July 5, 2014

On July 6, 2014 at 1:56 a.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in the 10 block of 3rd Ave SE in Oelwein. Officers arrested and referred to Juvenile Court Services, the driver of the vehicle, Austin Dean Peters, age 16 of Fayette, on a charge of Zero Tolerance and Possession of Tobacco Underage both Simple Misdemeanors.  Peters was cited for No Valid Registration.

On July 6, 2014 at 12:06 a.m., Oelwein Officers cited, Katelynn Renee Wolff, age 16, of Oelwein, on a charge of Possession of Tobacco under the Legal Age, 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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