On Duty November 27
The USD Department of Public Safety received two calls at 3:33 a.m. reporting that someone had broken into vehicles in a residence hall parking lot. The Vermilion Police Department assisted USD officers in stopping the suspicious vehicle and identifying the suspects.
Burglary was reported at 12:03 p.m. in the 100 block of S. Pine. The incident had occurred the night before. A 1972 Airstream camper had been rummaged through, but nothing of value was missing.
Vandalism was reported at 12:05 p.m. at the Church of Latter Day Saints. The incident had occurred the night before. Two trees had been run over and supports on the trees were damaged. Following in investigation, the VPD arrested a 17-year-old male for hit and run.
Vandalism was reported at 1:19 p.m. in the 500 block of W. Clark. The caller advised that a 1980s model Chevy four-wheel-drive had run over a mailbox and left the scene.
Officers on patrol at 3 a.m. found a street light that had been knocked down in the 300 block of N. Crawford. The suspect vehicle had jumped the curb and struck it, then left the scene.
Officers were called to a bar in the 10 block of Market St. on a report of a disorderly individual. Officers found that he was on parole and intoxicated in violation of that parole. The 36-year-old male from Yankton was picked up by order of his parole officer and taken to the Clay County Jail.
A rape that had occurred in Vermillion was reported. The victim is a 15-year-old girl and the suspect is a 27-year-old male.
A resident in the 800 block of E. Duke reported at 8:41 a.m. that someone had knocked down a light pole in the neighborhood.
A resident in the 1000 block of Tom St. reported at 9:37 a.m. that a vehicle had driven off the end of the street and was stuck in a field. It had also been driven through some barricades down an unfinished street.
A hit and run accident was reported at 10:30 p.m. at the intersection of Clark and Dakota streets. A man reported that while he was stopped at a light, a vehicle struck him from behind, then drove around him and left the scene. The incident caused $2,200 in damage to the victim's vehicle. The suspect vehicle is a black, full-size pickup with a short box.
A disorderly individual was reported at 12:38 a.m. in the 10 block of E. Main. He had been evicted from a premises, but kept trying to re-enter. The 23-year-old male from Sioux Falls was arrested for disorderly conduct.