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December 8,2021

On December 5th, 2021, the Oelwein Police Department received a report of a missing adult. The missing person’s report indicated that the 32-year-old female was a dependent adult and that no one had seen or been able to reach this female for nearly 24 hours. Officers met with a number of individuals in reference to this report. On December 8th, 2021, the female was located safely and without incident. The Oelwein Police Department was assisted by the Waterloo Police Department, the Independence Police Department, and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigations.

 

At 2:15 p.m. on December 8th, 2021, Oelwein Police arrested Thomas Daniel Wilds, 27, of Oelwein. Wilds was arrested in the 700 block of South Frederick Ave on a Fayette County warrant for an original charge of Domestic Abuse Assault - serious misdemeanor. 

December 6,2021

At 10:00 a.m. on December 6th, 2021, Oelwein Police arrested Andrew Porchia Thomas, 51. of Hazleton. Thomas was arrested on a charge of Driving While License Suspended - simple misdemeanor. This arrest was made following a traffic stop in the 1300 block of Rock Island Road in Oelwein.

 

At 7:51 p.m. on December 6th, 2021, Oelwein Police arrested Andrew Lee Heth, 35, of Oelwein. Heth was arrested in the 300 block of 6th Ave SE in Oelwein on a Fayette County warrant for Violation of Probation.

December 5,2021

At 02:09 p.m. on December 5th, 2021, Oelwein Police arrested Luke Travis Meyer, 26, of Oelwein. Meyer was arrested in the 300 block of 6th St NE in Oelwein on a Buchanan County warrant for failure to appear on an original charge of Driving While License Suspended, Canceled, or Revoked.

December 4,2021

At 08:53 p.m. on December 4th, 2021, Oelwein Police arrested Bryan Earl Armstead, 21, of Oelwein. Armstead was arrested on a charge of Domestic Abuse Assault w/ Injury - serious misdemeanor. This arrest was made following a report of a disturbance in the area of 1st Ave NE and 5th St NE in Oelwein.

December 1,2021

At 10:31 a.m. on December 1st, 2021, Oelwein Police arrested Mellony Jean Harris, 33, of Oelwein. Harris was arrested on a charge of Theft - 5th degree. This arrest was made after a citizens report of a suspicious person in the 10 block of 1st Ave SE in Oelwein.

 

At 12:18 p.m. on December 1st, 2021, Oelwein Police arrested Vanessa Lynn Smith, 37, of Oelwein. Smith was arrested on a charge of Burglary - 3rd degree. This arrest was made after a citizens report of a burglary in progress in the 400 block of 13th Ave NW in Oelwein.

November 22,2021

At 12:17 a.m. on November 22nd, 2021, Oelwein Police arrested Brandon Lee Fox, 21, of Oelwein. Fox was arrested on charges of Domestic Assault - serious misdemeanor, Disorderly Conduct - simple misdemeanor, and Public Intoxication - simple misdemeanor. Fox was also arrested on 2 Fayette County warrants for original charges of Failure to Appear (controlled substances) and Violation of Probation. This arrest was made after a disturbance was reported in the 10 block of 4th St NW in Oelwein.

 

At 5:51 p.m. on November 22nd, 2021, Oelwein Police arrested Katherine Marie Lewis, 23, of Oelwein. Lewis was arrested on a charge of Driving While License Revoked (2 counts) - serious misdemeanor. This arrest was made following a traffic stop in the 300 block of 1st Ave SE in Oelwein.

November 20,2021

At 12:40 a.m. on November 20th, 2021, Oelwein Police arrested Kristen Elizabeth Pingree, 24, of Oelwein. Pingree was arrested on charges of Disorderly Conduct - simple misdemeanor, and Public Intoxication - simple misdemeanor. This arrest was made following a report of a disturbance in the 100 block of South Frederick Ave.

 

At 12:40 a.m. on November 20th, 2021, Oelwein Police arrested Tiffany Nerissa Pingree, 29, of Oelwein. Pingree was arrested on charges of Assault on Law Enforcement Officer - serious misdemeanor, Criminal Mischief, 5th Degree - simple misdemeanor, Disorderly Conduct - simple misdemeanor, and Public Intoxication - simple misdemeanor. This arrest was made following a report of a disturbance in the 100 block of South Frederick Ave. 

November 19,2021

At 4:54 p.m. on November 19th, 2021, Oelwein Police arrested James Allen Woodson, 57, of Oelwein. Woodson was arrested in the 300 block of 7th Ave SW on a Fayette County warrant for an original charge of Domestic Abuse Assault.

 

At 9:13 p.m. on November 19th, 2021, Oelwein Police arrested Skylar Joseph Buhr, 32, of Oelwein. Buhr was arrested in the 800 block of 2nd Ave NE on Fayette County warrants for original charges of Child Endangerment, Possession of Controlled Substance, and Failure to Pay Child Support.

November 18,2021

At 1:34 a.m. on November 18th, 2021, Oelwein Police arrested Thomas Daniel Wilds, 27, of Oelwein. Wilds was arrested on a charge of Driving While License Revoked - serious misdemeanor. This arrest was made following a traffic stop in the 1300 block of South Frederick Ave.

At 9:25 p.m. on November 18th, 2021, Oelwein Police arrested Joseph Louis Sepe, 36, of Cassville, WI. Sepe was arrested on a charge of Driving While License Revoked - serious misdemeanor. This arrest was made following a traffic stop in the 700 block of Rock Island Road. 

November 16,2021

At 5:37 p.m. on November 16th, 2021, Oelwein Police arrested Christopher Dean Baker, 41, of Oelwein. Baker was arrested in the 200 block of 9th Ave SW in Oelwein on a Buchanan County warrant for original charges of Driving While License Revoked, Driving While License Suspended, No Insurance, Operating a Non Registered Vehicle, and Fraudulent Use of Registration. 

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