Amber Alert Cancelled

On April 29, 2016 at approximately 22:23 hrs Officers were dispatched to 1918 Sycamore St on a report of a child abduction. Officers arrived on scene and learned that Roy Baker been assaulted and a 15 year old female, Shakiya Baker, was abducted.  The suspects were described as two black males, at least one of them was in possession of a gun.  They fled the scene in a conversion van that was white and green in color.

Due to the nature of this incident an Amber Alert was issued for Shakiya Baker.

On April 30, 2016 at approximately 01:47 hrs Officers were informed that Shakiya Baker had been left on the side of the road in the 2500 block of Burton Ave. She was not physically injured.

The Amber Alert was then cancelled.

This case remains under investigation.

Lt. Greg Fangman

Investigations Division

One Injured In Waterloo Shooting

On Sunday, April 24th, 2016 at about 0327 hrs., Waterloo Police received a report of shots fired in the area of the 600 blk. of Logan Avenue.  While responding to that call, there was also a report received that there was a shooting victim that had arrived at the Kwik Star at 707 Broadway Street.  Upon Officers arriving on Logan Avenue, Officers found that the incident had occurred in the parking lot at 726 Logan Avenue, and the victim had then traveled to the Kwik Star.  The vicitm was transported to a local hospital.  At this time, there have been no arrests made.  The investigation continues, and no further information will be released at this time.


Sgt. A.W. Farmer

Watch III Patrol

Missing Youth Found

Cancel the Operation Locate for missing youth Quintarius Brown. He has been located.

Thank you for your assistance.

Sgt. Melissa Ludwig
Waterloo Police Department
319-291-4340 x2

Waterloo Police K9, Robby retiring

Longtime Waterloo PD K9 To Retire

After nearly 10 years of service on the streets of Waterloo, WPD K9 Unit’s oldest K9 will soon retire. K9 Robby is a Belgian Malinois, born in Holland, that has been working in Waterloo since 2006. With nearly 10 years of service alongside his partner Sgt. Gus Farmer, K9 Robby is the longest serving K9 the Waterloo Police Department has had.

After surviving a 3 story fall in 2007, which was sustained while searching a building for a burglary suspect, K9 Robby made a miraculous recovery following the near fatal fall. During his career, K9 Robby has been involved in the seizure of hundreds of pounds of illegal narcotics worth well over $1.5 million dollars and thousands of dollars in US Currency that were the proceeds of illegal narcotics sales. The larger seizures K9 Robby has been involved in were the location of 12 lbs. of ICE methamphetamine and over 100 lbs. of marijuana. Along with the successful career of narcotics seizures, K9 Robby has also been involved in the apprehension of numerous suspects that were fleeing from, or hiding from Police, taking his overall total of arrests well into the hundreds.

Moving forward, the Waterloo Police Department is now beginning the process of raising the funds to purchase a K9 to replace K9 Robby. The Waterloo Police Department’s K9 Unit functions on donations, and all donations made are tax deductible. For further information on the K9 Unit, or if you are interested in making a donation to the K9 Unit, please contact Sgt. Gus Farmer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at (319) 291-4340 ext. #5569.

Robby Vest

Operation Locate for Missing Youth

The Waterloo Police Department is issuing an Operation Locate for the below missing youth:

Quintarius Brown, AKA: Quin Brown

Age: 14
Race: African American
Height: 5’ 04”
Weight: 130 lbs
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brow

Quin Brown was last seen leaving his home in the 2800 block of East 4th Street around 08:45 am today (April 5, 2016). He was wearing a black jacket, brown/khaki pants, and carrying a pink and white backpack. He is in need of medication and didn’t take it with him.

QBrown1   QBrown2

If you see or know the whereabouts of Quin, please contact the Waterloo Police Department.



Sgt. Melissa Ludwig