Mitchell Police asking for community's help with vehicle burglaries involving 2 stolen firearms

Police say the suspect stole a pair of firearms and a laptop during the June 13-14 vehicle burglaries.

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MITCHELL — The Mitchell Police Department is seeking information from the community for a pair of vehicle burglaries that occurred on June 13-14.

Police say the suspect stole a pair of firearms and laptop during the June 13-14 vehicle burglaries.

The suspect entered a vehicle around 1:30 p.m. on June 13 near 1500 E. Birch Ave. and stole a firearm. The following day on June 14, a suspect entered another vehicle in the same area near 1500 E. Birch Ave. and stole another firearm and an HP laptop.

The June 14 vehicle burglary occurred between 9 p.m. and 9 a.m. June 15, according to authorities.

Authorities are asking anyone with information on the vehicle burglaries to report it through CrimeStoppers at 605-996-1700. A minimum $250 cash reward is available for tipsters if it leads to an arrest. Over 350 crimes have been solved through information reported to CrimeStoppers.

Sam Fosness joined the Mitchell Republic in May 2018. He was raised in Mitchell, S.D., and graduated from Mitchell High School. He continued his education at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, where he graduated in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in English. During his time in college, Fosness worked as a news and sports reporter for The Volante newspaper.
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