November 17, 2013

On October 16, 2013 at 3:15 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to the area of the 200 block of 1st Avenue NW in Oelwein for a domestic disturbance. Officers arrested Nathanial Dylan Bowser, age 24 of Oelwein, on a charge of Domestic Abuse Assault, a Serious Misdemeanor.

On October 16, 2016 at 9:00 p.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in the 10 block of 3rd Av NE in Oelwein. This stop resulted in the arrest of Joseph Robert Hedgman, age 20 of Oelwein, on a charge of Driving While License Suspended. Also arrested was Damon Deyo Schmidt, age 36, on a Fayette County Sheriff’s Officer warrant with an original charge of Assault With Intent. Deyo was transported directly to the Fayette County Jail.


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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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The Oelwein Police Department is presently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.


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