July 15, 2013

On July 13, 2013 at 4:00 a.m., Oelwein Officers were called to a disturbance in the 500 block of West Charles. Upon arrival, officers warned individuals in the area reference loud music and noise. Officers also arrested Damian Alexander Torres, age 24 of Oelwein, on charges of Public Interference 3rd or subsequent offense, an Aggravated Misdemeanor and Interference With Official Acts, a Simple Misdemeanor.

At 7:45 p.m. on July 13, 2013 Officers were called to the area of the 100 block of 2nd Street NW in Oelwein to check a report of suspicious activity at a residence. After an investigation into the information provided, officers arrested Wendy Sue Harker, age 49 of Independence, on charges of Possession of Marijuana, a Serious Misdemeanor and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor.

On July 13, 2013 at 11:10 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to a report of an intoxicated person in the area of the athletic fields at Wing’s Park in Oelwein. Officers checked the area and arrested Rick Ernest Wumkes, age 59 of Oelwein on a charge of Public Intoxication 2nd Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor.


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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.






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The Oelwein Police Department is presently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.


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