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Hartford Man Pleads Guilty To Child Pornography Charges

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A Hartford father pleaded guilty to two charges of child pornography Tuesday morning. Fredrick Finch junior admitted to police that he knowingly downloaded child pornography, but he may never spend a day behind bars. KDLT News was in the courtroom when the 38-year-old pleaded guilty to those two counts of child pornography. In exchange, the court will…

Man Arrested for DUI After Crashing Truck Into Home

A Sioux Falls area family is assessing the damages to their home and vehicles after a truck slams into their residence overnight. Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 7300 Block of W 53rd St around 11 p.m. Tuesday night. Officers on the scene found a 2001 Ford F150 that had struck a legally parked vehicle in the roadway….

Arrest Made In Double Murder Case

Sioux Falls, S.D.- Police arrested a teenage suspect in a Sioux Falls double murder investigation, after she contacted law enforcement. 19-year-old Crystal Habben was taken into custody in Mitchell and brought to the jail in Sioux Falls. She’s facing charges of concealing a homicide and first degree attempted robbery. According to prosecutors, she set up the drug deal which turned…

Three Men Arrested In Watertown Assault

WATERTOWN, S.D. — Three men are spending New Year’s Day behind bars in Codington County, after a stabbing was reported Sunday evening. Police say a man was stabbed in the neck around 5 p.m. in the 100 block of North Broadway. According to authorities, four men were involved in an argument over property, in which a knife was presented. Todd…

SF Police Hope Ride Sharing Company Will Help Improve Safety, Cut Down On DWI Arrests

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.– With Lyft possibly in route to Sioux Falls, police are hoping the ride sharing company helps improve public safety and will cut down on the number of DWI arrests they make each year. For the last three years, Sioux Falls Police have arrested more than 11-hundred people for DWI each year in the city. So far this…

Authorities Arrest Two From Cuba In Baltic Credit Card Skimmer Case

Authorities have arrested two people who they believe are behind the credit card skimmers placed on the pumps at two gas stations in Baltic. Thirty-year-old’s Dairon Rodriguez and Darcy Quintero, both from Cuba, are charged with forgery, ID theft, and using fraudulent credit cards. After releasing surveillance footage of the two at a local Walmart last week, the Minnehaha County…

FULL STORY: Man Arrested For Child Porn After Police Say Caretaker Discovered Images

A 47-year-old Sioux Falls man has been arrested for child pornography after police say another person discovered the images on his cell phone. After a search of the suspect’s phone, police say they found hundreds of inappropriate photos. On Aug. 11, police say a caretaker visited Aaron Knutson’s home on the 3000 block of East 26th Street. A week later…

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…

With Community’s Help, Business Owner Tracks Down Stolen Bike Suspect

Sioux Falls Police Encourage Residents To Register Their Bikes

Sioux Falls Police receive a lot of stolen bike reports this time of year, but this time it was from a Sioux Falls business. And the owner is not only getting his stolen bike back, but justice after the community helped him track down the suspect. “I knew when the bike left I was getting it back,” said Two Wheeler…

FULL STORY: Police Put Domestic Violence In Spotlight After Woman Allegedly Strangled, Raped

Police are highlighting a case of domestic violence after they say a Sioux Falls woman was strangled several times and raped by her boyfriend. He is currently behind bars, but police say the victim’s situation is similar to what they see all the time. “We’re just glad she finally did call police,” said Sioux Falls Police Officer Sam Clemens. Police…

SF Man Arrested On Child Porn Charges After 7 Month Long Investigation

SIOUX FALLS – After a seven-month-long investigation, police have arrested a Sioux Falls man involving child pornography. Thirty-five-year-old Eric Christofer Saathoff is charged with five counts of possession of child pornography. Police say their Internet Crimes Against Children Unit, who proactively looks on the internet for illegal activity, began their investigation of Saathoff in July of last year. Police say…

Sioux Falls Man Arrested On Child Porn Charges

Suspect reportedly locked a 17-year-old in his house before arrest

A Sioux Falls man is behind bars after a 17-year-old girl reported seeing child porn on his electronics when she was locked inside his house. Police say a 17-year-old victim went to Steven Christopher Clancey’s home in the 1100 block of West 8th Street to charge her phone on Tuesday. Police say Clancey, 32, an acquaintance to the victim, locked…

Iowa Man Accused of Striking South Dakota Officer Arrested

An Iowa man accused of intentionally injuring a South Dakota police officer in a hit-and-run incident has been arrested after more than four months on the run. The Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan reports that 35-year-old Travis McPeek, of Sioux City, Iowa, was arrested Thursday in Mesa, Arizona, by federal marshals. McPeek had been wanted on a warrant for felony…

Police Urge Caution Around Snow Plows Following 2 Crashes, DWI Arrests

Sioux Falls Police are urging motorists to use caution around snow plows after two people were arrested in two separate accidents over the weekend. Police say on Saturday at around 2 a.m., an officer was driving on North Career Avenue near Benson Road, when she had to slow down for a snow plow. In her rear view mirror, the officer…

Suspect In Slaying On Pine Ridge Reservation In Custody

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption RAPID CITY, S.D. The suspect in a fatal shooting on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation late last month is in custody. Authorities issued an arrest warrant for second-degree murder against 26-year-old Thomas Brewer after the slaying of Shawn Stevens on Nov. 30. The FBI earlier this month included Brewer on its most-wanted list. Rapid City…