September 28, 2013

On September 28, 2013 at 1:00 a.m., Oelwein Officers discovered a vehicle with damage to the front end in the 200 block of East Charles in Oelwein. After field testing, Officers arrested Rachelle Yvonne Kingsley, age 51 of West Union on a charge of OWI 3rd Offense, a Class “D” Felony.

On September 26, 2013 at 10:30 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to a residence in the 10 block of 5th St NW for a reported assault. Officers arrested James Ryan Block, age 29 of Oelwein, on charges of Domestic Abuse Assault, a Serious Misdemeanor and Child Endangerment , 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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