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SALEM — A man pleaded guilty Monday to two charges connected to the burglary of a Salem drug store in June. Kyle Hurden, 26, of Upper Strasburg, Pennsylvania, who now has a Salem address, pleaded guilty to third-degree burglary and misrepresentation to obtain a controlled substance Tuesday, court documents state, stemming from a June 21 break-in at Salem Community Drug Store in Salem. According to authorities, Hurden entered the store by breaking a glass door. While inside, Hurden damaged some wires and took prescription medication.
PLATTE — The Platte Police Department is looking for two individuals accused of vandalizing the Lake Platte Golf Course on Sunday morning. Between 2:30 a.m. and 4 a.m., two people drove a golf cart on multiple greens and "spun cookies," which damaged the turf, according to Platte Police Chief Brandon Semmler. There was also damage to yard markers along the course. The cost to repair the damage is not immediately available, Semmler said. The police department on Thursday posted two clips of surveillance video taken from the golf course to its Facebook page.
The South Dakota Agricultural Foundation and the Mitchell Area Safehouse recently received a total of more than $13,000 from the South Dakota Community Foundation. SDCF President Stephanie Judson awarded the grants to representatives of each organization last week in Mitchell. The South Dakota Agricultural Foundation received a $10,000 South Dakota Fund grant to help build its organization by obtaining its 501c3 nonprofit status and conducting strategic planning. The grant funds will help the organization's growth and endowment fund.
FREEMAN — Authorities in Hutchinson County retrieved a firearm Wednesday afternoon from a body of water, ending a month-long search. According to Hutchinson County Deputy Sheriff Maurice Waltner, the sheriff's office received a report of a stolen Ruger .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol on July 9 from Freeman and recently received a tip that the firearm was disposed of in a small body of water about 6 miles west and 1 mile south of Freeman.
JONES COUNTY — Six individuals from Iowa were recently cited for game violations in Jones County surrounding the improper tagging of multiple bucks. Corwin Harthoorn, 55, Colton Harthoorn, 25, and Kristi Harthoorn, 25, all of Doon, Iowa; Randall Kats, 53, and Jonathan LeLoux, 23, both of Rock Valley, Iowa; and Jeremy Hilt, 30, of George, Iowa, were cited with criminal charges in July after investigators discovered they were allegedly involved in a series of tag swaps surrounding the shooting of multiple bucks.
PLATTE — A 10-year-old boy killed in a Wednesday afternoon crash near Dakota Christian School east of Platte has been identified. Andrew Sybesma, of Geddes, died after the vehicle he...
NEW HOLLAND—A 10-year-old boy was killed and five people were injured in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday east of Platte, near Dakota Christian School. A 2000 Ford Ranger pickup truck, driven by a 14-year-old boy, was traveling south on 376th Avenue at 3:30 p.m. when it entered the intersection with South Dakota Highway 44 and collided with a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee traveling east on Highway 44, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.
WAGNER — A Marty man was arrested last month after allegedly crashing a van into two objects, injuring one passenger and fleeing the scene. Timothy Stricker, 44, was arrested on July 28 in Wagner and charged with hit-and-run causing injury and first-offense DUI after driving a purple Plymouth Voyager van into a pickup and then into a cement wall at Fousek Grain on High Avenue, causing injuries to one passenger when she was thrown through the windshield, court documents state.
PIERRE — The man who was detained on Aug. 8 near Kimball following an Amber Alert will return to Washington to face felony charges. South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley and Brule County State's Attorney David Natvig announced 38-year-old Paul Brown, of Maple Valley, Washington, will be sent back to his home state after being arrested by South Dakota law enforcement agencies on one count of abuse of or cruelty to a minor. Abuse or cruelty to a minor is a class 3 felony, and if convicted, Brown could face maximum of 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine.
A man who was involved in a three-vehicle crash and later did not return to jail on work release pleaded guilty to three felony charges Tuesday. Charles Reed, 36, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to second-degree escape, aggravated eluding and hit-and-run causing injury during a circuit court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell.