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Over the last several days, the RCPD has been contacted numerous times regarding recent social media postings about suspicious activity related to kidnapping, abductions, and even speculation about organized human trafficking at several different retail locations across Rapid City. In investigating the situation, the RCPD has determined these recent reports…
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in conjunction with the Rapid City Police Department and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, announce a reward of up to $10,000 for information related to this morning’s burglary of The Rooster sporting goods…
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in conjunction with the Rapid City Police Department and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, announce a reward of up to $10,000 for information related to this morning’s burglary of The Rooster sporting goods…
A shooting incident from August 17th has now turned into a homicide investigation. At around 10:50 p.m. on August 17th, police were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of E. Philadelphia Street for a report of a shooting that had just occurred. On arrival, police located a single…
At around 10:50 p.m. on August 17th, police were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of E. Philadelphia Street for a report of a shooting that had just occurred. On arrival, police located a single male subject with a gunshot wound on laying on the ground. This individual…
Ahead of the Labor Day holiday, the Rapid City Police Department will participate in saturation patrols during the nationwide law enforcement mobilization campaign known as ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.’ This year, the campaign runs Wednesday, August 15th through Monday, September 3rd. The RCPD will be adding officers during…
The Rapid City Police Department is currently investigating a series of vandalism incidents to vehicles and residences on the city’s north side. Over a dozen vehicles and a handful of residences had windows broken between August 10th and August 11th. The damage to vehicles/residences in each of these cases is…
The Rapid City Police Activities League has received a generous grant of $2,000 from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community in order to continue its successful ‘Night Court’ youth basketball program. The RC PAL intends to use the grant help fund the purchase of a trailer for the storage and transport…
In the analysis of crime trends during the first six months of 2018, Rapid City police have observed a 20% reduction in DUI arrests compared to the three-year average from the same time period in 2015, 2016, and 2017. This is despite an 8% increase in overall traffic stops during…
A police service dog of the Rapid City Police Department is recovering after being attacked by another dog during the search for a fleeing suspect. At around 11:55 p.m. on July 22nd, police responded to the 500 block of Saint Cloud Street to assist the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office following…

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