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Nurse Arrested Then Released In Utah After Refusing To Give Blood Draw To Police

Local Attorney, Officer Talk Legal Rights In SD

Some disturbing video released this week is taking over social media. The video shows a Utah Nurse being placed in handcuffs after she refused to allow a police officer to draw blood from an unconscious patient. The nurse says the officer didn’t have a warrant or meet the criteria needed for taking blood. She was released shortly after and never…

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…

Judge Sets Bond For Man Who Allegedly Tried To Light Wife On Fire At $500,000

Sioux Falls Police: 'a mere push of the thumb would have been catastrophic'

The Sioux Falls man accused of assaulting and pouring gasoline on his wife and then attempting to set her on fire appeared in court for the first time Friday. The judge set 45-year-old Pai Yang’s bond at $500,000 cash. “The thing with domestic violence cases, and especially when you have somebody who is in the side of the relationship where…

Sioux Falls Police Tackle Man Holding Homemade Explosive Device

Pai Yang, 45, also accused of dousing a woman in gasoline and trying to set her on fire

A Sioux Falls man is facing several serious charges after police say he tried to set a woman on fire. Police got to the scene in the 5800 block of W. Missouri Street just after 2:30 p.m. Thursday for a report of an assault.  A boy led officers into a home where they heard screaming and yelling coming from inside. …

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…

Authorities Warn Of Phone Scam Targeting Minnehaha County Residents

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Authorities are warning Minnehaha County residents about phone scams circulating the area, in which callers impersonate county and law enforcement officials, and demand payments. Police say a 29-year-old Sioux Falls woman is one victim in the area, scammed out of $500. Police say she received a call from two people claiming that she owed $800 in…

2 Robberies In 2 Days: SF Police Give Advice On What To Do In Scary Situations

"Do what you're asked," said Sioux Falls Police Officer Sam Clemens.

In less than a week, two people have become victims of alarming robberies on the streets of northeast Sioux Falls. They happened less than two miles and a day apart. The most recent took place on Friday just before 8:30 p.m. Police say the victim was walking near East 4th Street and North Sherman Avenue when two men got out…

FULL STORY: After Recent Complaints, Police Remind Haulers To Secure Their Loads

Police are reminding residents and hauling companies to secure their loads while driving after receiving recent complaints in Sioux Falls. They say if they catch you improperly hauling trash, you could drive away with a $120 citation. There may be another fine if you’re in violation at the landfill. Sioux Falls Regional Sanitary Landfill Superintendent Dustin Hansen said, “From tires…

Neighbors In Shock After Fatal Alcester Crash

"It's something that you just never would think would happen, that's the sad part”

ALCESTER, S.D. – Monday morning’s fatal crash is still sinking in for those who live 45 minutes south of Sioux Falls. With a population of only 800, many never expected something like this to happen in their small town. In Alcester, the sound of birds chirping and the occasional thump of construction, are what neighbors are used to. “It’s pretty…

FULL STORY: Police: Man Charged After Attempting To Rape Woman In SF Garage

A man is behind bars after police say he attempted to rape a woman inside a garage in central Sioux Falls. They say the woman was rescued after someone heard her screaming. Fifty-year-old Sergio Marroquin is facing up to 16-and-a-half years in prison; charged with 2nd degree attempted rape and 4 counts of simple assault. Sioux Falls Police Officer Sam…

Police Arrest Man For Damaging Sculpture In Downtown Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A 24-year-old was arrested late Saturday night after police say he damaged a sculpture in downtown Sioux Falls. Police say that around 2 a.m. Saturday morning an off-duty officer witnessed 24-year-old Casey Schmidt climb onto the Salmon Run bear sculpture located on 11th and Philips. Once Schmidt climbed on it a piece of the sculpture broke…

SF Police: Children Living In Trash With No Water, Electricity In Neglect Case

Mother Arrested On Neglect, Drug Charges

A mother is behind bars for child endangerment after police say the children were found in extremely poor living conditions. The kids were living in the north central Sioux Falls home without water or electricity. “He tried to call 911. She broke his home that’s what kind of kicked everything off,” said Sioux Falls Police Officer Sam Clemens. Police say…

SF Police Following 2 Road Rage Incidents: ‘We’re seeing an escalation in the type of activity’

There have been two road rage incidents in a matter of just days that have resulted in shots being fired in Sioux Falls. As a result, police are offering advice if you’re ever in a difficult situation while driving. Police say they receive about two to three calls a week involving road rage incidents, but they don’t always have the…

Police: Several Packages Stolen From Sioux Falls Homes

Police say this is typically more common around Christmastime, but packages were stolen from the doorsteps of three different Sioux Falls homes. Police say they were all stolen sometime late on Friday afternoon. They say the packages were taken from homes within a few blocks from one another; one on West Reagan Street, South Kinderhook Avenue, and another on West…

FULL STORY: Police Release Surveillance Photo In Hit-And-Run Crash That Injured 2 Pedestrians

Police say sometimes they’re swamped with tips involving crime in Sioux Falls, but this case isn’t one of them. They’re still asking for the public’s help in finding the suspects involved in a hit-and-run crash that seriously injured two pedestrians in eastern Sioux Falls. Police say they hope surveillance footage will help. It’s hard to tell in the photo above,…

SF Police: No Tips In Hit-And-Run Crash That Injured 2 Pedestrians

Police continue to search for the suspects involved in a hit-and-run crash that injured two people over the weekend. Police say they haven’t gotten any tips regarding the crash in eastern Sioux Falls. “The woman has life threatening injuries and there’s really no change from that,” said Sioux Falls Police Officer Sam Clemens. Police say a 44-year-old woman has two…