The Waterloo Police Department has been searching for Anthony Tronca, Age 43, and Jessica Ogden, age 29, for questioning in the murder of Ronald Dean Randall, age 44.
On September 15th, 2014 at approximately 7:15 P.M. information was received through Cedar Valley Crime Stoppers that Jessica Ogden and Anthony Tronca were at 305 Baltimore Street in Waterloo. Based on the information received during this investigation it was believed that Anthony Tronca was armed and dangerous, as a precaution the Waterloo Police Tactical Team was used to execute the warrant at this address.
Jessica Ogden was located and arrested at this address; however Anthony Tronca was not located and remained at large.
The following morning at 5:30 A.M., September 16th 2014, Anthony Tronca walked into the lobby of the Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office and was taken into custody by the Waterloo Police Department.
After questioning both were transported to the Black Hawk County Jail. Jessica Ogden was booked on a warrant for unrelated charges and Anthony Tronca was booked on a warrant for Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine while in possession of a firearm.
Captain Dave Mohlis
Waterloo Police Department
On Tuesday, September 9, 2014 around 8:30 PM Waterloo Police opened a missing person report on 44 year old Ronald Dean Randall of Waterloo. During the investigation Waterloo Police searched a wooded area south of Waterloo off highway 218 and located a body believed to be Ronald Randall. An autopsy was performed on the body by the State Medical Examiner's Office in Ankeny and determined the death was a homicide. Due to the condition of the body official identification has not been made pending further forensic examination. In conjuction with the investigation a search warrant is being executed at AJT Auto Repair located at 2014 Black Hawk Street.
Waterloo Police are currently looking for 43 year old Anthony Tronca, the owner of AJT Auto Repair and 29 year old Jessica Ogden in connection with the investigation. Tronca and Ogden's where abouts are not know at this time. Waterloo Police are offering a $1,000.00 (one thousand dollar) reward for information leading to the arrest of Anthony Tronca on outstanding warrants
Anyone with information concerning this investigation is encouraged to call the Waterloo Police Department at 319-291-4340 or Crime Stoppers at 855-300-8477. This is an on-going investigation and no further information is being released at this time.
Lt. Michael McNamee