Wanted Subject Arrested in Cedar Rapids

Around 1200 A.M. on July 4, 2014 Officers with the Waterloo Police Department’s Violent Crime Apprehension Team made contact with a subject acting suspicious in the area of W. 4th St. and Locust St.  The subject was identified as eighteen-year-old Queshandis Ramon Seals of Cedar Rapids.  During the investigation Officers completed a pat down of Seals and located a .22 caliber semi-auto handgun, which was later found to be stolen during a previous residential burglary in Waterloo.  Officers also located a distribution quantity of marijuana on Seals’ person. 

Seals was later released from the Waterloo Police Department with the investigation pending.  Officers obtained arrest warrants for Seals on July 7, 2014 for trafficking stolen weapons, possession with intent to deliver marijuana, carrying weapons and possession of stolen property (theft 4th degree). 

VCAT Officers coordinated with Officers with the Cedar Rapids Police Department during the investigation.  On July 13, 2014 Cedar Rapids Police Officers located Seals and took him into custody at his residence.  Seals is currently being held in the Linn County Jail.

 

***Please contact Linn County for an updated booking photo if needed***

 

Sgt. Matt McGeough

Waterloo Police Recruit Reserve Officers

Director of Safety Services Daniel Trelka announces the Waterloo Police Department will begin the process of recruiting citizens who would be interested in joining the ranks of the Waterloo Police Department Reserve Unit.  The unit is staffed by highly trained and certified volunteers that serve our community.

Those persons who are interested must be a resident of Blackhawk County Iowa, be at least 21 years of age, possess a High School Diploma/G.E.D. and a valid Iowa Driver’s License with no suspensions or revocations in the previous three (3) years, must be a United States Citizen, be able to speak and read the English language and have no criminal history.

Applicants who pass the application and Interview process and a thorough background check are responsible for obtaining a physical examination at their own expense.

Recruit Reserve Officers will receive over 200 hours of local training as mandated by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy and 160 hours of Field Training.

Once the process is complete the applicant will be sworn in as a Police Reserve Officer and possess police powers and authority while serving under the supervision of the Waterloo Police Department.

Informational meetings have been scheduled for July 22nd 2014 at 6:30 p.m. and /August 12th 2014 at 6:30 p.m., at the Waterloo Police Department Training Center at 349 North Elk Run Road. Those interested in applying are urged to attend one of these sessions.

Any person who meets the qualifications is welcome to apply.  To do so, a letter of Interest and Resume should be sent to Lieutenant Al Carrier (Reserve Unit Liaison) at the Waterloo Police Department, 715 Mulberry Street, Waterloo, Iowa 50703, no later than August 29th 2014 by 5:00 p.m.

 

July 4th Shooting

On Friday, July 4, 2014 at about 9:36PM, Waterloo Police were dispatched to 735 Logan Avenue in Waterloo on the report of subjects shooting at each other.  Officers learned that there was one shooting victim in the 300 block of Wendell Ct and that the second shooting victim showed up at Allen ER.  Both victims received gunshots wounds are being treated at Allen Hospital for what appear to be non-life threating injuries.  The area was blocked off for some time but has now been re-opened.  The investigation in on-going and the identities of the victims is not available at this time. 

 

Sgt. R.L. Gehrke

Watch III Patrol

Waterloo Police Department Announces K9 Retirement and Addition of a New K9

The Waterloo Police Department would like to announce the retirement of one of their K9’s.  K9 Spike, whom joined the Waterloo Police Department in September 2007, was recently retired in May of this year after sustaining an injury while working.  Spike was unable to return to duty due to the injury, and in turn was retired.

K9 Spike, and his handler Officer Al Bovy served the citizens of Waterloo with great success.  They were responsible for the location and seizure of large quantities of illegal narcotics, as well as the location and apprehension of multiple violent offenders. 

Following K9 Spike’s retirement, the Waterloo Police Department was able to purchase a new K9 to replace K9 Spike.  K9 Niko was purchased and brought back to Waterloo, where he is currently undergoing training.  Just as the Waterloo Police Department’s other three K9’s are, K9 Niko is being trained in the areas of narcotics detection, suspect apprehension, handler protection, building searches, area searches and tracking suspects/lost persons.

Niko is a Belgian Malinois that came from Europe, and was born in Slovakia.  Officer Al Bovy, a twelve year veteran of the Waterloo Police Department, will handle Niko following the retirement of his previous partner, K9 Spike.

All purchased K9’s are brought back to Waterloo, where the K9 and the handler are trained here in Waterloo by a nationally certified trainer that is on staff at the Waterloo Police Department. 

The Waterloo Police Department’s K9 Unit is solely funded by community donations.  The Waterloo Police Department, and the K9 Unit, would like to thank all of the community partners that have donated money and services to the K9 Unit, making this endeavor possible.

 

WPD K9 Unit Contact: Sgt. A.W. Farmer

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Attached are photos of K9 Spike, as well as Officer Al Bovy and K9 Niko

Missing Person Found

On June 24th, 2014 at about 7pm Evansdale Police located Tammie Brockman who was reported as missing on the 23rd.  Brockman was located at the McDonalds restaurant located at 350 Evansdale Drive.  Brockman was in good health and was returned home to family.  No foul play is suspected.  The Waterloo Police Department would like to that the public for their assistance in locating Brockman.