May 8, 2015

On May 7, 2015 at 11:20 a.m., Oelwein Officers were called to a business in the 1300 block of South Frederick in Oelwein. Officers arrested Bruce Wayne Krum, age 45 of Oelwein, on a charge of theft in the 5th Degree, a Simple Misdemeanor.

On May 7th, 2015, Oelwein Officers cited Dorene Elaine Roberts, age 42 for failing to abate a property in the 400 block of 1st Avenue SE.


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Oelwein Police Department Frequently Asked Questions

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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You can use the following information to contact us. If an emergency or to report a crime, please call the Oelwein PD. It may take a few days before your email will be received.

Emergency # 911
Non-Emergency Phone # 319-283-4311
Address: 501 Rock Island Rd, Oelwein, Iowa 50662




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