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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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Warrant for Anthony J. Barton

**UPDATE**

On Jaunuary 9, 2014 at abotu 1:45 p.m., the U. S. Marshal's Fugative Task Force arrested Barton in Sgt. Bluff, IA.

 

The Sioux City Police Department is looking for 23 year-old ANTHONY JOSEPH BARTON who has a warrant for his arrest for a charge of Going Armed with Intent.

On December 19, 2013 Barton assaulted 22 year-old Karilynn Schroeder, Moville, IA, and struck her with her vehicle. Schroeder and Barton had been involved in a relationship as boyfriend and girlfriend.

Barton is a white male who is 6’ 2”, 235 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair that he keeps short.

Anyone with information on Barton’s whereabouts should contact the Sioux City Police Department or the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force.

Anyone with information in this case can call the Sioux City Police Department at 279-6440 or CrimeStoppers at 258-TIPS.

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

 
National Training Center

As of January 1, 2012 all funding for the National Training Center (NTC) has ended. We will not be hosting any classes at this time.

The NTC was the vision of Congressman Tom Latham in who worked to secure funding in 1997 with the first classes beginning in November of 1998. Since that time, 23,699 officers have received valuable training in the 885 classes that were put on. These classes were free of charge for the officers attending. They have covered topics ranging from drug investigations, interviews and interrogations, court room testifying, marksmanship instructor, and SWAT training. Officers from 42 states have attended classes at the NTC.

“We hope that in the future we can secure funds to get the National Training Center running again. The training provided there benefitted officers from departments that normally would not have been able to afford these types of classes. We greatly appreciate all the support that Congressman King and Senators Grassley and Harkin have provided over the years,” said Doug Young, Chief of Police for the Sioux City Police Department.

“We got the most training that we could for the funds we were provided. My biggest goal was to make sure that officers were not only trained on how to do their jobs better but more importantly, get him safely,” Sergeant Mike Hamm said. Sgt Hamm directed classes and training at the NTC.

 


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