DCI, Oelwein Police Seeking Public's Help in Search for Man


The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Oelwein Police Department are seeking the public's help in locating Abel Quijas Jr. of 145 7th Street North, in Maynard, Iowa.

Quijas is 33 years old and described as 5'8" tall and 185 pounds. Quijas is wanted for one count of Attempted Murder involving a Peace Officer in Oelwein on the afternoon of September 11th, 2014. Quijas was last seen on foot in the area of northeast Oelwein.

Anyone with information regarding Quijas' location is asked to contact the Oelwein Police Department at 319-283-4311.

At this time, the Oelwein Police Department has no information to believe the public is in any danger.


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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

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The Oelwein Police Department is located at 501 Rock Island Road, Oelwein, Iowa 50662.






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