Officers Arrest Suspects After Shot Fired

On Friday December 18, 2014 Officers with the Waterloo Police Department's Violent Crime Apprehension Team took twenty-one-year-old Tahjaveus Redding and sixteen-year-old Charvis Bently Jr. into custody after a shot was fired in the 700 block of E. Mullan Ave.  Around 8:45pm Officers were on patrol in the 700 block of Logan Ave. when they observed a shot fired in the immediate vicinity. At that time they observed Redding and Bentley on the pedestrian bridge traveling across E. Mullan Ave.  Officers observed the suspects traveling toward Wendell Ct. and Webster St.  Officers attempted to make contact with the suspects who immediately fled.  Officers pursued the suspects on foot and eventually appreheneded them.  Officers also engaged in a struggle with Redding who physically resisted efforts to get him into handcuffs.  

During the incident Officers located the a loaded .40 caliber High-Point semi-auto handgun along the path where Bentley fled.  Officers also located a spent shell casing in the exact area where Bently and Redding had been observed by Officers when the shooting occurred.  Bentley was charged with an aggravated misdemeanor for carrying weapons and a class d felony for interference with official acts involving a firearm.  Redding was charged with two counts of interference with official acts.  Both subjects were booked into the Black Hawk County Jail.

Sgt. Matt McGeough

Poice Vehicle rammed, suspect arrested

On Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 11:04 A.M. the Waterloo Police Department responded to a report of problems with Kelvin Lee Plain Jr., age 25, at 4045 Niles Street.

Upon arrival Plain was found outside the residence and after talking with the complaining party he was asked to leave. Plain drove away from the residence and then returned a few minutes later accelerating his vehicle to high rate of speed towards the officers location. He then rammed one of the police vehicles that was occupied by an officer. That patrol vehicle was forced into a second police vehicle, which was also occupied by a police officer. As a result, two police officers were injured, two patrol vehicles received extensive damage as well as damage to Plain’s vehicle and a fourth vehicle that was parked on the street.

Kelvin Lee Plain Jr. was arrested and transported to the Black Hawk County Jail where he was charged with Assault on Peace Officer With Intent to Injure,  708.3A(1), Assault on Peace Officer Using a dangerous weapon,  708.3A(2) and Criminal Mischief 1st,  716.3(1)(a)

Both police officers were transported to Allen Hospital for their injuries, were treated and released to limited duty.

Captain Dave Mohlis

Investigations Division

Home Invasion arrest

On Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 12:30 A.M. the Waterloo Police Department responded to a report of a burglary in progress at 930 W. 1st Street. Upon arrival it was found that multiple suspects entered the residence through a window. Once inside the suspects robbed the occupants at gunpoint. A short time later the suspects fled the residence on foot with undisclosed items.

As a result of the investigation one of the suspects was identified, located and arrested. Danzell Ladell Washington, age 16, was charged in District Court with one count of Robbery 1st Degree and one count of Burglary 1st Degree.

Captain Dave Mohlis

Investigations Division

Subject Shot on Lincoln St

On Sunday, December 14, 2014, the Waterloo Police Department responded to a report of shots being fired in the 1200 block of Lincoln St.  At this location it was learned that a male subject had been shot.  The male was transported to a local hospital were he is currently being treated.

This case is currently under investigation.

Lt. Greg Fangman


Cops, Kids, and Christmas

The Waterloo Police Protective Association (WPPA), in cooperation with the Waterloo Police Department, is pleased to announce the first annual Cops, Kids, and Christmas shopping event. This event was created to help build positive relationships between police officers and Kids in our community. 

On Saturday December 20, 2014 09:00 a.m. Waterloo Police Protective Association members, volunteering their time, will meet with nine kids previously selected by their School Resource Officers. These kids will be paired with a Police Officer to accompany them in shopping for Christmas gifts for them and their families. 

Members of the media are welcome to attend.  The Police Officers and the kids will meet outside Target on Saturday December 20, 2014 at 08:45 a.m.  The event will start at 09:00 a.m. 

Please contact WPPA President David McFarland 319-291-4340x3225 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you have any questions or would like to contribute finically to this event.  


David McFarland
WPPA President