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August 9,2021

At 6:15 p.m. on August 9th, 2021, Oelwein Police arrested Anthony Steven Peter, 35, of Oelwein. Peter was arrested on a Fayette Co warrant for an Oelwein Police Department original charge of Sex Offender - Area / Activity Violation in the 300 block of East Charles.

August 8,2021

At 7:26 p.m. on August 8th, 2021, Oelwein Police arrested Kody Letts, 30, of Winthrop. Letts was arrested on a charge of Driving While License Suspended and Interference with Official Acts - Simple Misdemeanor. This arrest was made following a traffic stop in the 10 block of North Frederick Ave.

 

At 11:51 p.m. on August 8th, 2021, Oelwein Police arrested Corey Conner, 44, of Oelwein. Conner was arrested on charges of Possession of Controlled Substance - a serious misdemeanor, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - a simple misdemeanor, and Interference with Official Acts - a simple misdemeanor, after a report of a suspicious person in the 100 block of 1st Ave SE. Conner was also served a Fayette Co arrest warrant for Failure to Appear at a child support hearing.

August 6,2021

On August 6th, 2021, at 7:53 a.m. Oelwein Police received a report of criminal mischief in the 300 block of 5th Ave SW. This incident remains under investigation.

Dustin Staley arrested on multiple warrants

The Oelwein Police Department has concluded an investigation that stemmed from a narcotics search warrant that was carried out on February 19, 2021 which resulted in the following arrest. 

 

February 19, 2021

Dustin Christian Staley – Age 47

Charge  

Level of Offense

Possession of drug paraphernalia

Simple Misdemeanor

Child Endangerment                       

Aggravated Misdemeanor

Drug Stamp Tax Violation                 

D - Felony

Possession of a controlled substance

      With the intent to deliver.

 D-Felony

Prohibited Acts – (Possession with
intent to deliver) within 1,000 feet
of a school.

Enhances above controlled substance charges.


                                                     
Evidence seized during the search warrant has been processed and additional charges have been filed on Dustin Christian Staley. Subsequent arrest warrants were issued for Staley and he was arrested on August 5, 2021. The following are the additional charges filed against Staley. 

 

August 5, 2021 additional charges

Dustin Christian Staley – Age 48

  1. Distribution of a controlled substance to a person under 18.

Class B Felony

  1. Distribution of a controlled substance to a person under 18.

Class B Felony

  1. Sexual exploitation of a minor

Aggravated Misdemeanor

  1. Sexual exploitation of a minor

Aggravated Misdemeanor


 
Staley was transported to the Fayette County Jail pending an initial appearance before the court. The Sumner Police Department assisted the Oelwein Police Department with the arrest.

August 4,2021

At 9:40a.m. on August 4th, 2021, Oelwein Police arrested Joshua Evan Moore, 42, of Oelwein. Moore was arrested on 4 O'Brien Co warrants for original charges of Burglary 3rd Degree, Stalking, Criminal Mischief, Stalking-Violation of Protective Order, Theft 5th Degree, and Contempt-Violation of No Contact Order/Protective Order X2, in the 300 block of 7th Ave SW.

August 3,2021

At 8:25 p.m. on August 3rd, 2021, Oelwein Police arrested Jordan Gallmeyer, 29, of Oelwein. Gallmeyer was arrested on charges of Driving While License Suspended, Possession of Controlled Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. This arrest was made following a traffic stop at 3rd Ave and 5th St SE.

At 8:25 p.m. on August 3rd, 2021, Oelwein Police arrested Vanessa Smith, 36, of Oelwein. Smith was arrested on charges of Interference w/ Official Acts, Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Unlawful Possession of Prescription Drugs, and a Controlled Substance Violation. This arrest was made following a traffic stop at 3rd Ave and 5th St SE.

August 2,2021

At 00:31 a.m. on August 2nd, 2021, Oelwein Police arrested Austin Bushaw, 19, of Arlington. Bushaw was arrested on charges of Assault, Disorderly Conduct, and Interference with Official Acts after a report of a disturbance in 100 blk of West Charles.

At 12:43 p.m. on August 2nd, 2021, Oelwein Police arrested Dakotah Porter, 21, of Oelwein. Porter was arrested on a Fayette Co warrant for an original charge of Possession of Controlled Substance Marijuana in the 500 blk of Rock Island Rd.

At 03:15 p.m. on August 2nd, 2021, Oelwein  Police arrested Alyssa Martinez, 20, of Oelwein. Martinez was arrested on charges of Assault w/ Bodily Injury and Animal Abuse. Martinez was also arrested on a Blackhawk Co warrant for an original charge of Harassment 3rd Degree.

 

August 1, 2021

At 6:45 p.m. on August 1st, 2021, the the Oelwein Police Department was called to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 100 blk of 8th Ave SW. Michelle Johnson, 47, of Oelwein was arrested on charges of Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Prescription Drugs, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

Illegal Dumping - Additional Charges

On August 2, 2021, an Oelwein Police Officer on patrol observed an illegal dumping violation outside of the recycling bins in the 400 block of Rock Island Road. Further investigation revealed that the items laying on the ground, outside of the recycling bins were the same items that were illegally dumped at the city's yard waste site over the weekend. Additionally, more of the items from the weekend investigation were located at a second recycling bin location in the South City Parking lot.
The items that were placed on the ground are not subject to being recycled at these bins and it is illegal to abandon property on the grounds of these locations. Further, items placed inside the bins are not subject to recycling and were placed in bins contrary to the bin markings. These locations are clearly marked prohibiting these acts.
Makayla Cox, 21, of Oelwein, has been charged with two additional counts of illegal dumping for these violations. Ms. Cox has been cited to appear in court at a later date.

July 31, 2021

On July 31st at 11:01 a.m. the Oelwein Police Department took a report of a two vehicle, hit and run accident that occurred at 3rd St SE and Rock Island Rd in Oelwein. This incident remains under investigation.

 

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