On 01-10-2010, the Waterloo Police Department received a report that a rental truck had been stolen from a parking lot in the 900 block of La Porte Road. The truck, owned by Penske Truck Leasing, Fort Wayne, Indiana, was a being rented by U Store It, 1923 East Mitchell Avenue. Officers later received a report that approximately $70,000 in semi truck tires had been stolen from Bauer Built Tire Center, 2086 Howard Street.
While officers were investigating these cases, they received a call from the Hiawatha Iowa Police Department. Hiawatha Police had stopped the stolen vehicle on Interstate 380. The driver, Warren Phillips, age 55 of Chicago, Illinois was arrested and charged with Theft in the First Degree in connection with the theft of the truck.
Waterloo Police have obtained an arrest warrant for Phillips charging him with Theft in the First Degree, in connection with the theft of the semi truck tires. Bond for this charge has been set at $25,000 cash or surety.
Phillips is currently being held in the Linn County Jail.