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Q: With a rash of threatening clown sightings spreading across the United States, what should Mitchell residents do if they see one? According to Mitchell Police Sgt. Ryan Erickson, locals should call the police if they feel threatened by anyone, regardless of whether they are wearing a clown mask. "Well, obviously if someone's feeling threatened they should call the police and we can look into it," Erickson said.
An Emery woman was transported to the hospital following a two-vehicle crash Friday morning in Mitchell. Ashton Albin, 21, was taken to Avera Queen of Peace Hospital for treatment of a potential hand or wrist injury after the 2010 Chevrolet Impala she was driving collided with a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado driven by 19-year-old Mitchell resident Jacob Mackey at the intersection of Main Street and Seventh Avenue, according to Patrol Officer Patrick Marler.
FREEMAN — A Yankton man was arrested Wednesday night after a high-speed pursuit that spanned four counties. Bobby Hendrix, 45, was arrested at about 11 p.m. Wednesday after leading authorities on a high-speed chase through Lincoln, Turner, Yankton and Hutchinson counties, according to Tony Mangan, public information officer for the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.
WOONSOCKET — Officials are unsure if a Woonsocket resident will rebuild following a Monday fire that nearly destroyed his residence.
PLATTE — Nobody was injured when a Platte Police Department vehicle was involved in a crash Monday. According to the Platte Police Department, the police vehicle was T-boned when the driver of a second vehicle proceeded through the intersection of Main Street and Sixth Street in Platte. The driver stopped at the stop sign, didn't see the police car approaching and continued through the intersection, hitting the police vehicle, driven by Officer David Sarne, on its side, according to the police department. Neither Sarne nor the other driver was injured in the crash.
The following cases were among those heard Tuesday during a circuit court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell. Not guilty pleas and denials • Desiree Apgar, 18, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. A trial was scheduled for December. Apgar was ordered to enroll in the 24/7 sobriety program.
FREEMAN — A 50-year-old Marion man died from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle crash Monday near Freeman, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. Todd Hawke was driving eastbound on 280th Street, approximately three miles east of Freeman, when he crashed a 1994 Chevrolet C2500 truck. Hawke was not wearing a seat belt during the 10:33 p.m. crash. Information about the cause of the fatal crash was not made available Wednesday, but the Department of Public Safety said South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.
Arvid Brown, Mitchell, will celebrate his 96th birthday on Sunday, Oct. 9. A card shower is requested. Greetings may be sent to 500 N. Langdon St., Apt. 104, Mitchell, S.D. 57301.
PLANKINTON — Bill and Maxine Schroeder, Plankinton, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Monday, Oct. 10. Their children request a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 605 S. Main St., Plankinton, S.D. 57368.
A girl, Nani Holt, was born on Sept. 21, 2016, to Kyle and Jessica (Lachnit) Holt, Fort Pierre. Grandparents are David and Julie Lachnit, Mitchell; and Kevin and Pam Holt, Cresbard.