October 25, 2015

At 9:43 pm on October 24, 2015 Oelwein Police arrested Bobbi Jean Brown, 20, of Oelwein. Brown was arrested on a Charges of Driving while License Revoked-Serious Misdemeanor and Failure to File SR22 Insurance-Serious. This arrest was made following a traffic stop in the 10 block of 5th Av SW.

October 24, 2015

On October 22nd, 2015, Oelwein responded to a disturbance in the 300 block of 8th Ave SE. Officers referred Ian John Thomas Bamford, 17, of Oelwein and Arturo S. Timberlake, 15, of Oelwein to juvenile court services for disorderly conduct.

October 21, 2015

At 1:31 am on October 21, 2015 Oelwein Police arrested Jeffrey Richard Woods, 51, of Oelwein. Woods was arrested on a Fayette County Warrant for Failure to Appear in the 10 block of 3rd ST NW

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October 19,2015

On October 18, 2015 at 9:05 p.m., in the 500 block of Rock Island Road Oelwein Officers arrested Mikeala Lynn Voshell, age 24 of Oelwein, on two charges of Theft in the 3rd Degree, Aggravated Misdemeanors.

October 18,2015

On October 17, 2015 at 7:40 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to an incident in the 400 block of North Frederick in Oelwein. Officers arrested Robert Michael Ainsworth Jr, age 44 of Oelwein on a charge of Harassment 3rd Degree, a Simple Misdemeanor.

At 8:25 p.m., on October 17, 2015 Oelwein Officers responded to a driving complaint in the area of the 7oo block of South Frederick. Officers located the vehicle, stopped, and arrested the driver, Scott Michael Huntington, age 30 of Cedar Rapids on a charge of OWI 1st Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor. Huntington was also cited for Allowing an Unauthorized Person to Drive. Further charges are pending.

October 14, 2015

On October 14, 2015 at 4:00 a.m., Oelwein Officers arrested Cory Arden Hursey, age 29 of Oelwein on two warrants; a District Court warrant for Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree, OWI, and Reckless Driving and a Fayette County Sheriff’s Office warrant with an original charge of Violation of the Sex Offender Registry.

October 12, 2015

AT 08:44am on October 11, 2015 Oelwein Police arrested Thaddeus Luke Higgenbottom, 42, of Oelwein. Higgenbottom was arrested on charges of Trespass-Simple Misdemeanor and Public Intoxication-Simple Misdemeanor. This arrest was made following a disturbance in the 100 block of 5th AV SE.

October 11, 2015

On October 9, 2015 at 11:30 p.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in the 100 block of hwy 150 North. Officers cited and released Nathaniel Dylan Bowser, age 26 of Oelwein for Driving With a Suspended Driver’s License.

October 9, 2015

On October 9, 2015 at 2:00 a.m., Oelwein Officers arrested David Allan Latham, age 25, of Oelwein on charges from 2 Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Warrants; Domestic Abuse Assault and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

October 3, 2015

Oelwein police are investigating a criminal mischief complaint. Oelwein Police received a report of criminal mischief at 2:46 am on October, 3, 2015 from the 10 block of 2nd St NW. This incident remains under investigation.

On October 3, 2015 at 5:23 am Oelwein Police responded to a motor vehicle accident in the 2500 block of Highway 150 South. A 2012 UPS Isuzu van driven by Mark Franzen was traveling southbound on Highway 150, when the driver encountered a deer. The driver attempted to miss the deer, sending the vehicle into the east ditch where it came to a rest causing approximately $4000.00 in damage.  


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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

7 Reserve (Volunteer) Police Officers


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





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Address: 501 Rock Island Rd, Oelwein, Iowa 50662




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