Clay County Sheriff Press Briefing

11/25/12 15:04 — A vehicle was observed speeding in excess of 80 mph on a county gravel road and running a stop sign. The vehicle was stopped and the driver cited for those offenses and reckless driving.

11/25/12 15:35 — A vehicle was observed driving approximately 2 blocks in the turning lane on Stanford St. The driver was stopped and informed of the violation.

11/25/12 17:14 — A caller reported a disabled vehicle on Highway 50 causing a traffic hazard. A deputy responded and provided traffic control and assistance until the vehicle could safely continue.

11/25/12 17:46 — A report was received of a car/deer accident on Highway 46 west of Irene. The vehicle had traveled to Clay County and the driver reported it. A deputy took information for an accident report.

11/25/12 22:02 — A deputy assisted the Vermillion Police Department with a search warrant for drugs at a residence in Vermillion. One person was arrested.

11/26/12 12:53 — An inmate was transported from the jail to a doctor appointment and then returned to the jail.

11/26/12 14:09 — A citizen reported an attempted phone scam. He was suspicious and did not give out any information or pay any money but wished to report it. The caller was pretending to be awarding a prize but required payment first which is a common tactic of scammers.

11/27/12 18:16 — A deputy responded to a car/deer accident just west of Vermillion on Highway 50. Information was taken for an accident report. The deer was not located.

11/27/12 18:28 — A deputy responded to a rural residence to verify a VIN on a trailer for the purpose of the owner getting a title issued.

?11/27/12 19:48 — A deputy found a cow on the road near Wakonda. It was undetermined who the owner was but the deputy was able to get the cow off the road.

11/27/12 20:30 — A protection order was served by a deputy to a person living near Beresford.

11/27/12 21:36 — A deputy served an arrest warrant on a wanted person in Vermillion. The subject was booked and released on a personal recognizance bond.

11/28/12 10:31 — Officers responded to investigate a report of a woman found deceased in her home in Vermillion. It was determined the death was of natural causes.

11/28/12 12:46 — A deputy responded to a dispute near Meckling. It was resolved when one of the two parties agreed to stay off the other's property.

11/28/12 14:38 — A man in Wakonda called to report harassing phone calls from a woman he had previously been involved with. The incident is under investigation. Meanwhile, information was provided on how to seek a protection order.

11/28/12 19:02 — A vehicle was observed speeding on Cherry Street in Vermillion. The car was stopped and the driver warned for the offense and also for not having proof of insurance in the car.

11/28/12 20:31 — A deputy served an arrest warrant on a woman who was able to post the bond to resolve the unpaid fine.

11/28/12 21:51 — A deputy transported an inmate from Yankton County after he was arrested there on a Clay County warrant.

?11/29/12 08:01 — A vehicle was seen operating with the windows covered with frost. A deputy warned the driver and assisted with removing the frost to allow for visibility.

11/29/12 10:21 — A rural resident reported finding an injured deer which had been shot. With the approval of the GF&P, the landowner agreed to euthanize the deer and dispose of it.

11/29/12 12:25 — Deputies served an emergency order of a detox committal to a Vermillion and transported him to the jail pending a hearing and further committal proceedings.

11/29/12 13:54 — A protection order was served to a subject in the jail.

11/29/12 15:30 — A deputy arrested a subject for a Clay County arrest warrant.

11/29/12 18:21 — A deputy took a report of a car/deer accident on Highway 19 south of Vermillion.

11/30/12 10:12 — A vehicle was stopped and the driver cited after he was observed driving 79 mph in the 55 mph zone on 306th St.

11/30/12 11:48 — The emergency room reported a dog bite at a residence north of Vermillion. A deputy gathered information about the dog's shot records showing the rabies vaccination was up to date.

11/30/12 15:52 — A report was received of the abuse of an elderly person's power of attorney and the misuse of the person's money. The matter is under investigation.

11/30/12 19:43 — A deputy responded to Meckling and mediated a domestic dispute where there had been no physical violence. The husband packed some belongings and left the residence.

11/30/12 23:49 — A vehicle was stopped and the driver cited for driving 106 mph in the 55 mph zone on 452nd St. near Irene.

11/30/12 23:56 — A deputy assisted a Yankton County deputy with a domestic assault investigation near Irene. One person was arrested and charged in Yankton County.

12/01/12 13:48 — A patient was transported by a deputy from the hospital emergency room to the Human Services Center in Yankton for an involuntary mental health committal.

12/01/12 18:20 — A deputy responded to Irene to assist the Irene Police officer with a dispute between two people. One person eventually moved his belongings from the other's apartment.

