Crime

Huron Police Searching For Armed Robbery Suspect

  HURON, S.D. – Huron Police are searching for a man they say robbed a truck stop early this morning. Police say the man walked into the West Park Truck Stop a little after midnight and say he demanded money and pointed an unknown object at the clerk. Th suspect got away with cash but did drop some money in…

Strengthening Patrol

SF Mayor recommends adding 4 new officers in 2018

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – During his last budget address Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether stressed the importance of public safety, suggesting $62 million worth of the operating budget goes to just that. The chief of police isn’t complaining. He says the department needs more staff. “Our city grew by about 5,000 people in 2016,” says SFPD Chief Matt Burns. “We…

Officials: 35,000 Released Mink From Minnesota Pelt Farm

Photo courtesy of NBC ChicagoST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) – Authorities say 35,000 mink that were set free from a pelt farm in central Minnesota are incapable of surviving in the wild. The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office says someone entered the property of Lang Farms northwest in Eden Valley late Sunday or early Monday, dismantled parts of the exterior fence and…

Man Arrested For Vandalizing Sculpture In DTSF

A Sioux Falls man has been arrested on felony charges for vandalizing a sculpture downtown. Twenty-four-year-old Casey Schmidt is charged with intentional damage to property. Police say an off-duty officer witnessed Schmidt climb the statue at the corner of 11th Street and Phillips Avenue early Saturday at around 2 a.m.  A fish on the side of the SculptureWalk statue ‘Salmon…

FULL STORY: Police: Man Charged After Attempting To Rape Woman In SF Garage

A man is behind bars after police say he attempted to rape a woman inside a garage in central Sioux Falls. They say the woman was rescued after someone heard her screaming. Fifty-year-old Sergio Marroquin is facing up to 16-and-a-half years in prison; charged with 2nd degree attempted rape and 4 counts of simple assault. Sioux Falls Police Officer Sam…

Police Arrest Man For Damaging Sculpture In Downtown Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A 24-year-old was arrested late Saturday night after police say he damaged a sculpture in downtown Sioux Falls. Police say that around 2 a.m. Saturday morning an off-duty officer witnessed 24-year-old Casey Schmidt climb onto the Salmon Run bear sculpture located on 11th and Philips. Once Schmidt climbed on it a piece of the sculpture broke…

SF Police: Children Living In Trash With No Water, Electricity In Neglect Case

Mother Arrested On Neglect, Drug Charges

A mother is behind bars for child endangerment after police say the children were found in extremely poor living conditions. The kids were living in the north central Sioux Falls home without water or electricity. “He tried to call 911. She broke his home that’s what kind of kicked everything off,” said Sioux Falls Police Officer Sam Clemens. Police say…

5 In Iowa Charged As Part Of Nationwide Opioid Crackdown

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Five people in Iowa are among more than 400 people charged with taking part in health care fraud and opioid scams that federal prosecutors say totaled $1.3 billion in false billing across the country. U.S. Attorney Kevin VanderSchel in the Southern District of Iowa says the five were indicted in two schemes involving the distribution…

Police Release Surveillance Video Of Armed Robbery Suspect

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls Police have released Surveillance footage from an armed robbery that occurred last week. Police say the robbery took place around 11:30 p.m. last Wednesday at the Freedom Gas Station located on South Minnesota Avenue. The suspect walked in and demanded money from the employee. The suspect left with an undisclosed amount of cash and is…

Drugs, Firearms, Cash Seized After Executed Search Warrant In White River

Courtesy: Mellette County Sheriff’s Office WHITE RIVER, S.D. – Mellette County Sheriff’s Office arrested six people, including one juvenile, after issuing a search warrant on a residence and finding drugs and firearms. Mellette County Sheriff’s Office says they executed a search warrant on a residence in White River early Friday morning. As a result of the search, varying amounts of…

Dealing With Fourth Of July Crime

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – An increase in crime and long holiday weekends typically go hand in hand. The day following the Fourth of July can be tiresome for those who have to deal with an overflow of jail inmates. But the Minnehaha County State Attorney’s Office and the Jail had two different experiences this year. Minnehaha County booked 300 new…