Mobridge Tribune

Officers make felony arrests during Fourth celebration

The Fourth of July holiday is usually one of the busiest times for area law enforcement with an influx of visitors to the community and local residents celebrating the holiday.
Outside of several felony arrests, including two drug related arrests and an aggravated assault, Mobridge Police Chief Shawn Madison said the Fourth of July celebration was not out of the ordinary.
“I believe that we had a pretty strong law enforcement presence,” he said. “For the most part, it was a good holiday.”
There were several incidents that resulted in felony arrests on various drug charges and an aggravated assault arrest on Monday, July 4.
According to Madison, a woman from Fargo, North Dakota, was arrested Thursday, June 30, after she reported a fight with injuries at about 4:30 p.m., at a West Grand Crossing business. Madison and several officers responded to the call, but determined there was no fight, nor anyone injured. No one was arrested at that time.
Later that evening, an employee of the business requested officers remove Britt Dawn Kalberg, 45, from a room as she was causing a disturbance and trying to damage property.
Officers located Kalberg south of the business, on Moose Flats and were able to get her safely on shore.
Madison said she was arrested an several charges including ingestion of illegal substances as she tested positive during a urine analysis.
Kalberg was transported to Brown County Jail until she appears in Fifth Circuit Court.
On Friday, July 1 at 8:15 p.m., a Fort Yates man was arrested on various felony drug charges during a traffic stop on West Grand Crossing and Fourth Avenue West.
Madison said Justin Larock was arrested on various drug related charges after a search of his vehicle produced drug paraphernalia, methamphetamine and THC wax.
Larock also tested positive for several illegal substances. He was charged with ingestion of illegal substances and possession of marijuana. Other charges may be pending.
On Tuesday, July 5, at 2:03 a.m., officers were called to a residence on First Avenue West when it was reported to be a fight in progress.
Officers arrested Gabriel Knecht, 40, 0f Mobridge on aggravated assault charges
Madison said an argument in the garage of the residence escalated into fight in which Knecht used a knife that injured another individual involved. Neither Knecht nor the other man involved were seriously injured during the altercation.
Madison said there were several arrests for DUIs, multiple traffic stops and the usual illegal fireworks calls during the holiday.

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