Crime

Watertown Man Arrested and Charged After Firing Shots at His Vehicle

WATERTOWN (Watertown Police Department) On 12/15/2019 at approximately 3:23 am, the Watertown Police Department, Codington County Sheriff’s Office, and Watertown Fire Rescue responded to the 100 block of Maple Street South for a report of a discharge of a firearrm. Police arrived on scene and determined Matthew Wolf had fired two shots at his own vehicle in the 100 block…

3 Steps to Keep Hackers Out of Your Home Security System

As a growing number of Americans come forward and say they too, have had someone hack into their home security system, cyber experts Will Bushee and Katie Shuck talk about the three most important things you can do to protect yourself. And, a consumer warning: from what either of them they can tell, the systems themselves aren’t what the hackers…

Police: Suspect Wearing a Towel Robbed Happy Jacks Casino

SIOUX FALLS Sioux Falls Police say a robbery suspect had a towel over his head when he robbed Happy Jacks Casino Wednesday night. Police say the suspect described as a white male entered the casino on E. Arrowhead Parkway just before 7 p.m. and demanded cash. The suspect fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money. This is the…

Review Finds 15 Errors On Felon List for 1 Small Iowa County

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – State officials are confirming that 15 cases in just one small Iowa county were mistakenly recorded as felony convictions on the list they use to identify ineligible voters. The Associated Press reviewed all 359 Carroll County entries as part of an investigation into the error-riddled list, which has been blamed for causing confusion and wrongly…

Police Make Arrest in Casey’s Gas Station Robbery

SIOUX FALLS Police have arrested a man in connection with an armed robbery at a Sioux Falls Casey’s. Police say 49-year-old Prentice Almond entered the gas station on Sunday, demanded cash, and threatened an employee with a knife. Police say they found drugs on Almond when he was arrested. The robbery was the first in a string of gas station…

Police Identify 25-Year-Old Sioux Falls Stabbing Victim

Police have released the name of the man killed in a fatal stabbing in southwest Sioux Falls. Twenty-five-year-old Dugan Tobacco died early Tuesday morning, according to Sgt. Sean Kooistra. Dugan was stabbed along with another man at an apartment complex on the 4500 block of S. Louise Avenue. Tobacco eventually died of his injuries. The other victim, a 26-year-old man,…

Bond Set for Man Accused in Intoxicated Hit-and-Run Death

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) The man accused in the intoxicated hit-and-run death of a Rapid City father of five is being held on $250,000 cash bond. Twenty-five-year-old Zachary Fegueroa made an initial court appearance Monday via video from the Pennington County Jail. A request for a lower bond by his attorney was rejected. Thirty-four-year-old Joseph Martinez was struck and killed…

One Dead, One Injured After Overnight Stabbing

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls Police have launched a homicide investigation after two were stabbed overnight. Sioux Falls Police report one victim has died, and another is injured following the incident. Names are currently being withheld. Officers responded to the Eagle’s Nest apartment complex around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday. The complex is on Louise Avenue, between 49th & 57th. The…

Suspect with Halloween Mask Robs Sioux Falls Gas Station

SIOUX FALLS Sioux Falls police are still investigating an armed robbery that took place on Sunday. Police say around 5:30 a.m., a person wearing a Halloween mask robbed the Casey’s General Store on Rice Street. They say the suspect showed a knife and demanded cash.  Police were not able to get a description of the suspect because of the…

Sioux Falls Shooting Leaves 19-year-old Injured

SIOUX FALLS Sioux Falls police are investigating a weekend shooting that sent a 19-year-old man to the hospital. Police say the shooting happened Saturday night in the area of 49th and Louise. The victim was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No one has been arrested. Police continue to investigate, but say the public is not in danger and…

2 of 4 Teens Who Fled Tennessee Detention Center Captured

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Police say two of the four teens who escaped a juvenile detention center in Tennessee have been captured. The Metro Nashville Police Department tweeted late Tuesday that 16-year-old Decorrius Wright and 15-year-old Calvin Howse were apprehended by the Juvenile Crime Task Force and Gang Unit detectives outside a condo complex in Madison, just northeast of Nashville….

Mitchell Man Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for Killing Wife

SIOUX FALLS A Mitchell man who admitted to killing his wife will spend nearly two decades behind bars. A judge sentenced 41-year-old James Brinker to 18 years in prison on Tuesday. That sentence is part of a plea agreement for first-degree manslaughter in the 2017 death of Marie Brinker. Authorities say Brinker wrapped his wife in a blanket, put a…

Sioux City Man Pleads Guilty in Federal Trafficking Case

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) A Sioux City man has pleaded guilty in what authorities have called a human trafficking case in which a teenage Guatemalan girl was raped. The Sioux City Journal reports that 38-year-old Cristobal Francisco-Nicolas pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to a smuggling count and unlawful possession of identification documents. In exchange, a third smuggling count will…

Over 500K Pot Vapes Seized in 2 Years as Busts Rise in US

Robert F. Bukaty/APNEW YORK (AP) As health officials scrutinize marijuana vaping, it’s increasingly on law enforcement’s radar, too. Authorities across the country have seized at least 510,000 marijuana vape cartridges and arrested more than 120 people in the past two years. That’s according to an Associated Press tally derived from interviews, court records, news accounts and official releases. People targeted…