Crime

Suspect In Sioux Falls Manhunt Arrested In Lake County

Resident Reported Suspicious Vehicle Thursday Morning In Chester

LAKE COUNTY, S.D. — A Tea man was arrested Thursday morning after authorities say he was connected to a manhunt in Sioux Falls Wednesday afternoon. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office says Chaz VanOrman, 35, faces second degree burglary charges as well as possession of stolen property charges. On Wednesday, several South Dakota law enforcement departments searched for VanOrman for three…

Ex-State’s Attorney Accused Again Of Failing To Pay Taxes

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Authorities say a former Bennett County state’s attorney convicted of tax evasion has once again failed to pay taxes. Forty-eight-year-old Kenneth Orrock, of Rapid City, is facing sentencing later this month after failing to pay $17,000 in federal taxes he had collected from his employees at the Black Hills Patrol security agency in 2015. Orrock…

One Of Two Stolen Centuries Old Artifacts Returned To Watertown Zoo

The Bramble Park Zoo in Watertown says one of two stolen artifacts has been returned. The artifacts, which are on loan from the South Dakota Archaeological Society, were discovered missing last week. They’re estimated to be hundreds of years old. Bramble Park Zoo Director Dan Miller said pointing to a display case, “We had it on like this.” Miller says…

Police: Brother Charged With Manslaughter After Saturday’s Fatal Shooting

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KDLT)  –  Police have charged 27-year-old Jeremy Eischens with first and second degree manslaughter in connection with Saturday morning’s fatal shooting. Police say they were dispatched to Avera West Hospital on South Marion Road around 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning for someone with gunshot wounds. The victim, Brandon Eischens died as a result of his injuries sustained in…

Aberdeen Man Charged With Armed Robbery

PD recovered a handgun and stolen cash

ABERDEEN, S.D. – A 38-year-old Aberdeen man was arrested and charged with armed robbery Sunday afternoon. According to the Aberdeen Police Department’s Facebook page, around noon police were called to the 500 block of S Dakota Street for an armed robbery. It was reported that the suspect fled eastbound on foot with a handgun and a large amount of cash….

Man Shot and Killed Early Saturday Morning In Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls Police: One Suspect In Custody On Manslaughter Charges

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A 24-year old Sioux Falls man is dead following a shooting early Saturday morning. Sioux Falls Police say they were dispatched to Avera Hospital on S Marion Road for someone with a gunshot wound. The victim died as a result of the injury and his identity has not been released. Authorities say their investigation led them…

FULL STORY: Sioux Falls Woman Shares ‘Bad Feeling’ About Suspicious Man At Empire Mall

Facebook Posts About Several Encounters Going Viral

Several people are sharing the same warning to others on Facebook. The posts describe encounters with what appears to the be the same man hanging out in and around the Empire Mall. Both strange and scary, the posts are now going viral. “I had a really, really bad feeling about it.” Taelyn Phillips says she was at the Empire Mall…

Police: Man Arrested For Stabbing In Mitchell

MITCHELL, S.D. – Mitchell Police arrested a man on assault charges after police say he stabbed another man outside of a bar on Thursday. Police arrested 24-year-old Trevor Belt for aggravated assault in connection with the stabbing. Police say when they arrived on scene they found an unresponsive male with at least two stab wounds. He received serious injuries from…

Man Arrested For Robbing Mitchell Auto Zone

Caleb Babb, 33, Sioux City arrested

Authorities have arrested the man they believe robbed a Mitchell Auto Zone last Sunday. The Mitchell Police Department said 33-year-old Caleb Robert Babb of Sioux City has been charged with 1st degree robbery. Police said Babb walked into the Auto Zone on East Havens Ave. just before 7 p.m. Sunday, pointed a handgun at an employee and left with cash….

Latest: Official: At Least 25 Migrants In Truck Were Mexican

Courtesy Eric Gay/APSAN ANTONIO (AP) – The Latest on the deaths of 10 people whose bodies were found in a broiling tractor-trailer in a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio, Texas (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Mexico’s foreign ministry says that “according to preliminary information” 25 of the migrants inside a sweltering tractor-trailer in Texas were Mexican. A ministry statement…

Teen Scammed Out Of $400 Over Craigslist Ad Offering Dogs For Sale

Police are warning residents to do their homework after a Sioux Falls teen was scammed on Craigslist. Police say a 17-year-old answered an advertisement from a person in Maryland selling two purebred Siberian Huskies for $200 each. The teen wired the $400 to the seller, and became suspicious when the seller asked for more money. Police say the teen reported…

SF Police Arrest Man After Pulling Him From Big Sioux River

Sioux Falls Police say they had to rescue a man, who they believe was on drugs, from the Big Sioux River on Saturday. Thirty-seven-year-old Marlin Siers was arrested for disorderly conduct and ingesting. Police say they were called to 14th Street and 1st Avenue just before 8-30 for a man yelling at people and walking in the streets. They say…

SD Weights & Measures Have Skimmers On Radar

Locating Devices Also Falls On Retailer & Customer

If a business uses any type of weighing or measuring device, the State of South Dakota likely keeps an eye on it. When it comes to gas station pumps, Weights & Measures inspects more than just the fuel. They also look for devices that can steal your credit card information. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do your own inspection…