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February 2,2022

At 9:09 a.m. on February 2nd, 2022, Oelwein Police arrested Karrie Ann Hansen, 42, of Oelwein. Hansen was cited and released on a charge of Driving While License Suspended. This arrest was made following a traffic stop in the 100 block of 7th St SE.

 

Oelwein Police investigated a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of 10th St and South Frederick Ave at 2:14 p.m. on February 2nd, 2022. A Chevy truck driven by Kayla Voges collided with a GMC truck driven by Sandra Tudor of Independence. Initial estimates of damage were $1500 to the vehicle driven by Voges and $1500 to the vehicle driven by Tudor. Voges was cited with Failure to Yield Upon Entering a Roadway. The Oelwein Police were assisted by Mercy Oelwein Ambulance and the Oelwein Fire Department. 

January 28,2022

Oelwein Police investigated a motor vehicle accident in the 800 block of 5th St SE at 10:00 a.m. on January 28th, 2022. A Ford truck driven by Paul Fritz collided with a GMC truck driven by Catherine Twitty. Initial estimates of damages were $500 to the vehicle driven by Fritz and $1500 to the vehicle driven by Twitty. 

 

Oelwein Police investigated a motor vehicle accident in the 300 block of 1st Ave SE at 3:31 p.m. on January 28th, 2022. A Dodge truck driven by Axel Fousek collided with a tree. Initial estimate of damage was over $1500 to the vehicle driven by Fousek.

 

 

January 24,2021

Oelwein Police investigated a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of 1st St and 5th Ave SE at 07:56 a.m. on January 24th, 2022. A Chrysler van driven by Veronica Prouty collided with a utility pole. Initial estimate of damage was $5000 to the vehicle driven by Prouty. 

January 29,2022

At 4:15 p.m. on January 29th, 2022, Oelwein Police arrested Steven Duane Benton, 34, of Oelwein. Benton was arrested on a charge of Theft 3rd Degree - aggravated misdemeanor. This arrest was made after a report of shoplifting in the 100 block of 2nd St SE. 

January 25,2022

On January 25, 2022 at 7:00 p.m., Oelwein Police Officers arrested Kenneth Dale Bostic, age 48, of West Union, on a Fayette County Sheriff's Office warrant for Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Owner's Consent, two counts of Violation of a No Contact Order and Interference With Official Acts.

January 19,2022

At 12:54 a.m. on January 19th, 2022, Oelwein Police arrested Destiny Marie Quario, 22, of Oelwein. Quario was arrested on a charge of Driving While License Suspended. This arrest was made following a traffic stop in the 300 block of 2nd Ave NE in Oelwein.

January 15,2022

At 9:44 p.m. on January 15th, 2022, Oelwein Police arrested Jesse Lee Melka, 40, of Oelwein. Melka was arrested on a charge of Domestic Abuse Assault - simple misdemeanor. This arrest was made following a report of a disturbance in the 200 block of 1st St SE in Oelwein.

January 12,2022

OELWEIN POLICE DEPARTMENT

CITY OF OELWEIN, IOWA

                                                                            Media Release

 

DATE:  January 12, 2022

                

Release: Investigation Complete – Charges Filed

                               

            Charged Following an Investigation by the Oelwein Police Department and the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division

 

            The Oelwein Police Department has completed an investigation into incidents of selling alcohol to minors, selling tobacco/vape products to minors, and illegal hemp sales.

 

            The charges allege that On November 30, 2021 and December 1, 2021, employees of   H & S Store, LLC (AKA BP Gas), 801 East Charles Street, sold alcohol and tobacco products to persons under the legal age. Further, on December 10, 2021, employees at this location sold tobacco/vape products to a person under the legal age.

 

            On the business premises, illegally labeled and distributed hemp products were located and seized. Hemp products marketed and sold for inhalation use is illegal in the state of Iowa.

 

            The following subjects have been charged:

 

                        Jamshaid Yousaf, 31, of Dubuque

           

3 counts of Licensee/Permittee Supply Alcohol to Person Under the Legal Age

1 count of as an Employee Supplying Alcohol to Person Under the Legal Age

1 count of as an Employee Providing Tobacco/Vapor Product to Minor

1 count of sale/distribution of a hemp inhalation product

 

Robert Moser, 22, of Oelwein

 

1 count of as an Employee Supplying Alcohol to Person Under the Legal Age

1 count of as an Employee Providing Tobacco/Vapor Product to Minor

 

Kassandra Cole, 22, of Hazleton

 

1 count of as an Employee Providing Tobacco/Vapor Product to Minor

 

            The Oelwein Police Department was assisted by the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division with this investigation.

January 10,2022

At 3:22 p.m. on January 10th, 2022, Oelwein Police arrested Andrew James Kleitsch, 37, of Oelwein. Kleitsch was cited and released on a charge of Driving While License Suspended. This arrest was made following a traffic stop in the area of Highway 150 and Highway 281.

January 8,2022

At 7:03 p.m. on January 8th, 2021, Oelwein Police arrested Jesse Clarence Guest, 32, of Oelwein. Guest was arrested on a Fayette County warrant for Failure to Appear on an original charge of Driving While License Denied or Revoked - serious misdemeanor. Guest was also charged with Unlawful Possession of Prescription Drugs - serious misdemeanor. This arrest was made in the 200 block of West Charles. 

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