On Monday, April 30, 2012 approximately 1:30 PM, a United States Postal Service worker was delivering mail in the 800 block of Fairview Avenue. A small Chihuahua dog ran at her and she sprayed the dog with pepper spray because she felt threatened by the dog. The dog ran away.

A short time later the Postal Worker was approached by Sabrina Mae Relaz, age 25, of 810 Fairview Avenue, Waterloo, who is the owner of the dog. Relaz asked the worker what she had done to her dog and the worker replied that she had used pepper spray on the dog. Relaz got mad with the worker and threw a syrup bottle at the worker, striking her in the chest.

Relaz was charged with Simple Assault. Animal Control was called to assist in the case.

Captain Tim Pillack
Waterloo Police Department