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WAGNER — Two men were recently charged with burglary after allegedly stealing cold medicine from a business in Wagner. Arrests warrants were issued recently for Maurice Lester, 19, and Jubal Grant, 18, both of Vermillion, who are charged with taking medicine valued at nearly $300 in November from Shopko in Wagner, court documents state.
MONTROSE — A Montrose man was arrested for allegedly taking $40,000 worth of equipment from an area gravel pit. Christopher Morrison, 46, was arrested Feb. 14 and charged with grand theft for taking copper wiring from several gravel equipment machines from a gravel pit northwest of Montrose. Owners valued the equipment at $40,000, court documents state.
SALEM — A government building in Salem requires minor repairs following a fire on Friday. The building caught fire after a welding mishap during construction of a hoop barn, according to Salem Fire Chief Nathan Olinger. At approximately 6:40 p.m. on Friday, Salem firefighters responded to the 300 block of West Norton Avenue in Salem when the wall of an under-construction steel hoop barn caught fire during welding, Olinger said.
The Davison County Commission will consider a handful of purchasing items at its upcoming meeting. The five-person board will discuss a crack seal purchase and open both highway and chemical bids during its regular meeting 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Davison County North Offices. The board will also host a 30-minute closed-door session to consider "personnel." Agenda items The commission will consider the following agenda items:
WHITE LAKE — The White Lake Fire Department is the proud new owner of a thermal imaging camera. Thanks to a $3,500 grant from the Central Electric Operation RoundUP program, the department was recently able to purchase the $5,900 camera, which detects heat and assists firefighters in finding hot spots in a home and people, animals or objects in a smoke-filled room. "It allows you to detect fire in a wall, for example, if smoke is coming out of a house and you can't see the flames," White Lake Fire Chief Matt Doering said.
A jury convicted a Chamberlain man of committing robbery and kidnapping to obtain methamphetamine following a two-day jury trial in Mitchell. Ryan Bruguier, 27, was convicted Friday of first-degree robbery and second-degree kidnapping following a trial at the Davison County Courthouse in Mitchell, stemming from a July incident in which he trapped a man inside a Mitchell apartment and forcibly took methamphetamine from him, court documents state.
FORT THOMPSON — A Fort Thompson man was given 30 months in custody for a federal count of failing to register as a sex offender. Kyle Marks, 32, was sentenced to 2½ years in custody Tuesday, with five years of supervised release, for failing to register as a sex offender between Sept. 1 and Oct. 12, according to the United States Attorney's Office. Marks, who has previously been convicted of a sex crime in federal court, was indicted by a federal grand jury on Nov. 9 and pleaded guilty on Dec. 20, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Woonsocket ST. WILFRID CHURCH HOSTS FIRST PANCAKE BREAKFAST IN FIVE YEARS: The St. Wilfrid Catholic Church reached a major milestone in February, serving its first pancake breakfast in five years from the church's recently renovated basement. The breakfast celebrated the completion of a five-year project to renovate the church basement, which included new support pillars, new flooring, kitchen, handicap accessible bathrooms and an addition of four classrooms.
A three-vehicle crash Friday totaled two vehicles and sent one person to the hospital, according to officials. At about 8:24 a.m., a 2001 Ford F-150 traveling south on the 200 block of South Burr Street in Mitchell stopped for a jogger passing through a crosswalk. Mitchell Patrol Sgt. Joel Reinesch said another vehicle, a 2007 GMC Denali stopped behind the Ford, but a third vehicle, a 2003 Ford F-150, wasn't able to stop in time and rear-ended the Denali, which then collided into the first F-150.
A Mitchell woman was arrested this week and charged with possessing at least four firearms stolen from Sanborn County. Alura Richey, 21, was charged with possession of stolen property and illegal possession of firearms Sunday after admitting to having at least four stolen guns from Sanborn County, court documents state.