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Mitchell Police searching for a crime suspect

Sunday, July 23, 2017


Mitchell Police Department


Davison County authorities seeking escaped prisoner

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Davison County authorities are looking for an escaped prisoner. 23 year old James Wesley Spino was sentenced to four years probation on a possession of a controlled substance charge. He was ordered to serve 180 days in jail but was furloughed to attend treatment in Sioux Falls. While there he violated treatment center rules and left the facility without permission. He's wanted for second-degree escape and violation of furlough conditions.

Spino is a Native American, five-feet-eight, 150 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He has numerous tattoos: :  “Without Fear There Is No Courage” – right arm;  “Spino” – right upper arm;  “Bear Claw Aaliyah” – on chest;  “Wesley with feathers” – Back;

If you know Spino’s whereabouts please call local law enforcement immediately.

Davison County Jail


Animal caused power outage

Thursday, July 20, 2017

There’s one less squirrel in Mitchell today. “About 11:15 (AM) we had a squirrel get into one of our powerlines, “ said Northwestern Energy spokesman Tom Glanzer. “It knocked out power for about 40 minutes to 491 customers.”

The affected area included Mitchell’s downtown area from Rowley north to Sixth Avenue and several blocks east.  

Glanzer says the system worked as designed. “Our system shuts down in case it would be a human contact or things like that,” he said. “The power goes out until we can find what caused that outage.” Once the problem is corrected, the system is re-energized.

Glanzer says it works on the same principle as a residential breaker box.

Crews restored power in about 40 minutes.

J.P. Skelly


Mitchell company gets $1.35-million dollar loan

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Vantage Point Solutions, a leading broadband and telecommunications engineering and consulting company based in Mitchell, S.D., was approved last week for a $1.35 million REDI (Revolving Economic Development and Initiative) Fund loan by the Board of Economic Development. The approved funding will help finance construction expenses of the company’s 25,000 square-foot expansion to their existing 30,000 square-foot facility.


“It is encouraging to see Vantage Point’s growth in the last 10 years, and I’m pleased this expansion will help support job creation in the Mitchell area,” said Gov. Dennis Daugaard.


The additional office space will support the creation of about 50 jobs in the Mitchell area over the next five years, says Larry Thompson, Vantage Point’s CEO.


”Our community and state leaders have supported us since our incorporation in 2002, making our mission of a great work environment and unparalleled customer service a reality,” Thompson said. “As the demand for broadband has grown and technology has advanced, our services have continued to change and grow, too. Our customers, as well as our employees, drive what we do every day. Our expansion comes as we celebrate 15 years in Mitchell, and we look forward to continuing to make a positive impact on those around us for many years to come.”


“Vantage Point is a growing company that serves hundreds of clients in 44 states, as well as several international clients. The Mitchell-based company offers high quality professional, engineering, technical and staff support positions,” said Bryan Hisel, Mitchell Area Development Corporation’s executive director. 


Thompson says construction is already underway, and plans to be in the new facility by early 2018.

SD Office of Economic Development


Park and Rec board to consider water slide proposal

Monday, July 17, 2017

It looks like a water slide is back in the plans for the new $8.1-million dollar indoor aquatic center. Park and Recreation Director Nathan Powell says the park and rec board has a special meeting scheduled on Wednesday to discuss a beverage contract with Pepsi.

“We put out an RFP (request for proposal) to be the exclusive beverage provider for the Parks and Recreation Department to help us fund the new slide at the new indoor aquatic center,” Powell said. “Pepsi did put a full proposal out…we’re going to take that to the board on Wednesday.”

He says if the board approves the plan, it’s scheduled to go before the city council at a special meeting scheduled for next Monday.

Powell says the contract should cover the $202,000 cost of the waterslide which was originally eliminated due to budget concerns. He says it’s less expensive to install the slide during the original construction than later.

The Park and Rec board meeting is set for noon Wednesday at the Rec Center conference room. 

J.P. Skelly


Endangered person alert CANCELLED!

Saturday, July 15, 2017
Authorities have cancelled the endangered person alert issued earlier this week. The missing child has been recovered. Thank you.

Road closure scheduled

Thursday, July 13, 2017

North Main Street will be closed to thru traffic beginning Monday, July 17th, 2017 at 7:00 AM for approximately one week due to construction on the Mitchell Aquatic Center. Access to businesses in this area will be from the north at 15th Avenue.

City of Mitchell


Endangered Person Alert

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Authorities are asking for your help in locating an endangered person.

Endangered Missing Person Description:

Kyden Mapp, age 14

Bi-racial (white and black), female, 5'4" tall, 130 lbs., brown eyes, black curly hair Multiple tattoos: heart on left side of wrist, "Triforce" left top of wrist, Batman on left front hip.  Scar under bottom lip.  Last seen wearing, gray tank top, black shorts, gray shoes and artificial black circle ear plugs in ears.


Companion Description:

Chase Zingmark, age 18

white, male, 5'6" tall, 110 lbs., blue eyes wears corrective lenses.

Vehicle Description:

White, 2000, Dodge Grand Caravan, SD license plate: 43S 314 Missing from: Madison, SD


Details of Incident

Kyden Mapp was last seen at her home in Madison, SD on Tuesday evening at 11:30 pm.  Kyden was missing the next morning when the family awoke.  Kyden did not take any her required medication with her.

Kyden is believed to possibly be in the company of Chase Zingmark and traveling in a 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan, white in color, SD license 43S 314.

They may be in the Sioux Falls or surrounding area.

There is an active warrant on Zingmark for crimes in which Kyden was the victim.


 Kyden Mapp


If YOU have seen Kyden Mapp, Chase Zingmark or this Vehicle, Call 605-256-7531 Immediately MADISON POLICE DEPARTMENT


City of Mitchell requests voluntary water conservation

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Due to the current heat and dry climate, Mitchell is experiencing high water demand. You can help! If you have an established yard: Limit yard watering to even/odd days. If your address ends with an even number, water on even days. Or find other ways to conserve. At this time, all measures are voluntary. Thank you for you cooperation. City of Mitchell, Public Works Department.

Davison County enacts a burn ban

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

As of July 11, 2017, there is a burn ban in Davison County. As a group, Davison County Emergency Management, Ethan Fire, Mt. Vernon Fire, Mitchell Fire, Mitchell Police Department, and Davison County Sheriff’s Office will monitor the situation and make a recommendation to the Davison County Commissioners on a weekly basis. The Davison County Commissioners have the final authority to institute or remove a ban.

Open burning shall be defined as any outdoor fire, including but not limited to campfires, warning flares, charcoal grill fires, or the prescribed burning of fence rows, fields, wild lands, trash and debris. This resolution excludes fires contained within liquid-fueled or gas fueled stoves, fireplaces within all buildings, charcoal grill fires at private residences, and permanent fire pits or fire grates located on supervised developed picnic grounds and campgrounds.

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