December 16, 2014

On December 16, 2014 at 6:23 p.m., Oelwein Officers checked a residence in the 100 block of 4th Avenue SE for a wanted subject. Officers arrested Anthony Allen Copley, age 28 of Oelwein on a Fayette County Warrant with original charges of Violation of a No Contact Order. Copley was also charged with another count of Violation of Domestic Abuse No Contact Order a Simple Misdemeanor.

Oelwein police are investigating a criminal mischief complaint. Police received a report of a criminal mischief at 5:27 p.m. on December 16, 2014 from the 10 block of 1st Ave SE. This incident remains under investigation.

At 4:55 p.m., on December 16, 2014, Oelwein Officers responded to a disturbance in the 600 block of East Charles in Oelwein. Officers arrested Daniel Warren Wrice, age 51, of Oelwein on the charges of Domestic Abuse Assault 3rd Offense a Class D Felony.

At 8:52 a.m. on December 16th, 2014, in the 1000 block of South Frederick Ave, Oelwein Officers arrested Sean David Reisner, age 24, of Oelwein. Reisner was arrested on a Fayette County Warrant for an original charge of OWI 1st, Possession of Meth, Domestic Abuse Assault 1st, and Possession of Contraband in Correctional Institution.


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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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