Arrest Made in iWireless Robbery

On Wednesday, November 25, 2015, at 1950 hrs, Officers responded to the iWireless store at 1523 E San Marnan Dr refernece a robbery that had just occurred.  The suspect threatened the clerk with a large knife and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.  On Thursday, November 26, 2015, at about 2155 hrs, Investigators arrested Cheryl Lynn Wanchanic (Date of Birth 02/16/74) for the charge of Robbery 1st Degree and she was booked at the Black Hawk County Jail.  At this time, a photo of Wanchanic is not being released pending further investigation.    


Sgt. Michael Rasmussen   

American Cancer Society benefit

Members of the Waterloo Police Department will be participating in No-Shave November to raise money for the American Cancer Society, as well as to support cancer prevention, research, and education. Members will be allowed to grow a beard, goatee, or extended moustache for the month of November. To do so they will have to donate a minimum of $50 to the American Cancer Society. It will be required that any facial hair grown must be neatly trimmed and meet specifically set standards. These efforts are being coordinated by Sgt. Kye Richter.

Daniel Trelka

Director of Safety/Chief of Police

Driver of hit and run identified

On Sunday October 25, 2015 at approximately 0051 hrs, Officers were dispatched to the area of Broadway and Riehl on report of motor vehicle accident involving injuries. Upon arrival it was found that two girls were attempting to cross Broadway. A vehicle only described as a black four door, unknown make and unknown model, left the parking lot of the New World Lounge and drove towards the girls as they were crossing the street. One of the girls was able to get out of the way of the car, the second, Lyisha Dixon, age 13, was struck by the right front corner of the vehicle. After she was struck the vehicle did not stop and left the area westbound on Broadway from Riehl. Dixon was transported to Allen Hospital where was treated for non-life threatening facial injuries.


Early Tuesday morning, October 26th, 2015, Steven Arceneaux Jr, age 30, contacted the police department to report that he may have been the driver that struck Lyisha Dixon on Sunday morning. Arceneaux voluntarily came to the police department upon request and it was determined that he was the driver the vehicle that struck Dixon. Steven Arceneaux Jr. was charged with Leaving The Scene of a Personal Injury Accident.

Captain Dave Mohlis
Waterloo Police Department

Waterloo Police mourning officer's death

On October 29th, 2015 Waterloo Police Officer Adam Liddle (age 35) died suddenly of an unknown medical trauma. Officer Liddle was a 3 year veteran of the Waterloo Police Department and had worked previously for the Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office.    

Officer Liddle last worked 2nd Watch from 3PM to 11 PM on the 28th of October. His death will be reviewed to determine if it meets the criteria as outlined in the Hometown Heroes Act as a line of duty death.  

Officer Liddle was married and had a 10 year old son.   Officer Liddle was an outstanding asset of the Waterloo Police Department and proudly served the citizens of Waterloo.   He will be missed by many.

Captain Dave Mohlis
Waterloo Police Department


Missing Waterloo Teen

The Waterloo Police Department is issuing an Operation Locate for missing individual Moe Sed.


Age: 18
Race: Asian
Gender: Male
Height: 5’00
Weight: 150
Hair: Black, to his shoulders and the tips are dyed Red.
Eyes: Brown

Moe Sed was last seen around 1130 hours yesterday (1/22/15) morning in the 1300 block of W. 4th St. He was last seen wearing his school uniform of black pants and a blue shirt. He may be riding a bicycle that has a blue rear rim and an orange front rim.

He left without his medicine and needs it.

Please contact the Waterloo Police Department if you have any information or know where Moe Sed may be located.