Violent Crime Arrest

On April 24, at about 11:46 AM, officers responded to a report of a burglary in the 700 block of Dawson. It was learned that two suspects had entered the victim’s home. The suspects had their faces covered, tied the victim, struck her with objects including a hammer, and threatened to harm her if she called the police. The suspects stole several valuables from the victim, including the victim’s car. After the suspects left, the victim was able to free herself and contact the Waterloo Police Department. It appears that one of the suspects may be an acquaintance of a relative to the victim. The victim’s injuries did not require hospitalization. The victim’s car was found abandoned in the city several hours later.

On April 26, as a result of this investigation, two juveniles were taken into custody. Marcus Pendleton was arrested for Robbery 1st, Burglary 1st, and Operating a Motor Vehicle without the Owner’s Consent (OMVOC), while Dacarious Burkett was arrested for Robbery 1st, Burglary 1st, and Accessory after the Fact- OMVOC.  They were both booked into the BHC Jail as adults. Mug shots will not be released at this time as this is a continuing and ongoing investigation.

Dan Trelka

Director of Safety

Press Conference in regard to recent violence

Waterloo Director of Safety Services Dan Trelka will hold a press conference to address the recent violence that has been occuring in Waterloo. It will be held on Monday, April 27 at 11:00 AM in the lower level of City Hall.

New Mexico suspect arrested in Waterloo

On April 23rd, 2015 the Waterloo Police Department received notification from the Bernalillo County Sheriffs Department in Albuquerque, New Mexico that they had an active warrant on a charge of attempted murder for Deandre Marquis Stanford, age 18. Waterloo Police located Stanford at his residence, 337 Monroe Street. He was taken into custody without incident. Stanford was transported to the Black Hawk County Jail where he is awaiting extradition back to New Mexico.

Captain Dave MohlisInvestigations Division
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Phone Scam Callers

The Waterloo Police Department has received several complaints from residence in this area, who have received phone calls that are fraudulant in nature. These phone scam callers are telling people that they have a warrant for their arrest and need to call a certain number. Other callers have stated that "Tony Thompson" has an arrest warrant for their arrest and to call a number. Still others have informed the person they were awarded a Grant.

These phone scam callers make themselves sound like they are from a legitiment Government Agency. Please under NO circumstances, return these calls or provide the caller with any personal information. If your phone will allow, block the numbers so these Phone Scam Callers cannot call again.

If you have provided any information relavent to these types of calls watch your financials.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Waterloo Police Dept. 319-291-2515


Lt. Lisa Campbell

Rashod Aldridge Charged, Murder 2nd Degree

On March 20, 2015, officers were dispatched to 1607 Randolph St. on a report of a stabbing.  Officers located the victim, Roosevelt Aldridge, age 50, who was found to be the father of the suspect, Rashod Aldridge, age 26. Roosevelt Aldridge was unresponsive in the bathroom of the apartment, suffering from an apparent stab wound.  The suspect admitted to stabbing his father during an altercation.  Witness identified Rashod Aldridge as having a knife during the altercation.  Medical reports show that the Roosevelt Aldridge died as the result of a stab wound to the right thigh, and also documented defensive wounds to his hands.

On April, 23rd, 2015 Rashod D. Aldridge was arrested at 11th and Lafeyette Streets in Waterloo on the charge of Murder in the 2nd degree, Iowa Code 707.3, with a bond set at $500,000.00.

Captain Dave Mohlis
Investigations Division
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