March 29,2014

On March 29, 2014 at 10:50 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to the 200 block of 2nd St SE in Oelwein for a disturbance. The call resulted in the arrest of James Jack Riggs Dempsey, age 18, of Oelwein on a charge of Possession of Alcohol under Legal Age a Simple Misdemeanor. Brady John Jarchow, age 16, and Paige Woods, age 16, both of Oelwein was referred to Juvenile Court Services for Possession of Alcohol under Legal Age.

On March 29, 2014 at 3:30 pm Oelwein Police Department responded to a one vehicle collision in the 10 block of South Frederick Ave of Oelwein. When officers arrived on the scene it was determined that Russell Robert Dolter of Charles City was operating a Semi which stuck a Utility Pole causing $2,000.00 damage.


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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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