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Mitchell man faces burglary and drug charges

Thursday, February 9, 2017

On Sunday February 5, 2017 at approx. 7:49 a.m. The Mitchell Department of Public Safety Dispatch Center received a report of a burglary that occurred at 800 block of E. Kay Ave. in Mitchell.    In this incident, a building was forcibly entered.  Keys, coin money and car wash tokens were stolen from the building.  The stolen items were valued at $115.   Approx. $150 worth of damage was done to the building. 

 Also on February 5, 2017 at approx. 9:57 a.m., a burglary was reported to have occurred at 107 N. Main Street in Mitchell.  In this incident, the building was forcibly entered.  Coin money and several tools were stolen.   A cash register and an interior door were also damaged.  The damaged property was estimated at $ 500.   The stolen items were valued at approx. $ 370.

As a result of these investigations, 30-year-old Mitchell resident Eric Douglas Conrad, date of birth 10-12-1986, was arrested for 2 counts of 3rd Degree Burglary, in violation of S.D.C.L. 22-32-8, Unauthorized Possession of a Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine, in violation of S.D.C.L.  22-42-5 and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in violation of S.D.C.L.  22-42A-3. 

Conrad was allegedly was found in possession of the tools that were stolen from the Main Street Burglary and coins that were apparently stolen from the Kay Ave. burglary.  Conrad admitted to forcibly entering both buildings and to stealing items from the buildings.  At the time that police detained Conrad, a hypodermic needle and a bottle cap with residue was found in Conrad’s possession.  The residue in the bottle cap tested positive for methamphetamine.   Conrad admitted to knowing possessing the needle and stated that methamphetamine was in the needle.

The offenses of 3rd Degree Burglary and Unauthorized Possession of a Controlled Substance are both Class 5 felonies, each punishable by 5 years imprisonment in the state penitentiary and/or a fine of $10,000 on each count.    Possession of Drug Paraphernalia is a Class 2 misdemeanor, punishable by 30 days imprisonment in a county jail and/or a $500 fine.

Source: Mitchell Police



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