October 26, 2017

$2,000 reward offered for information leading to the arrest of dangerous warrant subject

Saul Crowe, booking photo taken in August of 2016 Saul Crowe, booking photo taken in August of 2016

The Rapid City Police Department has secured approval from the Community Reward Fund to offer a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of dangerous warrant subject, 23-year-old Saul Crowe of Rapid City. He may also be identifying himself by his alias, Saul McCloskey.

***Find attached booking photos of Crowe taken in August of 2016.

The warrant, secured October 26th, relates to a September 6th burglary incident in which Crowe fled from an officer conducting an investigation into drug activity at a residence in the 400 block of E. Fairlane Drive. After fleeing, police discovered that a nearby residence had been burglarized. It is believed that Crowe is involved in the burglary. After searching the path of Crowe’s escape, police recovered a semi-automatic handgun along with a discarded loaded magazine for the weapon.

A federal warrant has also been issued for Crowe’s arrest for a supervised release violation related to unlawful possession of a firearm.

Crowe is also wanted for questioning by police about his potential involvement in a shooting which took place in the evening hours of October 25th. Police responded to 1720 N. 7th Street for a report of gunshots being heard outside of the building. Police located several bullet holes on the outside of an apartment at the address, but no victims. A short time later, police were called to 100 Stumer Road for a report of a male with a gunshot wound. Police made contact with the male and he was transported to the hospital with serious, non-life-threatening injuries. Detectives would like to speak to Crowe about the incident.

Saul Crowe should be considered armed and extremely dangerous. He should not be approached. Anyone with information about his whereabouts should contact Det. Ryan Gebhard at 394-4134. An anonymous tip can also be sent by texting ‘RCPD’ and the information to 847411.

“The circumstances behind Mr. Crowe’s burglary warrant demonstrate that he’s willing to do anything to evade capture by authorities,” says Captain John Olson of the RCPD’s Criminal Investigation Division. “His capture is one of the top priorities of the RCPD, and we hope that the inclusion of a reward for information leading to his arrest will help us find him.”

The Community Reward Fund is a 501(C)(3) public charity that was incorporated in 1994. It is used to administer the distribution of funds donated by the community. The CRF is administered by a seven-member panel which delegates when money from the fund is to be offered in order to facilitate the resolution of serious crimes.

* The charges are merely accusations and the arrested individual is presumed innocent until proven guilty.  Any additional details regarding this case can be obtained from the Pennington County State’s Attorney and/or court records as appropriate.

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