23 of Fayette for Driving While License Revoked, a Serious Misdemeanor.  Also arrested was James Daniel Mull, age 35, of Fayette.  Mull has been charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine, Possession of Controlled Substance-Psilocyn,both Class "D" Felonies, Possession of Controlled Substance-Marijuana, an Aggravated Misdemeanor, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor.

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Oelwein Police History

The Oelwein Police Department was established in 1903

 


The Oelwein Police Department was established in 1903 as the recognized law enforcement for the City of Oelwein

Currently the Oelwein Police Department employs:
10 Full Time Police Officers
4 Full Time Communications Operators
1 Administrative Assistant

4 Reserve (Volunteer) Police Officers

 

The Oelwein Police Department is located at 501 Rock Island Road, Oelwein, Iowa 50662.

 

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