August 23, 2015

On August 23, 2015 at 1:15 a.m., Oelwein Officers responded to the 2600 block of South Frederick for a reported Domestic Disturbance. Officers arrested Zachary Scott Penning, age 31 of Oelwein for Domestic Abuse Assault 3rd Offense, a Class “D” Felony.

August 22, 2015

Oelwein Police are investigating criminal mischief complaint. Oelwein Police received a report of criminal mischief in at 2:11 am on august 22, 2015 from the 10 block of East Charles ST. This incident remains under investigation.

August 15,2015

On August 16, 2015 at 1:30 a.m., in the 100 block of 3rd Avenue SE, Oelwein Officers arrested Dakota Andrew Veber, age 19 of Oelwein on a Fayette County Warrant, original charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

August 14, 2015

AT 7:56 Pm on August 13, 2015 Oelwein Police cited and released Michael Vargason, 57, of Oelwein. Vargason was cited on a charge of open burn violation. Vargason was cited following an incident in the 500 block of 4th St SW

On August 13, 2015 at 8:42 Pm, Oelwein Police served a citation to Tanya Kapler, 33, of Oelwein, for Failure to Abate Nuisance at 10 block of 3rd St Nw.

August 12, 2015

Oelwein Police investigated a motor vehicle accident in the 2300 block of South Frederick Avenue at 6:58 AM on August 11, 2015. A black 2001 Ford Taurus driven by Shirley Ann Maillie collided with a black 1998 Chevy 1500 driven by Jesse Robert Mataya. Initial estimates of damages were over 1500 dollar damage to both vehicles. Maillie was cited for improper turn and Mataya was cited for failure to provide proof of insurance.

August 11, 2015

At 2:53 AM Oelwein Police arrested Tonya Jean Cane, 42, of Oelwein. Cane was arrested on charges of Assault on a Police Officer-Serious Misdemeanor Two Counts and Public Intoxication-Simple Misdemeanor. This arrest was made after an incident in the 100-blk of 7th ST SW.

August 8,2015

On August 8, 2015 at 8:25 a.m., Oelwein Officers were called to a male creating a nuisance in the 1000 block of South Frederick. Officers arrested Mario Joseph Pirillo, age 52 of Oelwein on a charge of Public Intoxication 3rd Offense, an Aggravated Misdemeanor.

On August 8, 2015 at 11:30 p.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in the 400 block of West Charles. Officers arrested James William Watson, age 43 of Stanley, on a charge of OWI 1st Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor.

August 7, 2015

Oelwein Police investigated a Motor Vehicle Accident in the 100 block of 6th St SW at 3:26 PM on August 6, 2015. A Grey 1994 For Ranger driven by Ray Schuler collided with a Bge 1988 Buick Electra Park Avenue Driven by Michelle Renee Powers.

At 4:18 PM on August 6, 2015 at Oelwein Police arrested Jerry Linn Meyer, 54, of Oelwein. Meyer was arrested on a charge of Driving While License Barred-Aggravated Misdemeanor. This arrest was made following a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 10 block of 13th Avenue SW.

August 5, 2015

AT 11:08 PM on August 4, 2015 Oelwein Police cited and released Justin Johnson, 29, of Oelwein. Johnson was cited and released on a charge of Driving while License Suspended-Simple Misdemeanor. This arrest was made following a traffic stop in the 500 block of North Frederick.

August 3,2015

Oelwein Police investigated a motor vehicle accident in the 10-block of 10th Av at 3:22 PM no August 2, 2015. A White 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 driven by Dennis Patrick Carey collided with a Silver 2008 Nissan Altima Driven by Ashley Marie Saunders. Initial estimates of Damage were $2000 dollars to the car driven by Saunders.

At 01:27 AM on August 3, 2015 Oelwein Police arrested Sandra Louise Mcmurrin, 25, of Oelwein. Mcmurrin was arrested for Driving while License Revoked-Simple Misdemeanor. This arrest was made following a traffic stop n the 1100 block of West Charles.

August 1,2015

On July 31, 2015 at 11:05 p.m., the Oelwein Police Department received a call of a female causing a disturbance in the area of the 700 block of South Frederick Avenue. Officers did locate Jordan Edna Brewer, age 20, of Oelwein. Brewer was arrested and charged with Public Intoxication, a Simple Misdemeanor.


City of Oelwein's Ordinances

ZoningOrdinanceButton Snowmobile Ordinance Button


Oelwein Police Department Frequently Asked Questions

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.






Meet our staff


Contact Us

Use the contact form below to send us an email

Keep in touch with us

You can use the following information to contact us. If an emergency or to report a crime, please call the Oelwein PD. It may take a few days before your email will be received.

Emergency # 911
Non-Emergency Phone # 319-283-4311
Address: 501 Rock Island Rd, Oelwein, Iowa 50662




Click below for an application in


Microsoft WORD or PDF


Click here for more information.



Equal Employment Opportunity  A.A./E.E.O.