November 13, 2015

Oelwein Police are investigating          a criminal mischief complaint. Oelwein          Police received a report of Criminal Mischief at 9:41 am on November 12, 2015 from the 100 block of 4th Av SE. This incident remains under investigation.

Oelwein Police are investigating          a Theft complaint. Oelwein Police received a report of Theft at 6:37 pm on November 12, 2015 from the 100 block of 3rd Av SE. This incident remains under investigation.

November 3, 2015

On November 3, 2015 at 2:35 a.m., Oelwein Officer responded to a domestic incident in the 100 block of 3rd Avenue NW. Officers arrested John Howard Wright, age 35 of Oelwein, on a charge of Interference With Official Acts, a Simple Misdemeanor.

October 31, 2015

AT 2:45 am on October 31, 2015 Oelwein Police arrested Crystal Marie Howard, 32, of Oelwein. Howard was arrested on a charge of Operating while Intoxicated-Serious Misdemeanor. The arrest was made following a traffic stop in the 100 block of 3rd AV NW

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.


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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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