The Dell Rapids City Council heard a report of thefts on the rise in the community during their regular meeting on Monday, May 7th. Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office had Deputy Mitchell give the report to the council.
Deputy Mitchell reported that within the last couple of weeks the department has taken several theft calls, with most of the calls being things taken out of people’s cars or front porches. He noted they have taken a lot of vehicle break-in calls.
“I just wanted to let you guys know that’s been on the rise for some reason. I don’t know if it’s the warm weather or just people coming up from other parts of the state. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to remind people to keep their doors locked and to lock up their bicycles,” said Deputy Mitchell.
“Has it kind of been in one area or pretty much all over town?” asked Councilman Bill Smith.
Deputy Mitchell responded that the car break-ins have mostly been happening in the Garfield Ave and 7th St area.
“The report I took for bicycle was on the west side of town, west of Highway 77, so it’s been all over,” Deputy Mitchell also noted.