The Oelwein Police Department has been busy of late, reporting a number of recent, unrelated arrests.


At about 8:30pm last night (Tuesday, Aug. 3), officers conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of 3rd Avenue and 5th Street SE.
There, 29 year old Jordan Gallmeyer of Oelwein was taken into custody for Driving While his License is Suspended, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Also arrested in the traffic stop, was 36 year old Vanessa Smith of Oelwein. She is charged with Interference With Official Acts, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Unlawful Possession of Prescription Drugs, and a Controlled Substance Violation.

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On Monday, at about 3:15pm, 20 year old Alyssa Martinez of Oelwein was taken into custody for Assault With Bodily Injury, and Animal Abuse. Martinez was also wanted on a Black Hawk County warrant for Harassment-3rd Degree.

At approximately 12:45pm Monday, 21 year old Dakota Porter of Oelwein was nabbed in the 500 block of Rock Island Road, for a Fayette County Warrant, on the original charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance-Marijuana.

And at 12:30am Monday, 19 year old Austin Bushaw of Arlington was arrested by Oelwein Police, when they responded to the report of a disturbance in the 100 block of West Charles. Bushaw is being charged with Assault, Disorderly Conduct, and Interference with Official Acts.

An Oelwein woman faces drug and other charges, after police were called out on the report of a domestic disturbance Sunday evening (Aug. 1).  The Oelwein Police Department was summoned at about 6:45pm Sunday, to the 100 block of 8th Avenue SW. Responding officers arrested 47 year old Michelle Johnson on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Prescription Drugs, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Also Sunday evening, Oelwein Police arrested 44 year old Michael Rickert of Oelwein for a Fayette County warrant for Failure to Appear in Court, on the original charge of 3rd Degree Theft. Rickert was taken into custody just before 5pm in the 100 block of 8th Avenue NW.

During a traffic stop Saturday night in the ten block of 6th Street NE, 36 year old Brandy Schoultz of Oelwein was taken into custody for Driving While her License is Suspended.

At around 11am Saturday (July 31), the Oelwein Police Department got a report of a 2 vehicle hit and run accident that happened at the intersection of 3rd Street SE and Rock Island Road. The incident remains under investigation.

And Oelwein Police are looking into a theft. The incident was reported at about 8:45pm last Thursday (July 29th) in the ten block of 8th Street SW. No arrests have been reported, and the theft remains under investigation.

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