Sioux City man arrested after brief standoff with police

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – A Sioux City man was arrested after stealing a vehicle, fleeing the scene of an accident, and having a brief standoff with police on Friday night.

Sioux City Police arrested Juanito Gonzales, 24, of Sioux City, and charged him with second-degree robbery.

According to the Sioux City Police Department (SCPD), on Friday at 11:39 a.m., they received a call of an alleged robbery on the 1500 block of Virginia Street.

The victim reported that Gonzales acted as if he had a firearm and demanded the victim’s vehicle.

Gonzales left in the vehicle and a short time later, the vehicle was involved in an accident at 25th and Clark Street.

Gonzales fled the scene of the accident.

The SCPD said that at 8:35 p.m., Gonzales returned to a relative’s house at 1519 Virginia Street.

After a brief standoff with officers, Gonzales surrendered peacefully.

The Sioux City Police Department said they used all resources necessary to resolve these issues in the safest manner possible.

Gonzales’ bail is set at $5,000.

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