Mobridge Police, DCI investing recent rash of break-ins
By Katie Zerr
Mobridge Police are investigating another attempted break-in into a home, but this attempt came with a different scenario than prior incidents.
According to Mobridge Police Chief Justin Jungwirth, officers were called to home on the 300 block of Second Avenue East at 1:45 a.m. Monday, June 25, by a resident reporting someone was trying to break into the home.
Officers scoured the neighborhood but found no one in the area. They gathered evidence at the scene but were unable to find the suspect.
At 3:30 a.m., another attempt to break into the home was reported, but this time the homeowner fired a non-lethal round at the intruder, scaring him away.
Jungwirth called in his off-duty staff and the police searched the area for any sign of the intruder.
“This situation is different from any of the others. It is the first time the would-be intruder came back to the home and we are not sure there is a connection between this one and prior incidences,” he said. “We are actively searching for the individual or individuals who have caused this problem in our community. The DCI (Division of Criminal Investigation) is assisting us in this investigation.”
Jungwirth urges anyone with any information about any of the break-ins or attempted break-ins to contact the Mobridge Police Department at 845-5000.
–Katie Zerr –