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Daily Log

This activity log provides a snapshot of incidents investigated by our officers, as well as their general location and incident report numbers. Privacy concerns or ongoing investigations may require that certain incident codes (i.e. Sex Crimes and Drug Information) are not included in this report, so this list should not be considered a complete representation of our activities.

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Annual Reports

At least annually, we produce a report that details our activities during the previous calendar year. Other reports can also be found here, including one that details our most recent, comprehensive community survey.


2020 Vermillion Police Department Annual Report

2020 Vermillion Police Department Annual Report

2020 Vermillion Police Department Annual Report

2019 Vermillion Police Department Annual Report

2018 Vermillion Police Department Annual Report

2017 Vermillion Police Department Annual Report

2016 Community Survey Report

2016 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report

2012 Annual Report

2012 Community Survey Report

2011 Annual Report

2010 Annual Report

2009 Graphic Representation

2009 Annual Report

2008 Annual Report


Press Narratives




10/22/2021
A deputy responded to an Irene residence after a report was made of a stolen mini-bike. The victim later reported she found a note indicating a friend had borrowed the mini-bike and there had been no theft.

10/21/2021
A deputy responded to assist Vermillion police officers at the scene of a two vehicle crash in Vermillion.

10/21/2021
An inmate was transported from the jail to the hospital in Vermillion for a COVID test and then was returned to the jail.

10/21/2021
A deputy provided traffic control on Highway 46 through Irene while construction workers dug up and repaired a water line.

10/21/2021
Three inmates were transported from the Union County Jail to the Clay County Jail.

10/20/2021
An inmate was transported from the Clay County Jail to be housed in the Yankton County Jail. Another inmate was picked up there and transported to the Clay County Jail to attend a court hearing.

10/20/2021
Deputies responded to mediate a family dispute between a teen aged boy and his mother in Wakonda.

10/20/2021
A deputy assisted Vermillion Police officers with a death investigation at a Vermillion residence. The death was determined to have been due to natural causes.

10/20/2021
An inmate was transported to the hospital in Vermillion for a COVID test. The inmate was then returned to the jail.

10/20/2021
A deputy located a juvenile that a parent had reported as having a mental health crisis and the parent didn't know where the child was. The deputy transported the juvenile to the family's home and recommended options for intervention.

10/19/2021
Four inmates were transported from the Clay County Jail to be housed in the Union County Jail.

10/19/2021
An inmate was transported from the Yankton County Jail to the Clay County Jail to be processed for release from custody.

10/18/2021
A deputy investigated a report of a juvenile ingesting marijuana in another county. The matter was forwarded for the consideration of prosecution.

10/18/2021
An inmate was transported from the Union County Jail to the Clay County Jail to be held for a court appearance.

10/18/2021
A deputy responded to investigate a car/deer crash on Highway 50 west of Vermillion.

10/17/2021
A deputy transported an inmate from the jail to the emergency room after the man began having severe alcohol withdrawal symptoms. The man was admitted overnight so off duty staff responded to guard the man in the hospital.

10/17/2021
A deputy investigated a report of a burglary at a vacant farm. The crime had occurred sometime in the past few weeks.

10/17/2021
A vehicle was stopped and the driver was cited for speeding on Main Street in Irene.

10/16/2021
A deputy responded to a rural residence after a report was received from a woman requesting a welfare check of children in the custody of their father. No one was home at the residence and there was no apparent cause for concern.

10/16/2021
A deputy investigated a report of an adult man who was behaving in an inappropriate manner toward teen-aged girls at a haunted house event in Irene. The matter is under investigation.

10/16/2021
A deputy and a Vermillion police officer responded to a report of kids in a vehicle shooting on Princeton Street north of Vermillion. The vehicle was located and no weapons were found. The officers did find drug paraphernalia and a smell of marijuana along with vape devices possessed by juveniles in the car. The matter will be forwarded to the State's Attorney for consideration of prosecution.

10/16/2021
A deputy investigated a two car, non-injury crash on the Highway 50 bypass near Vermillion.

10/16/2021
A deputy responded to a report of a dog at large in Wakonda. The deputy located the dog and its owner. The owner was cited for the dog at large ordinance violation.

10/16/2021
After she had spent a night in a Beresford motel, a 75 year old Wakonda woman was assisted by a deputy with finding placement in a homeless shelter in Sioux Falls and placing her cat at the Humane Society in Sioux Falls after the woman was ordered to leave her home by her family.

10/15/2021
An inmate was transported from the Union County Jail to the Clay County Jail to be processed for release from custody.

10/15/2021
A deputy responded to a car/deer crash on Bluff Road.

10/15/2021
Deputies assisted a 75 year old Wakonda woman who was ordered to vacate her residence by her family. With no family or other assistance available to the woman, the deputies located a motel room in Beresford and funding for the woman to spend the night.

