Deputy Heath Lowry
Custer County Sheriff’s Office
Sunday October 23 to Saturday October 29, 2016
Medical calls for the week: 12
Call of the Week: On Monday October 25 deputies responded to the intersection of Montgomery and 9th Street in Custer for a disturbance in progress. Upon arrival 2 males were observed arguing. When records were checked a 24 year old male was arrested for a warrant out of Pennington County. A 31 year old male was also arrested for a probation violation. His breath tested positive at nearly 3 times the legal limit and he was prohibited from drinking. Both were booked into the Pennington County Jail without incident. Stupid is as stupid does. I continue to wonder if they will ever learn.
Sunday October 23
Deputies responded to Hill City to assist units from the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office on a fight in progress. The matter was resolved and the deputy returned to Custer County.
A female from Pennington County was conducting tests on 24/7 when she tested positive for alcohol. She was transported to the Hill City substation where Pennington County took custody of the subject.
Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance in the Box Canyon area near Hermosa. A 38 year old male was asked by others to leave the property. No charges were appropriate and a report was filed.
Monday October 24
A business alarm was accidentally tripped in the 1000 block of Mount Rushmore Road. There were no issues found when the deputy arrived.
An unknown suspect(s) broke out several windows out of the old Custer Elementary School. A report was filed.
An injured deer was euthanized at a business on Sylvan Lake Road just south of Highway 16A.
A trespassing issue was resolved in the Custer Highlands area when a mobile home was moved off of the complainant’s property after it was illegally parked there.
Tuesday October 25
An alarm was reported at a down town Custer credit union. The building was secure when the deputies arrived. The cause of the alarm is unknown and a report was filed.
An unknown suspect(s) damaged a fence and gate on Shirt Tail Canyon Road. The suspect vehicle is believed to be a Ford F150 Pickup. The investigation is ongoing.
A dispute between a boyfriend and girlfriend was reported on Shamrock Road. The female decided to leave for the day to help resolve the matter.
Wednesday October 26
Round 2: Deputies returned to the renewed dispute on Shamrock Road. The parties exchanged some property and the relationship was terminated.
An alarm was accidentally tripped at a business in the 700 block of Mount Rushmore Road. Deputies responded to the business and everything was ok.
Round 3 on Shamrock Road: The male party in the ongoing dispute reported a rifle with scope was reported stolen from the house. A report was filed and the investigation continues.
A disturbance was reported on 5th Street in Custer. The parties separated and the issue was resolved for the day.
Thursday October 27
A possible fraud case was opened on Darcy Lane in Custer. The investigation is ongoing.
A possible poaching was reported on Highway 385 near Mayo Road. The investigation revealed it was not a poaching but the lawful taking of 2 deer by 2 youth hunters. They were accompanied by their grandfathers. Now that is quality time.
Friday October 28
“Loud teenagers” were reported on the playground of a Custer school. When the deputy arrived the teens were gone.
Saturday October 29
Shortly before 3:00 AM a disturbance was reported at a local motel. The 64 year old female was having a mental crisis. She had sprayed pepper spray all over the room and done major damage to the inside of the motel room. After several minutes she was able to be taken into custody. She was booked into the Pennington County Jail without incident.
A 19 year old female failed to show up for her 24/7 testing. On the following Monday she was taken into custody and booked into jail.
A deer was euthanized in the back yard of a residence on 6th Street in Custer.
A suspicious vehicle was reported on south Highway 385. The suspect vehicle was not located.
All Images: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press
All Images – Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press
Saturday, August 13 and the Bulls at the Custer County Fair Bull Riding event in Hermosa, SD were in top form. Jeff Svoboda, Custer County Fair board member explained that: “the bull riding event was added to the county fair 3 years ago and has seen growth every year drawing larger crowds and experienced riders”. The bull ring is smaller than standard allowing better control of the bulls and front row seating for the spectators.
Heather Hunsacker event coordinator, “explained that there were 30 registered riders from 3 different states ranked in Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA), Professional Bull Riding (PBR) and Championship Bull Riding (CBR) competing for a share of $2500.00 in prize money”.
The stock contractors were. Ferguson Bucking Bulls Hermosa, Thad Botwell Bucking Bulls Rapid City, and Jack Coleman Bucking Bulls, Springfield, SD.
Winner of the Custer County Classic Bull Riding are as follows:
Long go Results:
½ split Dewey O’Dea- 81 points
Thunder Boomer-81 points
¾ split Kevin Vocu-77
5. TJ Schmidt-69
6. Charles Winters-66
Short Go Results:
1. TR Stirling-84 points
2. Dewey O’Dea-81 points
Dewey O’Dea winning the average with 162 on two bulls
TR Stirling second with an average of 161 on two bulls
Thunder Boomer with an average of 81 on one bull
Kevin Vocu with an average of 77 on one bull
By Herb Ryan
I made it down to the Custer County Fair in Hermosa SD, Friday night just in time for the free meal and the Ranch Rodeo Calcutta and Rodeo. A Calcutta for those not familiar with the rodeo circuit is an auction where team’s of four are bid on by the rodeo audience, if your bid wins a team and that team wins, you get some cash.. Below are images of the Ranch Rodeo action, rancher’s take note description’s, may be somewhat vague and that’s because,well sad to say.. this was my first Ranch Rodeo event. All events were timed.
The Custer County Fair ends Sunday afternoon at 4:00 pm.
12:00 Noon Pee Wee Stock Show
Showmanship Round Robin
Commercial Beef Show
Registered Beef Show
1:00 PM Kinda Corkie – Wine Garden
4:00 – 7:00 PM American Legion Beers & Ears
SUNDAY, AUGUST 14
8 – 9:00 AM Plant Swap Check-in
8 – 10:00 AM Pancake Breakfast Sponsored by Crawford Livestock Auction, Hermosa
Roping Club, Great Western Bank, Black Hills Meat Co.,
Nelson’s Oil Gas
9:30 AM Custer County Church Service
10:00 AM Parade Lineup
10 – 11:00 AM Plant Swap Pick-up
10:30 AM Parade Judging
11:00 AM PARADE
12:00 NOON PLAY DAY ENTRIES CLOSE
Award presentation – Overall Trophies, 777,
12 – 3:00 pm 2ND ANNUAL CAR SHOW
1:00 PM Ice Cream Crankoff
1:30 PM Black Hills In Motion Cloggers
2:30 pm Car Show Awards Presentation
2:00 – 4:00 PM Pick up Entries & Premiums