October 22, 2013

On October 21, 2013 at 11:50 p.m., Oelwein Officers and the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office went to a residence in the 10 block of 2nd Avenue NW in Oelwein to serve a Fayette County Sheriff’s warrant. Officers arrested Cody Richard Reisner, age 30 of Oelwein on a Probation Violation warrant for original charges of Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine and Gathering Where Drugs are Used. Reisner was also arrested on Oelwein Police Department charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, a Class “D” Felony.


On October 22, 2013 at 3:50 a.m., Officers responded to a residence in the 200 block of 2nd Avenue SE for a reported domestic disturbance. Ruben James Hernandez Jr., age 49, of Oelwein, was arrested on a charge of Violation of a No Contact Order, a Simple Misdemeanor.


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Oelwein Police History

The Oelwein Police Department was established in 1903


The Oelwein Police Department was established in 1903 as the recognized law enforcement for the City of Oelwein

Currently the Oelwein Police Department employs:
10 Full Time Police Officers
4 Full Time Communications Operators
1 Administrative Assistant

4 Reserve (Volunteer) Police Officers


The Oelwein Police Department is located at 501 Rock Island Road, Oelwein, Iowa 50662.






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The Oelwein Police Department is presently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.


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