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Three individuals were charged with various crimes that occurred this week in Mitchell. On Wednesday, several businesses in the Main Street area of Mitchell, Joe Quintal Stadium and Mitchell Senior High School were spray painted with graffiti. According to a press release from the Mitchell Police Division, two juveniles have been charged in regards to the acts of vandalism.
A suspect has been identified in a recent string of burglaries in Ethan, but the suspect's name has yet to be released. The Mitchell Department of Public Safety on Friday said the suspect is allegedly also responsible for several burglaries in Mitchell, including a burglary that occurred at the 800 block of North Main Street on Nov. 1 and another at the 1300 block of West Havens Avenue on Nov. 17.
The Daily Republic is seeking nominations from readers for its fifth annual Person of the Year award. The award will be presented to the person who is judged to have had the most impact on Mitchell or the Mitchell area (anywhere The Daily Republic print edition is circulated) during the 2017 calendar year. Nomination letters may be sent to Luke Hagen, editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org with "Person of the Year" in the subject line, or mailed to his attention at The Daily Republic, 120 S. Lawler St., PO Box 1288, Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
Here are five stories to know headed into Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017: 1. A family in Forestburg has displayed more than 100,000 Christmas lights to really make their rural community home shine. (Bonus video!) 2. Davison County fired its veterans services officer , but officials are mum on the reason for the termination.
Here are five stories to know headed into Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017: 1. It took 20 years since she moved from Mitchell, but Jonelle Margallo has made it to Broadway. 2. A plan to overhaul Wessington Springs High School didn't receive enough support Tuesday and was killed following an election.
The following cases were among those heard Tuesday during a circuit court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell. Guilty pleas and admissions • Kristina Fisher, 37, of Sioux Falls, pleaded guilty to distribution of a controlled schedule I or II substance. A sentence hearing is scheduled for Jan. 9.
A Minnesota man pleaded guilty Tuesday to entering a woman's home and stabbing her with a pair of scissors. Eustace Miles, 49, of Moorhead, Minnesota, pleaded guilty at the Davison County Public Safety Center to aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon. A sentence hearing is scheduled for Jan. 23. According to court documents, on July 17, 2016, Miles entered a residence on South Miller Street in Mitchell and confronted a woman while she was in the shower.
ETHAN — Three Ethan businesses were broken into early Tuesday morning and police are searching for suspects. The three businesses were not named by the Davison County Sheriff's Office due to Marsy's Law, but all three were broken into after 3 a.m., according to Deputy Greg Nelson. All three were forcibly entered from their back door, causing "significant damage" to the doors, Nelson said.
PLATTE — One person sustained minor injuries in a two-vehicle crash Sunday near Platte. At approximately 10:05 a.m., Robert Westendorf, a 35-year-old man from Platte, was driving a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica westbound on Seventh Street. As the Chrysler Pacifica attempted to turn south onto Wyoming Avenue, Westendorf became distracted and collided head on with a 2014 Toyota Tundra, driven by a 53-year-old woman, driving northbound, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.
Mitchell police are searching for a man who they say assaulted a woman and attempted to steal her car Tuesday morning in Mitchell. Described as being “a skinny Native American” male, approximately 20 years old, 5-foot-5-inches tall, with short dark hair, the suspect attempted to pull the woman from the car that was parked on the 700 block of North Iowa Street. Police say the man has acne scars on his cheeks, does not have facial hair and was wearing a T-shirt and blue jeans.