Alert Citizen Calls in Suspicious Vehicle

October 04, 2021 2:35pm

Santanna Serr

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested a South Dakota man October 1st, after an alert citizen noticed a vehicle parked in Boyden Centennial Park, where they believed criminal activity had occurred in the past.


At 3:46 Friday morning, sheriff’s deputies went to check the vehicle and discovered three people inside; two juveniles and 20-year-old Santana Serr of Dallas, SD.  All of the occupants were under the age of 21 and in possession of alcohol.  Serr was also in possession of a device used to smoke marijuana.


Serr was arrested and taken to the Sioux County Jail where he was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possessing alcohol under the age of 21. One of the juveniles, a runaway from Forest Ridge Youth Services, in Gruver, IA, was transported by Juvenile Court Services to a juvenile holding facility; the other juvenile was released to their parents.


Serr was released on a $1,000 unsecured bond.  The case remains under investigation with the possibility of additional charges for the juveniles.