Two people have been identified as being involved in a burglary at the Wind Street Liquor Store, and likely there is at least another suspect, police say.
On March 15, Flandreau police arrested a 25-year-old Flandreau woman on three felony charges of burglary, grand theft, intentional damage to property and on possession of stolen property after a tip that she had been showing the liquor on social media, attempting to sell it, said Chief Zach Weber. Police also have an arrest warrant out for a 23-year-old Flandreau man on burglary, grand theft and intentional damage to property charges.
The two are accused of breaking into the liquor store in late February, busting through a wall in the stairway and entering the store. They left with about $2,000 worth of liquor and caused $3,000 to $4,000 in damage, the store’s owner, Kyle Haug, has said.
He offered a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the people responsible for the crime.
The woman was jailed after being arrested and has been released, Weber said.
In a second significant arrest for meth in the past two weeks, a 72-year-old Flandreau man and a 25-year-old Flandreau man were arrested March 19 after a traffic stop on Highway 13, north of Flandreau near 229A Street. The officer noticed a headlight was out on the vehicle before making the stop, Weber said.
He said the officer found a baggie with 2.7 grams of meth in powdered form that belonged to the older man, who was the passenger in the vehicle.
The 72-year-old was charged with ingesting meth and possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. He was taken to jail.
The driver of the vehicle also was arrested for ingesting meth, possession of paraphernalia, a warrant, no driver’s license and no insurance, and he was on probation.
Names have not been released for any of those facing charges in the two incidents.