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WPD VCAT Recover 2 Guns

On July 24, 2016 at about 2011 hours, Officers with the Violent Crimes Apprehension Team stopped a vehicle in the area of Columbia St and Edwards reference a vehicle violation. During the stop, Officers made contact with a subject named Nathaniel Matlock (Age 19). During a pat down of his person, a 40 cal handgun was located on his person. The weapon was determined to be stolen from a burglary in Waterloo, Iowa. Matlock was placed under arrest and charged with Possession of Weapon as a Felon, Possession of Marijuana, and Carrying Weapons. He was booked into the BHC Jail.

 

On July 24, 2016 at about 2158 hours, Watch II Patol Officers were sent to the area of the 400 block of Reed St reference shots fired. During the investigation, Officers with the Violent Crimes Apprehension Team located a group of subjects in the 400 block of Cutler. During the investigation VCAT Officers located and recovered a revolver. Several subjects were detained. Charges are pending as the investigation is pending further follow-up.

 

Sgt Richter

VCAT

Waterloo Police Department

 

WPD VCAT Recover 2 Guns

On July 24, 2016 at about 2011 hours, Officers with the Violent Crimes Apprehension Team stopped a vehicle in the area of Columbia St and Edwards reference a vehicle violation. During the stop, Officers made contact with a subject named Nathaniel Matlock (Age 19). During a pat down of his person, a 40 cal handgun was located on his person. The weapon was determined to be stolen from a burglary in Waterloo, Iowa. Matlock was placed under arrest and charged with Possession of Weapon as a Felon, Possession of Marijuana, and Carrying Weapons. He was booked into the BHC Jail.

 

On July 24, 2016 at about 2158 hours, Watch II Patol Officers were sent to the area of the 400 block of Reed St reference shots fired. During the investigation, Officers with the Violent Crimes Apprehension Team located a group of subjects in the 400 block of Cutler. During the investigation VCAT Officers located and recovered a revolver. Several subjects were detained. Charges are pending as the investigation is pending further follow-up.

 

Sgt Richter

VCAT

Waterloo Police Department

 

Multiple Subjects Shot

On Sunday, July 17, 2016 at approximately 17:50 hrs three subjects showed up to Allen Hospital with gunshot wounds.  It was later learned that the subjects sustained their injuries in the 800 block of Logan Ave.

As a result of this incident a 21 year old male died.  The injuries the other two subjects sustained are not considered life threatening.

At this time the investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Waterloo Police Department (319-291-4340.)

No other information will be released at this time.


Lt. Greg Fangman

Waterloo Police Departement

Investigations Division

July 17th Murder Investigation

On July 17th at 5:50 P.M. the Waterloo Police Department responded to the Unity Point Health, Allen Hospital on a report of three subjects brought into the emergency room by private vehicle with gunshot wounds.

Officers determined that the shooting took place in the 800 block of Logan Ave in Waterloo. That area was secured and there was evidence that the shooting did occur in front of 817 Logan Ave.

While investigating the incident the Police Department was informed that one of the victims had died from the gunshot wound. Otavious Donte Brown, age 21 of Waterloo, died of a single gunshot to the chest.

Dewon C. Campbell, age 17, of Waterloo, and Aundrey F. Roberts, age 22 of Waterloo, also received injuries from being shot, but were non-threatening and they were treated and released.

This investigation is ongoing and no additional information is being released at this time. Anyone with any information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Waterloo Police Department at (319) 291-4340.

Captain Dave Mohlis
Investigations Division Commander

Fatality Accident at Dysart and E. Orange

Update: July 12th, 2016 names released.

The driver of the van who died was identified as Kenneth Elgin Bienfang, Age 87, of Denver, IA. The driver of the Freightliner was Gerald Wayne Cox, age 38, of Berea, KY.

July 11th, 2016

The Waterloo Police Department is investigating a fatality accident that occurred at Dysart Road and E Orange Road. Officers responded to a two vehicle accident at that intersection on July 11th, 2016 at 9:56 AM involving a Ford Windstar van and a Freightliner tractor-trailer.

The driver of the van was northbound on Dysart Rd stopped at the stop sign of E. Orange Rd and began to turn left and was struck by the Freightliner that was going south on Dysart Rd. and failed to stop at the stop sign.

The driver of the van was seriously injured and transported to Covenant Emergency room where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the Freightliner received minor injuries and was cited for failing to stop at the stop sign.

The name of the victim, a resident of Denver, Iowa is not being released at this time pending notification of family.

Captain Dave Mohlis
Investigations Division Commander