Crime

Warrant Issued for Sioux Falls Homicide Suspect

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls Police have identified Max Bolden, 36, as a suspect in a fatal weekend shooting. Bolden is wanted on charges of first-degree murder, second-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The warrant carries a $1 million cash bond. Bolden is wanted in connection with a shooting that happened early Saturday morning…

Nebraska Deputy Accused of Fraud Costing Victims Nearly $11M

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) – A Nebraska sheriff’s deputy has been charged with fraud in a scheme that authorities say cost his victims nearly $11 million. Federal court records say 44-year-old Craig Harbaugh faces 13 counts of wire fraud and two more of bank fraud for acts committed between October 2014 and October 2019. He pleaded not guilty after an indictment…

Indiana Man Charged with Murder, Rape in 1988 Cold Case

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) – FBI agents have arrested a northwestern Indiana man in the 1988 rape and killing of a mother of four whose body was found in an abandoned home. Fifty-six-year-old Tyrone Andrew McKee was charged Tuesday with murder, rape and other charges in the slaying of 23-year-old Colleen Callahan. Callahan’s body was found in the house in Gary…

Hemp Delivery Driver Arrested in SD Indicted on Drug Charges

FILE – This July 2016 photo provided by the North Dakota Department of Agriculture shows industrial hemp growing in a field in North Dakota’s Benson County. (North Dakota Department of Agriculture via AP,File)RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A Colorado man who said he was delivering hemp to Minnesota when he was arrested in South Dakota this summer has now been…

Attorney: 4 Iowa School Districts to Pay $650K Settlement

SIBLEY, Iowa (AP) – Attorneys for a child who was sexually assaulted by a teacher at an Iowa school have announced a $650,000 settlement paid by four school districts. Spirit Lake attorney John Sandy says the settlement was agreed to by the school boards of Sibley-Ocheyedan, Sioux City, Akron-Westfield, and Mediapolis districts. The lawsuit stemmed from the case of Kyle…

Suspected Working Cannon Found During Minnesota Drug Raid

HUTCHINSON, Minn. (AP) – Authorities found what appears to be a functioning cannon during a drug bust on farmland west of Minneapolis. Agents from a drug task force raided the property north of Hutchinson on Monday and arrested a 59-year old man and a 56-year-old woman. They also recovered several shotguns, an AR-15 rifle, other guns, methamphetamine, marijuana, suspected LSD,…

Nebraska Couple Gets Probation for Malnourished Baby’s Death

PLATTSMOUTH, Neb. (AP) – An eastern Nebraska couple has been sentenced to five years of probation for the death of one of their malnourished infant twin daughters. Cass County District Court records show 24-year-old David Krutina Jr. and 21-year-old Kassandra Krutina also were sentenced Monday to perform 80 hours of community service. They live in Louisville. They pleaded guilty in…

Hearing Delayed for Man Charged in Killing of Iowa Student

MONTEZUMA, Iowa (AP) – A hearing to determine whether key evidence can be used against a man charged in the killing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts has been delayed. Cristhian Bahena Rivera is charged with murder in the July 2018 killing. Prosecutors acknowledged last week that officers didn’t read Rivera his rights during an interrogation before Tibbetts’ body was…

Man Accused of Killing Iowa Pastor Pleads Not Guilty

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) – A man has pleaded not guilty to allegations that he beat a pastor to death outside a central Iowa church. Webster County court records say 36-year-old Joshua Pendleton entered pleas Monday to charges of robbery and first-degree murder. His trial is scheduled to begin Dec. 10. Officers sent to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fort…

New Arson Charge Filed Against Iowa Volunteer Firefighter

NEWELL, Iowa (AP) – A new arson charge has been filed against a volunteer firefighter already facing trial in northwest Iowa. Buena Vista County court records say 25-year-old Brent Mack is charged with arson and burglary. His attorney declined to comment Monday. Mack is accused of setting a fire on Sept. 13, 2017, that gutted three buildings in downtown Newell,…

Iowa Man Gets 2 Years for Taking Locker Room Pictures

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – A former janitor has been sentenced to two years for taking pictures of women in an eastern Iowa college locker room. Linn County court records say 46-year-old Jeffrey Pospisil was sentenced Friday on two counts of invasion of privacy. He’d pleaded guilty in September. The investigation began when students at Cornell College in Mount Vernon…

Authorities: 2 Iowa Deputies Shot While Serving Warrant

STUART, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say two sheriff’s deputies were shot and wounded while serving a warrant at an apartment complex in central Iowa. The gunfire erupted around 10:40 p.m. Thursday in Stuart, about 35 miles west of Des Moines. Iowa Criminal Investigation Division agent Adam DeCamp said early Friday that both Guthrie County deputies and the suspect are being…

Authorities Searching for State Inmate Placed on Escape Status

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Authorities have placed a state inmate on escape status after they say she left her assigned community placement in Sioux Falls on Thursday. Authorities say 35-year-old Sheena Browning left her assigned community placement without authorization. Browning is a Native American female and is described as 5’2″ with brown hair and eyes. Categories: Crime, Local News, News

Two Arrested in Connection with Stolen Truck, Credit Cards

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Two people have been arrested in connection with a stolen truck and stolen credit cards in Sioux Falls. Police say the investigation began on October 13, when a Ford F-150 was stolen. Police found the stolen truck in a Walgreens parking lot on West 12th Street on Thursday. Police arrested 38-year-old Danica Loseke inside Walgreens and…

Man Charged in 2016 Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Surrenders

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man who authorities say is linked through DNA evidence to a riot during the Dakota Access pipeline protest three years ago has turned himself in to sheriff’s officials in North Dakota. Prosecutors in Morton County filed charges against Lawrence Malcolm Jr. last month after state investigators were informed by the State Crime Lab…