Pursuit ends in arrest

 

On March 31st, 2015 at about 9:57 P.M. a vehicle that was being driven by Brian Joseph Lavenz, age 37, arrived at 918 E 9th Street, where the Tri-County Drug Task Force was executing a search warrant.

Lavenz quickly left the residence as officers attempted to stop him as part of an ongoing investigation. Lavenz refused to stop for emergency vehicles and led officers on a pursuit throughout Waterloo and Evansdale. Early in the pursuit Officers deployed stop sticks which reduced Lavenz vehicle speed. Lavenz still refused to stop until his vehicle was completely disabled.  After the stop Lavenz continued to resist and a Taser was deployed.   Lavenz was taken into custody and transported to Allen Hospital as a precaution for ingesting narcotics.   Charges are pending his release for Allen Hospital. 

The Waterloo Police Department was assisted by the Evansdale Police Department, Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Department and the Iowa State Patrol.

Captain Dave Mohlis
Investigations Division
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Fletcher Ave Stabbing-Arrest

 

On Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at approximately 1649 hours Officers were called about a stabbing that occurred in the area of Falls Ave. and Fletcher Ave.

 

The victim, Robert Fowler-Ortiz, age 29, said he was stabbed and was driving to Allen Hospital to seek treatment. Ortiz told Officers that he saw the suspect, Alex Hollingsworth, age 25, while driving on Highway 218 and Hollingsworth flashed a knife at him. They stopped their vehicles on the Fletcher Ave bridge and they both got out. At that time the suspect, Hollingsworth stabbed Ortiz one time in the torso. Ortiz had a puncture wound on his left side rib area.

 

Hollingsworth was located a short time later and a result of the investigation he was arrested on charges of Going Armed with Intent, Willful Injury, and Violation of a Protective Order.


 

Captain Dave Mohlis
Investigations Division
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Shots fired in 1400 block of Jefferson Street

 

The Waterloo Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the 1400 block of Jefferson Street on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 12:12 A.M.

 

When officers arrived they located shell casings in the street in the 1400 block of Jefferson Street. Five minutes after the initial call a victim arrived at Covenant Medical Center Emergency Department with a single, non-life threatening gunshot wound to his arm. The victim was identified as Marquis D. Norris, age 19, of Waterloo.

 

There is no additional information at this time as the investigation is still on going and we are the process of interviewing witnesses and following up on the evidence collected from the scene.

 

Captain Dave Mohlis

Investigations Division

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Stabbing, 201 Allen Street, Husband Arrested

 

On Monday, March 23, 2015 at about 8:07 PM the Waterloo Police Department responded to 201 Allen Street on a report that a female was being assaulted by her husband who was armed with a knife and threatening to kill her.  

Upon officer’s arrival the female, Angelia O’Connell, age 40, was located inside the apartment with multiple stab wounds and bleeding profusely. The suspect, Reuben A. Stigler, age 50, was also still inside the apartment.

O’Connell was transported to Covenant Medical Center Emergency Department by Waterloo Fire Rescue and was taken to surgery shortly after for life threatening injuries. O’Connell is now out of surgery and is listed in stable condition.

Reuben A. Stigler was arrested and charged with Attempted Murder, Willful Serious Injury, Going Armed with Intent, Assault Domestic Abuse Aggravated and False Imprisonment.

Captain Dave Mohlis
Investigations Division
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Subject located - Operation Locate

The Operation Locate Alert for Charles C.J. Schuman has been cancelled.  He was located a short distance away from where he was originally seen at about 1:30 p.m on Sunday, March 22nd, 2015.  No foul play is suspected.

Sergeant Robert J. Greenlee III - Watch I Patrol Division