July 11, 2014

On July 12, 2014 at 12:34 a.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop at the corner of 7th St and South Frederick Avenue in Oelwein. Officers arrested Louis Craig Holloway, age 24, of Amite, LA, on a charge of Carrying Weapons, an Aggravated Misdemeanor.

Oelwein Police are investigating a burglary complaint in the 1000 block of 1st Ave SW. Oelwein Police received a burglary complaint at 6:17 p.m. on July 11, 2014. This incident remains under investigation.

On July 11, 2014 at 10:01 a.m., Oelwein Officers were called to the 10 block of 16th St SE for a disturbance. Officers arrested Jose Angel Rosales, age 29, of Oelwein on charges of OWI 3rd a Class D Felony and Driving While License Suspended a Simple Misdemeanor.



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


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