September 28, 2015

At 11:10 am on September 27, 2015 Oelwein Police arrested Dalton Michael Veber, 20, of Oelwein. Veber was arrested on charges of Burglary 3rd Degree-Class D Felony, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia-Simple Misdemeanor and Possession of a Controlled Substance-Simple Misdemeanor. This arrest was made following a disturbance that was reported in the 200 block of 2nd Av NE.

At 4:41 am on September 28, 2015 Oelwein Police arrested Zachary Scott Penning, 31, of Oelwein. Penning was arrested on a charge of Violation of a No Contact Order-Simple Misdemeanor. This arrest was the result of a disturbance in the 1000 block of S Frederick.


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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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