Police

Sioux Falls Arson Victim On Vehicle Fires: ‘The flames rolled up over the top’

Police Label Two Vehicle Fires As Arson, Believe They Could Be Connected

Sioux Falls Police believe two vehicles fires they responded to Sunday morning were intentionally set. Police say the arsons occurred just blocks away from one another and within hours of each other, leading them to believe that they could be connected. “My son came in the house and screamed ‘Mom, mom, dad get up. Your truck’s on fire.’” It was…

Sioux City Council Considers Police Body Cameras

SIOUX CITY – Police officials have told the City Council that it would cost more than $97,000 to outfit Sioux City officers with body cameras. Chief Doug Young and Lt. Mark Kirkpatrick said Thursday the money would cover software and hardware costs for 87 cameras. Councilman Pete Groetken, who retired with nearly 38 years of police experience, says the cameras…

SFPD Investigate Early Morning Armed Robbery

SIOUX FALLS – The Sioux Falls Police Department was dispatched to a business near 10th and Sycamore around 7 a.m. this morning. Employees of the business said that two suspects dressed all in black entered armed with pistols and demanded money. The first suspect is roughly 5’9” and the second is slightly smaller.  They then fled with an undisclosed amount of…

Winterfest Of Wheels Fundraiser Supports Cure Kids Cancer

This weekend, the Sioux Falls Convention Center will be taken over by hundreds of cars, motorcycles, and more from the past 100 years. Winterfest of Wheels takes over the Convention Center Friday, February 3 through Sunday, February 5. Karen Leisinger, one of the organizers of WoW, says there will be things for everyone to enjoy- men, women, boys and girls….

Police Seize Over $38,000 In Drug Bust, 3 Arrested

From the Aberdeen Police Department Facebook page ABERDEEN, S.D.– Aberdeen Police arrested three people in connection to a drug bust that turned up over $38,000 in cash. On January 17, an outgoing package to be delivered to Arizona was intercepted by the Tundra Task Force. Aberdeen Police k-9 Neko indicated an odor of illegal drugs on the package. A search…

False Report Leads To SWAT Situation

False Kidnapping Report Creates Nearly Three Hour Stand-Off

A nearly three hour stand-off in Sioux Falls ended up as a false report. Sioux Falls Police responded to Love’s Truck Stop in Sioux Falls after a man reported his daughter had been forced into a truck at gunpoint. Authorities say based on information provided by the man, teams including SWAT and CNU (Crisis Negotiation Unit) were sent to the…

Sioux Falls Police Searching For Missing Teen

Sioux Falls Police are looking for your help in locating a missing juvenile. Jade Johnson, 13, was last seen in the area of E. 11th St. and S. Sherman Ave wearing black pants, black jacket and blue boots. Jade is five feet tall, 90 pounds, and has burgundy hair and green eyes. If you have any information regarding Jade, please…

One Dead Following Early Sunday Morning Crash

  Around 4:20am, a 2017 International truck tractor went off the roadway, hit the guard rail and fell onto Minnesota Avenue hitting another car while traveling northbound on Interstate 229. The driver of the truck, a 43 year old male, was pronounced dead at the scene while the 23 year old female in a 2015 Chrysler 300, sustained only minor…

SFPD Detective: Backpage Suspending Adult Section Is a Win In Fight Against Human Trafficking

For years, Attorneys General across the nation have alleged that Backpage.com has allowed criminal activity to happen on their website. On Monday, the single largest advertiser of adult escort services on the web suspended its adult content section. “It’s not something that you ever get used to. It’s part of what we have to look at, and what we have…

SF Police: Attempted Robbery Suspect Displays Note At Business, Arrested When He Arrives Home

One man is behind bars after police say he tried to rob a Sioux Falls business Monday night. They’re looking at whether he could be connected to another robbery. Thirty-year-old Ronqwell Fondren of Sioux Falls was arrested for attempted second degree robbery. Police responded to the Taco John’s on the 1100 block of south Minnesota Avenue just before 9:30 p.m….

Video Identifies SF Murder Suspect: ‘It shows him as the only person to enter and leave.’

25-Year-Old Man Charged In Stabbing Death Of Sioux Falls Woman On New Year's Day

A 25-year-old man is facing 1st and 2nd degree murder charges as well as two counts of 1st degree manslaughter in the stabbing death of a Sioux Falls woman. Police found her body nearly a week after they believe she died. Sioux Falls Police say the city’s first homicide investigation of 2017 began Friday night. That’s when they got a…

Blue Lights Illuminate Capitol For Law Enforcement Appreciation

PIERRE, S.D. – The front doors of the Capitol will be illuminated in blue tonight in recognition of the sacrifices made by South Dakota law enforcement officers and their families. “The individuals who enforce our laws live selfless lives. They’re courageous, hardworking and dedicated individuals. They work long hours and willingly put themselves in harm’s way to protect us. We…

Weekend Event Aims To Strengthen Bond Between Police, Community

Coffee With a Cop held at two locations

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – For two years now, the Sioux Falls Police Department has been hosting “Coffee With a Cop” events around town to create better relationships between officers and the community. Community members met with police at Black Sheep Coffee Saturday afternoon.  Residents discussed concerns they have and enjoyed some coffee as well.  One police officer says she’s been coming…

Police Investigating Homicide In Northeast Sioux Falls

Body Found In Apartment Friday Night

The Sioux Falls Police Department confirms they are investigating a homicide that took place Friday evening. Authorities say at 9:15 p.m. Friday night, they responded to apartments near East Eighth Street and North Cleveland Avenue for a check well-being call. A neighbor called police, saying a “strong odor” was coming from an apartment.  Police say inside the apartment, they found…

Nearly Two Pounds Of Meth Seized From Sioux Falls Home

Parole agents find drugs when conducting random check at residence

Two men have been arrested after police discovered nearly two pounds of methamphetamine in a Sioux Falls home Wednesday afternoon. Sioux Falls Police Officer Sam Clemens says three parole agents were conducting a random check at a house in the 200 block of S. Elmwood Ave. when they discovered baggies containing 1.8 grams and 3.3 grams of marijuana and several…

Chicago Speeds Up Plan To Equip Officers With Body Cameras

CHICAGO (AP) – Chicago authorities say all police officers will be equipped with body cameras by the end of 2017, a year ahead of schedule. Mayor Rahm Emanuel says in a Wednesday statement announcing the speeded up schedule that body cameras “improve transparency while building trust.” Scrutiny of police intensified after the release of a squad-car video last year ago…

SF Police: During Fight, Man Hit Girlfriend Over The Head With Board

Sioux Falls Police are searching for the man they say hit his girlfriend over the head with a 2 x 4. According to police, the 46-year-old was fighting with his 48-year-old girlfriend Monday night into the early morning hours Tuesday. They say the woman was walking up some stairs when the suspect grabbed the board and hit her on top…