Stabbing Victim Identified

On November 25, 2014 Officers responded to a reported stabbing at 1826 W. 3rd St.  A short time later the victim, Shawonyta Marquis Norman (38 years old), died at a local hospital.

This incident remains under investigation.

Lt Greg Fangman

Investigations Division


Stabbing Results In Death

On November 25, 2014 at approximately 17:41 hours the Waterloo Police Department responded to a report of a stabbing at 1826 W. 3rd St.  Officers responded to this location and found that a male had been stabbed.  The male was transported to an area hospital by Waterloo Fire and Rescue.

A short time later it was learned that the male had died due to his injuries.

At this time the victim's name will not be released pending notification of family members.

This case is currently under investigation.

No further information will be released at this time.

Lt Greg Fangman

Investigations Unit


Fatal Accident 5800 block of Hwy 218/Washington Street

Waterloo Police Department responded to a motor vehicle accident in the 5800 block of Washington Street (Hwy 218), near Orange Road, on November 15th, 2014 at 2:45 P.M.

Upon arrival it was found that two vehicles had collided as a result of the icy road conditions.

During the investigation it was determined that a vehicle being driven by Paul J. Bader, age 89, of La Porte City was northbound on Hwy 218 when he lost control of his pickup truck and crossed the centerline striking a southbound vehicle being driven by James P. Coontz, age 66, of La Porte City. Both drivers and one passenger in the Coontz vehicle were transported to Covenant Medical Center.

Upon arrival at the hospital it was determined that Paul J. Bader had internal injuries and was taken to surgery. On November 16th, 2014 Bader died from those injuries.

Captain Dave Mohlis

Waterloo Officers Arrest Two on Weapons Charges

On Saturday November 15, 2014 at approximately 2000hrs Officers with the Waterloo Police Department's Violent Crime Apprehension Team attempted to make contact with twenty-four-year-old Shane Quinn Burt and subjects in a vehicle in the 100 block of Argyle St.  As Officers attempted to make contact with them reference an investigation, Burt fled on foot and ran into 118 Argyle St. where he locked the door on Officers.  Upon making entry Burt was taken into custody.  While in the residence Officers observed evidence in plain view and a search warrant was obtained.  During the incident Officers seized a loaded .45 semi-auto handgun, .44 caliber ammunition and a quantity of marijuana along with other items in the residence.  During the investigaiton Burt was charged with possession of a firearm as a felon, carrying weapons, interference with official acts involving a firearm and possession of marijuana third offense.  Forty-two-year-old Kendrick Donnell Bruce was taken into custody during the incident on an arrest warrant.  Bruce was also charged with for possessing ammuntion as a prohibited person.  Bruce and Burt were both booked into the Black Hawk County Jail.

Sgt. Matt McGeough



Three Armed Robberies Being Investigated

The Waterloo Police Department responded to three armed robberies on November 11th, 2014.

The first reported robbery occurred at Hellman’s Dairy Queen, 1304 W. 5th Street just after 7:00 P.M. where a lone male entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded money. The suspect is described as a black male, 18 to 21 years of age, approximately five feet’ ten inches tall, wearing dark clothing, and fled the area on foot.

The second robbery occurred at Casey’s General Store, 1604 La Porte Rd just before 11:00 P.M. A lone male entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded money. The suspect is described as a black male, about 18 years of age, wearing all gray clothing, and fled on foot.

The third robbery occurred in the 900 block of W 5th Street, just before midnight, where an employee of the West Side Liquor Store, 919 W. 5th Street, was robbed at gunpoint after he exited the business. The suspect, a lone male, described as a skinner black male, about 18 to 19 years of age, wearing all gray clothing, after demanding money, fled the area on foot.

On all three robberies the suspects had their face partially covered in an attempt to conceal their identity. There were no injuries reported.

Captain Dave Mohlis
Investigations Division