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A 22-year-old Mitchell woman who threatened someone with a large kitchen knife last week faces five felony charges, according to the Mitchell Department of Public Safety. In a press release issued Tuesday, authorities said Gjoa Yvonne Moen was arrested after a series of threats were made Friday night throughout Mitchell, culminating with a struggle with an employee of a Mitchell business over a large kitchen knife. Moen was Tased by a responding officer and was separated from the alleged victim.
A Mitchell man was injured when he crashed into Vern Eide Ford on Tuesday, drove onto the sidewalk and damaged three parked cars. Robert Speelman, 82, was driving southbound on Kimball Street when he crossed First Avenue and struck the Vern Eide building, according to the Mitchell Police Division. The cause of the 10:30 a.m. crash is still under investigation.
LAKE ANDES — A Lake Andes man pleaded not guilty to allegedly threatening to shoot another man with a firearm. Wade Archambeau, 30, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault using a deadly weapon in August. He pleaded not guilty on Sept. 18. On Aug. 25, Archambeau was at the residence of Jason McGhee in Lake Andes, according to court documents. The two men got into an altercation and as Archambeau left the residence he said to McGhee, "I'll kill you; I'm comin' back for you ... "
For their "hard work and dedication," the Mitchell Board of Education has earned a statewide award. On Tuesday, the Associated School Boards of South Dakota (ASBSD) announced the Mitchell school board has earned a Silver Level award for "their dedicated participation in activities, board development and training and demonstrated leadership at various areas and levels." The board earned the award for the participation in the ALL program, which stands for Act, Learn and Lead. The program honors the work of school boards striving to enhance knowledge base of board work.
PLANKINTON — Two people sustained minor injuries in a one-vehicle crash Monday afternoon near Plankinton. At approximately 2:21 p.m., 73-year-old Wayne Anderson, of Yankton, was traveling westbound on Interstate 90, near exit 307, and drove a 2014 Honda Pilot off the road. The vehicle went into left median, causing the airbags to deploy, according to the Aurora County Sheriff's Office. Anderson and the other passenger, 73-year-old Mary Lou Anderson, of Yankton, both sustained minor injuries. Both were transported to Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell.
A moose was on the loose in Mitchell Monday morning, a first for the Davison County city. The moose was spotted approximately at 9 a.m. near the Lakeview Golf Course. Law enforcement from the Mitchell Police Division and South Dakota Department of Game, Fish & Parks responded and were successful in moving the moose northward and away from the city. According to Andy Petersen, a GF&P conservation officer in Mitchell, approximately 10 officers assisted in guiding the moose north. The moose was officially outside city limits by approximately 1:30 p.m.
Mitchell law enforcement is seeking a suspect who allegedly stole a large amount of change from two Mitchell businesses. According to a Nixle alert released Monday, a male subject forcibly entered two businesses between 3:30 a.m. and 4 a.m. Sunday morning at the 800 block of East Spruce Street and the 2200 block of South Mentzer Street. The subject was wearing a dark colored sweatshirt and dark colored shorts, according to the alert.
A small kitchen fire in a Mitchell residence reported on Monday morning resulted in no injuries or damage. At approximately 11:37 a.m. the Mitchell Fire Department responded to the residence of 330 S. Foster Ave. for a report of a kitchen fire. A resident who uses was safely removed from the residence by a Mitchell police officer. No injuries were reported, according to the Mitchell Fire Department.
The following cases were disposed in Davison County Magistrate Court between Aug. 28 and Sept. 11: • Val Travis Brown, 25, Mitchell; petty theft, second degree, $400 or less: $134 fine; $66 costs; $33.98 restitution; 10 days in jail; 10 days suspended; conditions: obey all laws and consume no alcohol; pay fine and costs; pay restitution; court appointed attorney fees ordered as condition of sentence; shall not consume alcohol for a period of one year.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Freeman COUNCIL REVISITS POLICE STATION RELOCATION: The possibility of moving the Freeman Police Station out of City Hall returned to the Freeman City Council agenda Sept. 19. The location of the officer for the Freeman Police Department has been raised on several occasions dating back to 2015. Currently located in City Hall, officers argue the office is too small and cramped, not allowing for privacy when working cases.