If you have any information about these crimes or any person(s) involved, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at or submit a Web Tip .  You do not have to give your name.  CRIME STOPPERS will pay a cash reward of up to $1000 and you can remain anonymous. 

Copper Theft 18-5741
May 24, 2018

On May 23, 2018, Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a commercial business near the area of I-90 and Highway 38.  An employee of the business reported that an unknown suspect(s) had stolen a large amount of power cords to their equipment.  These cords contained a large amount of copper wire.  The value of the stolen cords is approximately $20,000.  MCSO #18-5741.



Fraudulent Scams
May 18, 2018

Over the course of the last several weeks, the Sioux Falls Police Department has taken numerous reports where people have fallen victim to online scams.  The combined value of loss in these scams is over $250,000.  These scams target people of all backgrounds, ages and income levels.  If you've only ever met someone online or are unsure of the legitimacy of a business, take some time to do a bit more research.  Remember, if it looks too good to be true, it probably is.



Robbery 18-24517
May 10, 2018

On May 9, 2018, Sioux Falls Police responded to a commercial business in the area of East 6th Street and North Sycamore Avenue for a robbery.  Upon arrival officers found that an unknown suspect entered the business holding a knife, grabbed the employee who was working, and instructed her to open the safe.  The suspect forced the employee to open the cash register and he took an undetermined amount of money.  The suspect then fled from the store and ran to the south.  The suspect was last seen wearing black jeans, a black jacket, black shoes, black gloves, and a mask over his face.  

The SFPD CC #2018-24517.



Commercial Burglary 18-23857
May 04, 2018

On April 23, 2018, Sioux Falls Police responded to commercial business in the area of West 12th Street and South Kiwanis Avenue for a burglary.  Upon arrival officers found that an unknown suspect was able to get into the business by breaking a window.  Once inside, the suspect stole several pieces of electronics.  The value of the stolen items and the broken window is approximately $3,000.  The SFPD CC #2018-23857.



Residential Burglary 18-23481
April 26, 2018

On April 23, 2018, Sioux Falls Police responded to a residence in the area of East 26th Street and South Bahnson Avenue.  The homeowners returned to their residence and found the front door forced open.  The suspect(s) stole several pieces of electronics, multiple high-end shoes, and cash.  The value of the stolen items is approximately $7,000.  The SFPD CC #2018-23481.



Burglary 18-23122
April 19, 2018

On April 18, 2018, Sioux Falls Police responded to a commercial business in the area of East 54th Street North and North Cliff Avenue for a burglary.  An employee came to work and noticed the back door to the business had been pried open.  The employee went inside the business and noticed their work truck had been stolen.  The stolen truck contained a large number of work tools.  The value of the stolen truck and tools inside is approximately $50,000.  SFPD CC #2018-23122.



Job Site Theft 18-22118
April 12, 2018

On March 29, 2018, Sioux Falls Police responded to the 1000 block of North Lalley Lane for a theft.  The construction company left their trailer parked at the job site.  When they returned the next day the tools inside the trailer had been stolen.  The suspect(s) had cut the padlocks off the trailer to gain access. The value of the stolen tools is approximately $18,000.  SFPD CC #2018-22118.



Strong Armed Robbery 18-21738
April 04, 2018

On March 26, 2018, Sioux Falls Police responded to the 300 block of South Duluth Avenue for a robbery.  The victim had been dropped off at her apartment and was carrying her infant child up the stairs to her apartment.  The male suspect approached the victim from behind and tried to grab the victim’s wallet away from her.  The actions by the suspect caused the victim to drop her infant on the stairs and she fell on him.  The suspect took the victim’s wallet and fled from the scene.  The suspect is described as a Hispanic or Native American Male who was wearing all dark clothing. 

SFPD CC #2018-21738.



Motor Vehicle Theft 18-21318
March 22, 2018

On March 19, 2018, Sioux Falls Police responded to the parking lot of the Westwick Motel at 5801 West 12th Street for a stolen vehicle.  The victim had parked in front of the Motel Office when she was approached by the suspect.  The suspect opened the driver’s door and grabbed her by her shoulder and threw her to the ground.  The suspect then got into the suspect’s vehicle and drove away at a high rate of speed.  The suspect is described as a Hispanic or Native American Male, 5’6”-5’8”, and short dark hair.  He was last seen wearing a dark jacket and blue jeans.   

SFPD CC #2018-21318.



Strong Armed Robbery 18-20684
March 15, 2018

On March 9, 2018, Sioux Falls Police responded to the parking lot of Shopko at 4501 East Arrowhead Parkway for a robbery.  The victim pulled into the parking lot and was exiting her vehicle when she was approached by the suspect.  The suspect told the victim to give him her purse.  While doing this the suspect displayed a silver knife at the victim.  The suspect took the victim’s purse and fled from the parking lot.  The suspect is described as a dark skinned black male, 5’9”-5’11”, with a slender build.  He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans, and sunglasses on his head.  

SFPD CC #2018-20684.



