July 13, 2014

On July 13, 2014 at 3:20 a.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in the 100 block of 3rd St SE in Oelwein. Officers cited Jake Dakota Garlow, age 18, of Cedar Rapids and Theodore James Welter, age 19, of Fairbank for Underage Possession of Alcohol.

On July 13, 2014 at 6:20 a.m., the Oelwein Police Department took a call of an altercation at a residence in the 100 block of 2nd Avenue NW in Oelwein. Officers on scene arrested Saivon Tevez Sturgeon, age 18 of Cedar Rapids on Oelwein Police Department charges of Interference With Official Acts, a Simple Misdemeanor. Sturgeon was also arrested on charges stemming from a Linn County Iowa arrest warrant, original charges being Failure to Set Up Mittimus Time on a Probation Revocation.


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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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