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November 3, 2014

On November 3, 2014 at 8:40 a.m., Oelwein Officers responded to a property damage accident in the 300 block of 7th Street SE in Oelwein. Vehicle #1, a 2014 Ford Fusion, driven by Kevin Gann, sustained $4800 damage and vehicle #2, a 2005 Ford Focus, driven by Kristen Elizabeth Pingree, sustained $2500 damage. Gann was cited for Failure to Obey a Yield Sign.

On November 3, 2014 at 10:20 a.m., Oelwein Officers arrested Austin Paul Bellmer, age 19, of Oelwein on a Fayette County Warrant, original charges of Burglary 3rd Degree.

November 2, 2014

Following a routine traffic stop in the 100 block of 3rd St SE on October 31st at 11:34PM, Brianna Noel Prentice, 19, of Oelwein was arrested for Possession of marijuana. This is a serious misdemeanor.

A 911 report of an assault resulted in the arrest of a 29 year old Oelwein man. Timothy David Anderson-Jobe was arrested on November 1st and charged with second offense domestic abuse assault.  This is a serious misdemeanor.

Oelwein Police Department Winter Coat Drive

“To Protect and To Serve= To help our neighbors in need”

Do you have coats around the house that you want to give away? Well, keep them in hand and get ready to drop them off at the Oelwein Police Department. Don’t have time to stop by the police department to drop that coat off? No problem! We will come to you to receive your donations. Rather make a monetary donation for this effort? No problem! The Oelwein Police Department will receive all monetary donations no matter how large or small to help in this effort.

The Oelwein Police Department is sponsoring a winter coat drive during the months of November and December 2014 to ensure that our neighbors of all ages are warm this winter season. The Oelwein Police Department will be welcoming donations of new and slightly used winter coats, hats, gloves, scarfs, and monetary donations during this drive to be used locally within our community.

To donate simply come to the police department with your donation (501 Rock Island Rd) or call the police department administrative line (319-283-4311) and we will be more than happy to come to you and all donations can be kept anonymous.

To help with this cause, officers of the Oelwein Police Department will be participating in “No Shave November”. In order to participate, officers have to contribute to this coat drive and the public can donate, a monetary donation or a coat, on behalf of an officer.

October 30, 2014

Oelwein Police investigated a motor vehicle accident in the 100 block of 3rd Ave NW at 8:27 p.m. on October 30, 2014.  A White 1998 Buick Park Avenue driven by Desiree Lynn Brachett collided with a parked Black 2009 Chevrolet Silverado owned by Ryan Matthew Haar.  The Oelwein Police were assisted by Mercy Oelwein Ambulance.

On October 30, 2014 at 4:08 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to a disturbance in the 300 block of 3rd Ave SE. Officers arrested Anthony Allen Copley, age 28, of Oelwein, on charges of Assault Domestic a Simple Misdemeanors.

On October 30, 2014 at 12:15 p.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in the 400 block of 4th St NE. Officers cited and released Carrie Jo Smock, age 31, of Oelwein for Driving with a Suspended License.


October 29, 2014

On October 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., Oelwein officers were called to the 300 block of 8th Avenue SE. Officers arrested Victor Raymond Childers, age 17, of Aurora on a charge of Possession Of Marijuana, a Serious Misdemeanor.

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October 23, 2014

On October 20, 2014 at 5:00 a.m., Oelwein Officers responded to a report of a dispute in the 100 block of 2nd Avenue NW in Oelwein.  Officers arrested Jasmin Dupree Keys, age 17, of Waterloo on charges of Interference With Official Acts and Disorderly Conduct:Fighting.  Keys was referred to Juvenile Court Authorities.

Oelwein Officers are investigating a hit and run accident occurring October 23, 2014 at 11:50 p.m. A vehicle was parked and struck in the 700 block of 1st Avenue NE in Oelwein.  The suspect vehicle had left the scene upon officer arrival.


Property Nuisance Reporting Made Easier

Reporting property nuisance violations just became easier. The Oelwein Police Department has created an online reporting system for the public to request possible nuisance/structural issues to be investigated.

Citizens may go to oelweinpolice.org and click on the red tab (Report Property Nuisance Violation) on the left side of the screen. This link will bring up a form that allows citizens to list the address and type of violation that they wish to have investigated.

“This process is being implemented to allow for citizens, at their convenience, to be able to report to us and guide us on areas of nuisance concerns” states Chief Jeremy Logan. “With this process, it is our goal to be able to streamline the reporting process and therefor assist with ensuring we have a clean and safe community.”

This new procedure is just another tool to be utilized in reporting these possible violations. Citizens may still report violations by calling the Oelwein Police Department at 319-283-4311.

October 11, 2014

On October 11, 2014 at 9:37 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to a disturbance in the 200 block of 2nd St SE. Officers arrested Paula Monique Acosta, age 18, of Oelwein, on charges of Assault and Disorderly Conduct both Simple Misdemeanors.

Kindergartners Tour New Police Department

On Monday, October 6th, 2014, Oelwein's Little Husky kindergartner classes toured the new Oelwein Police Department. Oelwein Officer's Chet Reagan and Bryce Bentley spoke to the children about wearing their seat belts, when to dial 9-1-1, what to do if they find a gun and other safety issues during the tour. Visit the Oelwein Police Department's Community page for other community events and activities organized by the Oelwein Police Officers.


Officer Reagan with the first group of Little Husky kindergartners that toured the new police department.



Officer Bentley with the second group of Little Husky kindergartners that toured the new police department.


October 8, 2014

On October 9, 2014 at 12:41AM in the 100 block of 1st St NW, Oelwein Officers arrested Miguel Daniel Sanchez, age 24, of Oelwein, on a Buchanan County Warrant with original charges of Theft.



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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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