WATERLOO – An Evansdale man has been arrested for allegedly breaking into a secured area of the Waterloo Police Department over the weekend.
Andrew Matthew Reagan, 33, of 3760 Lafayette Road, was arrested for second-degree burglary and possession of burglary tools moments after jimmying the lock on the door that separates the public waiting area from the front desk clerical offices after hours. Reagan, who works for a local locksmith company, was later released from jail.
According to police Reagan came to the police station with an assault victim around 7:40 p.m. Friday. He was apparently unhappy with having to wait in the lobby area and began tinkering with the door.
An officer in another part of the building talked with Reagan through an intercom, telling him that police were busy and officers would take his friend’s report when one was available. Reagan allegedly responded that an officer would be available once he got past the front door, records state.
Police took the comment as a threat, and Reagan was arrested when he defeated the lock and opened the door, according to court records. Officers said Reagan was carrying items that could be used to overcome locks.