Felony firearms arrest in Waterloo

Mitchell P. Runzo

Aden C. Kantor

With assistance from Columbia police and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, the Waterloo Police Department arrestedĀ Mitchell P. Runzo, 21, of Waterloo, and Aden C. Kantor, 20, of Goreville on Thursday for possessing guns that were allegedly stolen in Missouri.

Runzo and Kantor were charged in Monroe County Circuit Court on Friday with felony aggravated possession of two to five stolen firearms, defacing firearm identification markings, and firearms trafficking.

“It was determined the firearms were stolen in Oregon County, Mo., during a residential burglary,” a WPD news release states.

Judge Dennis Doyle set Runzoā€™s bond at $500,000 and Kantorā€™s bond at $50,000. Both remain in custody at the Monroe County Jail. Runzo has previous arrests in Monroe County for domestic battery and violating an order of protection.

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Corey Saathoff

Corey is the editor of the Republic-Times. He has worked at the newspaper since 2004, and currently resides in Columbia. He is also the principal singer-songwriter and plays guitar in St. Louis area country-rock band The Trophy Mules.
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