June 14, 2013

On June 14, 2013, at approximately 5:20 p.m. the Oelwein Communications Center received a report of two adult male subjects that approached a 10 year old female and attempted to repeatedly coax her into the vehicle.  This incident occurred in the 10 block of Hwy 150 North.

The child was unsure of the type of vehicle but described it as a light blue van/suv/crossover type vehicle with a Green Bay Packers sticker on the passenger side.  The Oelwein Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the vehicle for further investigation.  Anyone having information can call the Oelwein Police Department at 319-283-4311.


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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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