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Rock Valley Police to Start New K9 Program

Rock Valley, IA-The town of Rock Valley, Iowa is getting excited about a new program coming to the police department. This program will require a strong sense of smell. So the department is bringing on a new officer specially trained for the job.  Officer Jordan Kerr is preparing to be a handler for the Rock Valley Police Department’s first ever…

Halloween Safety Tip: Check Sex Offender Registry Before Trick-or-Treating

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Halloween is just around the corner and you’ve probably talked to your kids about being safe. However, you might want to include an important resource in preparing for trick-or-treating. In some states there are laws like the “no candy law” that prohibits sex offenders from passing out candy on Halloween. However, according to the Sioux Falls Police…

Citizens Voice Shooting Concerns at Town Hall

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Sioux Falls Police have responded to 10 reports of gunshots on the city’s east side in the past two weeks. Two of those are believed to be gang related. This uptick has left residents feeling unsafe. Tuesday there was at a town hall meeting where police addressed concerns about all the recent gun crime. Hundreds of concerned neighbors showed up…

Mom Shares Story of Lawn Mower Scare

BRIDGEWATER, S.D.- A Bridgewater mother is sharing her story after she was involved in a freak lawn mowing accident. Mowing the lawn was a normal summer chore that Andy Jensen never thought much about until two weeks ago. His wife Kendra went out onto the deck to clean up some pool toys. She says she was outside for less than…

9th Annual Battle of the Badges

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-There was some friendly competition between South Dakota Law Enforcement Officers Saturday. The ninth annual Battle of the Badges fundraiser brought officers from departments statewide to Harmodon Park in Sioux Falls. The softball tournament gives everyone a chance to bond, but there’s an even deeper meaning. The purpose of the event is to remember officers who died in…

80-Year-Old Sioux Falls Driver Cited After Car vs. Building Crash

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – An 80-year-old motorist sent a person to the hospital after crashing into a building Friday. Just before 10 a.m., police responded to a car vs. building crash in the 4400 block of South Racket Drive. Police say an 80-year-old man mistakenly accelerated from a parking space and struck the side of a building. The vehicle entered…

Sioux Falls Police Issue Arrest Warrant for Suspect in Fatal Shooting

Ramon Deron Smith Courtesy: Minnesota Department of CorrectionsSIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls Police have issued an arrest warrant for a man in connection with Saturday’s fatal shooting. Police issued an arrest warrant for 34-year-old Ramon Deron Smith. Police say Smith is suspected of shooting three people, one fatally, on Saturday. The warrant is for Murder Second Degree, Manslaughter First…

Sioux Falls Police Cracking Down on “Johns”

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Prostitution may be a bigger problem in Sioux Falls than most people realize. Police were surprised at the number of inquiries they got to an undercover ad, indicating that the demand for prostitution is high in this area. Because of this, police are changing the targets of their undercover investigations. “We know that there are people…

Project Blue Light Honors Fallen Officers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- In 1989, a woman placed a blue light in her window during the holiday season to honor her son-in-law. He was a Philadelphia police officer, who was killed in the line of duty. Now-a-days, every holiday season nationwide, fallen members of law enforcement are remembered through “Project Blue Light.” On Wednesday night, South Dakotans paid tribute to…

Halloween Safety Reminders From Law Enforcement

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Wednesday is Halloween. It’s important to not just have a spooky holiday, but also a safe one. Fortunately, Sioux Falls Police have some helpful safety tips before the big night. Officer Sam Clemens is reminding folks to dress for the weather. Additionally, trick-or-treaters should cross at the corners of streets, but drivers should still drive slower…

Sioux Falls Police Investigating After Report of Shots Fired

Sioux Falls Police are looking for whoever might be responsible for shots fired around 11:37 p.m. Sunday night. Officers were dispatched to the area of W 20Th  St. and S Prairie Ave. after a caller told Metro Communications that they observed a vehicle leaving the area and heard three to four gunshots. An area residence was found to have been…

Officers Respond to Report of Gunshots

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Officers are on the scene of a hotel near South Lyons Boulevard and 12th Street in Sioux Falls. A 911 caller said someone had a gun and opened fire just before 8 p.m. on Saturday. Police are searching the area for what they call a “suspicious subject.” Police say they haven’t found evidence of gunshots so…

A Lesson in Taking Action: Sanford Hospital Scare

ABERDEEN, S.D- It was a scary morning for staff at the Sanford Hospital in Aberdeen who thought they heard gunshots. It ended up being a false alarm, but as KDLT’s Miranda Paige reports the decisions staff made were important. When staff at Sanford Hospital heard banging noises believed to be gunshots coming from a patient’s room around nine this morning,…

Reward for Stolen Guns

Reward offered after 20 to 30 guns stolen in Rapid City

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives along with Rapid City police and a firearms trade group are offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information about 20 to 30 guns that were stolen from a sporting goods store. Authorities say the guns were taken during a burglary at The Rooster in Rapid City early Wednesday. ATF…