Sunday, July 4

7:00 p.m. - A deputy observed an erratic driver on Highway 50 near Vermillion. The vehicle was stopped and the deputy found that the driver was distracted by working on phone settings in the vehicle but was not otherwise impaired.

11:16 p.m. - A deputy responded to a report of fireworks in Irene. The deputy located the person who had been lighting the fireworks in the area as described in the complaint. The man was already done with his fireworks at that time and no other complaints were received.

Monday, July 5

12:06 p.m. - An inmate was transported to the Union County Jail to be housed there for Clay County.

3:49 p.m. - A deputy responded along with EMS to a heat related medical emergency at a rural residence.

4:42 p.m. - A deputy responded along with fire units to a grass fire related to fireworks use near a rural residence.

Tuesday, July 6

10:51 a.m. - A deputy responded to a report of a vehicle left at a rural farm property. No contact information for the vehicle owner was available but it appeared to have had a mechanical malfunction. The landowner decided to allow the vehicle to remain to see if the owner retrieves it before he has it towed away.

Wednesday, July 7

10:46 a.m. - A deputy investigated a report of a pickup stolen from a rural residence near Meckling.

1:52 p.m. - Sheriff's units responded to assist with a death investigation at a Vermillion residence. The death was determined to be due to natural causes. The Sheriff completed the death certification.

6:50 p.m. - A deputy responded to a report of a man leaving a nursing home in Wakonda in a wheelchair. Friends and family were contacted and the man was provided with a place to stay while a new living arrangement was planned.

Thursday, July 8

8:01 a.m. - Three inmates were transported from the Union County Jail to the Clay County Jail to attend court appearances.

9:35 a.m. - A deputy received a report of a suspicious vehicle that had been behaving in a suspicious manner near a rural housing development at an unusual time of the morning. No crime was reported in that area.

10:16 a.m. - An inmate was transported from the Minnehaha County Jail to the Clay County Jail to attend a court appearance.

10:26 a.m. - A deputy responded to a report that someone attempted to enter a building at a rural farm property. No items were believed to have been stolen.

1:04 p.m. - Two inmates were returned to the Union County Jail after their court appearances in Clay County.

2:09 p.m. - After attending a court hearing in Clay County, an inmate was transported to be held at the Minnehaha County Jail.

9:36 p.m. - A Wakonda resident reported her teen aged son had run away. The boy was found to be in the custody of his father in Minnehaha County. It was learned that there was a custody dispute involved. The mother asked that the father be arrested for kidnapping while the son wanted his mother arrested for a warrant for non-payment of child support. The boy was safe and his location was known so no immediate action was taken so the family could resolve their own differences.

Friday, July 9

10:50 a.m. - A deputy responded to the nursing home in Irene after resident there was accused by staff of using matches to light things on fire. The deputy declined a request by employees to pat search the woman for a lighter or matches but spoke to her and was assured she had no more matches and would not continue the behavior.

12:50 p.m. - After being brought to Clay County for a court appearance, an inmate was transported to be held in the Union County Jail.

1:01 p.m. - A caller requested a deputy to go to the swimming pool in Wakonda to take her son's cell phone away from him because she felt he was spending too much time on it. The deputy declined to enforce the woman's parental rules and left that obligation to her. The woman became angry and hung up on the deputy. No other action was taken.

2:24 p.m. - A caller reported a camera system alerted him to a suspicious vehicle on his rural property. A deputy and the property owner both responded. The vehicle was no longer in the area and no apparent crime had been committed.

Saturday, July 10

5:34 p.m. - A caller reported two teen aged boys walking east of Vermillion on Highway 50 in the rain. A deputy located the boys and learned they were walking to the Coffee Cup store but got caught in the rain. The deputy transported them along their way to get them out of the bad weather.

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