December 24, 2013

On December 20, 2013 at 10:30 a.m., Oelwein Officers were called to the 300 block of 8th Avenue SE in Oelwein for a 2 vehicle property damage accident.   A red 1999 Chevy Silverado, driven by Jacob Edward Kalb, age 16 of Stanley, struck a green 1997 Dodge Caravan driven by Lynne Workman, age 70 of Oelwein. Officers estimated $1000 damage to the Kalb vehicle and $1500 damage to Workman’s vehicle. Kalb was cited for Failure to Yield from a Stop Sign and Workman was cited for No Proof of Insurance.


On December 23, 2013 at 7:00 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to a business in the 100 block of 2nd Avenue in Oelwein for a reported shoplifter. Officers arrested Alyshia Eilleen Straw, age 26 of Oelwein on a charge of Theft 5th Degree.


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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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