March 28, 2015

At 0019 on March 28, 2015 Oelwein Police arrested Samuel Michael Oberbreckling, 25, of Lamont. Oberbreckling was arrested on a charge of Eluding-Class D Felony, Criminal Mischief-Aggravated Misdemeanor, OWI-Serious Misdemeanor, Driving while License Suspended-Simple Misdemeanor and Reckless Driving-Simple Misdemeanor. More charges are pending in this case. This arrest was made following a brief vehicle pursuit that ended in the 200 block of 2nd AV NE.


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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

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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