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The Mitchell Police Division gave numerous verbal warnings but issued no citations for fireworks this Fourth of July. According to Mitchell Public Safety Chief Lyndon Overweg, local police received 11 fireworks-related complaints between 4:30 p.m. Thursday and 12:30 a.m. Friday. In each case, officers issued a verbal warning if they were able to find the source of the complaint. While it's legal to possess fireworks within city limits, it is not legal to shoot them, even on the Fourth of July. A citation for lighting fireworks in city limits includes a $120 fine.
Two Mitchell men were arrested for drunken driving June 26 after a sheriff's deputy allegedly saw them driving side by side at 77 mph in a 35 mph zone on state Highway 37 in northern Mitchell. Joseph Aaron Soulek, 20, and Tyler Loren Steiner, 22, are each charged with first-offense drunken driving, a misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of one year in jail and a $2,000 fine. According to court documents, Davison County Chief Deputy Steve Harr saw the vehicles driven by Soulek and Steiner driving southbound on Highway 37, heading toward downtown Mitchell, and clocked them both at 77 mph
The Mitchell Police Division is seeking information on the theft of a white 1989 Chevy Lumina taken from a parking lot in the 1500 block of South Burr Street by a male suspect. Police describe the suspect as an approximately 20-year-old American Indian male, about 6 feet tall, weighing about 180 pounds, and wearing a gray, sleeveless shirt and blue jeans with another lighter colored shirt in his pants pocket. The suspect was last seen driving the car southbound toward the interstate. The car has peeled paint on the doors, so the primer on the doors is visible. There was red
A Minnesota man was arrested June 26 in Mitchell for third-offense drunken driving. William A.
A Mitchell woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to possession of a controlled substance during circuit court at the Davison County Public Safety Center. April Drapeaux, 32, pleaded guilty as a part of a plea agreement.
A Mitchell woman pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance Tuesday during circuit court at the Davison County Public Safety Center. Laura Hawes, 27, said she took a prescription for hydrocodone, a pain killer, from her son when he had his wisdom teeth extracted.
A Mitchell woman pleaded guilty and was sentenced Tuesday for possession of a controlled substance during circuit court at the Davison County Public Safety Center. Becky Skovbo, 36, is already an inmate in the South Dakota Women's Penitentiary for violating her parole by using methamphetamine. She said she used meth on Aug.
CORSICA -- Alcohol was a factor in a single-vehicle crash shortly after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday southeast of Corsica, according to South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Aaron Hanson. Kevin Brink, 33, of Colorado Springs, Colo., was driving southbound on Napoleon Ave., a gravel road that runs south from Corsica about one mile east of U.S. Highway 281, when he failed to turn at a T-intersection and crashed into a utility pole, according to Hanson. Brink was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown forward into the windshield in the crash, causing an injury to his right hip, Hanson said.
A Mitchell woman admitted to theft by insufficient funds Tuesday during circuit court at the Davison County Public Safety Center. Lyndsay Hawk, 27, was in court on three claims of probation violation -- required to obey all federal, state and local laws; required to pay fines, costs and restitution; and required not to miss any appointments with court services officer, to comply with instructions and be truthful. Hawk admitted to all three, but Judge Tim Bjorkman only accepted admission for theft by insufficient funds, saying she had justifications for not paying fines and costs, and
A number of businesses and government offices will be closed Thursday for the Fourth of July holiday. Offices at The Daily Republic will be closed that day and will reopen for regular business hours Friday. Other closings/changes: Mitchell Technical Institute will be closed Thursday and Friday. Regular summer office hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. will resume Monday. Dakota Wesleyan University will be closed on Thursday and Friday. This includes the McGovern Library and Java City.