March 7, 2014

On March 8, 2014 at 2:37 a.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in 900 block of 1st Ave SW in Oelwein. Officers arrested Jake Dakota Garlow, age 18 and Nathan Scott Brown, age 19, both of Fairbank. Garlow was cited for Possession of Alcohol under Legal Age and Zero Tolerance .02 both Simple Misdemeanors. Brown was cited for Open Container as a Passenger a Simple Misdemeanor and a written warning for Failure to Wear a Seatbelt.

On March 7, 2014 at 11:22 p.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in 300 block of 2nd St NW in Oelwein. Officers arrested Michael John Hempstead, age 53, of Oelwein for Driving While License Revoked a Serious Misdemeanor. During the stop officers identified and arrested Barbara Ann Griffiths, age 33, of Oelwein who had a valid arrest warrant from Ottumwa Police Department for the original charge of Identity Theft.

On March 7, 2014 at 12:30 pm Oelwein Police Department responded to a two vehicle collision in the 10 block of South Frederick Ave in Oelwein.  When officers arrived on the scene it was determined that Eugenia Marie Wright from Oelwein was operating a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu which collided with Michelle Marie Walter from Arlington who was operating a 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer. Wright was cited with No Valid Driver’s License and Walters was cited with No Valid Driver’s License and Unsafe Start – Entry into Traffic.


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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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