SIOUX FALLS POLICE

Police Applications See a Serious Decline

Sioux Falls Police applications have dropped by 41 percent since 2010

SIOUX FALLS, SD— Police stations nationwide are experiencing a shortage in applicants. In Sioux Falls applications have dropped by 41 percent since 2010. “Certainly the profession has changed,” Sioux Falls Police Chief Loren McManus. “I think that might be keeping some people from being police officers or in law enforcement in general.” Sioux Falls Police have recently gone to a system…

Sioux Falls Community Bands Together to Help with Flood Relief

Volunteers help home owners during flood disaster

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – With many flooded streets and basements, Sioux Falls residents are getting a lot from volunteers. People from around the community are helping the police, fire department and the 211 Helpline bring relief to those in need. Volunteers are assisting with everything from helping people move furniture out their basements to carpenters working with homeowners to restoring…

Sioux Falls Police Search for Suspect in Stabbing

Sioux Falls Police are searching for the person responsible for a stabbing Sunday night in the 700 block of West 6th Street. The call came in just before 10:30 p.m. Police say they found the victim with multiple stab wounds. The injuries are not expected to be life-threatening. A witness described a possible suspect as a black male, 5’8″-6’0” tall…

Hit-And-Run Suspect Tries To Hide From Police

Sioux Falls police say a hit-and-run driver tried to hide out in someone else’s house.  But, the homeowner was quick to call officers. Police responded to a hit-and-run at 10th Street and Menlo Avenue Sunday.  They say the suspect vehicle was a stolen car and officers spotted the driver fleeing on foot.  He’s identified as 28-year-old Daniel Levi Brown.  Police…

KKK Fliers Circulating Around Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Ku Klux Klan pamphlets are circulating around Sioux Falls. They showed up a couple weeks ago and many residents have posted to Facebook about their concerns after finding them. Sioux Falls Police say they’ve also received several reports of these pamphlets. The papers are for the Loyal White Knights Of The Ku Klux Klan. Inside is info about…

One Dead In Overnight Sioux Falls Shooting

Sioux Falls Police Still Investigating

Sioux Falls police were dispatched to the 300 block of E. Falls Park Drive around 9:54pm Sunday night to an apparent shooting. Upon arrival, officers found two victims. Both were taken to an area hospital where one later succumbed to their injuries. The police are still investigating. Stay with KDLT News for the latest updates. Categories: Crime, Local News, News…

Armed Robbery Suspect Caught Blocks From Scene

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A delivery driver who had just finish unloading near W. 8th Street and N. Main Avenue in Sioux Falls was held up at gunpoint Thursday night. The incident happened in the downtown area of Sioux Falls around 11 PM. Police apprehended the suspect just a short distance away. Nothing was taken. The subject was placed under…

Sioux Falls Police Investigating Late Night Gunshot Injury

The Call Came In Shortly Before Midnight On West 11th Street

Sioux Falls Police say they responded to a 9-1-1 call late Sunday night around 11pm to W. 11th Street and S. Summit Avenue for a gunshot wound to the leg. They found a 30 year old male with the gunshot wound and quickly had him transported to an area hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. Sioux Falls Police…

Sioux Falls Mayoral Candidate Proposes Plan to Restructure Police Department

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls Mayoral candidate Jolene Loetscher announced a plan to restructure the city’s Police Department if elected. Loetscher’s plan centers on what she calls “precinct-focused policing,” which would divide the city into five sections. Those precincts each roughly correspond to the current city council districts, and would be based within existing community centers. She says the…

10-Year-Old Causes $65K in Damage to Playground

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A 10-year-old boy was cited with arson on Sunday, after he caused $65,000 in damage to an apartment playground in Sioux Falls. Police say the boy was playing with a lighter and paper at a newly installed playground located on the 4400 block of west Valhalla Blvd. The playground was fully engulfed in flames by the…

Police: Man Assaults Officer During Burglary Arrest

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A 31-year-old man is facing multiple charges after police say he assaulted an officer while being arrested for burglary. Police say while working at a house in south Sioux Falls in December, Nathan Williams saw an object he believed to have some ceremonial significance. At around 2:30 Tuesday morning, Williams and 36-year-old Rodney Whitemouse returned to…

Drug Charges Added After Man Drops Marijuana During Arrest

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A 20-year-old man is behind bars, after he accidentally dropped his jar of marijuana in front of police. Officers went to arrest Jacob Zean for an outstanding warrant on Friday. As he was being handcuffed, officers say a container fell to the ground. “The officers retrieved that container and it had a very strong smell of…

Sioux Falls Police Investigating Morning Armed Robbery

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls police say a person was robbed at gun point on Minnesota Avenue early this morning. Police say the victim was walking near 37th and Minnesota Avenue around 6 a.m. this morning when they were approached by a suspect in a blue sedan. The suspect showed a gun, and demanded money before taking off south on…

Schools and Police Learn Lessons from Tragedy

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- After a tragedy like the shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, It can cause anxiety among parents and students. The Sioux Falls Police Department and school district are speaking out to remind folks they do all they can to keep the community safe. They want to remind people to pay attention and that if you…

Authorities: Tips Helped Locate Person Of Interest In Area Burglaries

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Authorities say public tips helped them locate a person of interest connected to multiple burglaries in the area. Capt. Jason Gearman with the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office said within in minutes of releasing the photo of the vehicle belonging to the person of interest, they were receiving tips. Authorities arrested 32-year-old Shaun Ruegge in Canton. Authorities say…

Police: Dispute Over Shared Romantic Involvement Lead To Fatal Stabbing

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls Police say an altercation over a romantic relationship lead to the stabbing of a 17-year-old and the fatal stabbing of a 26-year-old. At around 9: 20 p.m. on Saturday, police were called to an apartment located near West 42nd Street and Willow Avenue for a stabbing. Police say a 26-year-old man received multiple wounds from…