July 16, 2014

At 4:13 a.m. on July 17, 2014 Oelwein Police charged Dylan Jospeh Berumez, age 15, of Waterloo and Brandon Hugh Robinson, age 17, of Oelwein both with Possession of Alcohol under Legal Age a Simple Misdemeanor.  This charge was made in the 100 block of 1st St SE following a report of a disturbance.

Oelwein Police have concluded an investigation and have arrested Zachary Scott Penning, age 29, of Oelwein. Penning was arrested in the 400 block of 3rd Ave NE and charged with Domestic abuse assault a Serious Misdemeanor.  This incident was originally reported to police on July 16, 2014.

On July 16, 2014 at 4:15 p.m., Oelwein Officers arrested Scott Arthur McLaury, age 44, of Hazleton on a Fayette County Warrant in the 200 block of East Charles St.   McLaury was also charged with Possession of Controlled Substance Methamphetamine a Serious 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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