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May 20, 2013

On May 19, 2013 at 12:15 a.m. Oelwein Officers received a report of a suspicious person in the 10 block of 5th Avenue NE. Upon investigation, officers arrested Roger Allen Kline, age 48 of Oelwein, on a charge of Violation of a No Contact Order, a Simple Misdemeanor.

Oelwein Officers were responded to a report of a barking dog creating a disturbance in the 600 block of North Frederick Avenue on May 19, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. Officers cited Amber Charmaine Crique, age 23, of Oelwein for Allowing a Canine to Bark Causing a Disturbance of the Peace.

May 18, 2013

On May 18, 2013 at 3:00 a.m., Oelwein Officers executed a routine traffic stop at 14th St SE and South Frederick Ave in Oelwein. Officers arrested the driver Michael Everett Deboer, age 52, of Janesville on OWI 2nd Offense an Aggravated Misdemeanor.

Oelwein Police are investigating a burglary complaint in the 2600 block of Hwy 150 South. Oelwein Police received a burglary complaint at 3:46 pm on May 17, 2013. This incident remains under investigation.

May 17, 2013

On May 16, 2013 at 11:00 p.m., Oelwein Officers executed a routine traffic stop at 10th St and Hwy 150 South in Oelwein. Officers arrested the driver Carol Lou Steiner, age 57, of Maynard on OWI 3rd Offense a Class D Felony and subsequently arrested Matthew Daniel Joyce, age 41, of Cedar Rapids on a charge of Open Container as a Passenger, a Simple Misdemeanor and Possession of Controlled Substance Marijuana a Serious Misdemeanor.

May 16, 2013 - Cookin Up Cash 4 Cops Huge Success

Well over 200 people showed up on Wednesday, May 15th, 2013, for the 5th Annual Cookin Up Cash 4 Cops Oelwein Police Department Equipment Fundraiser at the First Baptist Church. Jennifer Parsons with the Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau brought the Distracted Driving Simulator to give citizens a chance to “drive” with beer goggles on or while texting to show how unsafe it is to drive. This year the money raised at the event will be used to purchase more equipment for the Oelwein SRT (Special Response Team). The Oelwein SRT was recently utilized in March for Operation Clean Sweep, where 12 people were arrested on drug charges. The Cookin Up Cash 4 Cops fundraiser has helped the Oelwein Police Department raise money in the past to purchase AED’s, a speed trailer, body armor for the Oelwein SRT team and equipment for the Oelwein Reserve Officers. The Oelwein Police Department would like to thank the First Baptist Church once again for all their work to make this event a success.

People gathered around to watch as some attempted the Distracted Driver Simulator. Jennifer Parsons with the Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau brought the simulator for the Cookin Up Cash 4 Cops event.

John Fletcher, 14, of Oelwein tries the Distracted Driving Simulator as his mother and First Baptist Church Pastor Tim Schoepf watch.

Officer DeJong tries out the Distracted Driving Simulator with the beer goggles on.

Oelwein Police Officers and Reserve Officers serving burgers.

Well over 200 people came to support the Oelwein Police Department.

Oelwein Officers served burgers to community members in effort to raise money for equipment for the Oelwein SRT (Special Response Team).

May 13, 2013

On May 12, 2013 at 5:54 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to a business in the 100 block South Frederick Ave for a reported shoplifter. Officers arrested Seth Allen McLane, age 19, of Oelwein on a charge of Theft 5th Degree, a Simple Misdemeanor and Possession of Controlled Substance Marijuana a Serious Misdemeanor.

Oelwein Police are investigating a criminal mischief complaint in the 2600 blk South Frederick Ave. Oelwein Police received a criminal mischief complaint at 2:06 pm on May 12, 2013. This incident remains under investigation.

May 12, 2013

On May 12, 2013 at 3:18 a.m., Oelwein Officers responded to a call of a disturbance in the 10 block of 8th Ave SE. Upon arrival, officers arrested Zachary Wade Hernandez, age 19, of Oelwein on a charge of Enhanced Public Intoxication a Serious Misdemeanor.

On May 11, 2013 at 7:59 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to a call of a disturbance in the 400 block of 13th Ave NW. Upon arrival, officers arrested George DeWayne McMullen, age 23, of Waterloo on a charge of Criminal Mischief in the 4th Degree a Serious Misdemeanor.

Oelwein Police are investigating a burglary complaint in the 200 block of 2nd St SE. Oelwein Police received a burglary complaint at 11:04 am on May 11, 2013. This incident remains under investigation.

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.

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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:
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4 Full Time Communications Operators
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The Oelwein Police Department is located at 501 Rock Island Road, Oelwein, Iowa 50662.

 

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