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Things to do THURSDAY National Association of Retired Federal Employees meeting, 11:30 a.m., Marlin's Family Restaurant, I-90 Truck Stop, Mitchell. Central Electric's Betts Road Service Center's grand opening, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., 25487 403rd. Ave., Mitchell. Bariatric Surgery for Weight Loss support group meeting, 7 p.m. Conference Room 1, Avera Queen of Peace Hospital, Mitchell. Benefits specialists from Department of Social Services, 8 a.m.
A Mitchell man pleaded guilty Tuesday to failure to provide written notice of a change in his address as a sex offender. Stuart Dion, 28, faces a maximum of two years in prison and a $4,000 fine after admitting he did not notify the Mitchell Police Division when he moved in September 2010. Registered sex offenders are required by law to provide written notice to law enforcement within five days of changing their address. Dion is set to be sentenced in October.
A Mitchell man pleaded guilty Tuesday to third-offense drunken driving. Dennis Bollack, 47, was arrested July 19 near North Edmunds Street and Third Avenue. Law enforcement found he was driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.113. The legal limit for driving in South Dakota is 0.08. Because it is Bollack's third DUI, the charge is a felony and he faces a maximum of two years in prison and a $4,000 fine.
A 20-year-old Mitchell woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to two counts of possession of a controlled substance. Ariann Taglioli faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine for each count, both of which allege she possessed controlled prescription drugs. Taglioli also pleaded not guilty to one count of possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana. A trial date was set for November.
A Mitchell man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to possession of methamphetamine and other drug charges. Richard Alan Miller, 32, was arrested June 30 after Mitchell police found methamphetamine and marijuana in a search of a residence where Miller was present. Miller faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine if convicted of meth possession.
A Mitchell man already sentenced to serve two years in prison for violating his probation is now denying he had a can of beer with him while serving time in jail. Randall Putnam, 45, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a charge stemming from allegations he had a 24-ounce can of beer while an inmate at the Davison County Jail. Putnam faces a maximum of two years in prison and a $4,000 fine if convicted of the felony. Putnam admitted in June to violating multiple terms of his probation for a 2010 identity theft conviction and was sentenced to 90 days in jail and put on probation for two
A 21-year-old Mitchell man is charged with first-degree burglary after allegedly breaking into the old Whittier School building. Joseph Robert Churich was arrested at approximately 8:40 a.m. Sept. 1 after Mitchell police were alerted of a break-in at the building, located just west of downtown. According to court documents, police saw a man, later identified as Churich, entering the building through a broken window.
A 51-year-old man was arrested Sept. 1 after allegedly punching two people during a bag-toss game at Dakota Campgrounds in Mitchell. Scott Travis Donaldson, of Mitchell, was playing a bag-toss game with two other individuals when he became upset and punched one of the individuals in the face, then punched the other in the chest a short time later, court documents say.
A Mitchell woman was arrested Aug.
Three people suffered minor injuries in a two-vehicle crash Saturday on S.D. Highway 37 in Bon Homme County. Around 9 p.m., Ralph Mahoney, 77, of Fulton, was driving a 2008 Cadillac DTS north on Highway 37 when he attempted to pass a slow-moving tractor-trailer rig. Ashley Sundet, 16, of Tripp, was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier south on the highway when Mahoney entered the passing lane. The two vehicles sideswiped each other just eight miles northwest of Tyndall. Mary Mahoney, 76, of Fulton, was a passenger in Ralph Mahoney's vehicle and suffered minor injuries.