On duty

On duty November 8

Forgery was reported at 8:27 a.m. by a business in the 800 block of E. Cherry. The check was turned over to detectives who have a suspect and the investigation continues.

A door-to-door salesman of magazines was reported at 1:20 p.m. in the 1000 block of Elm. Officers made contact with one of several sellers who were representing a company out of Pennsylvania. They were advised of the city ordinance against solicitation and told to stop. Other complaints about magazine sales were reported at 1:36 p.m. and 6:03 p.m. in the 200 block of Spruce, but officers were unable to locate the sellers.

Possible suicide was reported to police at 1:46 p.m. in the 10 block of Willow. When officers arrived on the scene it was apparent that a 21-year-old male USD student had taken his own life. Foul play is not suspected.

November 9

False impersonation was reported at 10:24 a.m. from the driver license exam office at the Clay County Courthouse. A 20-year-old male was attempting to obtain a driver license using someone else's identification. He was arrested for false impersonation and taken to the county jail.

Animal abuse was reported at 5:10 p.m. in the 400 block of Prentis. Officers talked to an individual who was allegedly beating his dog. The matter was turned over to the animal control officer.

November 10

A domestic disturbance was reported at 4:56 a.m. in the 800 block of E. Duke. A verbal argument had broken out, but there was no evidence of physical abuse The parties involved � a 34-year-old male and three females, 27, 26 and 33 � were separated for the night.

An accidental shooting was reported to the Vermillion Police Department by Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospital. The incident occurred near Wakonda when a 45-year-old male from Indianapolis received superficial wounds while hunting with other companions. None of the injuries were life threatening.

The use of fake identification to purchase tobacco was reported at 8:35 p.m. by a business at the intersection of Cherry and Plum. Four individuals were trying at different times to use the ID, which was confiscated. Those involved left the scene before officers arrived. Investigation continues.

November 12

The VPD received a report of six black lab type dogs attacking another dog in the 900 block of Broadway. They belong to a resident on the other side of the Dawson Bridge and the matter was turned over to the Clay County Sheriff's Department.

Burglary was reported at 7:58 a.m. in the 400 block of E. Cherry. Entry was gained by the back door. Five to 10 cartons of cigarettes and two rolls of chewing tobacco were reported missing.

A domestic disturbance was reported at 9:58 a.m. in the 1000 block of S. Crawford. A verbal disagreement had taken place between four individuals over who was to pay rent. The situation was rectified.

A 74-year-old Vermillion female was taken into custody on a warrant for second degree insufficient funds checks. She was released on a $400 personal recognizance bond.

A domestic dispute was reported at 10:04 a.m. at a business at the intersection of Cherry and Dakota. The couple left before officers arrived, but it was reported that the male had forced the female into the vehicle. Officers later obtained the address of an apartment where she was staying at in Sioux City, IA. The Sioux City Police Department was informed and she was found was okay. There is a possibility that assault charges will be filed in Clay County.

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