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Officers Arrest Suspect with Gun After Foot Pursuit

On April 17, 2015 at approximately 9:30pm Officers with the Waterloo Police Department's Patrol Division and Violent Crime Apprehension Team approached a group of subjects loitering in front of 520 Elm St. reference a weapons investigation.  This residence has been the subject of multiple shooting and weapons investigations.  Upon making contact, twenty-year-old William Rashad Burt ran into the residence of 520 Elm St. and slammed the door on Officers after being told to stop while twenty-one-year-old Kristopher Darquel Spates Jr. fled on foot down the street.  Officers pursued Spates and took him into custody a short time later.  Officers located a .380 Semi-auto handgun Spates had discarded while fleeing from Officers.  Spates was charged with a felony for interference with official acts involving a firearm in addition to carrying weapons.  Burt was ordered out of the residence and he was taken into custody for interference with official acts.  Forty-year-old Selina White was arrested for failure to disperse and interference with official acts and a juvenivle was taken into custody for a juvenile pick-up order during the incident.  The suspects were booked into the Black Hawk County Jail. 

 

Sgt. Matt McGeough

 

 

 

April 20th begins National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

Waterloo Police Department and Allen Child Protection Center are hosting the Cedar Valley Family Safety Expo on April 20, 2015 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the Cedar Valley SportsPlex. 

We will have more than twenty agencies in the Cedar Valley there to give out information on how to keep our kids and families safe, and how we can support those in our community that have been victims of crime.  This is free to the public; with giveaways, food, and the chance to play soccer, basketball, and try out the indoor kids’ play area at the Sportsplex.

Drew and Heather Collins will be our honored guests, speaking at the kickoff in the courtyard. To help keep children safe the Waterloo Police Department will distribute Child ID kits, with photograph, to parents who attend the event.

For more details visit the Waterloo Police Department Facebook page or contact the Waterloo Police Domestic Abuse Response Team at (319)-291-4331.

Captain Dave Mohlis
Investigations Division
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Arrest in overnight stabbing

The Waterloo Police Department responded to a report of fight on the 4th floor of 627 Sycamore Street on April 8th, 2015 at 11:50 P.M. Shortly after there was a report of a female stabbing victim, Genesis Wilder, age 22, in front of the KWWL building, 500 E. 4th Street. Wilder was transported to Allen Hospital Emergency Room with non life threatening stab wounds to her left arm and leg. She was treated and later released.

As a result of the investigation, Mekaila Shane, age 22, was arrested for Willful Injury and Going Armed with Intent.

Captain Dave Mohlis
Investigations Division
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Traffic Stop leads to gun arrests

 

On Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 at 8:41 P.M. Officers of the Waterloo Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Mitchell and Bourland Avenue.  Contact was made with the driver of the vehicle, Christine T. Williams, age 28.  Sitting in the passenger side of the vehicle was a Marcus Sykes, age 19. 

During the traffic stop a SCCY CPX-2, 9mm handgun was located in the middle console of the vehicle. Williams admitted that she had just purchased the handgun and gave it Sykes who is a convicted felon.  Sykes does have a felony adjudication for Trafficking in Stolen Weapons dated 11-27-12. 

Christine T. Williams was arrested and charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Felon (by aiding and abetting a felon), Carrying Weapons, Providing False Information, and Driving while license suspended.

Marcus Sykes was arrested and charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.

Captain Dave Mohlis
Investigations Division
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Guns seized and Arrest made in shooting incidents

 

The Waterloo Police Department responded to three separate reports of shots fired on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. All three reports were within three hour period.

The first report was at 520 Elm Street.  As officers arrived on Elm Street, Shavondes Martin, age 19, arrived at Allen Hospital Emergency Department with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his neck. Martin reported that he was shot at 520 Elm Street.   Martin refused to cooperate with this investigation. A search was conducted at 520 Elm as part of this investigation and two handguns; a Glock 9mm pistol, and a Taurus .38 caliber revolver were seized. No arrests have been made at this time.

The second report was at W. 2nd and Western Streets. It was reported that subjects from two vehicles were shooting at each other. No injuries were reported, however a vehicle parked on the street was damaged. 

The third report was at Byron Ave and Park View Blvd.  That report was a subject in white vehicle shooting at a black male. No injuries were reported.

Based on the information received from witnesses, along with the follow up investigation, the Waterloo Police Department made the following arrests:

Damion Dariyus Harris, age 23, was charged with Possession of a Firearm as a Felon, Carrying Weapons, and Possession of a Controlled Substance-Marijuana. Harris was in possession of a Mossberg .22 caliber assault rifle.

Dreyan Rashad Anderson, age 18, was charged with Carrying Weapons, Interference while carrying a weapon. When Anderson was taken into custody he had a .32 caliber Smith and Western revolver in his possession.

Dequayvion Dontrell Davis, age 20, out on bond on a previous charge of assault causing injury, was arrested for Probation Violation.

Ballistic testing will be performed on the firearms that were seized for comparison to other ongoing investigations.  Forensic testing and other information may lead to additional criminal charges being filed.

These incidents remain under investigation.  Anyone with information regarding these cases is asked to call the Waterloo Police Investigations Division at 291-4340 option 7, or Cedar Valley Crime Stoppers at 855-300-TIPS (8477).

Captain Dave Mohlis
Investigtations Division
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