August 30, 2013

On August 29, 2013 at 1:15 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to a two vehicle property damage accident in the 100 block of 2nd Street SE in Oelwein. Vehicle one, a silver 2003 Buick LeSabre, driven by Donna Evelyn James age 88 of Fayette struck a second vehicle, a Black 2002 Ford Taurus driven by Morgan Ann Derifield, age 19, of Oelwein. James was cited for Failure to Yield.

On August 29, 2013 at 7:40 p.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in the area of 10th Street on Hwy 150 South. Officers requested, and received, consent to search the vehicle, resulting in seizure of drug paraphernalia. Officers charged Tara Ann Scott, age 19 of Hazleton on a Simple Misdemeanor charge of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.


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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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