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The Mitchell Police Division closed off a one-block area Sunday at the intersection of First Avenue and Main Street to neutralize a modified firework, officials said.
The following cases were disposed in Davison County Magistrate Court between the dates of May 8 and May 22. • Debbie Lou Webb, 52, Mount Vernon; give person alcohol ages 18-21 or without parent; $54 fine; $66 costs.
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WAGNER -- The suspect who allegedly assaulted a Wagner police officer has been apprehended. Jubal Grant Jr. was apprehended between 9:30 and 10:30 p.m. on Friday night, according to Wagner Police Chief Tim Simonsen, hours after allegedly assaulting Wagner Police Officer James Flynn . Grant was found Friday night near Marty by the Yankton Sioux Tribal Police.
A Mitchell teen sustained minor injuries in a two-vehicle crash Friday. Haley Stevens, 15, was traveling southbound on Minnesota Street through the intersection with the South Dakota Highway 37 bypass in a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier when her vehicle was struck by a 1999 Cadillac Escalade, driven eastbound by 18-year-old Masey Lambert, of Mitchell, according to the Mitchell Police Division.
LOWER BRULE — A Lower Brule man was acquitted Thursday of federal charges including assault and resisting and impeding a federal officer. The charges against 36-year-old Anthony Battese stemmed from an incident in which he allegedly resisted a law enforcement officer with a pistol, according to the United States Department of Justice. He was indicted Jan. 19 and charged with assaulting, resisting and impeding a federal officer, assault with a dangerous weapon and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.
Four more streets will be closed for water main improvement. The city of Mitchell announced that beginning Tuesday, June 6, Hanson Street and Kimball Street will be closed, starting 8:30 a.m. On Wednesday, Hackberry Avenue and Kimball Street will also be closed, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The city requests the community use alternate routes during these days.
Here's five stories we think you need to know heading into Friday. 1. Two Mitchell residents were arrested this week for operating a day care at their home, where one of the residents is a registered sex offender. 2. Officers detonated an explosive dating back to World War I in rural Hutchinson County Thursday. The vintage 3-foot long, 160 pound WWI shell was believed to be a “live explosive.”
Beginning Monday, Fifth Avenue and Duff Street will be closed for water main improvement. The city announced the closure, which is just for the day, will begin at 8:30 a.m. Monday, and that the community use alternate routes during this time.
HARTFORD — A Hartford man considered "endangered and missing" could be traveling through the area en route to the Black Hills or Colorado. Matthew Allen Vanderwerff, 22, was last seen at 8 a.m. Thursday, when he indicated to his family that he was despondent, according to officials. Driving a white 1999 Pontiac Bonneville, with South Dakota license plate 6C6141, Vanderwerff may be traveling west to the Black Hills area or Colorado. Vanderwerff went missing in April and was located near Custer, but it is unknown if he will return to the area.