July 2, 2014

On July 2, 2014 at 11:05 p.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in the 100 block of 1st Ave SE in Oelwein. Officers arrested the driver of the vehicle, Mikeala Lynn Voshell, age 22, of Independence, on a charge of Driving While Suspended, a Simple Misdemeanor.

On July 2, 2014 at 2:58 p.m., Oelwein Officers cited Earl Edward McDanniel Jr, age 16, of Oelwein, on a charge of Possession of Tobacco under the Legal Age, a Simple Misdemeanor.


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On July 2, 2014 at 1:45 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to a 2 vehicle property damage accident in the 200 block of 2nd Ave SE. A 1993 Buick Century, driven by Myrna Laura Ohl of Oelwein collided with a 2nd vehicle, a 2011 Chrysler 200, driven by Dorothy Jean Briggman of Oelwein. Briggman was cited for Failure to Yield to Vehicle on the Right.



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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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