July 23,2017

On July 23, 2017 at 2:50 a.m., Oelwein Officers responded to a disturbance in the 10 block of 3rd St NW in Oelwein.  Issues were resolved at this time.  Officers were called to a second disturbance in the 100 block of 3rd Avenue SE.  Subsequently, officers arrested Isiah Dean Heidt, age 19 of Oelwein, on charges of Assault, Simple Misdemeanor and Assault Causing Injury, a Serious Misdemeanor.


On July 23, 2017 at 3:20 a.m., Oelwein Officers arrested Alexis Jorden Louise Heidt, age 18, of Oelwein on a Dubuque County warrant with an original charge of Assault Causing Willful Injury.




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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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