July 30, 2020
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.—Two juveniles have been arrested following a high speed police pursuit in Watertown Wednesday night that reached speeds over 100 mph.

Codington County Sheriff’s Sergeant Brent Solum says it began a little before midnight when deputies attempted to stop two vehicles driving at triple digit speeds on 164th Street near Sioux Conifer Road.

A dark-colored four door sedan and white pickup failed to stop when the deputy activated his lights.

The deputy learned the vehicles might be connected to a suspicious activity call in the 400-block of 20th Avenue Northwest in Watertown.

After a short distance, the pickup, which had been stolen in Watertown, stopped, and two juvenile males were arrested and charged with Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Criminal Entry of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of Stolen Property, Aggravated Eluding, Reckless Driving, Stop Sign Violation, Speeding and Driving Without a License.

Solum says it’s believed the juveniles in the pickup had broken into six or more vehicles.

Authorities are still looking for the dark-colored sedan and its occupants.

Solum says those suspects may have been in the area of Serenity Drive.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 882-6280. 

Hear Deputy Solum discussing this case by clicking below: