July 22, 2013

On July 22, 2013 at approximately 1:54 a.m., Oelwein Police were called to a residence in the 200 block of Lincoln Dr NE for a reported disturbance. Harley Dwayne Shuck, 30, of Oelwein, was subsequently arrested and charged with Robbery in the 1st Degree a Class B Felony, Going Armed with Intent a Class D Felony, Possession of Burglar’s Tools and Possession of Controlled Substance both Aggravated Misdemeanors & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia a Simple Misdemeanor.

Oelwein Police are investigating a criminal mischief complaint in the 300 block of North Frederick Ave. Oelwein Police received a criminal mischief complaint at 9:16 p.m. on July 21, 2013. This incident remains under investigation.


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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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