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Sioux Falls man arrested for possesion of stolen generator with GPS

Larry Durst
Larry Durst(Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office)
Updated: May. 18, 2021 at 11:56 AM CDT
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - A man is behind bars after police say they found him in possession of a stolen generator and a stolen ATV.

Fifty-six-year-old Larry Durst of Sioux Falls faces possession of stolen property and possession of a stolen vehicle charge.

Police spokesperson Sam Clemens said a generator was stolen from a construction site in northwest Sioux Falls Sunday night. The generator had a GPS tracker inside, and the victims called police to tell them where the GPS indicated the generator was located.

Officers found the generator at a residence near N. Cliff Avenue and E. Benson Road. Durst, who was at the residence, told police a friend had dropped off the generator. Clemens said while police were retrieving the generator, they discovered an ATV that was also reported stolen. Durst was then taken into custody.

A previous version of this story reported the suspect was accused of theft. He is only charged with possession of the stolen items. Dakota News Now regrets the error.

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