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Officers and Firefighters work together to prepare for the worse

IMG 1536Active shooters and terrorist events like those seen at San Bernardino and Paris have tested tactics developed in the wake of Columbine. These tactics were developed to end situations where someone is actively killing people quickly. The Sioux City Police Department (SCPD) had been training their officers in these tactics and refining them for over 10 years. As part of that trend, members of the Sioux City Police Department and Sioux City Fire and Rescue (SCFR) came together at the Orpheum Theatre on Jan. 13, to work out how they would respond to an incident of an active killer together.

“This is the evolution of rapid response to active killers,” said the SCPD’s Lt. Rex Mueller, who helped organize the training scenario teaming officers with firefighters with the purpose of rescuing victims.

 

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Recent News
Sioux City Police
Bank robbery suspect sought

IMG 2273UPDATED 3:38PM -The bank that was robbed was incorrectly identified and the release was updated to reflect the correct name.

On August 15, 2015 at about 9:52 am, an unknown suspect robbed the Security National Bank branch inside the Hy Vee at 2827 Hamilton Blvd.

The suspect gave the teller a note stating that they had a weapon and demanded cash. They then fled the area on foot traveling to the north of the store. No one was injured during this incident.

The suspect is described as having a medium complexion, black hair, a slight build, and is about 5’7” tall. They were wearing a gray sweatshirt and pants, a print t-shirt, and baseball hat with the number “87” on it. The suspect also had eye glasses and had a mustache and goatee that may have been fake. The person seen in images form the bank and store also appears to have slightly stretched out earring holes.

If you have any information on the identity of the suspect, call the Sioux City Police Dept. at 279-6440 or CrimeStoppers at 258-TIPS (8477).  A cash reward up to $1,000 is available for the tip that leads to this person’s arrest.

 

Any arrest/charges noted in this report should be considered merely an accusation. All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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Teen dies after using synthetic drugs

The Sioux City Police Department and Sioux City Fire & Rescue responded to a report of a sick party at War Eagle Park, 100 War Eagle Dr. on April 16, 2015 at about 11:06 pm.

Four subjects were transported to local hospitals for treatment after some of them reported ingesting a smokable synthetic drug.

A short time later, one of the subjects, 18-year-old male AUSTIN McCLOUD of Sioux City, died while being treated.

It is not known what his cause of death is at this time and an autopsy has been scheduled.

The other three parties are being treated at a local hospital and their status is not known at this time.

The ages of the people involved in this matter range from 16-years-old to 18-years-old.

This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released as it is learned.

 

 
Halloween Pursuit

Sioux City Police were involved in a pursuit during the early morning hours of 10/31/2014. The incident started as a call in the 3700 block of Jackson where it was reported that an occupied vehicle in the area was causing a disturbance. Officers located the vehicle and upon their arrival the driver fled. The vehicle eluded officers south on Nebraska to 32nd and west to Hamilton. The driver went north and attempted to hide behind Clark School. Once found, the vehicle left eastbound through the parking lot driving over the medians. The vehicle was pursued east on Outer Drive to Hwy. 75. There the vehicle turned north and continued fleeing at a high rate of speed. The vehicle lost the front left tire and continued on the rim at speeds over 90 mph.

A short distance later the front rim came loose and struck the pursuing patrol car in the windshield. The officer involved was able to maintain control of his vehicle and as the suspect slowed was able to PIT (Precision/Pursuit Intervention Technique) the vehicle. The suspect ran from his vehicle into a nearby cornfield. A K-9 Sergeant and his partner were able to locate him and he was quickly taken into custody.
 
Video of the pursuit can be viewed at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLl_q8xepcs 
 
 
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Sioux City Police Department

601 Douglas St.
Sioux City, IA 51101

phone: 712-279-6440
fax: 712-279-6148

csheehan@sioux-city.org

To Report a Non-Emergency Crime or Accident
712/279-6960

Victim Advocacy Program or 
Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
Contact the Victim Assistance Coordinator
at 712-279-6398 or 
the Council's web site.

PROJECT LIFESAVER - IOWA

Project Lifesaver is a project
that provides a tracking system
to locate individuals who have
the tendency to wander and become lost.

Project Lifesaver International

or contact Rita Donnelly 712-279-6424
rdonnelly@sioux-city.org