Residential Burglary 18-20324
March 08, 2018

On March 3, 2018, Sioux Falls Police responded to a residence in the area of East 2nd Street and North Leadale Avenue for a burglary report.  The homeowner left and when she returned she noticed an unknown suspect(s) had broken into her residence through a kitchen window.  After making entry into the residence the suspect(s) stole an undetermined amount of cash.  SFPD CC #2018-20324.



Burglary 18-2664
March 01, 2018

On February 24, 2018, Minnehaha County Sheriff Deputies responded to a commercial business in the 6000 block of North Cliff Avenue for an attempted burglary.  The investigation showed that a black Ford F150 drove into the garage doors of the business.  The force of the truck broke off the bottom two panels of the garage door.  After driving into the garage doors the truck fled the scene.  The damage done to the garage door is approximately $1,000.   

MCSO CC #2018-2664.



Armed Robbery
February 22, 2018

On February 21, 2018, Sioux Falls Police responded to a business parking lot near the intersection of West 41st Street and South Minnesota Avenue.  The investigation showed that a male was walking in the parking lot carrying the night deposit when a vehicle pulled up next to him.  The subject driving the vehicle pointed a handgun at the victim and told him to put the deposit in the vehicle.  The victim said the suspect was wearing a mask over his face and had a small black handgun.  A picture of the suspect’s vehicle is attached.  SFPD CC #2018-13169.

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Strong Armed Robbery 18-11035
February 15, 2018

On February 12, 2018, Sioux Falls Police responded to the parking lot of Hy-Vee at 1231 East 57th Street for an armed robbery.  The investigation showed that the female victim was in the parking lot returning to her vehicle.  While in the parking lot the suspect walked up to her and he was holding a knife in his right hand.  The suspect told her that he wanted her purse and the victim tried to get away from him.  The suspect followed the victim and attempted to stab her.  The victim fell to the ground and the suspect grabbed her purse.  The suspect then fled westbound from the parking lot.  The suspect was described as a Native American male with a thin build and a black scarf over his face.  He was last seen wearing a Dallas Cowboys sweatshirt, black pants, and black tennis shoes.  SFPD CC #2018-11035.

Residential Burglary 18-8770
February 08, 2018

On February 3, 2018, Sioux Falls Police responded to a residence in the area of East Rice Street and North Cleveland Avenue for a burglary report.  The investigation showed that an unknown suspect(s) made entry into the residence through a sliding patio door.  After they gained entry to the residence the suspect(s) stole a safe which contained cash and numerous pieces of jewelry.  The value of the stolen items is approximately $20,000.  SFPD CC #2018-8770.



Armed Robbery 18-6161
February 01, 2018

On January 25, 2018, Sioux Falls Police responded to Loves Travel Stop at 5301 North Cliff Avenue for an armed robbery.  The suspect entered the store, indicated he had a gun in his pocket and demanded money from the cash register.  The employee gave the suspect an undetermined amount of money and he ran from the store.  The suspect is described as an African American male approximately 6’0” and heavy set.  The suspect was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black cargo pants, and a black ski mask covering his face.  SFPD CC #2018-6161.



Armed Robbery 18-4842
January 25, 2018

On January 19, 2018, Sioux Falls Police responded to a business near the intersection of West 41st Street and South Western Avenue for a robbery.  The suspect entered the store and approached the employee who was behind the counter.  The suspect indicated he had a gun in his pocket and demanded money from the cash register.  The employee gave the suspect an undetermined amount of money and he ran southbound from the store.  The suspect is described as a Native American male in his 20’s, 5’8” to 6’0”, and having a medium build.  He was last seen wearing a San Antonio Spurs Ginobili #20 White Jersey and a dark bandana over his face. A picture of the suspect is attached. SFPD CC #2018-4842.

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Car Break-Ins
January 18, 2018

Over the course of the last several weeks the Sioux Falls Police Department has responded to approximately 15 vehicle break-ins.  These break-ins are taking place in the parking lots of businesses throughout Sioux Falls.  The suspect(s) are breaking out vehicle windows to gain access to the property inside.  The damage done to the victim’s vehicles and the value of the property stolen is in the thousands of dollars.  The Sioux Falls Police Department would like to remind people to remove any valuable property from their vehicles.



Job Site Theft 18-2374
January 11, 2018

On January 10th, 2018, Sioux Falls Police responded to a job site theft near the intersection of West 34th Street North and North Marion Road.  The business owner returned to the job site and noticed the construction trailer which contained his tools had been stolen.  The value of the stolen trailer and the tools inside is estimated at over $12,000.  SFPD CC#2018-2374.



Armed Robbery 17-105656
December 31, 2017

On December 31, 2017, Sioux Falls Police responded to a business in the area of West 57th Street and South Marion Road for an armed robbery.  An employee was prepping the business for opening when three males entered.  The three males were all wearing dark colored clothing and masks over their faces.  One of the males was carrying a shotgun.  The males demanded money from the employee and then fled after obtaining it.  A picture of the suspect’s vehicle is attached. SFPD CC#2017-105656.
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