January 2, 2014

On January 2, 2014 at 10:55 a.m., Oelwein Officers were called to the 10 block of 5th Ave SE in Oelwein for a two vehicle property damage accident.   A blue 2005 Chrysler Town & Country van, driven by Mary Sue Wright, age 68 of Oelwein, struck a white 2001 Mercury Villager driven by Carmella Lea Mutschler, age 62 of Oelwein. Officers estimated $1000 damage to the Wright’s vehicle and $500 damage to Mutschler vehicle. Wright was cited for No Insurance and Improper Backing.



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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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