May 11, 2013

On May 10, 2013 at 4:15 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to the 10 block of 7th Avenue SE in Oelwein for a reported assault. Upon arrival, Officers arrested Richard Allen Cronbaugh, age 38 on charges of Simple Assault and 4th Degree Criminal Mischief, both Simple Misdemeanors.

On May 10, 2013 at 10:45 p.m., Oelwein Officers executed a routine traffic stop on County Line Road in Oelwein. Officers performed Field Sobriety Testing and administered a PBT Test to the Driver and subsequently arrested Tessa Nicole Trimble, age 19, of Walker, Iowa on a charge of Open Container, a Simple Misdemeanor. Trimble has also been charged with a .02 alcohol violation.

On May 11, 2013 at 1:40 a.m., Oelwein Officers observed a vehicle exceeding the speed limit in the 800 block of 1st Avenue SE. Officers performed a traffic stop and after OWI testing in the field, arrested Paige Janean Lindquist, age 19, of Waterloo on a charge of OWI 1st, 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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