User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


60° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

The Cost Of Arson

November 2, 2011, 6:30 AM by Kellee Azar

The Cost Of Arson
SIOUX FALLS, SD - Since August, one central Sioux Falls neighborhood has had 16 suspicious fires. 

"The preliminary estimates will be at least $140,000 of property loss within the city.  So, that is the lowest that we have the dollar figure; it's likely to go up more as we move along," Fire Marshal Dean Lanier said.

Property loss totals will rise significantly since right now, it's only accounting for obvious losses such as cars and garages.

"As we move along we will have more of a defined picture of exactly how much the dollar loss will wind up being. Some of the property loss will be as a result of getting feedback from insurance companies," Lanier said.

It's a crime spree that's unlike anything the city has seen before.

"We've never really had a string of fires this significant in this short of a period of time in the past so it will far exceed anything we have ever had before," Lanier said.

But with stepped up patrols and a $10,000 reward offered for information leading to the suspect, authorities hope there are no more fires.

"We certainly hope not. Based on our ability to involve other state, local and federal agencies we hope that this will be the end to it," Lanier said.

If you have any information about the fires the Sioux Falls Police and Fire Departments have set up a toll-free hotline.  Just call 1-888-860-2148.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

You may also like

Sioux Falls Bike Crash Victim Identified

7/17/2014 10:34 AM

Sioux Falls Police identified the bicyclist who died in a car crash on Wednesday.

Full Story
Fatal Vehicle And Bicycle Crash In Sioux Falls

7/16/2014 12:36 PM

Just after noon Wednesday, a vehicle and bicycle crash occured on 49th Street east of Kiwanis Avenue in Sioux Falls. 

Full Story
One Dead In I-229/I-29 Motorcycle Crash

7/17/2014 9:30 AM

One person is dead after a motorcycle crash on Interstate 229 near the I-29 interchange.

Full Story
DCI Looking Into Discovery Of Woman's Body

7/21/2014 4:00 PM

The discovery of a woman's body in Kimball has prompted an investigation by South Dakota law enforcement authorities.

Full Story
Sioux Falls Man Killed In Industrial Accident

7/21/2014 2:22 PM

An investigation is underway into the death of a Sioux Falls man in an industrial accident.

Full Story


Events