August 4, 2014

At approximately midnight on August 3rd, Oelwein Communications received a report of people trespassing in a vacant home on 3rd St NW. Further investigation revealed the individuals to be 16 year old Caylyn Ann Marie Wallace of Waverly and 18 year old Troy Lynn Petz Jr. of Latimer.   Both individuals were charged with trespass which is a simple misdemeanor.

Oelwein Police received a report of a domestic abuse that occurred on August 3rd at approximately 11:00 pm.   Jesse Joe Vandekieft, 29 of Oelwein was arrested and charged with Domestic Abuse Assault. This is a simple misdemeanor

Katie Jane Waters, 29 of Oelwein was arrested on a Black Hawk County Warrant on August 3rd. The warrant was for Fourth Degree Theft. This charge is an aggravated misdemeanor.

On August 3rd at approximately 1:30 pm, Oelwein Police were called to the Dollar General store for a report of a shoplifter. Subsequently, Sara Jo Brandenburg, 21 of Oelwein was charged with 5th degree theft which is a simple misdemeanor.   Isiah Dean Heidt, 16 of Oelwein, will be referred to Juvenile Court Services. He is also charged with 5th degree theft.



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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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