Crime

Minneapolis Police Officer Charged With Sexual Misconduct

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A Minneapolis police officer is accused of sexually assaulting a victim who was mentally impaired or helpless. Forty-two-year-old Thomas Tichich of Plymouth was charged Wednesday with third- and fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct, both felonies. He was booked into the Hennepin County Jail and made his first court appearance Thursday. The complaint says Tichich is accused of sexually…

Sioux Falls Man Arrested In Connection To Tuesday Night Armed Robbery

SIOUX FALLS – Around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night a man armed with a handgun robbed Jokerz Casino near West 31st Street and South Minnesota Avenue. The man demanded money from the employee and left the business. After reviewing the surveillance video, another employee recognized the suspect as Lance Larry Przybylski, a 46 year old Sioux Falls resident. Przybylski is currently…

Parents Of Teen Charged With Murder Appear In Court For Allegedly Covering Up Crash

The parents of a Sioux Falls teen facing murder and manslaughter charges appeared in court for the first time Wednesday, accused of trying to cover up a fatal crash that happened in central Sioux Falls on Feb. 22. Fifty-four-year-old Vicki Lingor and 50-year-old Joseph Lingor, both out of jail on bond, are charged with false reporting, accessory to a felony…

Drugs At Forefront Of Recent Violent Crimes

Several Incidents, Including Two Fatal, In Sioux Falls Come With Common Drug-Related Thread

Over the last couple weeks in Sioux Falls, police are finding a common thread to a string of violent crimes. Drug use and trafficking have led to several violent, even deadly, incidents. On February 22, police say a very small amount of marijuana led to a high speed chase, resulting in the death of Kareem Cisse, 15. Between the week…

Two People Were Arrested For Using Fake Casino Tickets

SIOUX FALLS – Sioux Falls Police say two people were trying to take money using fake casino tickets. Police say 35 year old William Rainer from Sioux City and 38 year old Casey Lopez from Omaha Nebraska used fake tickets at two Sioux Falls casinos Monday night. At one business the clerk denied to pay Rainer after they noticed it…

Police Arrest Woman For Assault After Argument With Ex

SIOUX FALLS – Police arrested a woman yesterday morning on aggravated assault charges after running into her ex boyfriend’s car after an argument. At around 11 a.m. Monday morning police arrested Samantha Schave, 29 from Sioux Falls, because she intentionally rammed her car into her ex boyfriend’s car. Police say the argument between them started because the ex boyfriend still…

SF Police: Man Arrested For Murder Stabbed Friend After Having Bad Reaction To Drugs

A 25-year-old Sioux Falls man is facing 2nd degree murder and 1st degree manslaughter charges after police say he fatally stabbed his friend. Police say that the suspect was having a bad reaction to drugs before the stabbing occurred. A medical emergency at a home in southeast Sioux Falls turned into a homicide investigation early Sunday morning. “My understanding was…

Police Pursuit Prompted Watertown Elementary School Put In Lockdown

WATERTOWN: Roosevelt Elementary went into lock-down after suspects in a stolen vehicle led police on a foot chase in the school’s area. Shortly after 9:30 this morning Watertown Police attempted to stop a vehicle when it was discovered the pickup they were pursuing was stolen out of Sioux Falls.  Sgt. Troy VanDusen with the Watertown Police Department says that the…

Homicide Investigation Launched After Stabbing Victim Dies of Injuries

Brady Richard Holter, 25, has been arrested for 2nd Degree Murder and 1st degree Manslaughter

UPDATE: “The Sioux Falls Police Department is saddened to report that the victim in the case has died as a result of the injuries sustained during this incident.” The continued investigation by the Sioux Falls Police Department has led to the arrest of Brady Richard Holter a 25 year old Sioux Falls resident. Holter has been arrested for 2nd Degree…

Two In Custody Following Officer-Involved Shooting, Stolen Vehicle Crash

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Two people were arrested Friday afternoon after a stolen vehicle incident resulted in an officer-involved shooting and a crash near Falls Park. According to Sioux Falls Police, officers spotted a stolen vehicle in the area of 6th St. and Phillips Ave. around 3:45 p.m. They attempted to stop the vehicle at East Falls Park Dr. and North Weber…

Sioux Falls Man Arrested On Child Porn Charges

A Warrent Was Issued Friday for 48-Year-Old Mark Ullrich

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- UPDATED: A Sioux Falls man wanted last week on child pornography charges has been arrested. Mark A. Ullrich, 48, is facing 25 counts of child pornography. He was booked into Minnehaha County jail just before 2:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon. According to the Minnehaha County jail website, he was booked on possession, distribution, manufacturing of child pornography. His bond is…

Mom Speaks Out After Daycare Provider Charged With Manslaughter: ‘I don’t look at her as this horrible monster’

A Sioux Falls daycare provider has been charged with 1st degree manslaughter after police say an infant died while in her care in September of last year. Police say the child died of positional asphyxia or was in a position where he wasn’t able to breathe. KDLT’s Jill Johnson has reaction from a mom who took her child to that…

North Dakota Man Arrested In SF On Pimping Charges

SIOUX FALLS – A North Dakota man is facing pimping charges in South Dakota thanks to a tip received by law enforcement. 23-year-old Cody Haman of Minot was arrested last night at around 6:30. Sioux Falls Police say they got a tip that prostitution may be taking place at a hotel on the northeast side of town. When an officer…

Student Stabbed In SDSU Dorm Room

The suspect told authorities he was acting in self-defense

BROOKINGS, S.D. – South Dakota State University officials say a student was stabbed on campus over the weekend and had to be airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital. The suspect is a former student who told authorities he was acting in self-defense. This comes as a shock to many in Brookings. “This is pretty significant as far as assaults go…

Four More People Face Charges Following Fatal Crash

Others Involved In High Speed Chase, Suspect's Parents Arrested Friday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.— There are now six people facing charges following a marijuana deal gone wrong and a high speed chase that left Kareem Cisse, 15, dead early Wednesday morning. Sioux Falls Police arrested Christian Walberg, 18, on distribution of illegal drugs, misprision of a felony and hit and run charges. “We believe Christian was a third passenger from the…

Police Searching For Armed Robbery Suspect

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The Sioux Falls Police Department are investigating an armed robbery after officers were dispatched to a hold up alarm at a business in Southwest Sioux Falls at around 8:20 p.m. Thursday night. Arriving officers reported that business appeared to look normal when they arrived. The officers then contacted employees and were told the business had been robbed. The…

Teen Facing Murder Charges Following Fatal Crash

Police Say Alexander Lingor, 16, Ran Sedan Off Road With Pickup Truck

Sioux Falls, SD–Alexander Lingor, 16, facing second degree murder charges as well as first and second degree manslaughter charges after a car crash left another teenager dead. Sioux Falls Police say Kareem Cisse, 15, was killed early Wednesday morning when a sedan he was a passenger in went off the roadway and struck a tree near 24th Street and Western…