November 27, 2013

On November 25, 2013 at 4:00 p.m., Oelwein Officers arrested Sterling James Medina, age 19, of Sumner on a Bremer County arrest warrant. Sterling’s original charges include four counts of animal abuse.

On November 26, 2013 at 4:45 a.m., Oelwein officers performed a traffic stop in the 200 block of 3rd Avenue NE in Oelwein. Subsequent to the stop, Officers arrested Travis Frank Norton age 19 of Strawberry Point on charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Interference with Official Acts, both Simple Misdemeanors and Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana), a Serious Misdemeanor.

On November 27, 2013 at 2:00 a.m., Oelwein Officer performed a traffic stop in the 10 block of 1st Avenue SE in Oelwein. Officers performed field sobriety testing on the driver and arrested Kaycie Nicole Edler, age 18 of Fairbank, on a charge of OWI 1st Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor. Officers also cited and released Makayla Jo Dixon, age 19, of Oelwein for Possession of Alcohol Under the Legal Age, a Simple Misdemeanor.


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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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