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October 26,2021

On October 25, 2021 at 4:55 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to the intersection of East Charles and 1st Avenue SE for a reported motor vehicle accident.  Unit 1, a black 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Taggart James Kite, at a red light on East Charles Street proceeded to turn Southbound on hwy 150, failing to yield the right of way to on coming traffic.  Unit 2, a 2008 Ford F250, driven by Adam Dean Rahe, travelling southbound on hwy 150, struck the Pontiac in the area of the rear driver's side tire.  Unit 1 was found to be at fault.  No injuries were reported at the scene. 

 

October 25,2021

On October 25, 2021 at 3:45 p.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in the 300 block of 5th Avenue SW in Oelwein.  Officers arrested Tyler Nicole Slater, age 19, of Independence on a charge of Driving While License Suspended.  Slater was also cited for Failure to Provide Proof of Insurance.

 

Oelwein Officers responded to the 10 block of 2nd St NW on October 25, 2021 at 7:15 p.m. for a reported disturbance.  Officers arrested James Thomas Allen, age 53 of Oelwein for Assault, a Simple Misdemeanor.

 

On October 25, 2021 at 9:05 p.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in the 600 block of 3rd Av SE in Oelwein.  Trenton James Husted, age 33 of Oelwein was cited into court on a charge of Driving While License Suspended.

 

 

 

October 20,2021

At 8:28 p.m. on October 20th, 2021, Oelwein Police arrested Heather Ann Annis, 44, of Independence. Annis was arrested on charges of Eluding - felony, Reckless Driving - simple misdemeanor, Interference with Official Acts - serious misdemeanor, and Interference with Official Acts - simple misdemeanor. This arrest was made following a traffic stop in the 500 block of West Charles in Oelwein. 

October 18,2021

At 2:33 a.m. on October 18th, 2021, Oelwein Police arrested Gage Mathew Durnan, 22, of Garnavillo. Durnan was arrested on a charge of Driving While License Revoked - simple misdemeanor. This arrest was made following a traffic stop in the 100 block of 2nd St SE in Oelwein.

At 11:56 a.m. on October 18th, 2021, Oelwein Police arrested Joseph Glenn Kane, 23, of Maynard. Kane was arrested on a charge of Domestic Abuse Assault Displaying or Using a Weapon - aggravated misdemeanor. This arrest was made after a disturbance was reported in the 200 block of 1st Ave SE in Oelwein. 

October 17,2021

At 3:26 p.m. on October 17th, 2021, Oelwein Police arrested Clayton Allen Bushaw, 26, of Oelwein. Bushaw was arrested in the 200 block of 6th Ave SE in Oelwein on a Fayette County warrant for Violation of Probation.

October 16,2021

At 6:29 p.m. on October 16th, 2021, Oelwein Police arrested Austin Cody Maire, 25, of Oelwein. Maire was arrested on a charge of No Drivers License - simple misdemeanor and a Fayette County warrant for Failure to Appear on an original charge of Theft 5th Degree. This arrest was made following a traffic stop in the 200 block of 1st St SE in Oelwein. 

At 6:46 p.m. on October 16th, 2021, Oelwein Police arrested Michael Eugene Lien, 36, of Oelwein. Lien was arrested on charges of Public Intoxication - simple misdemeanor, Interference with Official Acts - simple misdemeanor, and Assault on Persons in Certain Occupations - serious misdemeanor. This arrest was made in the 1300 block of South Frederick Ave in Oelwein following a citizens report of an intoxicated subject. 

October 15,2021

At 7:02 p.m. on October 15th, 2021, Oelwein Police arrested Rick Alan Butterfield, 50, of Oelwein. Butterfield was arrested in the 800 block of 7th Ave NE in Oelwein on a Fayette County warrant for Failure to Appear.

October 13,2021

At 2:30 p.m. on October 13th, 2021, Oelwein Police arrested Mykala Lynn Meike, 27, of Oelwein. Meike was arrested on a charge of Driving While License Suspended - simple misdemeanor. This arrest was made following a traffic stop in the 200 block of West Charles St in Oelwein. 

October 12,2021

At 1:59 p.m. on October 12th, 2021, Oelwein Police arrested Christopher John Walsh, 50, of Oelwein. Walsh was arrested in the 10 block of 4th St NW in Oelwein on a Blackhawk County warrant for an original charge of Failure to Appear for Carrying Weapons.

Arrest Made During Active Burglary

On October 12th, at 2:59 a.m. Oelwein Officer located a subject inside "Oelwein Liquor" at 1011 S. Frederick Ave, Oelwein. The subject fled on foot after being confronted by officers. The foot pursuit traveled north through residential yards in the 1000 block of 1st Ave SE and ended in the 900 block of 1st Ave SE where the fleeing subject, identified as Anthony Allen Copley age 35 of Oelwein, was placed under arrest. Copley has been charged with burglary 3rd, Possession of burglary tools, and interference with official acts. Officers were able to recover the stolen property and additional charges are pending at this time. Copley also had an active warrant through Fayette County for probation violation on original charge of eluding. 

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