10/15/2021
Deputies responded to a report of several dogs running loose in Wakonda. Upon arrival, the dogs were not located.

10/15/2021
The School Resource Officer investigated reports of 3 habitually truant high school students in Vermillion. The matter was forwarded to the State's Attorney's Office for consideration of truancy charges.

10/15/2021
A deputy responded to assist EMS with an uncooperative patient at an Irene residence.

10/15/2021
A deputy responded along with Vermillion Police officers to a report of a motor vehicle crash with injuries on the Highway 50 Bypass.

10/15/2021
A wanted person was transported from the jail in Winner to the Clay County Jail.

10/15/2021
A vehicle was stopped and the driver was cited for speeding on Main Street in Irene.

10/14/2021
A deputy responded to a report from a Wakonda residence where he learned that a 75 year old woman had slapped her daughter in law over a dispute involving throwing away expired food.

10/14/2021
A deputy responded to a car/deer crash on Highway 19 south of Vermillion.

10/14/2021
Deputies responded along with EMS to a medical emergency at a rural residence where a tree had fallen and had injured a resident there.

10/14/2021
An inmate was transported from the Union County Jail to the Clay County Jail to be processed for release from custody.

10/14/2021
A deputy investigated a car/deer crash on 457th Avenue near Bluff Road.

10/13/2021
An inmate was transported from the Clay County Jail to be held at the Union County Jail.

10/12/2021
A caller reported a dead deer causing a traffic hazard on Highway 50 near Meckling. A deputy responded and then was informed of a report of the crash by the driver involved. A crash report was completed and the deer was removed from the road.

10/12/2021
A deputy responded to assist Vermillion police officers with a report of someone screaming in a Vermillion neighborhood. The source of the noise was not determined.

10/12/2021
An inmate was transported from the Clay County Jail to be held in the Yankton County Jail.

10/12/2021
A vehicle was stopped and the driver was cited for speeding on 452nd Avenue near Wakonda.

10/12/2021
The School Resource Officer investigated reports of high school students in possession of drugs and paraphernalia. The matter was resolved with school administration.

10/12/2021
A vehicle was stopped and the driver was cited for speeding on 306th St.

10/12/2021
A deputy responded to a report of a dead deer causing a traffic obstruction on Highway 19 south of Centerville. The deer had been struck by a vehicle but no crash report had been received.

10/11/2021
A deputy responded to the jail to assist jail staff with an inmate who was acting strangely and was believed to be under the influence of methamphetamine.

10/11/2021
Two inmates were transported from the Clay County Jail to the Union County Jail.

10/11/2021
A deputy investigated a report of an argument at a Wakonda business. One person was cited for Disorderly Conduct.

10/10/2021
A deputy responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle near a rural residence where occupants were outside the vehicle using flashlights. The vehicle was gone upon arrival.

10/10/2021
A deputy investigated a report of a man in a treatment facility who was violating his protection order forbidding him to contact his wife. Criminal charges are pending.

10/10/2021
A deputy assisted the Yankton County Sheriff's Office in an effort to locate a juvenile who had taken his parents' vehicle without permission. The juvenile and the vehicle were located near Wakonda and the driver was sent home to his parents.

10/09/2021
A deputy responded along with fire units to a report of a fire alarm at the landfill. No fire was found.

10/09/2021
A deputy encountered an overturned semi with a loaded cattle trailer near Wakonda. The cattle were unloaded and the deputy completed an accident investigation report.

10/08/2021
A vehicle was stopped and the driver was informed of a non-functioning headlight.

10/08/2021
An inmate was transported from the Clay County Jail to be held in the Yankton County Jail.

10/08/2021
A deputy investigated a report from a Wakonda resident who reported her husband violated his protection order by calling her. Charges are pending.

10/08/2021
A deputy addressed an ongoing parking complaint in Irene. A boat on a trailer was illegally parked on a street. Prior to needing to tow the trailer, the deputy contacted the owner who promptly moved the trailer to his own property.

10/08/2021
An inmate was transported from the Clay County Jail to the State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls to begin his prison sentence.

10/07/2021
Two inmates were transported from the Clay County Jail to be held at the Union County Jail. One other inmate was transported from the Union County Jail to the Clay County Jail to be processed for release from custody.

10/07/2021
A deputy assisted a Vermillion police officer with a traffic stop of a vehicle containing multiple people with warrants. One person was a juvenile with multiple active warrants. The juvenile was transported to a Sioux Falls Juvenile Detention Center.

10/07/2021
A deputy responded to a report of a vehicle parked blocking an alley in Wakonda. The owner of the vehicle was contacted and was asked to move the vehicle.

10/07/2021
The School Resource Officer investigated a report of a habitually truant high school student. Charges are being considered for truancy.

