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.  

October 1,2015

On October 1, 2015 at 1:40 a.m., Oelwein Officers arrested Zachary Scott Penning, age 31 of Oelwein, on a Fayette County Sheriff’s warrant for Probation Violation, original charges of Domestic Abuse Assault x 2.

September 28, 2015

At 11:10 am on September 27, 2015 Oelwein Police arrested Dalton Michael Veber, 20, of Oelwein. Veber was arrested on charges of Burglary 3rd Degree-Class D Felony, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia-Simple Misdemeanor and Possession of a Controlled Substance-Simple Misdemeanor. This arrest was made following a disturbance that was reported in the 200 block of 2nd Av NE.

At 4:41 am on September 28, 2015 Oelwein Police arrested Zachary Scott Penning, 31, of Oelwein. Penning was arrested on a charge of Violation of a No Contact Order-Simple Misdemeanor. This arrest was the result of a disturbance in the 1000 block of S Frederick.

September 27, 2015

At 0010 on September 27, 2015 Oelwein Police cited and released Ashley Marie Ricchio, 20, of Oelwein, Dalton David Lenz, 20, of Stanley, Cassidy Lynn Connor, 18, of Oelwein and Caitlin Marie Swaney, 19, of Oelwein. All parties were cited for Possession of Alcohol under the Legal Age-simple misdemeanor. These citations were issued following a noise complaint in the 700 block of 1st AV SE.

September 19, 2015

At 00:50 am on September 19, 2015 Oelwein Police Arrested Joshua Conrad Avenson, 24, of Westgate. Avenson was arrested on a charges of Driving while Barred-Aggravated Misdemeanor and Failure to File SR-22 Insurance-Serious misdemeanor. This arrest was made following a traffic stop in the 10 block of North Frederick.

September 18, 2015

Oelwein Police investigated a motor vehicle accident in the 200 block of 8th av se at 7:56 am on September 16, 2015. A beige 1997 Oldsmobile 88 driven by Fae Arlene Belscher collided with a white 2011 Chevrolet Traverse driven by Larissa Lee Held.

Oelwein Police investigated a motor vehicle accident on 2nd St SE at 4:34 pm on September 17, 2015. A Silver 2014 Buick Enclave driven by Ruth Marie Goldenstein collided with a Silver 2004 Hyundai Sonata driven by Gary John Walrath. The Oelwein Police were assisted by the Oelwein Fire Department.

September 14, 2015

On September 13, 2015 at 5:54 pm Oelwein Police received a report of a hit and run accident at the intersection of 1st ST and 3rd AV NE. Investigation by Oelwein police led to the arrest of Austin Michael Manson McDowell, 25, of Cedar Rapids. McDowell was charged with leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident- Simple Misdemeanor and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia-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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Address: 501 Rock Island Rd, Oelwein, Iowa 50662




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