Waterloo Police Investigate Shooting on Elm Street

Shortly before 2am Sunday, October 19, 2014 Waterloo Police responded to a report of a female being shot at 520 Elm Street in Waterloo. The responding Officers located a female who was later identified as 17 year old Jazzmine Rembert in a basement area of the residence.  Rembert appeared to have sustained a gunshot wound to the head and was unresponsive. Waterloo Fire Rescue determined Rembert was deceased at the scene. During the investigation into the incident 18 year old Quaderious Spates was taken into custody and booked at the Black Hawk County jail on  charges of Possession of a Weapon by a Felon and Trafficking Stolen Weapons.  An autopsy was scheduled to be performed by the State Medical Examiner in Ankeny Monday.  This is an ongoing investigation and no further information or photos are being released at this time.

Lt. Michael McNamee
Waterloo Police Dept./Investigations 

Police Arrest Three On Byron Super Market Robbery

Waterloo Police have arrested three people in connection to the robbery of an employee of the Byron Super Market located at 306 Byron Avenue in Waterloo. Shortly after 10 PM Thursday night, October 16, 2014 Waterloo Police responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Byron Super Market. An employee was stopped outside the business by a suspect who displayed a handgun and demanded the night deposit and other items. During the investigation information was developed and two search warrants were executed. As a result of the investigation 20 year old Jessie Mathews, 24 year old Jutaveus Collett and 39 year old Jimmy Robinson were taken into custody and booked into the Black Hawk County jail on charges of Robbery 2nd degree. The investigation is still ongoing and no further information or photos are being released at this time.

Lt. Michael McNamee
Waterloo Police/Investigations

Waterloo P.D. Arrest Robbery Suspect

On October 15, 2014, Waterloo Police were called to the Hometown Cash Advance located at 2842 University Ave on a report of an armed robbery that had just occurred. It was reported that a male had entered the business armed with a handgun and demanded cash. The suspect fled the scene on foot.

As officers arrived in the area, they located a subject matching the description of the suspect and a foot pursuit ensued. Officers were able to apprehend the suspect as well as locate evidence of the crime.

The suspect was identified as Stevie Dewayne Harrington age 26 of Waterloo. He was charged with Robbery in the 1st Degree and Possesion of Weapons as a Felon. He is currently being held in the Black Hawk County Jail.


Offcers Arrest Subject with a Gun Second Time in a Year

On Friday October 10, 2014 Officers with the Violent Crime Apprehension Team initiated a traffic stop in the 1100 block of Columbia St. reference an ongoing investigation and multiple violations.  Upon initiating the traffic stop two suspects fled on foot.  One of the suspects was taken into custody during the foot pursuit and he was found in possession of a .40 caliber semi-auto handgun.  The handgun was also found to be stolen from a previous burglary in Waterloo.  The suspect  was identified as twenty-one-year-old Kalon Deon Bruce of Waterloo.  Two of the other subjects located in the vehicle were identified as twenty-four-year-old Lawrence Cottrell Smith of Waterloo and twenty-four-year-old Charles Robert Tims of Waterloo. 

Officers with the VCAT unit arrested Bruce on March 9th of this year with another handgun during a vehicle pursuit.  During that incident Bruce was charged with carrying weapons and interference with official acts involving a firearm.  On this date, Bruce was booked into the Black Hawk County Jail on a Class D felony for interference with official acts involving a firearm, carrying weapons and possession of stolen property (theft 4th degree).

Sgt. Matt McGeough

Officers Arrest Suspect on Gun Charges at Bar

On Friday September 26, 2014 Officers with the Waterloo Police Department’s Violent Crime Apprehension Team were conducting an investigation in the New World Lounge parking lot located at 504 Riehl St.  During this time Officers received information that a subject had discarded a handgun under a parked vehicle as Officers were entering the lot.  Officers located a loaded .25 caliber handgun under a vehicle at that time.  Officers located the suspect in the bar shortly thereafter.  Officers detained twenty-three year old Dontavious Reginald Barbee of Waterloo at that time.  During the investigation Officers obtained surveillance video depicting Barbee placing the gun under the vehicle.  Barbee was transported to the Black Hawk County Jail where he was charged with felon in possession of a firearm, carrying weapons and public intoxication.

Sgt. Matt McGeough