Two victims from shooting in 500 block of Cutler Street



On Tuesday, January 20th, the Waterloo Police Department received a report of shots fired at about 2200 hrs.  Upon arrival officers located multiple shell casings in the driveway in front of 516 Cutler St.  Inside the residence were Kyndal Boyle and Daniel Butz and three other residents who were playing video games.  Both Boyle and Butz sustained gunshot wounds to their buttocks, Butz being just a graze and Boyle still having the slug in her buttocks.  Both were transported to Allen Hospital by Waterloo Fire Department and were released by the end of the night with Boyle scheduled to have surgery at a later time.  There are no suspects and it is unknown what the motive is at this time.      


Captain Dave Mohlis

Investigations Division

Weapons charges filed after pursuit

On Wednesday January 1, 2015 Waterloo Officers took twenty-seven-year-old Romeo Martez Mabry and twenty-year-old Euniceshia Jhonwanda Watkins into custody on weapons and driving charges.  At approximately 3:10am Officers with the Waterloo Police Department's Violent Crime Apprehension Team attempted to stop a silver Jeep Cherokee in the area of W. 11th St. and Glenny St. reference an investigation and traffic violations.  At that time Officers were led on a vehicle pursuit for several blocks.  The suspect vehicle eventually stopped in the area of W. 9th St/Johnson St. where Officers took Mabry and Watkins into custody.  Upon searching the vehicle Officers located a loaded .380 semi-auto handgun in the vehicle.  During the investigation Mabry was charged with carrying weapons and Watkins was charged with carrying weapons, interfernece with official acts involving a firearm, Driving While License Suspended and Eluding.  They were both booked into the Black Hawk County Jail.


Sgt. Matt McGeough

James Robert Ernst II arrested on Murder Warrant


On Thursday, January 01, 2015, James Robert Ernst II, DOB-10/28/89 was placed under arrest for an arrest warrant charging him with Murder 1st.  Waterloo Police investigators issued the arrest warrant on Ernst on 12/26/14, stemming from a December 6th shooting at 508 Broadway St.  Waterloo, IA.  Waterloo investigators, in a cooperative effort with  the Cedar Rapids Police Department, led the Cedar Rapids Police Department to 264 15thSt.NW  Cedar Rapids, IA, where Ernst was taken into custody without incident.  Ernst was taken to the Linn County Jail where the warrant was served.


Sgt. Hector Camarin

Waterloo Police Dept.

Watch I Investigations  0700-1500hrs

319-291-4340  Ext. 3207

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Marshalltown Robbery Suspect Arrested In Waterloo


On December 30, 2014 the Marshalltown Police Department alerted the Waterloo Police Department that they were looking for a suspect of an armed robbery of the Kum and Go Convenience Store in Marshalltown that occurred on December 20, 2014.


The Marshalltown Police Department had warrants for Robbery 1st Degree and Going Armed with Intent for Davante Richard Lee Hines, age 21, and it was believed that he was staying at a Waterloo residence.


Members of the Violent Crime Apprehension Team located Davante Hines in the 700 block of Hammond Avenue, and after a short foot pursuit he was taken into custody.


Hines was transported to the Black Hawk County Jail where he was booked on those warrants as well as an additional charge of Interference with Official Acts for fleeing on foot.


Captain Dave Mohlis

Waterloo Police Investigations Division

Warrant for James Ernst II for Murder 1st Degree



On December 6, 2014 Officers of the Waterloo Police Department were dispatched to the area of 508 Broadway reference a report of shots being fired.  A short time later Orintheo Campbell Jr, age 23, arrived at Allen Emergency Room in a private vehicle with injuries from being shot where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy was performed at the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Ankeny and it was determined that Campbell died from multiple gunshot wounds.

As result of the investigation the Waterloo Police Department obtained an arrest warrant for James Robert Ernst II, age 25, of Cedar Rapids, for Murder in the 1st degree with a bond of $1,000,000.00.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Waterloo Police Department at 319-291-4340 ext. 7 or Cedar Valley Crime Stoppers at 855-300-TIPS (8477). A $1000.00 reward is being offered for information that leads to James Robert Ernst II arrest.

Captain Dave Mohlis

Waterloo Police Investigations Division