May 10, 2013

On May 9, 2013 at 3:45 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to a call of a disturbance in the 10 block of 2nd Street NW. Upon arrival, officers arrested Robert Joseph Hamby, age 29, of Oelwein on a charge of Attempted Burglary 1st Degree, a Class “C” Felony.

On May 10, 2013 at 1:15 a.m., Officers responded to a noise complaint in the 100 block of 8th Avenue NE in Oelwein. At the scene, Officers cited and released Traeton Dean Wilharm, age 18, of Sumner; Taalor Marie Tafolla, age 20, of Oelwein; Brady Alan Kime, age 19, of Sumner; and Victor Giovanni Garcia, age 18, of Oelwein. All subjects were charged with Underage Possession of Alcohol, a Simple 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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