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A Mitchell teen sustained minor injuries in a two-vehicle crash Friday. Haley Stevens, 15, was traveling southbound on Minnesota Street through the intersection with the South Dakota Highway 37 bypass in a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier when her vehicle was struck by a 1999 Cadillac Escalade, driven eastbound by 18-year-old Masey Lambert, of Mitchell, according to the Mitchell Police Division.
LOWER BRULE — A Lower Brule man was acquitted Thursday of federal charges including assault and resisting and impeding a federal officer. The charges against 36-year-old Anthony Battese stemmed from an incident in which he allegedly resisted a law enforcement officer with a pistol, according to the United States Department of Justice. He was indicted Jan. 19 and charged with assaulting, resisting and impeding a federal officer, assault with a dangerous weapon and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.
Four more streets will be closed for water main improvement. The city of Mitchell announced that beginning Tuesday, June 6, Hanson Street and Kimball Street will be closed, starting 8:30 a.m. On Wednesday, Hackberry Avenue and Kimball Street will also be closed, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The city requests the community use alternate routes during these days.
Here's five stories we think you need to know heading into Friday. 1. Two Mitchell residents were arrested this week for operating a day care at their home, where one of the residents is a registered sex offender. 2. Officers detonated an explosive dating back to World War I in rural Hutchinson County Thursday. The vintage 3-foot long, 160 pound WWI shell was believed to be a “live explosive.”
Beginning Monday, Fifth Avenue and Duff Street will be closed for water main improvement. The city announced the closure, which is just for the day, will begin at 8:30 a.m. Monday, and that the community use alternate routes during this time.
HARTFORD — A Hartford man considered "endangered and missing" could be traveling through the area en route to the Black Hills or Colorado. Matthew Allen Vanderwerff, 22, was last seen at 8 a.m. Thursday, when he indicated to his family that he was despondent, according to officials. Driving a white 1999 Pontiac Bonneville, with South Dakota license plate 6C6141, Vanderwerff may be traveling west to the Black Hills area or Colorado. Vanderwerff went missing in April and was located near Custer, but it is unknown if he will return to the area.
A Mitchell man who escaped the custody of a Davison County jailer was sentenced to five years in prison Wednesday. David Larvie, 26, was sentenced by Judge Tim Bjorkman to five years in prison for first-degree escape, in which he fled from a jailer after receiving a medical procedure at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital, and two probation violations, according to court documents.
The following cases were among those heard Tuesday by Judge Tim Bjorkman during a circuit court hearing at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell. Guilty pleas and admissions • Tianna Allman, 30, of Rapid City, admitted to violating probation by using methamphetamine. Allman was ordered to serve 120 days in jail with credit for 115 days served, and she was placed on probation for three years. Allman was previously placed on probation for possession of methamphetamine and has violated probation once before.
A Mitchell woman was sentenced to four years in prison shortly after being arrested thanks to a tip submitted to an anonymous crime reporting program. Lindsey Hatwan, 37, admitted in court Tuesday to violating probation by failing to go to jail to serve part of her divided jail term, according to court disposition. Hatwan, who was on probation for an ingestion of methamphetamine charge, was sentenced to four years in prison, with credit for 63 days served. She is estimated to be eligible for parole in March.
Here's five stories we think you need to know heading into Thursday.