10/07/2021
Six inmates were transported from the Union County Jail to the Clay County Jail to attend court appearances.

10/07/2021
A deputy responded to assist with a death investigation in Vermillion. The death was determined to have been due to natural causes.

10/06/2021
Two inmates were transported from the Clay County Jail to be held at the Union County Jail.

10/06/2021
A wanted person was transported from the Yankton County Jail to the Clay County Jail.

10/06/2021
A juvenile was transported from the Juvenile Detention Center in Sioux Falls to the Clay County Courthouse for a hearing. The juvenile was then returned to the JDC in Sioux Falls.

10/06/2021
An inmate was transported from the Union County Jail to a dental clinic. The inmate was then transported to the Clay County Jail.

10/05/2021
A patient was transported from the hospital in Vermillion to the Human Services Center in Yankton for an involuntary mental health committal.

10/05/2021
A deputy responded to a report of dirt piled in the road on 452nd Ave near Wakonda. The deputy contacted people doing work in that area and provided traffic control while they removed the dirt from the road.

10/05/2021
The School Resource Officer investigated a report of a high school student ingesting drugs and being high at school.

10/05/2021
Two inmates were transported from the Union County Jail to the Clay County Jail.

10/05/2021
An inmate was transported from the jail to a medical appointment and then was returned to the jail.

10/05/2021
Three inmates were transported from the Union County Jail to the Clay County Jail to attend court appearances.

10/04/2021
A wanted person was transported from the Yankton County Jail to the Clay County Jail.

10/03/2021
A deputy responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked in the caller's neighbor's driveway. The deputy located the vehicle and also met with the owner of the vehicle who had a flat tire and was able to get air for the tire and continue on his way.

10/03/2021
Deputies assisted Highway Patrol Troopers with a traffic safety checkpoint on Highway 50 east of Vermillion.

10/02/2021
A deputy investigated a report of a non-injury crash involving a car hitting a calf south of Irene.

10/02/2021
A deputy investigated a report of a non-injury crash involving a car striking a raccoon on Highway 19 north of Vermillion.

10/02/2021
A deputy responded to the Wakonda City Park after receiving a report from city administration of a camper that had been in place for weeks. The camper was present but was unoccupied at the time.

10/02/2021
Deputies assisted Highway Patrol Troopers with a Traffic Safety checkpoint east of Vermillion

10/01/2021
Deputies assisted Highway Patrol Troopers with a Traffic Safety checkpoint in Vermillion.

10/01/2021
A deputy investigated a report of a man violating his protection order. The man is already wanted for similar offenses. The matter was forwarded to the State's Attorney for consideration of additional criminal charges.

10/01/2021
An inmate was transported from the Clay County Jail to be held at the Union County Jail.

10/01/2021
An inmate was transported from the Union County Jail to the Clay County Jail to be processed for release from custody.

09/30/2021
An inmate was transported from the Clay County Jail to a medical appointment. After the appointment, the inmate was transported to be held at the Union County Jail.

09/30/2021
A caller reported an erratic driver who appeared to be impaired in some way. A deputy located the vehicle and spoke to the driver. There was no impairment and the driver denied that anything was distracting her. There was no other action taken.

09/30/2021
An inmate was transported from the Union County Jail to a medical appointment in Vermillion. The inmate was then transported to the Clay County Jail.

09/30/2021
A vehicle was stopped and the driver was informed of a non-functioning headlight. The driver was found to be an unlicensed driver and was cited for that offense.

09/29/2021
A vehicle was stopped and the driver was cited for speeding on Highway 46.

09/29/2021
A vehicle was stopped on Main Street in Irene and the driver was informed of non-functioning tail lights.

09/29/2021
A vehicle was stopped on 302nd St and the driver was informed of a non-functioning headlight.

09/29/2021
A deputy investigated a complaint from a parent who reported his daughter was sexually harassed at school by another student. The matter is under investigation.

09/29/2021
A caller reported finding cement dumped in a rural road ditch. A deputy investigated and learned that a ready mix company had accidentally spilled the cement and agreed to go clean it up.

09/28/2021
A patient was transported from the hospital in Vermillion to a Sioux Falls hospital for an involuntary mental health committal.

09/28/2021
A deputy investigated a complaint from a rural resident who said that an employee had his vehicle and had not returned with it. The owner wanted the employee arrested for theft. The deputy worked to locate the vehicle out of concern that the employee may have been involved in a crash. It was found in Sioux Falls undamaged. No crime had been committed since the use had been previously authorized.

09/28/2021
A vehicle was stopped for speeding on Highway 19. The driver was found to have an expired driver's license and was cited for that offense.

09/28/2021
An inmate was transported from the Union County Jail to the Clay County Jail to be processed for release from custody.

