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May 11, 2013

On May 10, 2013 at 4:15 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to the 10 block of 7th Avenue SE in Oelwein for a reported assault. Upon arrival, Officers arrested Richard Allen Cronbaugh, age 38 on charges of Simple Assault and 4th Degree Criminal Mischief, both Simple Misdemeanors.

On May 10, 2013 at 10:45 p.m., Oelwein Officers executed a routine traffic stop on County Line Road in Oelwein. Officers performed Field Sobriety Testing and administered a PBT Test to the Driver and subsequently arrested Tessa Nicole Trimble, age 19, of Walker, Iowa on a charge of Open Container, a Simple Misdemeanor. Trimble has also been charged with a .02 alcohol violation.

On May 11, 2013 at 1:40 a.m., Oelwein Officers observed a vehicle exceeding the speed limit in the 800 block of 1st Avenue SE. Officers performed a traffic stop and after OWI testing in the field, arrested Paige Janean Lindquist, age 19, of Waterloo on a charge of OWI 1st, Serious Misdemeanor.

May 10, 2013

On May 9, 2013 at 3:45 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to a call of a disturbance in the 10 block of 2nd Street NW. Upon arrival, officers arrested Robert Joseph Hamby, age 29, of Oelwein on a charge of Attempted Burglary 1st Degree, a Class “C” Felony.

On May 10, 2013 at 1:15 a.m., Officers responded to a noise complaint in the 100 block of 8th Avenue NE in Oelwein. At the scene, Officers cited and released Traeton Dean Wilharm, age 18, of Sumner; Taalor Marie Tafolla, age 20, of Oelwein; Brady Alan Kime, age 19, of Sumner; and Victor Giovanni Garcia, age 18, of Oelwein. All subjects were charged with Underage Possession of Alcohol, a Simple Misdemeanor.

May 9, 2013

On May 8, 2013 at 3:42 pm Oelwein Police Department responded to a two vehicle collision on Hwy 150 and 20th St SE in Oelwein.  When officers arrived on the scene it was determined that Steven Robert Warnke from Maynard was operating a 2002 Chevrolet Impala collided with Erika Elaine Heller from Waterloo who was operating a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix.

May 8, 2013

Oelwein Police are investigating a theft complaint in the 100 blk 8th Ave NE. Oelwein Police received a theft complaint at 8:00 pm on May 7, 2013. This incident remains under investigation.

Oelwein Police are investigating a criminal mischief complaint in the 300 blk 6th Ave SW. Oelwein Police received a criminal mischief complaint at 11:57 am on May 7, 2013. This incident remains under investigation.

May 7, 2013

On May 6, 2013 at 5:00 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to the 100 block of South Frederick in Oelwein for a report of an individual making threatening comments to another person. Officers arrested Robert Joseph Hambly, age 29 of Sumner on charges of Disorderly Conduct, Public Intoxication, and Interference With Official Acts, all Simple Misdemeanors.

May 6, 2013

On May 5, 2013 at 13:35 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to the 10 block of 3rd Avenue NE for a reported Violation of a No Contact Order. Officers arrested Joseph Lee Ohl, age 27 of Oelwein on a charge of Violation of Domestic Abuse No Contact Order, a Simple Misdemeanor.

May 5, 2013

On May 4, 2013, at 1:50 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to the 200 block of East Charles in Oelwein for a violation of a no contact order. Officers arrested Roger Dean Hall II, age 26 of Oelwein on a charge of Violation of No Contact Order, Simple Misdemeanor.

At 11:00 p.m., on May 4, 2013, Oelwein Officers were called to the 10 block of 5th St NW in Oelwein, for a possible intruder at a residence. Upon arrival officers arrested James Quenton Dugan, age 35, of Maynard on charges of Burglary 2nd Degree, a Class “D” Felony and Violation of a No Contact Order, Simple Misdemeanor.

On May 5, 2013 at 1:55 a.m., Oelwein Officers executed a routine traffic stop in the 100 block of 3rd Street SE in Oelwein. In the course of the procedure of the stop, officers discovered a Methamphetamine lab in the trunk of the vehicle. Officers arrested Matthew Tully Schoeneck, age 23, of Oelwein, on charges of Possession of Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine, a Serious Misdemeanor and Conspiracy to Manufacture more than 5 grams of Methamphetamine, a Class “B” Felony. A passenger in the vehicle, Rodney Leonard Tafolla, age 45, also of Oelwein was arrested on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance-Marijuana, an Aggravated Misdemeanor; Possession of a Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine, a Class “D” Felony; and Conspiracy to Manufacture More than 5 Grams of Methamphetamine, A Class “B” Felony. The scene was cleared and the lab disposed of by Certified Methamphetamine Lab Investigators and with the assistance of the Oelwein Fire Department.

May 2, 2013

On April 29, 2013 at 10:30 a.m., Oelwein Officers arrested Mitchell Connolly Moeller, age 20, of Strawberry Point, on a Clayton County Warrant for Probation Violation, with original charges of Possession of Marijuana.

On April 29, 2013 at 6:30 p.m., Oelwein Officers performed a routine traffic stop in the 600 block of South Frederick Avenue in Oelwein. Officers cited and released Justin Charles William Wright, age 32, of Waverly for Driving While License Suspended, a Simple Misdemeanor.

On April 30, 2013, Oelwein Officer attempted to perform a traffic stop on a vehicle travelling Northbound on Neon Road in Oelwein. After a short pursuit with the suspect vehicle, Officers did arrest the driver in the area of Neon Road and 130th Street. Garrett Allan Meisgeier age 24 of Maynard was charged with Driving While License Suspended, Reckless Driving, and Failure to Obey Stop Signs, all Simple Misdemeanors, as well as Eluding Police, an Aggravated Misdemenaor.

Oelwein Officers were called to the 100 block of 1st Street SE in Oelwein, on May 1, 2013 at 7:40 p.m. for a reported disorderly event in the area. Officers cited and released 2 juveniles, Jason Lee Hartsock, age 16 and Aric James Quario, age 17, both of Oelwein. Hartsock was charged with Possession of Tobacco Underage, 2nd Offense and Quario was charged with Possession of Tobacco Underage 3rd offense.

May 1, 2013

On April 30, 2013 at 11:40 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to a residence in the 500 block of 5th Street SW for a reported assault. After investigating the incident, Officers arrested Benjamin Donald Jensen, age 17 of Oelwein, on a charge of Burglary 1st Degree, a Class “B” Felony.

On May 1 2013 at 4:50 a.m., Officers performed a routine traffic stop in the 200 block of West Charles. Officers arrested the driver of the vehicle, Theodore Roosevelt Lindsey III, age 32, of Oelwein on a charge of Driving While License Revoked, a Serious Misdemeanor.

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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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