A local man has been charged after driving his car through a yard over the weekend.


At about 7:30pm Saturday (Jan. 20), Oelwein Police received a report of a vehicle that had been driven through a yard and into a ditch, in the 400 block of 4th Avenue NW. No one was injured, and the estimate of damages was not available.

The driver, 55 year old Troy Richards of Oelwein, was taken into custody on a charge of OWI-1st Offense; he was also cited for Failure to Maintain Control.

And Oelwein Police are looking into some vandalism. The criminal mischief was reported early Saturday from the 200 block of 6th Avenue SE.