Press Releases

November 20, 2016

On November 19, 2016 at 12:15 p.m., Oelwein Police arrested Robert Henry Amen, 51, of Oelwein.  Amen was arrested on a charge of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia-Simple Misdemeanor.  This arrest followed an incident in the 10 block of 4th St Nw.

November 19,2016

On November 18, 2016 Oelwein Officers issued a citation for Failure to Abate Per Order in the 100 block of 4th Avenue SW, to Samantha Rayeliyn Polan, age 28, of Oelwein.

November 18,2016

On November 17, 2016 at 11:45 p.m., in the 500 block of 1st Street NE, Oelwein Police arrested Donald Eugene Latham, age 59 of Oelwein, on a Fayette County Warrant for Failure to Appear on original charges of Public Intoxication.



November 17, 2016

On November 16, 2016 at 5:33 p.m., Oelwein Police arrested Regina Mae Latham, 40, of Oelwein.  Latham was arrested on a charge of Theft-5th Degree- Simple Misdemeanor.  This arrest was made following a citizen’s report in the 100 block of West Charles.


November 15,2016

On November 14, 2016 at 6:00 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to a call of a person behaving suspiciously in the 600 block of 2nd Avenue NE.  Officers arrested Ross Ian Rivers Cashen, age 36 of Oelwein on charges of Trespassing and Assault, both Simple Misdemeanors.



On November 14, 2016 at 9:15 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to the 10 block of 3rd Av NE to attempt to serve a Fayette County Sheriff's warrant.  Officers arrested Jacob David Snay, age 22, of Oelwein on the warrant with original charges of Criminal Mischief 5th Degree and Trespass.  Snay was also charged by the Oelwein Police Department with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Serious Misdemeanor and Interference with Official Acts, a Simple Misdemeanor.

November 13, 2016

On November 13, 2016 at 10:00 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to the 10 block of 1st St SE for a reported verbal altercation.  Officers arrested Nicole Marie Pingree, age 32 of Oelwein on a charge of Theft 5th Degree, a Simple Misdemeanor. 

November 7, 2016

At 1:28 a.m., on November 7, 2016 Oelwein Police arrested Jonya Marie Ruth Smith, 31, of Oelwein.  Smith was arrested on a Probation Violation Warrant on an Original Charge of Child Endangerment.  This arrest was made following officers interaction with the subject in the 100-blk 4th av NE

November 5, 2016

On November 5, 2016 at 7:20 p.m., Oelwein Police arrested Teresa Kay Perez, 40, of Manchester.  Perez was arrested on a Delaware County Warrant for Theft in the 4th Degree.  This arrest followed officer’s interactions with the individual in the 600 block of 7th st SE.

November 2,2016

On November 1, 2016 at 2:00 p.m., in the 1500 block of South Frederick Avenue, Oelwein Officers arrested David John Perry, age 54 of Hazleton, on charges from 2 Fayette County Warrants, with original charges of Failure to Appear for Theft 1st Degree and for Disorderly Conduct.  Perry also had charges from two Buchanan County warrants for Failure to Appear on charges of Disorderly Conduct and Reckless Driving.

November 1, 2016

On October 31, 2016 at 8:25 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to the 300 block of 1st St SE in Oelwein for a reported verbal dispute.  Officers arrested Brett Michael Kratz, age 25 of Oelwein on an Allamakee County Probation Violation warrant.



October 30,2016

On October 30, 2016 at 12:25 a.m., in the 400 block of 6th Street NW, Oelwein Officers arrested Kelly Jean Sankey, age 45 of Oran, on a charge of OWI 1st Offense, a Serious 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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