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WAGNER — A 19-year-old man was arrested after an alleged rape was reported by an 18-year-old woman. Nicholas Frederick, of Wagner, was arrested on June 10 and charged with second-degree rape after a woman told law enforcement she was raped in Frederick's residence near City Park in Wagner, court documents state.
CHAMBERLAIN — A Chamberlain woman was arrested for child abuse after allegedly letting her children go outside unattended while she was asleep and intoxicated. Jasmine Hawk, 22, was arrested on June 17 after a neighbor allegedly found Hawk's oldest child, a 3-year-old, with a full diaper, and Hawk's youngest, a 1-year-old, with no clothes on outside a residence on South Grace Street in Chamberlain. When law enforcement arrived, an officer struggled to wake Hawk, but when she did, she allegedly admitted to drinking two six packs.
The Fourth of July holiday weekend will end with a blast as the Mitchell Exchange Club sponsors a fireworks display at dusk Monday on Lake Mitchell. The Exchange Club has been sponsoring the July 4 fireworks since 2010 and will continue the tradition this year with a 20-minute fireworks show that cost $15,000, according to Jerry Buchholz, president of the Exchange Club. Mitchell residents can expect to see the fireworks projecting from the west end of the lake.
HERRICK — A Herrick man was arrested after allegedly driving over another person with his vehicle. Dwight Young, 44, was arrested on June 21 and charged with aggravated assault, hit and run and reckless driving after he allegedly used a pickup to drive over a man outside an Eighth Street residence in Herrick. According to court documents, Burke Ambulance responded to the scene at about 9 p.m. to transport Ricardo Gonzalez to a hospital in Burke, where he was treated for a broken ankle and road rash.
OACOMA — A woman charged as an accessory in a stabbing death pleaded guilty to the crime, according to the South Dakota Attorney General's Office. Dayna Wells, 28, entered a guilty plea to one count of accessory to a crime, a class 5 felony, nearly 10 months after she allegedly helped Whitney Turney conceal, destroy or alter evidence relating to the Sept. 4 stabbing death of Calvin Shields. According to interviews conducted by law enforcement, Shields was stabbed in the chest by Turney with a kitchen knife in Oacoma.
CANISTOTA — A fluorescent light sparked a ceiling fire at an insurance office Tuesday in Canistota. At about 1:30 p.m., five Canistota firefighters responded to a call of a structure fire at Julson Insurance, an American Family Insurance agency, on Main Street in Canistota, authorities said. An overheated fluorescent light was deemed to be the source of the fire, which was largely contained to the ceiling. Firefighters were on scene for about 45 minutes, and the fire chief said the damage to the interior was mostly water damage from the sprinklers.
James Tucek, Mitchell, will celebrate his 80th birthday on Tuesday, July 5. A card shower is requested. Greetings may be sent to 340 E. 54th St., Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
MAPLE GROVE, MINN.—Ralph Ibis, Maple Grove, Minnesota, formerly of Mitchell, will celebrate his 90th birthday on Wednesday, July 6. His family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 18423 83rd. Avenue N., Maple Grove, Minn., 55311.
FREEMAN—Two Pennsylvania residents suffered minor injuries in a tractor vs. motorcycle crash Tuesday morning north of Freeman. At approximately 11 a.m., a motorcycle traveling south on U.S. Highway 81, near the intersection with 273rd Street, collided with the back of a tractor pulling a baler that was also traveling south on U.S. Highway 81, according to Maurice Waltner, deputy with the Hutchinson County Sheriff's Office. The names of the people involved were not available Tuesday.
The driver in a fatal Saturday morning crash in rural Davison County fled the scene and was not found until about 90 minutes later. According to court documents filed with the Davison County Clerk of Courts on Tuesday, driver Tate Thompson and another passenger fled the scene of the crash that killed 18-year-old Dylan Mentele. The passenger who fled returned to the scene of the crash, but Thompson was found approximately a mile and a half away from the crash site after a search by various law enforcement officers.