March 28, 2015

At 0019 on March 28, 2015 Oelwein Police arrested Samuel Michael Oberbreckling, 25, of Lamont. Oberbreckling was arrested on a charge of Eluding-Class D Felony, Criminal Mischief-Aggravated Misdemeanor, OWI-Serious Misdemeanor, Driving while License Suspended-Simple Misdemeanor and Reckless Driving-Simple Misdemeanor. More charges are pending in this case. This arrest was made following a brief vehicle pursuit that ended in the 200 block of 2nd AV NE.

March 27, 2015

On March 26, 2015 at 5:45 p.m., Oelwein Officers took a report of domestic assault which had occurred in the 200 block of 12th Avenue SE in Oelwein. Officers arrested Jimmy Milton Campbell, age 45 of Oelwein and charged him with Domestic Abuse Assault, a Serious Misdemeanor.

March 26, 2015

On March 25, 2015 at 11:40 p.m., Oelwein Officers went to a residence in the 500 block of South Frederick in Oelwein to attempt to serve a Fayette County Arrest warrant. Officers arrested James Melvin Rudolph, age 31, of Oelwein on the Sheriff’s Office warrant with an original Oelwein Police Department charge of Joint Criminal Conduct-Prohibited Acts, Conspiring to Deliver Controlled Substances (Marijuana), a Class “D” Felony.

March 25th, 2015

At 4:43 pm on March 16th, 2015 Oelwein Police conducted a search warrant at 408 4th AV NE. The resident of the home is Gerald Allen Price, 52. Price was charged with Theft in the 1st Degree, a Class C Felony, Ongoing Criminal Conduct, a Class B Felony, and Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, a Class D Felony. Anthony Allen Copley, 28, of Oelwein was charged with Theft in the 1st Degree, a Class C Felony. This incident was originally reported to police on February 9th, 2015.

March 25, 2015

On March 24, 2015 at 6:10 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to the 200 block of West Charles Street for a person causing a disturbance. Officers arrested Chad Mitchell Nelson, age 44 of Oelwein on a charge of Public Intoxication, a Simple Misdemeanor.

March 22, 2015

On March 22nd, 2015 the Oelwein Police Department executed a search warrant at 632 5th Ave SW in Oelwein following a two month investigation. As a result, Leon Alden Jarchow, age 19 of Oelwein was placed under arrest for Ongoing Criminal Conduct, Class B felony, three counts of Conspiracry to Deliver a Controlled Substance, Class D Felony, Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Delliver, Class D Felony, and Possesion of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor. Additional charges are pending as the investigation is ongoing.

March 21, 2015

On March 20, 2014 at 9:00 p.m., Oelwein Officers checked a residence in the 10 block of North Frederick in Oelwein for a person wanted on charges for a Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Warrant. Officers arrested Melissa Sue Newman, age 29, of Oelwein on the warrant with original charges of Possession of Marijuana.

March 20, 2015

At 1:15 p.m., on March 19, 2015 Oelwein Officers were called to a residence in the 500 block of 3rd Av SE in Oelwein for a disturbance. Officers arrested Jeremy Michael Quario, age 31 of Oelwein, on charges of Domestic Assault 3rd Offense, a Class “D” Felony and Child Endangerment, an Aggravated Misdemeanor.

March 16, 2015

At 7:15 p.m., on March 15, 2015, Oelwein Officers responded to a call of an altercation in the 900 block of South Frederick Avenue in Oelwein. Officers arrested Robert Paul Schulmeister SR, age 54, of Oelwein on charges of 2 counts of Simple Assault, both Simple Misdemeanors. Also arrested on the scene was Andrew Richard Johnson Jr, age 19, of Oelwein on charges of Operating without Owner’s Consent, an Aggravated Misdemeanor and Failure to have a Valid Driver’s License, Simple Misdemeanor.

March 15,2015

On March 14, 2015 at 6:05 p.m., Oelwein officers checked for a wanted person at a residence in the 400 block of 3rd Avenue SE. Officers arrested Anthony Allen Copley, age 28, of Oelwein on a Fayette County Sheriff’s Office warrant with original charges of Domestic Abuse Assault and three counts of Violation of a Domestic Abuse No Contact Order. Officers also arrested Scott Lee Bennington, age 50 of Oelwein for Interference with Official Acts, a Simple Misdemeanor.

March 14, 2015

At 2:20 a.m. on March 14th, 2015, Oelwein police cited and released Darryl James Vanorder, 47 years old, of Oelwein. Vanorder was cited for driving while license suspended – a simple misdemeanor, following a traffic stop in the 200 block of South Frederick Avenue.


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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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