Arrest Made in Stolen Vehicle Case
Black Hawk County Sheriff Deputies have made an arrest in a stolen vehicle case after a short investigation.
Yesterday, (Monday, October 16th, 2017) Black Hawk County Deputies received a report of a 1999 Ford F-250 that was stolen from a farm at 816 W. Orange Road, just south of Waterloo. The vehicle's doors were not locked and the keys were also left in the vehicle.
Just before 1:00 P.M. the same day, a Waterloo Police officer on patrol spotted the stolen vehicle on Independence Avenue. The three occupants in the vehicle abandoned the truck in an alley in the 200 block of Courtland Street and two of the occupants fled while Officer was able to detain a third occupant.
As a result of the investigation, Waterloo Police and BHC Deputies arrested a 16 year old male for 1st degree Theft. The investigation continues and deputies expected another arrest.
Yesterday, the Sheriff's Office put out a press release regarding a rash of burglaries and vehicle thefts that have occurred throughout Black Hawk County and surrounding counties. There appears to be no evidence at this time of the arrest (and pending arrests) that this particular incident is connected with other thefts and burglaries that are occurring in our area.
The Sheriff's Office continues to urge residents to lock their property and to remain vigilant and immediately call BHC Dispatch at 319-291-2515 on anything that they believe is suspicious activity.