October 31, 2013

On October 29, 2012 at 12:30 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to a business in the 1300 block of South Frederick for a suspected shoplifter. Suspects were stopped and officers arrested Dustin Lee Westpfhal, age 31 of Oelwein, on a charge of Theft 5th Degree, a simple Misdemeanor.


On October 30, 2013 at 1:45 a.m., Oelwein Officers responded to a report of a suspicious male in the area of the 300 block of 1st Avenue NE. Officers located a male fitting the caller’s description in the 10 block of East Charles. Subsequently, officers arrested Jason Lee Allen Nuehring, age 28 of Oelwein on charges of Disorderly Conduct, a Simple Misdemeanor; Unlawful Possession of Prescription Drugs, a Serious Misdemeanor; Assault on a Peace Officer, Serious Misdemeanor; and Enhanced Public Intoxication, an Aggravated 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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