Arrest made in search that prompts school lockdown in Pierre

May 16, 2024

PIERRE, S.D.–A Springfield man is arrested in Pierre Wednesday in an incident that led to a shelter-in-place for an elementary school.

Officers noticed 29 year-old Ramiro Gonzalez on Capitol Avenue near Lakeview Court. Gonzalez, who had active arrest warrants, was a suspect in a stolen vehicle case in Pierre.

He fled into a nearby trailer court when spotted by police.

When officers couldn’t find Gonzalez, nearby Buchanan Elementary School and Oahe Child Development were put under a shelter-in-place order for extra protection.

Gonzales was found in a residence in the trailer court and was taken into custody around 10:30 am.