09/28/2021
A deputy responded to assist Vermillion police officers at the scene of a report of an assault with a weapon at a Vermillion residence.

09/28/2021
A rural resident reported receiving threatening text messages from unknown numbers threatening harm if he did not pay money the sender claimed he owed. A deputy assured the man that this was a scam attempt intending to coerce him into sending money. The deputy encouraged the caller to speak to his telephone provider so he could have the unknown numbers blocked.

09/28/2021
A vehicle was stopped and the driver was cited for speeding on 455th Avenue south of Wakonda.

09/28/2021
A vehicle was stopped and the driver was cited for speeding on 306th St.

09/28/2021
The School Resource Officer investigated a complaint from a high School student regarding threats made by another student.

09/28/2021
A deputy responded to a report of a vehicle stuck partially the road and partially in the ditch on a gravel road near Gayville. After the owner was unable to be located, the car was towed to clear the road.

09/28/2021
The School Resource Officer investigated a report of an elementary school student bringing marijuana to school. The marijuana was taken from the student. The matter was resolved using school disciplinary policy and the student's parents were notified.

09/27/2021
Deputies responded to assist Vermillion police officers at the scene of an assault in Vermillion.

09/27/2021
A deputy investigated a report of a car trailer stolen from a rural residence.

09/27/2021
A deputy responded to a rural residence to assist a couple who were unable to get out of their car and into the house due to health and mobility issues.

09/27/2021
A deputy responded along with fire units after an elderly rural resident reported issues with her furnace where there was concern it may be a gas leak.

09/27/2021
An inmate was transported to be held at the Union County Jail.

09/27/2021
A deputy responded to assist Vermillion police officers with a death investigation at a Vermillion residence. The death was determined to be due to natural causes.

09/27/2021
Two inmates were transported from the Union County Jail to the Clay County Jail to be processed for release from custody.

09/27/2021
A deputy responded to investigate a report of a burglary at a bar in Irene.

09/26/2021
A deputy investigated a report of a dog biting a child at a rural residence.

09/26/2021
A deputy investigated a report from a rural resident who had found a man and a teen aged boy trespassing on his property.

09/26/2021
A deputy responded to a report of an under aged party with alcohol in a rural farm field. Upon arrival, there was no party as had been described.

09/25/2021
A vehicle was stopped and the driver was cited for speeding on Slant Street in Wakonda.

09/25/2021
A deputy responded to assist Vermillion police officers at the scene of a domestic assault at a Vermillion residence.

09/25/2021
A deputy investigated a death at a Burbank residence. The death was determined to have been due to natural causes.

09/25/2021
A deputy was dispatched to a report of a deceased person at a rural residence. Prior to arrival, the deputy was notified that the address was a Union County residence and the Union County Sheriff responded instead.

09/25/2021
Upon request of the Yankton County Sheriff's Office, a deputy delivered a death notification to a Wakonda resident.

09/25/2021
A deputy assisted Vermillion police officers with detention of an incoming arrestee due to a delay in intake during a busy period in the jail.

09/25/2021
A deputy responded to a report of a medical emergency at a rural residence.

09/24/2021
A vehicle was stopped and the driver was cited for speeding on Main Street in Irene.

09/24/2021
A Wakonda resident reported seeing children riding a go cart on city streets. A deputy responded and spoke to the kids and their mother and they were informed that this was not permitted on the streets.

09/24/2021
An inmate was transported to be held at the Union County Jail. Another inmate was transferred from the Union County Jail to be held at the Minnehaha County Jail.

09/24/2021
A deputy responded to a report of an erratic driver with a passenger who was snorting something in the vehicle. The vehicle was located and marijuana and cocaine were located in it. The passenger was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

09/24/2021
A deputy on patrol observed a stray calf on Frog Creek Road. The calf was herded back into its pasture.

09/24/2021
A deputy investigated a car/deer crash on University Road north of Vermillion.

09/23/2021
A deputy investigated a report of stray cattle near Meckling damaging a nearby corn field.

09/23/2021
Six inmates were transported from the Clay County Jail to be held at the Union County Jail.

09/23/2021
A caller reported a semi operating erratically on Highway 50 east of Vermillion. A deputy responded and located the vehicle. After observation of the vehicle in motion, the deputy determined that there was no reason to suspect impairment and that the issue may have been due to strong crosswind. No action was taken.

09/23/2021
An inmate was transported to a medical appointment and then was returned to the jail.

09/23/2021
A deputy investigated a report of a man violating a protection order in Wakonda. Charges are pending.

09/23/2021
A deputy investigated a one car, non-injury accident on the Highway 50 Bypass.

09/23/2021
Five inmates were transported from the Union County Jail to the Clay County Jail to attend court.

09/23/2021
An Irene resident reported that two dogs were running loose and keeping her awake. A deputy responded but could not locate the dogs.