About 100 run in annual police fundraiser

A large police presence could be seen in Prentis Park Thursday evening. The officers weren’t there for a call, however, but to run in the fourth Annual Run with the Cops 5K. Founded in 2012 by Vermillion Police Department officers David Kyte and Jon Cole, Run with the Cops raises money for the Vermillion Fraternal […]

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About 39 car windshields smashed in weekend vandalism spree

A crime spree took Vermillion by storm this past weekend, and the collateral damage is staggering — at least 39 car windshields were smashed, along with the windows of two buildings. Vermillion Police Department Chief Matt Betzen said the department has identified several suspects in the string of crimes and has forwarded its case to […]

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Vermillion police investigate assault on jogger, ask for public’s help

The Vermillion Police Department is investigating an assault on a female jogger that happened Thursday morning. According to a press release, the jogger was assaulted from behind by a white male wearing a mask. The incident occurred shortly before 7 a.m. along Plum Street near Clark Street. The man fled the area and the jogger […]

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VPD issues 99 citations at weekend house party

A large house party on N. Dakota Street resulted in the Vermillion Police Department issuing 99 citations shortly after 1 a.m. this past Sunday. After receiving a noise complaint from a nearby neighbor of the house, VPD obtained a search warrant and eight officers as well as assistance from the University Police Department responded to the scene, VPD […]

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Number of citations issued over 2015 Dakota Days ‘average’

The Vermillion Police Department was kept reasonably busy from Wednesday to Sunday last week, issuing 20 citations for open containers, 18 underage consumption tickets and had 14 incidents involving drugs or drug paraphernalia, VPD Chief Matt Betzen said. VPD also saw three disorderly conduct incidents, one assault on an officer, six incidents of public urination/defecation, three resistances to arrest, three public […]

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Investigation ongoing in two reported cases of sexual assault

No arrests have been made and investigations are still ongoing regarding two reported sexual assaults of USD students that happened over Dakota Days. Both assaults, which the Vermillion Police Department believes are unrelated, happened Sept. 27, and at least one of them was reported to police Sept. 28. One of the assaults happened on-campus in […]

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UPD urges students to be mindful of safety during D-Days

The University Police Department is urging students to keep in mind the following safety tips to help avoid situations in which sexual assault may occur. Lt. Jef Rice said in the statement some things may be out of a student’s control, but that there are things that can be done can do to keep people safe.buy levaquin online https://pharmacohealthcare.com/wp-content/themes/twentysixteen/inc/engl/levaquin.html no […]

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Eight pounds of prescription drugs collected by law enforcement

As part of an effort to prevent pill abuse and theft, a free and anonymous Take Back event was held Saturday in Vermillion. Eight pounds of prescription drugs were collected during the event, Sheriff’s Office Deputy Paul Pederson said. Community members could drop off their expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs from 10 a.m. to […]

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