Crime

Effects Of K2: SF Couple Admitted To Smoking Synthetic Marijuana Before Leaving Baby Outside

The synthetic drug, known as K2, is in the spotlight after a Sioux Falls couple admitted to smoking the drug before allegedly leaving their baby outside overnight. We brought you the story two weeks ago: a 2-month-old baby boy found abandoned in a car seat outside of a Sioux Falls church. Police say he was wearing just a onesie, and…

SF Police Hope Ride Sharing Company Will Help Improve Safety, Cut Down On DWI Arrests

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.– With Lyft possibly in route to Sioux Falls, police are hoping the ride sharing company helps improve public safety and will cut down on the number of DWI arrests they make each year. For the last three years, Sioux Falls Police have arrested more than 11-hundred people for DWI each year in the city. So far this…

Police: SF Cab Driver Charged With Aggravated Assault After Pointing Gun At Other Driver

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Sioux Falls cab driver is behind bars after police say he pulled a gun on another cab driver. Fifty-eight-year-old Jozef Barszcz is charged with aggravated assault. Police say Barszcz was parked behind another driver at the Sioux Falls Regional Airport last night. When the light turned green for the other driver to move forward to pick…

Domestic Violence: An Issue Common in the Community

Organization and Police Working Together to Offer Resources

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  Almost everyone knows someone in their life, who’s been affected by domestic violence and a Sioux Falls organization is using October to shine a light on the issue, that law enforcement says is one of the most dangerous to investigate. “I’ll hurt you, I’ll hurt the children, or I’ll kill your family. Those are the threats that…

Police: 14-Year-Old Sioux Falls Teens Led Authorities On Interstate Chase In Stolen Vehicle

Teens Also Charged With String Of Car Vandalisms

Two Sioux Falls teens are facing more charges after police say they led authorities on a high speed chase in a stolen vehicle. Police believe the 14-year-old boys are responsible for vandalizing nearly 40 vehicles in central Sioux Falls. On Sunday night into early Monday, police say they received nearly 40 reports of car vandalisms. They say car windows had…

Stolen Van Chase Leads To Car Vandalism Arrests

Two juveniles charged for smashing windows; additional charges pending

SIOUX FALLS – A police pursuit on a busy South Dakota interstate led to the arrest of two juveniles who were wanted for smashing car windows overnight.  The car chase started on I-29 just north of the Canton exit just before 12:30 p.m. Monday. According to the South Dakota Highway Patrol, a Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy first spotted a silver…

Fatal Northwest Iowa Shooting Victim Identified

AKRON, I.A. – Authorities have released the name of a man who was shot to death in Northwest Iowa. Plymouth County officials identified the man as 40-year-old Jeremy Hebert. The county Sheriff’s Office says he was shot early Friday morning at a residence near Akron. Arriving deputies found him suffering from the gunshot wound, and he was taken to a…

Codington County Deputy Injured During Arrest

WATERTOWN, S.D. – A Codington County Deputy Sheriff was dragged by a vehicle while conducting a traffic stop Saturday night. The Codington County Sherriff’s Office says just before 9 p.m., a deputy stopped Jacob Engelhart, 19, for a minor traffic violation near the 1400 block of Highway 20. During the traffic stop, the deputy began a narcotics investigation. Engelhart attempted…

Prison Inmate Placed On Escape Status

RAPID CITY, S.D.-A state prison inmate has been placed on escape status after failing to return to his assigned housing unit on Friday.  26-year-old Zachery Yellow Boy, was due back at the Rapid City Community Work Center just before midnight on Friday. Escape procedures were enacted when he failed to return on time. Yellow Boy is Native American, he is 5…

FULL STORY: Father Arrested For Child Abuse, Neglect After Infant Left Outside Overnight

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.– Police say the father of the infant left outside of a Sioux Falls Church has been arrested. The 38-year-old is charged with felony child abuse and neglect. Police say the 2-month-old baby was left outside overnight earlier this week. Police say they got the call Tuesday morning. An infant had been found in a car seat abandoned…

Police Searching For Armed Suspect After Overnight Robbery

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Officers responded to the area of East 6th Street and North Cleveland Ave. regarding a possible larceny. Upon arrival, officers determined that a male subject entered the business and shoplifted an 8-pack of Budweiser. The suspect exited the store and was followed by the clerk who confronted the suspect, at which time the suspect produced a silver…

Child Advocacy Center That Gives Victims A One-Stop Shop Now Open In SD

WATERTOWN, S.D.– At least 4,000 children are sexually abused in South Dakota each year. And experts believe there are additional cases that never get reported. When they do, they say many counties don’t have the resources to deal with them. But that has now changed in the northeast portion of the state. “Each and every day I’m working on a…