Sioux Falls police searching for pickup theft suspect following pursuit, crash

Sioux Falls police said a driver led them on a pursuit and ended up crashing a truck after...
Sioux Falls police said a driver led them on a pursuit and ended up crashing a truck after speeding.(KSFY)
Published: Oct. 7, 2020 at 6:28 AM CDT
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - Authorities in Sioux Falls are looking for a suspect who they say stole a pickup, led police on a chase, then crashed in western Sioux Falls.

The pickup was stolen from a gas station on Tuesday, according to police spokesperson Sam Clemens. Officers spotted the vehicle around 2:15 a.m. Wednesday near 10th Street and La Mesa Avenue. Police attempted to pull the pickup over, the but the driver took off.

Police pursued the vehicle until it got onto Interstate 29 and headed north. The South Dakota Highway Patrol then picked up the chase. The suspect eventually got off the Interstate and went west on Maple Street. Authorities soon ended the pursuit.

Around 2:30 a.m., police received a report that a pickup had crashed off a retaining wall near Madison Street and Redbird Place. No one was inside the vehicle by the time officers arrived. Police soon located the passenger of the vehicle, a 20-year-old Sioux Falls woman, in a yard nearby. She was taken to a hospital to treat injuries to her legs from the crash, but Clemens said she was not arrested.

Police used a drone to search for the suspect, but they were unable to locate him.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 605-367-7007.

Clemens said the damage to the retaining wall is estimated at $1,500. Damage to the pickup, a 2012 Ford F-150, is estimated at $3,600.

Sioux Falls police are looking for a suspect they say led officers on a pursuit and then crashed a stolen truck.

The incident started around 2:15 AM Wednesday when officers tried to pull the driver over for speeding.

Officers realized the truck was stolen and tried stopping it but eventually ended the pursuit.

Later, officers found the truck crashed on a hill on Madison Street, west of Marion Road. The driver was not there.

Officers used a drone to help in the investigation. They posted on Twitter Wednesday, saying the drone was used to help search for the suspect.

We expect to learn more details about what happened in Wednesday’s police briefing at 10:30 AM.

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