Waterloo, IA Crime & Safety

KXEL Morning News for Wed. Aug. 10, 2022

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – On June 24th at approximately 7:17 pm, a person taking part in a downtown protest near the courthouse was reportedly struck by a truck in the area of 8th Avenue and 2nd Street SE. Now, weeks after the incident, Cedar Rapids Police have officially charged the driver. Investigators say that 53-year-old David Alan Huston approached the protestors while in his vehicle. Although Mr. Huston had a green light, officials say he aggressively approached protestors. Police say video evidence indicates other vehicles in the area “appear to simply wait for the protestors.” Officials say there is no evidence known to them that this was politically motivated. Huston has been charged with Assault by Use or Display of a Dangerous Weapon (Vehicle) and Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident. The offenses will be prosecuted by the Black Hawk County Attorney’s Office due to a conflict of interest within the Linn County Attorney’s Office.
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Parents of Wandering Naked Child Arrested

The parents of a 4 year old found wandering naked in a Waterloo neighborhood have been arrested, according to the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier. Police were called to the scene Friday morning when the child was spotted about a block and a half away from his home with no clothes and a cut toe. Paramedics were called to treat the toe injury. This follows an incident on June 12th when the child was found wandering around about a block away from his home in nothing but a diaper. On that occasion police found the parents in a state of intoxication and reported the matter to the Iowa Department of Human Services. 30 year old Trisha Likaro and 32 year old Mike Selikar have now both been arrested and charged with two counts of misdemeanor Child Endangerment. They have both been released pending trial.
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Waterloo Police searching for missing person ends, found safe

WATERLOO, Iowa (KCRG) - Waterloo Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing person from Abilene, Kansas. The Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office has learned that Makayla Robertson is possibly in the Waterloo area. Robertson was last seen on July 17th, 2022. She told her mother...

Waterloo Police warning of uptick in reports of stolen bikes

WATERLOO, Iowa (Iowa's News Now) — The Waterloo Police Department is reminding people to lock up their bikes. This comes after a recent uptick in bike thefts in the city. Police say bikes are being stolen at all hours of the day, including those left unattended in front of homes and businesses.

Club Legacy Shooting Arrest

A man connected to the shooting at Club Legacy in May has been arrested in Waterloo, according to KWWL. 23 year old Jaylon Holmes was arrested on Thursday and charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Felon and Reckless Use of a Firearm. The shooting happened on May 30th at 120 Sumner Street. Damage was found to a nearby church and multiple vehicles. One victim was taken to Allen Hospital with injuries that were not life threatening.