AUG
15

Woman pleads guilty to stealing from OST police

She faces up to five years in prison Enter Article DATE HERE RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - A former Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety evidence technician admits to stealing from the evidence vault. Lorraine Yellow Boy, 45, pleaded guilty to larceny Wednesday afternoon in federal court in Rapid City. In the factual basis statement s...
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AUG
04

Former OST evidence tech admits stealing $30K from safe she was supposed to protect

Yellow Boy was hired as an evidence technician in July 2018 and had access to the evidence room that stored items such as guns, drugs and cash, August 2, 2019 A former evidence technician with the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety stole $30,661 in seized cash from the safe she was supposed to protect and used most of the money at a cas...
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MAR
09

South Dakota police solve 38-year-old homicide of infant

he Sioux Falls police discovered a full-term baby dead, wrapped in a blanket and abandoned cornfield ditch on Feb. 28, 1981 March 9, 2019 Police in South Dakota have finally solved the 38-year-old cold case of an abandoned baby using DNA from genealogy sites to identify the child's mother. Theresa (Josten) Bentaas, 57, was arrested Friday in the 19...
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JUN
12

Callaway Woman Charged in Theft from Sheriff’s Office

Estergard allegedly destroyed, mutilated, concealed, removed, or altered physical evidence June 11, 2018 BROKEN BOW—Former employee of the Custer County Sheriff's Office currently faces felony charges of theft and tampering with physical evidence. Callaway woman Kelli Estergard, 58, was charged June 7 with theft by unlawful taking (class III felony...
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JUN
22

Highway Patrol receives $100,000 for new evidence room

After former trooper Brian Biehl was convicted of stealing nearly $70,000 in drug money seized by his department from 2012 to 2016, it was time to re-evaluate how evidence is managed June 22, 2017 Evidence seized by South Dakota Highway Patrol troopers will soon have a new home. After former trooper Brian Biehl was convicted of stealing nearly $70,...
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MAR
24

Former HP trooper gets five years in prison for stealing drug money

Convicted of stealing nearly $70,000 in drug money seized by his department, according to the attorney general's office March 24, 2017 A former South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper was sentenced to five years in prison after being convicted of stealing nearly $70,000 in drug money seized by his department, according to the attorney general's office....
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MAR
24

Former South Dakota trooper sentenced to 5 years in theft case


admitted to stealing money from evidence March 24, 2017 A former South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper who admitted to stealing money from evidence while on the job has been sentenced to five years in the state penitentiary. In addition, 48-year-old Brian William Biehl received a $10,000 fine.  Attorney General Marty Jackley announced the senten...
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JAN
09

South Dakota Forensic Lab completes testing of all rape kits


Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that South Dakota Forensic Lab (SDFL) has completed the testing of all rape kits from law enforcement agencies in South Dakota. Untested rape kits have become and continue to be a national concern. January 9, 2017 PIERRE, S.D. (KOTA TV) – Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that South Dakota Forensic Lab ...
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JAN
05

Improper evidence handling led to firing


Johansen made the decision to fire Schmitz after finding that the things had not been documented with the department's evidence custodian.  Enter Article DATE HERE McKenzie County officials say a deputy who was fired last week had undocumented evidence from criminal investigations in his squad car when he turned the vehicle in last month....
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NOV
27

Former SD highway patrolman arrested for grand theft


Brian William Biehl, 47, of Platte, has been arrested by complaint on one count of grand theft by law enforcement of seized property for taking $69,668 in money confiscated between May 21, 2012, and Oct. 19, 2016, court documents state. November 27, 2016 A former South Dakota highway patrolman is charged with taking nearly $70,000 from drug arrests...
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NOV
08

Former SD highway patrolman arrested for grand theft


Highway Patrol officials, discovered $1,540 was missing from another evidence bag November 7, 2016 A former South Dakota highway patrolman is charged with taking nearly $70,000 from drug arrests over the past four years.Brian William Biehl, 47, of Platte, has been arrested by complaint on one count of grand theft by law enforcement of seized proper...
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NOV
07

Former SD highway patrolman arrested for grand theft

He took the cash over four years to pay his bills because he was "short on money" and that "it's been going on for quite a while." November 7, 2016 A former South Dakota highway patrolman is charged with taking nearly $70,000 from drug arrests over the past four years. Brian William Biehl, 47, of Platte, has been arrested by complaint on one count ...
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JUN
23

Ex-police chief's bid for re-certification denied


The DCI began investigating the department after Eisenbarth reported that drug money was missing from the department's evidence locker. June 23, 2016 The former police chief of the Flandreau Police Department who resigned amid a state investigation into his department won't have his lawman's certification reinstated. Mike Eisenbarth had taken a job...
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APR
18

Missing evidence found in sheriff's locker could free inmate in 1990 SD murder case

Capital Journal, capjournal.comBYLINE: Associated PressMcCook County, SDSIOUX FALLS — McCook County Sheriff Mark Norris says an envelope found in an evidence locker is related to the case of a South Dakota inmate trying to prove his innocence in a 1990 murder.The Argus Leade...
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MAR
21

Leaked investigation reveals Flandreau police misconduct

ARGUS LEADER, argusleader.comBYLINE: Jonathan Ellis, , SDFlandreau Police Department logo(Photo: CityofFlandreau.com.)In January of 2013, several agents with the state Division of Criminal Investigation descended on the Flandreau Police Depar...
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