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The following cases were disposed in Davison County between May 23 and June 6. • Austin James Emmett, 22, Mitchell; speeding on other roadways, $39 fine; $66 costs.
The Daily Republic's building is for sale. Earlier this week, the office building on South Lawler Street was listed on the market. The Daily Republic, which is owned by Forum Communications, is looking to buy or construct a new building in Mitchell that will better suit its needs moving forward.
The Mitchell Police Division issued a warning Wednesday about door-to-door salespeople working in the area. According to the advisory, Mitchell police have received information that door-to-door salespeople have been in the area, but the alert reminds residents those making the sales must have the proper state and city tax license paperwork. If a resident asks to see the necessary paperwork, it must be produced by the salesperson. Those with questions can contact the Mitchell Department of Public Safety at 990-8400.
WESSINGTON SPRINGS — Two women were injured in a one-vehicle crash Tuesday northeast of Wessington Springs. Charlotte Samelson, 69, of Redfield, was driving a 2010 Chrysler 300 southbound on U.S. Highway 281 when the vehicle left the roadway about 15 miles northeast of Wessington Springs and drove through a barbed-wire fence, according to Tony Mangan, public information officer for the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.
LAKE ANDES — Three people were injured in a one-vehicle crash Tuesday southeast of Lake Andes. Michelle Kalkowski, 46, of Lake Andes, was driving a 2001 Ford Ranger about one mile southeast of Lake Andes when the vehicle left the roadway at about 2:30 p.m. near the intersection of 384th Avenue and 293rd Street, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.
WOONSOCKET — A Woonsocket man was arrested Wednesday morning on one count of second-degree murder. Matthew Novak, 33, was arrested after local law enforcement responded to an incident at 9 a.m. at 206 S. Third Ave. in Woonsocket, according to the South Dakota Attorney General's Office. No other information is available at this time. "Several law enforcement agencies are currently working the scene and more information may be released once investigators have had the opportunity to complete their work," said Attorney General Marty Jackley in a news release.
PLATTE — Multiple jet skis, trucks, tools and building supplies will be up for sale as part of an auction on the estate of a Platte man who authorities say killed himself and five family members last year. The estate of Scott and Nicole Westerhuis will be auctioned off at 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 16 after First Circuit Court Judge Bruce Anderson ruled the family's remaining property could be sold to pay off creditors.
HARTFORD — A man acquitted of murder in Mitchell is scheduled to return to trial after allegedly stealing silver in Hartford and later assaulting two people. Donald McDougal, 51, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty on July 11 to burglary, intentional damage to property and two counts each of grand theft and simple assault stemming from two incidents in Minnehaha County, court documents state.
JONES COUNTY — A Murdo man was arrested after allegedly throwing a half-gallon of chocolate milk on a semi truck. Jacob Arendt, 19, was arrested in early August after he and a group of friends bought one-half gallon of chocolate milk at Pilot Travel Center in Murdo, went to the top of the bridge passing over Interstate 90 at exit 192 and dropped the milk onto an eastbound semi truck, court documents state. The milk broke the windshield and landed in the passenger seat of the truck. The driver of the vehicle used the 192 exit to pull off the road and called 911.
Mitchell police are searching for an individual who drove a vehicle through a fence, causing more than $400 worth of damage. According to the Mitchell Department of Public Safety, somebody drove a vehicle sometime on Aug. 20 or 21 through PVC fencing, located on the 600 block of West Quince Avenue, knocking down to 8-feet wide by 6-feet tall fence sections.