May 7,2015

At 6:40 PM on May 6, 2015 Oelwein Police arrested Casey Eric Knight, 23, of Sidel, Il. Knight was arrested on charges of Possession of Marijuana- Serious Misdemeanor and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia-Simple Misdemeanor. This arrest was made following a citizen’s report in the 100 block of South Frederick.

At 8:48 PM on May 6, 2015 Oelwein Police conducted a search warrant at 444 1st AV SE. The residences of the home are Jeffery Eugene Euans, 55. Euans was charged with Possession with intent to Deliver Marijuana-Class D Felony and Possession of Methamphetamine with intent to Deliver- Class C Felony. Also charged was Shawn David Reisner, 24, of Oelwein. Reisner was charged with Carrying Weapons-Aggravated Misdemeanor. This incident is under investigation and further charges are pending.


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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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