August 8,2015

On August 8, 2015 at 8:25 a.m., Oelwein Officers were called to a male creating a nuisance in the 1000 block of South Frederick. Officers arrested Mario Joseph Pirillo, age 52 of Oelwein on a charge of Public Intoxication 3rd Offense, an Aggravated Misdemeanor.

On August 8, 2015 at 11:30 p.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in the 400 block of West Charles. Officers arrested James William Watson, age 43 of Stanley, on a charge of OWI 1st Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor.


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


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