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The Rapid City Police Department’s Critical Accident Reconstruction Team is currently investigating a serious crash that occurred around 9:25 a.m. on January 3rd. The incident began after local law enforcement received information about a drug transaction involving a suspect vehicle. Additional information provided to law enforcement indicated that the occupants…
The Rapid City Police Department and Pennington County Sheriff’s Office have been made aware of a scam email targeting local businesses and organizations. The email claims that an explosive device has been secretly planted at a business or organization and threatens that the device will be detonated, unless they receive…
Rapid City police are soliciting help from the public in an effort to identify the suspect responsible for a November armed robbery of a Rapid City convenience store. At around 1:10 a.m. on November 21st, police were dispatched to 3343 Haines Avenue for a report of an armed robbery that…
The victim who perished during a garage fire at 118 Signal Drive in the early morning hours of November 26th has been identified as 46-year-old Ivan Hollowhorn of Rapid City. On November 26th at around 1:30 a.m. Rapid City police and firefighters were dispatched to 118 Signal Drive for a…
The Criminal Investigations Division of the Rapid City Police Department has observed an increase in the number of scams reported involving a caller soliciting gift cards as payment. These scams can take a variety of forms that include: Claiming to be a member of the Internal Revenue Service seeking back…
The Rapid City Police Department is currently seeking community feedback on the department’s performance as a law enforcement agency. The input is being solicited as a part of the RCPD’s tri-annual accreditation process. The RCPD has created an online survey which the community can access at: https://bit.ly/2yUJ2LB The survey, which…
The Rapid City Police Department is relaxing its policies on personal appearance to allow its personnel help raise money for two local organizations. During the month of November, officers will be allowed to grow out their facial hair in exchange for a donation benefiting the Rapid City Club for Boys…
On Saturday, October 27th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Rapid City Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your unwanted prescription…
The Rapid City Police Department and Pennington County Sheriff’s Office have partnered with Rapid City Area Schools, the Rapid City Catholic School System, and Western Dakota Tech in order to provide a free and anonymous way to report threats to school safety. Earlier this year, the South Dakota Attorney General’s…
On the morning of October 11th, two Rapid City schools were placed into secure status as police worked to investigate two separate and unrelated incidents. Secure status means the doors to the facility are locked and access in and out of the building is restricted. Classes continue with minimal interruption.…

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