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A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Freeman HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BUILDING COLLAPSES: The back two-thirds of the Schamber Building on Main Street in Freeman partially collapsed on Oct. 15, leaving the town without one of its most iconic buildings.
WAGNER — A Wagner woman was arrested after allegedly throwing her 2-year-old daughter against a wall. Mychal Grant, 29, was charged with child abuse on Sept. 5 after police responded...
PLANKINTON — A woman was arrested last month after allegedly threatening her boyfriend with a knife. Romelia Ico-Tzir, 30, of Plankinton, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault after her boyfriend, Enrique Velasquez, said Ico-Tzir pointed a knife at his chest and cut his arm with either "the knife or her fingernail," he told police. Velasquez said Ico-Tzir threatened to cut herself when Velasquez said he wanted to leave. Ico-Tzir denied that statement. Ico-Tzir was arrested on Sept.
WAGNER — A Lake Andes man was arrested following an alleged burglary at the Yankton Sioux Housing Authority building in Wagner. At about 12:30 a.m. Aug. 27, Nicholas Frederick, 17, allegedly broke the glass of the front door of the Sioux Housing Authority building on Main Street in Wagner and took a computer monitor and mouse.
A Mitchell man was arrested last month after allegedly engaging in sexual activity online with a 12-year-old girl. James Normile, 24, allegedly convinced a 12-year-old girl to send him sexually explicit pictures, which he received on his cell phone between July 9 and July 16. Normile was charged on Sept. 11 with possessing, manufacturing or distributing child pornography, a class 4 felony punishable upon conviction by 10 years in prison and up to a $20,000 fine; and sexual exploitation of a minor, a class 6 felony punishable upon conviction by two years in prison and up to a $4,000 fine.
A Mitchell man was arrested after allegedly threatening a man with a knife following an assault in a bar. Travis Auch, 31, was arrested on Aug. 29 by Mitchell Police, after Auch allegedly went to William Carpenter's girlfriend's house to finish a fight that started earlier that evening. Earlier that night, Auch and Carpenter engaged in a fight at Moonlight Bar in Mitchell, where Auch was working as a bouncer, according to court documents. Carpenter left the bar and went to his girlfriend's house in the 800 block of West Sixth Avenue.
BURKE — A Burke man was sentenced to 60 days in jail after taking a vehicle from the parking lot of a local grocery store. Ryan Mad Bull, 21, stole a 1997 Chevrolet Suburban, worth $3,300, according to court documents, owned by Michael and Lisa Green, of Burke, from the parking lot of Green's Grocery in Burke. Mad Bull was sentenced on Sept. 9 to 60 days in jail, 41 suspended, with credit for nine served, and was ordered to pay restitution of $744.80, court documents state. On Aug. 22, the Gregory County Sheriff's Office received a report that the Suburban was stolen.
WINNER — A Colome woman was arrested on four counts of forgery after allegedly using checks from a stolen checkbook. Lisa Slotsky, 37, was arrested in August by Winner Police Officer Donavan Coonrod after allegedly writing four checks from July to August using a checkbook that belonged to someone she had never met. According to court documents, Slotsky received checks from a checkbook she said was found in the women's bathroom a retail store in Gregory. Slotsky allegedly wrote four checks totaling $350.71. During Slotsky's arrest, Coonrod gained permission to search her vehicle.
OACOMA — Two Oacoma men were indicted last month for a theft that took place in 2014. Devin Deemer, 28, and Matthew Rose, 29, were indicted on charges of burglary and petty theft on Sept.
A Mitchell man was arrested last month after allegedly causing damage at three Mitchell residences. Darwin Makes Room For Them, 22, allegedly broke several windows on Sept. 11 at 404 N. Duff St. in Mitchell and entered the residence, proceeding to take and throw knives at windows inside the apartment. He then allegedly broke the windows at 412 N. Duff Street, windows of a nearby vehicle and cut a window screen at 209 W. Fourth Ave.