Gun found at casino parking lot leads to prison time for Waterloo man

Friday 10th January 2020

WATERLOO - A Waterloo man has been sentenced to prison for a sawed-off shotgun found in his girlfriend's vehicle when it was parked in a hotel parking lot.

Judge C.J. Williams sentenced Adrian Alexander Zarate, 26, to four years and three months in prison on a charge of possession of a sawed-off shotgun on Monday in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids. He will be under supervised release for five years following his prison time.

According to police, officers received a tip that Zarate was armed when he checked in to the Isle Casino Hotel in October 2018. Authorities found his girlfriend's SUV in the parking lot with an Ithaca .410-bore shotgun in the back seat along with an axe, a machete, handgun magazines and a digital scale with meth residue.

In the hotel room, police found a loaded .380-caliber Jimenez Arms pistol with an obliterated serial number, two glass pipes with meth residue, shotgun shells and a knife.

Photos: Guns in Northeast Iowa crime cases

040815jr-guns 070219ho-myers-guns-1 112119jr-hattrup-trial-2 112119jr-hattrup-trial-1 102615jr-ward-trial-1 060415jr-gunfire-1 080416jr-fordyce-trial-2 052117jr-parker-shooting-4 101619ho-strain-trial-4 091318ho-montano-gun-1 030218ho-wayne-jones-exhibit-1 082115ho-seals-gun 072915ho-gun-photo 021315ho-anderson-trial-2 062013ho-guns 101619ho-strain-trial-2 101619ho-strain-trial-1 031918ho-ruger-1 081417ho- breitsprecher-rifle 042214ho-webster-guns 070313ho-bank-robbery-glock 070313ho-bank-robbery-ak 070313ho-bank-robbery-45 101619ho-strain-trial-5 031918ho-remington-1 011014ho-nws-federal-gun-3 011014ho-nws-federal-gun-1 011215jr-hutchins-trial-5 061115jr-robbery-trial-1 091015jr-tronca-trial-b 022118jr-barksdale-handgun 041119jr-brown-trial-2 041119jr-brown-trial-1 113017jr-shooting-trial-1a 103112jr-Caples-Trial-2 010920ho-zarate-shotgun-1 010920ho-zarate-handgun-1 0 comments Love 1 Funny 0 Wow 0 Sad 0 Angry 0

Tags Public-safety Fiat Fertility Care Firearms Shotgun Sign up for our Crime & Courts newsletter

Get the latest in local public safety news with this weekly email

Sign up! * I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy. Jeff Reinitz

Police and Courts Reporter

Cops and courts reporter for the Courier

Author facebook Author twitter Author email Follow Jeff Reinitz Close Get email notifications on {{subject}} daily! Your notification has been saved. There was a problem saving your notification.

{{description}}

Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items.

Save Manage followed notifications Close Followed notifications Please log in to use this feature Log In Don't have an account? Sign Up Today

Source

Best New Customer Offers

Bonus up to £1000 + 1000 LV Spins

Welcome Package

18+. New customers only. Welcome bonus is valid for first 4 deposits. Min. deposit £10. Wagering requirement 35x. Max bonus: £200 (100%) + £200 (50%) + £500 (25%) + £100 (200%). Max. spins: 200 + 200+ 500 +100 Spins. Full terms apply.

Bonus up to £200 + 100 Free Spins

Welcome Package

18+. New players only. Min Deposit £10. Welcome package splits over 3 deposits. 35x wagering requirement applies to match up bonus. Offer valid for 1 week. 100 spins split to 20 spins a day for 5 days. 50x wagering applies to spins. Full terms apply.

We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our website, to show you personalized content and targeted ads, to analyze our website traffic, and to understand where our visitors are coming from. By browsing our website, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies. View more
Agree & Continue