Oelwein Police have arrested an Independence man on theft charges.

The arrest was made stemming from an incident that happened just before 8:00 p.m. Monday (Aug. 27), in the 100 block of 2nd Street SE. 47-year-old Rick Butterfield was taken into custody on two counts of Theft in the 5th Degree.

An Oelwein woman faces a drug charge, after police were called to a disturbance Monday at about 3:30pm in the 100 block of West Charles. Following the investigation, 38-year-old Barbara Griffiths was taken into custody on a charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance.