March 19, 2014

On March 19, 2014 3:15 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to a verbal dispute at a residence in the 200 block of 6th Avenue NE. Officers discovered that one subject at the residence was wanted out of Linn County. Arrested was Anthony John McLees, age 31, of Oelwein on an original charge of failure to appear for a sentencing hearing.

On March 19, 2014 at 8:15 p.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in the 100 block of 4th Avenue SE. Officers arrested Kyle Joseph Conner, age 18, of Oelwein on a charge of Driving While License is Suspended, a Simple 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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