May 13, 2013

On May 12, 2013 at 5:54 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to a business in the 100 block South Frederick Ave for a reported shoplifter. Officers arrested Seth Allen McLane, age 19, of Oelwein on a charge of Theft 5th Degree, a Simple Misdemeanor and Possession of Controlled Substance Marijuana a Serious Misdemeanor.

Oelwein Police are investigating a criminal mischief complaint in the 2600 blk South Frederick Ave. Oelwein Police received a criminal mischief complaint at 2:06 pm on May 12, 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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