May 4, 2015

On May 2, 2015 at 7:15 p.m., Oelwein Officers received a report of juveniles smoking in the area of the 300 block of 6th Avenue SW in Oelwein. Officers cited Ian Nathaniel Morgan, age 14 of Oelwein, for Possession of Tobacco Underage, a Simple Misdemeanor.

On May 3, 2015 at 12:45 a.m., Oelwein Officers stopped a vehicle in the 10 block of 5th Avenue SW for a traffic infraction. Officers referred the passenger, Sara Lynn Hamblin, age 16 of Hazleton, to Juvenile Court Authorities for Possession Of Alcohol Under the Legal Age.

Oelwein Officers were called to the 200 block of 3rd Avenue NW on May 3, 2015 at 4:30 a.m., for a reported disturbance. Officers arrested Linda Marie Lau, age 42 of Maynard, for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Interference With Official Acts, both Simple Misdemeanors.

On May 3, 2015 at 6:00 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to an assault in the 100 block of South Frederick Avenue in Oelwein. Officers arrested Humberto Catalino Renteria-Martinez, aged 42 of Oelwein on a charge of Sexual Abuse in the 3rd Degree, a Class “C” Felony.

On May 4, 2015 at 3:10 a.m., Oelwein Officers attempted to stop a vehicle heading south bound at a high rate of speed on highway 150. Officers did stop the vehicle and arrested and charged the driver, Dean Adelbert Stone II, age 38 of Oelwein with Driving While License Revoked and Failure to Refile SR22 Insurance, both Serious Misdemeanors. Stone was also issued additional citations for a speed violation and Failure to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle.


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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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