October 26, 2013

During a routine traffic stop on October 26th, Oelwein Police found the passenger of the vehicle, Joshua James Gunderson, 22 of Oelwein to be in possession of an open container of alcohol.  A citation was issued and he was released.  The driver, Stanley resident 20 year old Kenndon James Recker  was arrested and charged with Possession of marijuana – an aggravated misdemeanor, and possession of paraphernalia – a simple misdemeanor.


On 10-25-13, Oelwein Police cited Olivia May Rupright, 15 of Oelwein, and 17 year old Colton Ray Baker of Maynard with being in possession of tobacco as minors.  Baker was also charged with possession of marijuana – a serious misdemeanor, and possession of paraphernalia – a simple misdemeanor.  Both juveniles were released to the custody of their parents.


On 10-24-13, Daniel Scott Padgett, 36 of Oelwein, was arrested on a Howard County warrant.  The original charge was for gathering for the use of drugs.  Padgett was held on a $5000 bond.


On 10-24-13, Oelwein Police arrested 33 year old Crystal Dawn Peterson of Sumner for driving with a suspended license.  This charge is a simple misdemeanor.


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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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Address: 501 Rock Island Rd, Oelwein, Iowa 50662




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