Police Pursuit Ends when Suspect Crashes into Sioux Falls Church
A stolen silver sedan lead the way as multiple Police cars created a safety buffer for other traffic when a pursuit weaved its way through the busy streets of Sioux Falls on Tuesday afternoon February 28. Police officers saw a stolen 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix near West 10th Street and Lincoln Avenue and tracked it several times before an engaging in an active pursuit at approximately 2:00 PM according to Officer Sam Clemens:
Minnehaha County Deputies with the Warrant Task Force were driving an unmarked vehicle. They saw the stolen vehicle stopped in traffic and confronted the man and woman inside the stolen vehicle. The car drove forward and struck one of the deputies. Sioux Falls police officers found the car as it drove away and officers tried to stop the car.
A pursuit began when the car refused to stop for police. It wound through many business parking lots and streets, ending when it crashed into the front of the Lutheran Church near 10th Street and Cliff Avenue, where the driver and passenger were arrested.
Willard Charles Makes Room For Them III, a 24-year-old Sioux Falls resident, was arrested for Aggravated Assault on Law Enforcement, Aggravated Eluding, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, and Possession of Controlled Substances, as meth residue was found inside several containers in his possession.
Angeline Frances Squirrel Coat, a 26-year-old transient, was arrested for Aggravated Eluding and Possession of a Stolen Vehicle.