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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.

 

 
Coffee with a cop on March 14th at Chic Fil A

Coffee w cop D9 3-14-15

 
Recent News
Sioux City Police
Sioux City Police Depatment names 2013 Officer of the Year

Law Enforcement in Woodbury County kicked off National Law Enforcement week with a ceremony on Monday May 12 in the Council Chambers in City Hall.  Departments remembered officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. 

Following the memorial ceremony the Sioux City Police Department held its annual Awards Ceremony.  Chief Doug Young recognized both sworn and non-sworn personnel as well as private citizens for a accomplishments in 2013.

The 2013 Officer of the Year was given to Officer Kevin McCormick for his active participation in the department’s community policing and outreach efforts.  Officer McCormick has been active in Shop with a Cop, Prescription Drug Take Back, Stranger Danger Talks and involvement with the Riverside PAC. 

Officer McCormick was also awarded the department’s Wound Medal for injuries he sustained when he came under fire from a career criminal on a traffic stop on April 29, 2013.  Officer McCormick continued to relay information to responding officers and attempted to locate the fleeing suspect despite being shot in the head.  McCormick returned to full duty after just a few weeks.

Congratulations to Officer Kevin McCormick!

Civilian of the Year was awarded to Law Enforcement Analyst Marie Divis.

Chief’s Commendation Award:   Sgt. Ryan Bertrand and Dispatcher Staci Uhl

Achievement Award: Captain Lisa Claeys

Chief’s Gratitude Award: Doug Potts and Mary Kay Pietz

Community Policing Award: Sgt. Steve TenNapel, Sgt. Dane Wagner and Officer Eddie Thiphasouk

Exceptional Duty Award: Detective Mike Simons and Officer Paul Yaneff

Congratulations to all staff and citizens recognized for their extra efforts to make our department and our community a better place.

 
Suspect In Strong Arm Robberies Arrested

The Sioux City Police Department arrested 22 year-old VASEAN RUSSELL MARKWORTH, Sioux City, for two counts of Robbery and one count of False Imprisonment for two incidents in which he used force or the threat of force to take people’s money or belongings.     

Markworth was identified as the suspect in a strong-arm robbery that occurred at 26th & Pierce St on March 30, 2014 at about 7:35 pm in which he used the threat of force to take money and belongings from two 15 year-old males.  

On Aril 16, 2014 Markworth committed a strong-arm robbery in the 2400 block of Pierce St at just before 2:20 am.

 

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Man Impersonating Officer, Enticing Children Arrested

On March 17, 2014 at about 2:30 p.m., the Sioux City Police Department arrested 29 year–old JOEY MIGUEL ALBERTS, Sioux City, for impersonating an officer and enticing children to his vehicle.

Through leads that were generated as part of an ongoing investigation, ALBERTS was identified as being involved in multipule incidents in Sioux City over the last year and a half.

On October 20, 2013 at about 6:30 p.m., ALBERTS called two females, 11 years-of-age and 13 years-of-age, over to his car and told them he was was a police officer. The 13 year-old approached him and he touched her inappropriately during a pat-down. He then left the area.

On November 6, 2012 at about 3:15 p.m., ALBERTS stopped his car near two females, 13 years-of-age and 12 years-of-age, at 9th & Jennings St. He called out to the girls to come to his car and told him he was a police officer. The girls refused and left the area.

A short time later on November 6, 2012 at about 3:45 p.m., ALBERTS approached a 13 year-old-female in the 1500 block of Peirce St and told her he was a police officer. He called her to his vehicle and then touched her inappropriately while patting her down.  

 

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Sioux City, IA 51101

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

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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