October 30, 2014

Oelwein Police investigated a motor vehicle accident in the 100 block of 3rd Ave NW at 8:27 p.m. on October 30, 2014.  A White 1998 Buick Park Avenue driven by Desiree Lynn Brachett collided with a parked Black 2009 Chevrolet Silverado owned by Ryan Matthew Haar.  The Oelwein Police were assisted by Mercy Oelwein Ambulance.

On October 30, 2014 at 4:08 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to a disturbance in the 300 block of 3rd Ave SE. Officers arrested Anthony Allen Copley, age 28, of Oelwein, on charges of Assault Domestic a Simple Misdemeanors.

On October 30, 2014 at 12:15 p.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in the 400 block of 4th St NE. Officers cited and released Carrie Jo Smock, age 31, of Oelwein for Driving with a Suspended License.



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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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