August 18, 2013

On August 17, 2013 at 11:24 p.m., Oelwein Officers executed a routine traffic stop in the 100 block of 8th St SW in Oelwein. Officers arrested the driver Daniel John Wade, age 41, of Oelwein on OWI Serious Misdemeanor.

Oelwein Police are investigating a theft complaint in the 900 block of South Frederick Ave. Oelwein Police received a theft complaint at 9:11 pm on August 17, 2013. This incident remains under investigation.

Oelwein Police investigated a motor vehicle accident in the 100 block of 10th St SE at 1:59 p.m. on August 17, 2013. A Red 1999 Chevrolet Venture Van that was parking was hit by a Gray 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Kyle Joseph Conner. Connor was cited with failure to maintain controller of vehicle, striking unattended motor vehicle, no proof of insurance – accident related, and leaving the scene of an accident.

On August 16, 2013 at 11:39 a.m., Oelwein Officers were called to a business in the 100 block of South Frederick for a shoplifter. Officers arrested Alyshia Eilleen Straw, age 26 of Oelwein on a charge of Theft 5th Degree, a Simple 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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