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.


59° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

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

 

Most Popular Today


Police Investigate Suspicious Man Reports

March 5, 2012, 4:52 PM by Shawn Neisteadt

Police Investigate Suspicious Man Reports
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Sioux Falls Police remain on high alert around schools following reports of a suspicious man attempting to lure children to his vehicle.  The incidents happened outside Discovery Elementary Thursday morning and Lowell Elementary Friday morning.

Two kids, two schools, two days and one story.  Sioux Falls police are investigating two cases where they believe a man drove up to a child and asked if they wanted a ride.  Now, police officers are on the lookout and paying extra attention to school zones.

"We have detectives that are working to figure out who this person is and why they were questioning these kids and asking them for a ride," Sioux Falls Police Public Information Officer Sam Clemens said.

In both cases, the suspect was described as a white man in his 50s with grey hair and beard. Each time police say he tried to get the child to come to his car.  One report says he had a black car; the other report is of a white car. Police received both reports Friday morning, even though the first incident happened Thursday morning.

"It's one of those time sensitive things that the sooner we get the information, the faster we can respond to that and maybe prevent something from happening," Clemens said.

Now, the police department is reminding parents to talk with their kids about stranger danger, and if something like this happens, get to a trusted adult and make a report to police as fast as possible.

"At this point, we don't know if there's any malice that was intended, but we're going to do what we can on our end to make sure kids are safe and make sure nothing happens," Clemens said.

But until all questions on this case are answered, police are asking everyone to be on the lookout for suspicious activity.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





RELATED STORIES
Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

ISIS 'Kill List' Said To Include Target In Rapid City

3/24/2015 2:30 PM

CBS News confirms ISIS has a target in South Dakota.

Full Story
Family: Crow Creek BIA Superintendent Stabbed At His Office

3/25/2015 4:36 PM

An investigation is underway into the stabbing of the Crow Creek BIA Superintendent.

Full Story
Four Arrested On Drug Charges, Accused Of Making Hashish Oil

3/23/2015 1:32 PM

Four people are accused of making drugs just a block away from from the Clay County sheriff's office.

Full Story
Man Accidentally Shoots Himself During SD Gun Show

3/23/2015 4:11 PM

Police in northeastern South Dakota say a man accidentally shot himself during a gun show.

Full Story
Teenager Dies Following Rollover Crash

3/25/2015 5:13 PM

A 14-year-old Belle Fourche boy died as the result of a rollover crash.

Full Story


Events