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Nebraska Woman Arrested, Fined for Climbing Mount Rushmore

Courtesy: South Dakota Dept. of TourismRAPID CITY, S.D. – A Nebraska woman has been fined $1,000 for climbing the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota. Authorities say Alexandria Incontro scaled the massive granite sculpture Friday with bare feet and no rope, making it to about 15 feet (4.5 meters) from the top. The Rapid City Journal states Incontro chose…

FULL STORY: Father Arrested For Child Abuse, Neglect After Infant Left Outside Overnight

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.– Police say the father of the infant left outside of a Sioux Falls Church has been arrested. The 38-year-old is charged with felony child abuse and neglect. Police say the 2-month-old baby was left outside overnight earlier this week. Police say they got the call Tuesday morning. An infant had been found in a car seat abandoned…

Sturgis Rally Undercover Sex Stings Nab At Least Eight Suspects

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) – Court records show at least eight men were arrested in undercover sex stings during the recent Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. It’s the fifth straight year that state and federal law enforcement agents have conducted operations targeting people seeking sex with minors. Undercover agents use online ads and social media applications to snare suspects. The undercover sex stings…

Sioux Falls Man Arrested for Threatening His Children with A Firearm

A Sioux Falls man is behind bars for threatening his children with a gun Saturday night. Chad Allen Johnson was arrested for simple and aggravated assault as well as possession of a firearm while intoxicated. Police say they were called to a neighborhood in the northeast part of town just before 9 o’clock. When they arrived at the home, police…

Texas Mom Arrested After Leaving Kids In Hot Car To Teach Them A Lesson

Children Found Dead Locked Inside Car

(NBC)- Authorities say a Texas woman left her two young children in a hot car as punishment. The children were later found dead locked inside the car. Cynthia Randolph of Weatherford, Tex. was arrested Friday on two counts of causing serious bodily harm to a child. The incident happened in late May. Then she initially told authorities the children locked…

Police: Man Arrested For Pulling Up Beside Cars, Masturbating While Talking To Passengers

A Minnesota man was arrested in Sioux Falls after police say he pulled up to at least two cars in business parking lots and masturbated while talking to the passengers. Thirty-year-old Cody Scholten of Steen, Minnesota is charged with three counts of indecent exposure, one of them involving a child. Police say both incidents took place on Saturday. They say…

Two Arrested In Early Morning Stabbing

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Two men have been arrested for their reported involvement in a stabbing early Sunday morning. Sioux Falls Police were dispatched to the 700 block of South Charlotte Avenue just before 3 a.m. for a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers saw a vehicle leaving the area at a high speed. An officer stopped that vehicle and located a…

FULL STORY: Mother Arrested For Child Abuse After Woman Rescues Child From Car

Shelby Hammitt: 'She wasn't strapped in. She was very soaking wet, very scared.'

A Sioux Falls woman is behind bars after police say she left her toddler unattended in a running car. Police say the child was in the vehicle for at least an hour before a concerned citizen stepped in to help. Shelby Hammitt was making dinner at her home in northwest Sioux Falls at around 9:30 p.m. when a woman came…

SF Man Arrested, Accused Of Following Jogger With His Vehicle

Police arrested a Sioux Falls man accused of following a jogger with his vehicle. Twenty-five-year-old Cesar Merida Molina is charged with disorderly conduct. Police say a woman was jogging in the area of Amadon Street and Cliff Avenue Tuesday afternoon just before 4 o’clock. The woman told police that Merida Molina was driving alongside and gesturing to her to get…

Police: Sioux Falls Woman Arrested For DWI After Crashing Into Utility Pole

A Sioux Falls woman is behind bars after police say she crashed her car into a utility pole while intoxicated. Twenty-four-year-old Samantha Kaye Wesselink was arrested for DWI and Hit and Run. Police say Wesselink crashed into the pole near 22nd Street and Kiwanis Avenue just after 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, causing residents in the area to lose power. Police say…

SF Man Arrested On Child Abuse Charges After Allegedly Dropping Baby While Drunk

A Sioux Falls man has been arrested on felony child abuse charges after police say he dropped his baby while intoxicated. Twenty-five-year-old Angelo High Pipe is charged with abuse or cruelty to a minor under the age of seven. Police say High Pipe checked into a hotel on the southwest side of town with his 1-year-old child on Friday. Police…

Sioux Falls Man Arrested After Overnight Standoff

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A Sioux Falls man was arrested following an overnight standoff. Police were called to the area of Bahnson Avenue at around 9:00 p.m. Thursday night for a suspicious vehicle. As officers investigated and the situation unfolded, a SWAT standoff stemming from a domestic issue developed. A 58-year-old Sioux Falls man was arrested for misdemeanor stalking. Police have…

Man Arrested In Apparent Homicide At Rapid City Motel

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Police in Rapid City have a suspect under arrest in an apparent homicide at a motel. Authorities say the 33-year-old man from Rapids City was arrested Tuesday afternoon. He is being held in the Pennington County Jail. Police were dispatched to the Stardust Motel about 3 a.m. Tuesday on a report of an unconscious man….

SF Man Arrested After Allegedly Kidnapping, Strangling, Biting Girlfriend

A Sioux Falls man was arrested after police say he kidnapped, strangled and bit his girlfriend. Among other charges, 28-year-old Anthony Bissell was arrested for simple and aggravated assault domestic, kidnapping and false imprisonment. Police say Bissell had been arguing with his girlfriend all day on Saturday. When she tried to leave at around 8 p.m., police say Bissell took…

Two Men Arrested For Using Counterfeit Bills At SF Business

Two men were arrested after trying to use counterfeit bills at a Sioux Falls business. Thirty-seven-year-old Senthong Noy Phiengsai and 29-year-old Brendan Xaysee Kue are charged with possession of a forged instrument, which is a felony. Police say the men were playing video lottery at a business on North Potsdam Avenue, near East Benson Road and East 39th Street North…