Total Records: 32

12/02/12 02:05 — A deputy responded to Irene to a complaint that a person was in a renter's residence and the landlord did not want him visiting the apartment. The deputy was unable to contact anyone at the apartment.

12/02/12 08:10 — A person in custody of the jail for an alcohol detox hold was transported to the emergency room after staff became concerned for his medical well being. He was admitted to the hospital.

12/03/12 09:10 — A deputy responded to investigate a report of damage to barricades on a closed road south of Centerville. The incident is under investigation,

12/04/12 08:50 — A deputy investigated a report of a caller in Irene reporting finding her door left open although she is certain she had locked it. There was no forced entry. The landlord was contacted and denied opening the door. There are no other keyholders.

12/04/12 16:05 — A 911 call was received with the caller apparently saying "help" or "hello". It may have been a small child. There was only general location information available. Calls were placed to surrounding residences and deputies searched the vicinity of the plotted area. No problems were found and no issues were reported at any time later.

12/05/12 07:29 — A rural resident reported the theft of gasoline from his farm. The incident is under investigation.

12/05/12 09:27 — Deputies investigated a report from a man who said his girlfriend was missing and he could not locate her. He was concerned about her welfare. The deputies learned the woman was fine and there was no cause for concern.

12/05/12 10:48 — A deputy transported an inmate from the jail to a doctor appointment and then returned him to the jail.

?12/05/12 15:32 — An inmate was transported from the Minnehaha County Jail to the Clay County Jail after he was arrested there on a Clay County warrant.

12/05/12 17:17 — A deputy responded to assist a Vermillion Police Officer with a landlord/tenant dispute. The tenant agreed to visit with her own attorney about the issue.

12/05/12 20:06 — A deputy received a report of a person smelling of marijuana. The deputy spoke to the suspect and did not find probable cause for an arrest or further investigation.

12/06/12 00:22 — A report was received of horses loose near Burbank Road and Fairview Avenue. A deputy put them back into a pasture and notified the owner.

12/06/12 09:07 — Deputies responded to Irene to take a report of harassing text messages. There is a protection order against the person receiving the messages. The incident is under investigation.

12/07/12 09:32 — Deputies arrested a wanted person in Vermillion and transported him to the jail.

12/07/12 13:01 — Deputies transported a person held on an involuntary detox committal from a Sioux Falls hospital to the Clay County Jail to await in-patient treatment.

12/07/12 14:19 — A driver was stopped in Vermillion and notified of recently expired license plates. The driver went directly to the Treasurer to renew the plates.

12/07/12 14:22 — A deputy responded to a report in Vermillion of a person removing a motorcycle from a residence. It was found that the man had bought the motorcycle from its owner without the owner's wife's knowledge.

12/07/12 14:35 — A hit and run crash was reported on Highway 50. The Yankton County Sheriff also received a report from the second driver. A Clay County deputy responded and assisted with the investigation. It was determined the crash occurred in Yankton County.

12/07/12 14:57 — A deputy stopped to assist a disabled vehicle on Highway 50. The driver was nearly finished changing a tire and needed no additional assistance.

12/07/12 16:03 — Deputies responded to the scene of an injury accident on the Highway 50 bypass. They assisted the Highway Patrol with the investigation.

12/07/12 18:04 — A caller reported a structure fire near Highway 19 east of Wakonda. A deputy and the Centerville Fire Department responded and found the fire was not a structure and was a controlled burn monitored by the property owner.

12/07/12 22:23 — A deputy responded to the Highway 19 bridge over the Missouri River and assisted a Dixon County Sheriff's deputy with a report of an accident on the Nebraska side of the bridge.

12/07/12 23:23 — A deputy responded to Irene to assist a Yankton County deputy with locating a person who they were told had threatened suicide. The woman was not located in Irene.

12/08/12 10:43 — A rural property owner reported trespassing on his property. Some litter was found which may lead to a suspect. The incident is under investigation.

12/08/12 14:45 — A deputy transported an inmate from the hospital to the Human Services Center in Yankton for an involuntary mental illness hold.

12/08/12 16:21 — An inmate was transported to the emergency room after complaining of chest pain. He was admitted to the hospital overnight so staff was assigned to guard him there. After no problems were found, he was returned to the jail in the morning.

12/08/12 16:36 — A caller reported concern for the welfare of a rural woman who he could not locate. Deputies investigated and monitored the residence and eventually learned the woman was fine and was just away for the day.

12/08/12 19:36 — A caller reported a light on in a rural building she thinks is abandoned while a vehicle was parked outside. A deputy checked and found no problems and that the vehicle parked there belonged to the property owner.

Total Records: 28

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