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On August 21, 2017, Sioux Falls Police responded to the area of East Maple Street and North 4th Avenue for a burglary. The owner of the business reported that an unknown suspect made entry into his business through a window. Once inside the business, the suspect discharged a fire extinguisher and attempted to pry open a vending machine. The damage done at the business is in excess of $5,000. SFPD CC #2017-68339.
On August 12, 2017, Sioux Falls Police responded to the area of West 66th Street and South John Avenue for a vehicle fire. A citizen observed smoke coming from a vehicle parked on the street. When officers arrived the vehicle was fully engulfed. The investigation showed the owner of the vehicle left it parked on the street and went out of town with a relative. A neighbor’s surveillance video shows a light colored SUV driving in the area around the same time the vehicle started on fire. The damage done to the vehicle is in excess of $7,000. SFPD CC #2017-65719.
On August 10, 2017, Sioux Falls Police responded to National Pawn Company at 1503 East 10th Street for a burglary. A witness saw four unknown males run up to the west door and break the glass. The males were described as 20 to 30 years old and wearing gray sweatshirts. After breaking the glass door, the males entered the store and broke several of the glass display cases. The males stole two Flint Lock revolvers and fled from the store. The damage done to the store and the value of the items stolen is approximately $1,200. SFPD CC #2017-65043.
Stolen Vehicle (2017/08/03)
On August 2, 2017, Sioux Falls Police responded to a storage facility in the area of West 12th Street and South Marion Road for a stolen all-terrain vehicle. The owner of the vehicle has outfitted it with a special seat so disabled veterans can use it for hunting. The vehicle was left in a fenced in parking pad near the storage unit. When the owner went back to retrieve the vehicle it had been stolen. The vehicle is a 2003 Kawasaki KVF650 camouflage in color. The all-terrain vehicle is valued at approximately $6,000. SFPD CC #2017-62552.
Residential Burglary (2017/07/27)
On July 22, 2017, Sioux Falls Police responded to a residence in the area of West Benson Road and North Career Avenue for a residential burglary. The homeowner was working in his garage and left the garage door open. The homeowner fell asleep for a short time and when he awoke he noticed he was missing several firearms that he stored in the garage. The suspect stole 5 firearms which included 3 rifles, 1 shotgun, and 1 handgun. The value of the stolen firearms is approximately $5,000. SFPD CC #2017-58947.
Residential Burglary (2017/07/20)
On July 7, 2017, Sioux Falls Police responded to a residence in the area of West 69th Street and South Western Avenue for a residential burglary. The victim returned from vacation and noticed her home had been burglarized. The unknown suspect(s) stole numerous pieces of jewelry, sports memorabilia, designer handbags, and cash. The estimated value of loss is in excess of $40,000. SFPD CC #2017-56213.
Stolen Vehicles (2017/07/13)
On July 7, 2017, Sioux Falls Police responded to a residence in the area of East 70th Street and South Tomar Road for several stolen vehicles. The victim parked his vehicle and an ATV at his residence. These vehicles were stolen and later recovered prior to the victim knowing they had been taken. Officers had located the victim’s vehicle in Tuthill Park and it had been significantly damaged in excess of $20,000. Unknown suspects had driven the vehicle into several trees. A neighbor of the victim provided surveillance video of the suspects. The video shows a 1980’s two toned conversion van in the victim’s neighborhood. Three teenage suspects exit the conversion van and steal the victim’s vehicle and ATV. The ATV was later located in Terrace Park with significant damage. SFPD CC #2017-53955.
On July 5, 2017, Sioux Falls Police responded to Freedom Valu Center at 1601 South Minnesota Avenue for a robbery. The employee said the suspect came into the store and walked up to the counter. The suspect showed him a black handgun and demanded money from the cash register. The suspect took the money from the employee and fled to the West from the store. The suspect was described as a Native American male, 5’10” and 180 pounds. He was wearing a black sweatshirt with grey sleeves, dark colored jeans, a red bandana covering his face, and white tennis shoes. Attached is a picture of the suspect. SFPD CC #2017-53567.
Injury Hit & Run (2017/06/29)
On June 24, 2017, Sioux Falls Police responded to an injury hit & run accident at the intersection of East 9th Street and South Cliff Avenue. When they arrived on scene officers located two pedestrian victims in the middle of Cliff Avenue. Witnesses on scene said the suspect vehicle was traveling Southbound on Cliff Avenue when it stuck both pedestrian victims. After striking them, the vehicle kept driving and went Westbound from the intersection of East 10th Street and South Cliff Avenue. Both pedestrian victims were transported to a local hospital for life threatening injuries. The investigation has given two potential vehicles that are a match to the suspect vehicle. A blue/purple 2005-2008 Chevrolet Cobalt or 2007-2008 Pontiac G5 2 door with a spoiler on the trunk lid. The vehicle will have grill/valance parts missing, possible broken headlights, and a possible broken windshield. This vehicle will not have fog lights. Attached are pictures of similar type vehicles that match the color and model of the suspect vehicle. SFPD CC #2017-49652.
