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A Mitchell man was arrested earlier this month when police say he eluded law enforcement in residential neighborhoods, abandoned his vehicle and then fled on foot. Drew Frey, 22, was arrested for eluding and reckless driving on March 3, according to recently filed Davison County court documents. Both are Class 1 misdemeanors. Frey's vehicle was on the 1100 block of North Kimball in Mitchell and "was clearly traveling faster than the posted 25 miles per hour speed limit," according to a police report. The officer estimated the vehicle was traveling 40 mph.
BON HOMME COUNTY — Two people were arrested following a brief police pursuit and crash in rural Bon Homme County. On March 9, a Bon Homme County deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle but the vehicle failed to stop at his commands, according to court documents. The vehicle allegedly continued driving for several miles and did not stop at a stop sign at a T intersection, causing the car to vault across the roadway into a field.
KIMBALL — A Washington man was arrested after stealing gas from a Kimball gas station and leading police on a pursuit that reached speeds exceeding 100 mph. On March 7, police responded to a report of a vehicle that failed to pay for $30 in fuel at a Kimball gas station and was traveling west on Interstate 90. Officers located the vehicle, that exited the interstate at the Chamberlain Rest Area, before re-entering interstate traffic, according to court documents.
Time to welcome home the champs. Dakota Wesleyan University is having a welcome back ceremony at 3 p.m. today in the Sherman Center on DWU's campus. All are welcome to come, including the community, officials from DWU said. The DWU women defeated Concordia University on Tuesday night in Sioux City, Iowa, to help the school earn its first-ever national championship in any team sport.
A team of Mitchell CTE students is headed to a national competition after taking top honors in the 11th annual South Dakota ProStart Invitational, held Monday and Tuesday in Mitchell. Mitchell's CTE team took first place in the culinary competition, which earned it a spot in the national competition April 27-29 in Providence, Rhode Island. Team members are Cody Hagemeyer, Kayla Kluth, Jerry Madsen, Madison Prince and Fae Thompson. Their instructor is Cindy Gerlach.
DELMONT — A jury trial has been scheduled for a Tabor man accused of aiding the start of a fire that destroyed a Delmont apartment complex in 2016. Alvin Andersen, 76, is accused of asking Brian Good to set the complex on fire and providing containers of gasoline to aid Good. Andersen, the apartment's manager, allegedly committed the crime to collect insurance money for the loss, according to court documents. He pleaded not guilty last week and a jury trial is scheduled for three days in November.
A Sioux Falls man facing charges in McCook County for tampering with the outcome of a video lottery machine now faces similar charges in Davison County. Ronald Demand is accused of prying open a video lottery machine at Casey's General Store on Main Street in Mitchell and taking between $1,000 and $2,500. The grand theft charge is a Class 6 felony, punishable by up to two years in prison and a $4,000 fine. Demand also faces McCook County charges for allegedly manipulating the outcome of a video lottery machine.
Good morning and welcome to The Daily Republic's need-to-know page. Here are the stories we think you should know headed into Tuesday, March 13, 2018:
A Mitchell man was cited for not clearing his windshield of frost Monday morning following a two-vehicle crash that caused minor injuries. Jeffrey Vandeberg, 53, and his 30-year-old passenger were both transported to Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell following the crash that occurred at about 8:41 a.m. near LifeQuest in Mitchell. Vandeberg, who had back and neck injuries, was cited for impaired glass.
SIOUX FALLS — The Mitchell High School show choir took to the stage at the Sioux Falls Washington Best of Show competition on Saturday in Sioux Falls, placing second among several large schools. Friend de Coup was crowned runner-up at the competition and also was awarded best female soloist, Tessa Yeo. Friend de Coup will return to the spotlight next to perform at the Mitchell Show Choir Classic on Saturday at the Performing Arts Center in Mitchell.