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Police nab four alleged car hoppers

Crime investigation copyright Midwest Communications, Inc.
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Officer Sam Clemens SFPD (Download MP3)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO AM) - Police arrested four Sioux Falls men early this morning on suspicion of car hopping.

Officer Sam Clemens says a witness saw the suspects checking car doors on South Santa Rosa Circle.

Clemens says three eighteen-year-olds and a nineteen-year-old are charged with criminal entry of vehicles and possession of stolen property.

Detectives are determining how many cars the suspects entered and what items were taken.

Arrested are 18-year-old Austin Eugene Hays, 18-year-old Jordan David Purlee, 18-year-old Jacob Dean Schmidt-Hinrichs and 19-year-old Alex David Hagen.  

Hay was also charged with possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia.