1971 Cold Case from VPD Perspective

The disappearance of Pamela “Pam” Jackson and Cheryl “Sherri” Miller in 1971 which confused Vermillion police for 50 years until 2013 when the girls’ bodies were found in their car.   KARE 11 reporter, Lou Raguse, wrote the book, “Vanished in Vermillion,” in response to Pam’s brother-in-law asking for one crime news article for them to […]

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Police Blotter: Sept. 11- Sept. 17

On Sept. 11, officers ran into a subject with an open alcohol container on a public sidewalk. After being approached, the subject offered a false date of birth and was then taken into custody for false impersonation. Also on the 11th, a caller reported that there were two people fighting in their home. On arrival […]

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Current Vermillion jail unusable, new jail in works

The jail in Vermillion is on the way out and a new one is on the way in. The Courthouse, Jail and Law Enforcement Facility Planning Committee was organized to assist with the process of developing a new jail. Steven Waller, the chair of the committee in Vermillion, said the current and future situation of […]

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Polar Plunge beats goal before they start

Before the event had even started, the Vermillion Polar Plunge had already raised $15,000 for Special Olympics athletes. John Cole is the assistant director for the law enforcement torch run for the state of South Dakota and also a police officer for the Vermillion Police Department. Cole helps out with events across the state, but […]

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Coyote Village evacuated for gas leak

Shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday night, the University of South Dakota evacuated Coyote Village due to a gas leak. Dean of Students Kim Grieve said they hope to have the issue solved as quickly as possible. “We will be sending Coyote Village students an email, asking if they need a place to stay if we […]

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Vermillion mother arrested for murder in the first degree of one-year-old son

A 26-year-old mother was arrested on Monday for murder charges after the death of her son.  The Vermillion Police Department responded to a report of a child not breathing at a Vermilion home on Monday afternoon. Officers discovered the boy was deceased upon arrival. Maria Milda, the mother of the deceased child, was arrested shortly […]

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