Police urge residents to lock doors of homes and vehicles


by Katie Zerr

Mobridge police are concerned about two incidents, including a home invasion, that occurred in Mobridge on Saturday, May 19, and are asking residents to take precautionary measures to ensure their safety.

Acting Police Chief Justin Jungwirth said the two incidents may not be related, but if they are, it is a source of concern for the department.

Early Saturday morning two residents reported someone around or in their home.

At 4:04 a.m. a First Avenue West resident reported someone was hanging around the outside of her home. She said she watched the individual leave her yard and head south toward the City Park.

At 5:15 a.m., a First Avenue West resident reported her daughter awoke to find a man in her bedroom. By the time officers arrived, the man was gone and they did not find him.

Although no one was injured in either incident, Jungwirth said the situations are disturbing to the police. He strongly urges residents to exercise caution and to secure all entrances to their homes and vehicles before going to bed at night.

The department is still searching for the individual or individuals involved in these incidents.

Anyone who sees or hears anything suspicious in their neighborhoods is asked to either call 911 emergency or call the Mobridge Police Department at 845-5000.
– Katie Zerr –

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