Grand Theft (2017/06/22)
On June 18, 2017, Sioux Falls Police responded to a commercial business in the area of West 50th Street and South Western Avenue for a theft. An employee of the business came to work and noticed an unknown suspect(s) had broken into their work vehicles. The suspect(s) stole numerous construction tools from the vehicles. The total loss is estimated at over $20,000. A photo of the possible suspect is attached. SFPD CC #2017-46563.
On June 12, 2017, Sioux Falls Police responded to Hayward Park at 400 North Valley View Road for a vandalism. A City of Sioux Falls Parks Department employee had found damage on the newly constructed picnic shelter. An unknown suspect had intentionally torn off the picnic shelter shingles down to the plywood base.
SFPD CC #2017-45544.
On June 3rd, 2017, Sioux Falls Police responded to kRav’N Bar & Grill at 3512 West 74th Street for a burglar alarm. Officers located a large landscaping brick that had been thrown through the glass entrance door by the suspect. After gaining access to the business, the suspect broke into several video lottery machines. The suspect is described as a white male wearing blue jeans, a black jacket, a backpack, with a black bandana covering his face. The value of loss is approximately $7,000.
SFPD CC #2017-42579.
Stolen Vehicle/Aggravated Assault (2017/06/01)
On May 30th, 2017, Sioux Falls Police responded to a business in the area of West 12th Street and South West Avenue. The victim left her vehicle unlocked and running and entered the business. When the victim exited the business, she found an unknown female inside her vehicle attempting to drive away. The victim attempted to stop the female suspect by opening the driver’s door. The female suspect accelerated which caused the open driver’s door to hit the victim, knocking her to the ground. The female suspect then drove away from the business leaving the victim on the ground. The suspect was described as a Native American female, approximately 5’6 and 120 pounds. She was last seen wearing a pink and black tank top, white and black pants, and black shoes. SFPD CC #2017-41461.
Casino Robbery (2017/05/25)
On May 22nd, 2017, Sioux Falls Police responded to a casino robbery in the area of West 12th Street and South Kiwanis Avenue. The suspect entered the casino armed with a handgun and put a backpack down on the counter. The suspect told the casino employee to put all the money into the backpack. After the money was put into the backpack, the casino employee was told to lay down on the floor and the suspect fled the scene. The suspect was described as a male with a larger build, approximately 6’0 and weighing 200 lbs. The suspect was last seen wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt and a red bandana over his face. SFPD CC #2017-38747.
Job Site Theft (2017/05/18)
On May 14th, 2017, Sioux Falls Police responded to a job site theft in the area of West 21st Street and South Gill Avenue. The business owner returned to the job site and noticed the construction trailer which contained his tools had been broken into. The total loss is estimated at over $3000. SFPD CC #2017-36504.
On May 6th, 2017, Sioux Falls Police responded to the area of 10th Street and Sycamore Avenue for a burglary report. On the scene, officers met with the reporting party who advised two storage units had been burglarized. Suspect(s) forced entry into the storage units by cutting the locks and removed property. The total loss is estimated at over $30,000. SFPD CC #2017-33892.
Stolen Firearms (2017/05/04)
On May 3rd, 2017, Sioux Falls Police responded to 2 separate reports of firearms being stolen from unlocked vehicles in the city. The two firearms stolen had an approximate value of $1,000. Sioux Falls Police urge citizens to remove their firearms from their vehicles and to lock their doors to help prevent these incidents.
SFPD CC #2017-32897 and 2017-32770.
On April 25th, 2017 Sioux Falls Police responded to the area of West 14th Street and South Dakota Avenue for a robbery. A delivery driver was in the area attempting to make their delivery. While in a residential complex, the delivery driver was approached by three male subjects. One of the male subjects held a knife to the delivery driver and said “this is a robbery”. The delivery driver swung a bag at the three subjects who then fled the scene. The three subjects were described as African American males, 5’6 to 5’8, all with thin builds. All three were wearing hooded sweatshirts with their hoods pulled up. Two of the three subjects were armed with knives. SFPD CC#2017-30457.
Between April 14th and April 16th, 2017, Sioux Falls Police responded to 3 separate reports of firearms being stolen from unlocked vehicles in different locations in the city. A total of 6 firearms were stolen during these incidents with a combined loss in excess of $4000.00. Sioux Falls Police would like to remind citizens to remove valuables from their vehicles and to lock their doors to help prevent these incidents from happening. SFPD CC#2017-00027256.
Construction Site Burglary (2017/04/13)
On April 10th, 2017 Sioux Falls Police responded to the area of N. Career Avenue and W. 34th Street N. for a burglary. At the scene, officers discovered that an unknown suspect(s) had forced entry into a trailer at a construction site. Once inside the trailer, the suspect(s) stole numerous construction tools. The approximate value of loss is $6000. SFPD CC# 2017-26107.