CRIME & SAFETY
3 arrested after police find stolen car & drugs
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Three people arrested in Sioux Falls are facing a list of charges including having a stolen vehicle and drugs. Detectives spotted the trio in a parking lot on North Cleveland Avenue Wednesday afternoon. When the officer pulled up behind the car, a passenger got...
Sioux Falls Arrest: Trio Faces Multiple Charges Including Stolen Vehicle and Drug Possession
Three individuals—Trent Stepp, Alicia Spoonemore, and Jesse Foht—were arrested in Sioux Falls this week, facing a range of charges, including possession of a stolen vehicle and drugs. Detectives observed the trio in a parking lot on North Cleveland Avenue, leading to a pursuit. One passenger attempted to flee...
2 Sioux Falls men sentenced in fatal shooting
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO)– Two men have been sentenced to prison for their actions in a November 2021 shooting at a Sioux Falls restaurant, according to the SD Office of Attorney General. 22-year-old Isaac Mohammed Wali, of Sioux Falls was sentenced to 30 years in prison with 17 years...
Sioux Falls Man Jailed In Rock Rapids On Contraband Charge After Incident At Casino
Rock Rapids, Iowa — A Sioux Falls homeless man has been arrested on a felony contraband charge after an incident at the casino near Larchwood, and his subsequent arrest. According to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, 64-year-old Charles Sigro of Sioux Falls is accused of the possession of a controlled substance in a correctional facility. He was arrested on Thursday, November 30th, 2023.
Trio Arrested in Sioux Falls for Possession of Stolen Vehicle and Drugs
Catch the thrilling arrest of three individuals in east central Sioux Falls, following the recovery of a stolen vehicle laden with meth. Witness the chase, the attempted escape, and the discovery of potentially lethal substances. Tune in for the full story.
Man involved in 2021 shooting at Giliberto’s Mexican Taco Shop gets 15 years in prison
Isaac Mohammed Wali, 22, charged with several counts of aggravated assault, received a 15-year sentence to prison for his involvement in the shooting on Nov. 7, 2021 at Giliberto’s Mexican Taco Shop, which left one person dead and another injured. More: One dead, two injured in Sioux Falls shooting; no arrests made, police say ...
2 injured in southside Sioux Falls crash
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Two people are in the hospital following a crash last night on the south side of Sioux Falls. Police say the incident started when a Buick hit a light pole near 69th and Minnesota. Authorities say the Buick then side swiped another vehicle before...
Weekly Safety Report: Tragic Crash, Collisions, Shooting, Stolen Vehicle, and Missing Child in Sioux Falls
This week in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, several incidents occurred, including a tragic crash that resulted in the death of a Lincoln couple, a multiple-vehicle collision that left two people injured, a deadly shooting in a parking lot, the recovery of a stolen vehicle containing meth, a vehicle theft during a fake test drive, and a missing 12-year-old boy.
A closer look at events preceding Cyriacks’s disappearance
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — New developments with the disappearance of Rachel Cyriacks have KELOLAND News taking a closer look at the investigation into her disappearance. She was last seen on November 13, 2013 at the age of 30. Her husband Brad Cyriacks has never been charged in connection...
Crews respond to structure fire in Lincoln County
LINCOLN COUNTY, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office closed part of Highway 11 on Friday to respond to a structure fire southeast of Harrisburg. At 12:15 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office announced that Highway 11 was closed between 274th and 275th Street. The area is fairly rural but around a dozen residential homes are located on that stretch of road.
Search for missing woman; 2 injured in Sioux Falls crash; Roosevelt football coach announces resignation
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — It’s Thursday, November 30. Start your day with KELOLAND On The Go for everything you need to know in news and weather. Ten years after Rachel Cyriacks disappeared, authorities are now searching one of the original areas again. These developments have us taking...
Car stolen from dealership; Man charged with manslaughter; Dry weather ahead
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Here’s a look at the top stories this Midday. Sioux Falls police are looking for a car thief who struck an employee at a Sioux Falls dealership and took off. A Nebraska man is charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with a drunk...
Salesman injured as suspect steals car during “test drive”
He said he just wanted to test drive a car on the lot – but he hasn’t been seen since. A salesman was injured when a man drove into him on the car lot. Officer Sam Clemens says the man, and the car, still haven’t been found.
Crash near La Quinta and Minnesota
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Police are investigating a crash near 69th Street and Minnesota Avenue in southern Sioux Falls. At approximately 5:45 p.m., Sioux Falls Police officers, SSFR and EMS responded to West La Quinta Street and South Minnesota Avenue for an injury crash. A 2005 Buick driven...
Robbery at car dealership; Dog illness in North Dakota; Snow plow naming contest ends this week
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Take a quick look at the day’s top stories as of First@4. A meeting Tuesday evening will highlight improvements that could be coming to a park in western Sioux Falls. What could be coming to Family Park?. Sioux Falls police are looking for...
Follow-up Status Hearing Set In Stanley County Rape Case
PIERRE, (KCCR) — A status hearing has been set for mid-December for a Sioux Falls man facing sexual assault charges in Stanley County. Thirty year-old Shadu Kawaja is charged with First Degree Rape; Sexual Contact with a Child under 16 and Intentional Exposure to a Venereal Disease. Defense attorney Sandy Steffen told Sixth Circuit Judge Margo Northup that the two sides in the case are making progress in the case and requested a follow-up hearing next month. Stanley County States Attorney Thomas P. Maher told Northup that Kawaja’s initial court appearance was June 12th and expressed concern about bumping up against the 180-day rule given the amount of evidence in the case. That rule ensures a defendant a speedy trial. Steffen told Northrup she would discuss waving the that rule with her client. According court documents, a nine year-old female told investigators Kawaja did “bad things to me” in late November of last year. An affidavit indicates that during a medical evaluation of the victim it was found they had contracted gonorrhea from Kawaja. Kawaja admitted in law enforcement interviews that he had sex with the victim. Kawaja could face life in prison if convicted on the First Degree Rape charge alone. That charge along carries a mandatory minimum of 15 years in prison. Kawaja is being held in the Hughes County Jail on a 50-thousand dollar cash bond.
Two arrested after assaults in Arlington and Volga
A man and a woman are arrested Wednesday morning near Volga following assaults in Arlington and Volga. Assistant Brookings County Sheriff Scott Sebring says 32-year-old Damien Red Buffalo of Wagner and 25-year-old Jayvon King of Sioux Falls were taken into custody at about 10:15 a.m., about 3 miles northeast of Volga.
National Package Protection Day serves as a reminder to stay alert this holiday season
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - Wednesday, November 29th is National Package Protection Day, a day to remind homeowners to stay alert during the holidays due to increased package deliveries. Sam Clemens, Public Information Officer for the Sioux Falls Police Department shares some tips on protecting packages, “Each residence...