May 24, 2014

On May 25, 2014 at 2:27 a.m., Oelwein Officers were called to the 600 block of 1st St NE for a disturbance.  Officers arrested Elvis Cesar Medrano, age 35, of Oelwein on a charges of OWI 2nd an Aggravated Misdemeanor and Driving while license revoked a Serious Misdemeanor.

On May 24, 2014 at 9:41 p.m., Oelwein Officer received a report of an assault in the 100 block 2nd Ave NW.  Officers arrested Jeffrey Richard Woods, age 49, of Oelwein on a charges of Assault and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia both Simple Misdemeanor.


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Oelwein Police Department Frequently Asked Questions

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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The Oelwein Police Department is presently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.


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