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The Rapid City Police Department is currently investigating multiple early-morning burglaries. At the time of this release, one suspect has been taken into custody. At around 3:55 a.m. on April 19th, police were dispatched to 643 North Lacrosse Street for an alarm. On arrival, police observed that one of the…
Rapid City Police and the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office are currently investigating a shooting incident as an attempted murder. At around 8:40 a.m. on April 17th, police were dispatched to the area of Halley Avenue and Van Buren Street for a report of gunshots heard in the area. Police were…
Following the March 31st discovery of human remains in the area of 3333 Jolly Lane, Rapid City police have positively identified them as those of Malinda Ader. The positive identification was made through a comparative analysis of Ader’s dental records by a forensic odonatologist. Ader was 35 at the time…
Rapid City police are currently investigating an unattended death after human remains were located near Rapid Creek. On March 31st at around 3:00 p.m., police were dispatched to 3333 Jolly Lane after a grounds keeper discovered an object which appeared to be a human skull. On arrival, police were directed…
The Rapid City Police Department is currently working to investigate several recent business robberies across Rapid City. Nine different business robberies have been reported in the last 30 days. Police have arrested a single suspect (who remains in custody) in connection with four of these robberies, however, police continue to…
Based on Centers for Disease Control recommendations for social distancing and self-quarantine in order to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Rapid City Police Department is encouraging the public to utilize the agency’s online services for reporting crimes occurring in Rapid City. The online crime reporting service can…
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The investigation into a March 3rd incident in which a child was assaulted has now transitioned into a homicide investigation. At around 5:35 p.m. on March 3rd, police were dispatched to a residence in the 500 block of Hanover Drive for a report of an unresponsive infant. Medical units arrived…
The Rapid City Police Department is proud to announce the upcoming Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) re-accreditation on-site assessment. This is the agency’s 10th accreditation award, and 30th year of accreditation. The RCPD is the ONLY accredited law enforcement agency in the state of South Dakota. Less…
Police have arrested a Rapid City man wanted in connection with at least 10 burglaries in Rapid City. 43-year-old Jason Williams was placed under arrest on February 6th after police observed him returning to his residence in the 900 block of Lemmon Avenue with stolen property. Detectives working a string…

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