Press Releases

April 18, 2017

At 1:24 p.m., on April 18, 2017 Oelwein Police arrested Jonathan Conrad Offerman, 19, of Oelwein.  Offerman was arrested and charged with Assault- Simple Misdemeanor.  This arrest followed an incident in the 400 block of South Frederick Avenue.

 

At 3:14 p.m., on April 18, 2017 Oelwein Police arrested Matthew Michael Carter, 27, Of Oelwein.  Carter was arrested on a Fayette County Warrant for Failure to Appear on an original charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance-Marijuana. This arrest followed a traffic stop in the 200 block 7th st se.

April 17,2017

 

At 1:10 am on April 17, 2017 Oelwein Police arrested Daniel L Wilson, 33, of Oelwein. Wilson was arrested on multiple Fayette County warrants for Probation Violations on OWI and Prohibited Acts. This arrest happened in the 100 block South Frederick.

 

April 14, 2017

 

Oelwein Police are investigating a criminal mischief complaint.  Oelwein Police received a report of Criminal Mischief at 7:28 a.m., on April 14, 2017 in the 100 block 6th st nw.  This incident remains under investigation.

 

Oelwein Police are investigating a criminal mischief complaint.  Oelwein Police received a report of Criminal Mischief at 10:14 a.m., on April 14, 2017 in the 600 block 6th av se.  This incident remains under investigation.

 

Oelwein Police are investigating a criminal mischief complaint.  Oelwein Police received a report of Criminal Mischief at 10:40 a.m., on April 14, 2017 in the 100 block 6th st nw.  This incident remains under investigation.

 

Oelwein Police are investigating a criminal mischief complaint.  Oelwein Police received a report of Criminal Mischief at 11:49 a.m., on April 14, 2017 in the 10 block 3rd av nw.  This incident remains under investigation.

April 12,2017

On April 12, 2017 at 4:15 p.m. Oelwein Officers were called to the 1300 block of South Frederick for a reported shoplifter.  Officers arrested Kenneth Ray Ogle, age 36 of Oelwein for 5th Degree Theft.

 

Oelwein Officers arrested Matthew Ward Moore, age 24 of Oelwein, on a Fayette County Sheriff's Office warrant for 4th Degree Theft.  Moore was arrested on April 12, 2017 at 4:30 p.m., in the 600 block of South Frederick.

 

On April 13 at 1:00 a.m., Oelwein Officers were called to the 300 block of 1st Avenue NE for a reported disturbance.  Officers arrested Jeffery Richard Woods, age 52 of Oelwein for a Fayette County Sherrif's Office warrant with original charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd or Subsequent Offense, Gathering Where Controlled Substances are Used, And Possession of Marijuana 3rd or Subsequent Offense.

April 12, 2017

 

Officers with the Oelwein Police Department, Iowa City Police Department and the University of Iowa Department of Public Safety recently underwent expert defensive tactics training with help from former and current star University of Iowa wrestlers. The training took place at the University of Iowa Wrestling Facility.

 

The police agencies partnered with the UI Wrestling Program to enhance officer skills when it comes to physically managing a person during an incident or arrest, while also reducing the chance of injury to the officer and suspect.

 

Iowa All-American Wrestlers Matt McDonough, Mike Evans and Thomas Gilman helped instruct officers, in addition to defensive tactics instructors Ian Alke and Niles Mercer. Iowa City Police Training Coordinator Sgt. Doug Hart worked with Iowa Wresting Coach Tom Brands to arrange the training.

 

“This unique opportunity, gave our officers additional insight on how to defend others and themselves in ways that could hopefully reduce injuries to all parties,” stated Chief Jeremy Logan. “Officer’s strive to de-escalate situations without utilizing hands-on methods but unfortunately there are times when those efforts quickly fail and they are forced to go hands-on to resolve the situation and take the subject into custody.”

 

The Oelwein Police Department is greatly appreciative that the Iowa Wrestling Coaches and Team took time out of their schedules to enhance our efforts to provide a safe community.

 

April 10, 2017

Oelwein Police are investigating a criminal mischief complaint.  Oelwein Police received a report of Criminal Mischief at 5:19 p.m., on April 9, 2017 in the 300 block 12th av se.  This incident remains under investigation.

April 7, 2017

 

Oelwein Police Continues Efforts In Drug Enforcement:

 

The Oelwein Police Department, with the assistance of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department, executed a search warrant, in the 600 block of 1st Avenue SE, at approximately 1:15 a.m. on this date. During the course of the search warrant, officers located and seized over 65 grams of methamphetamine, 8 grams of marijuana, 44 grams of Psilocyn (psychedelic mushrooms) and drug paraphernalia. The following have been arrested as a result of this investigation:

             Elizabeth Helen Gabriel, 30, of Oelwein. Gabriel has been charged with:

                          1) Possession of Methamphetamine in excess of 5 grams – Class B Felony

                         2) Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Deliver – Class D Felony

                         3) Gathering Where Controlled Substances Are Used – Class D Felony

                         4) Possession of Psilocyn with the Intent to Deliver – Class D Felony

                         5) Drug Tax Stamp Violation – Class D Felony

                         6) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Simple Misdemeanor

                 Randy John Butts, 38, of Oelwein. Butts has been charged with:

                         1) Possession of Methamphetamine in excess of 5 grams – Class B Felony

                         2) Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Deliver – Class D Felony

                         3) Gathering Where Controlled Substances Are Used – Class D Felony

                         4) Possession of Psilocyn with the Intent to Deliver – Class D Felony

                         5) Drug Tax Stamp Violation – Class D Felony

                         6) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Simple Misdemeanor

                 Zacharias James Stowe, 29, of Oelwein. Stowe has been charged with:

                          1) Gathering Where Controlled Substances Are Used – Class D Felony

                          2) Possession of Methamphetamine 3rd or subsequent offense – Class D Felony

                          3) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Simple Misdemeanor

                 Matthew Scot Davis, 39, of Oelwein. Davis has been charged with:

                          1) Gathering Where Controlled Substances Are Used – Class D Felony

                          2) Possession of Methamphetamine 2nd or subsequent offense – Aggravated Misdemeanor

                  “These arrests are the result of a several month investigation. Our officers are committed to providing safe neighborhoods for our citizens and believe that these arrests further that mission” stated Chief Jeremy Logan.

                 Further arrests and charges are pending.

 

April 5, 2017

Oelwein Police investigated a motor vehicle accident at the corner of 25th st and Q Avenue at 07:30 am, on April 5, 2017.  A  White 2004 Ford F250 driven by Richard Kleitsch collided with a tan 2001 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Logan Blue.  Blue was cited with Failure to Yield.  The Oelwein Police were assisted by the Oelwein Fire Department.

At 9:46 p.m., on April 4, 2017 Oelwein Police arrested Adam James Nielsen, 32, of Oelwein.  Nielsen was arrested on a Fayette County Warrant on an original Charge of Failure to Appear on an Original Charge of Theft 5th Degree.  Nielsen was also charged with Interference with Official Acts-Simple Misdemeanor.  This arrest followed an incident in the 700 block 1st av se.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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