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December 30, 2013

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On December 30, 2013 at 1:20 a.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in the 10 block of 5th Street NW in Oelwein. Officers arrested Dustin Lee Westpfahl, age 32, of Oelwein. Westpfahl was charged with Eluding Officers, a Serious Misdemeanor and was then released to the custody of the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office on an Arrest Warrant for an original charge of Failure to Appear for an Initial Appearance for Theft 5th Degree. Westpfahl was also cited for No Driver’s License, No insurance, and Operating Without Registration.


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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
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The Oelwein Police Department is located at 501 Rock Island Road, Oelwein, Iowa 50662.





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