May 15, 2015

Oelwein Police investigated a motor vehicle accident in the 100 Block of 2nd ST SE at 9:35 AM. A Blue 2006 Ford Taurus driven by Llea May Hintz collided with a Silver 2012 Hyundai Veracruz driven by Julia Jean Woods. Initial estimates of damage were in excess of $1500. Hintz was warned for failure to yield to a traffic control device.

Oelwein Police are investigating a theft complaint. Oelwein Police received a report of a theft at 11:45 AM from the 10 block of South Frederick. This incident remains under investigation.


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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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The Oelwein Police Department is presently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.


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