Meade County, SD

Authorities identify man who died in Sturgis motorcycle accident

STURGIS, S.D. — Authorities have confirmed the identity of a man that died Tuesday night in a motorcycle accident in Sturgis. Pennington County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Helene Duhamel confirmed that 59-year-old Ron Brevka died after being transported to Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City on Wednesday. NewsCenter1 has...
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Meade County Sheriff’s Office seeking help locating stolen vehicle

STURGIS, S.D. — The Meade County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help Friday in locating a pickup truck stolen from the Buffalo Chip. The pickup truck is a black Ford F350 Super Duty with South Dakota license plates 49HB22, and the back window has a sticker that says “LGND”.
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Meade County Sheriff to say goodbye to the Sturgis Rally soon

STURGIS, S.D. – With the last media briefing Friday afternoon, conversation centered on Sheriff Ron Merwin since he’s nearly done working his last Rally. Merwin has been sheriff since 1990, but has been around for 40 of the 82 rallies. “It’s kind of bittersweet,” he said. “My first...
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Arrests made following Sturgis Amber Alert

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - Tuesday night an Amber Alert was issued in South Dakota concerning two Canadian children allegedly taken by their non-custodial mother and her companion. Meade County Sheriff Ron Merwin says Benjamin Moore, Leah Potts and the two children were staying at the Glencoe CampResort when officers...

Canadian children in Amber Alert rescued in Meade County

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - Details have not been released but a social media post by the Meade County Sheriff’s Office states that Luna and Hunter Potts, taken by their noncustodial mother and her companion, have been found safe. “The team work of DCI, The Sheriff’s Office, SD Highway...

Amber Alert ends in Meade County

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — An Amber Alert that started in Canada came to an end in western KELOLAND. The alert was issued in South Dakota late Tuesday night. Authorities were looking for a 7- and 8-year-old who were with their non-custodial mother and her common-law partner, Benjamin Moore, who has a history of sexual offenses.

AMBER ALERT UPDATE: Endangered children located safe in South Dakota

UPDATE 4:00 P.M. – According to Meade County Sheriff Ron Merwin, the children were recovered at the Glencoe Campground, around five miles east of downtown Sturgis. “They had gotten to their car and were going to leave, but there was a traffic stop made. They were both taken into custody without incident,” Sheriff Merwin said. “The kids have been taken to and placed with DSS and everybody is good. Very quiet stop and Canada is very happy. I talked to them today and they were totally impressed that with the rally going on, they said. I think it was within ninety minutes of the alert going out we had them in custody.”

Parking violations up in early days of Sturgis Rally

STURGIS, S.D. (KOTA) - Law enforcement officials in the city of Sturgis and Meade County say that although the crowd at the rally has been smaller than recent years, they’re seeing higher jail numbers. Meade County Sheriff Ron Merwin said at Monday’s daily press conference that with not as...

Little Elk Creek area to remain temporarily closed for construction

SPEARFISH, S.D. — Starting August 8, construction will begin on a short access road to the Little Elk Creek parking area located near Piedmont in the Black Hills National Forest. Due to the construction activities and for public safety, the area will remain closed from Aug. 8-12. The construction...

Jo Ann Strong

Jo Ann (Anders) Strong was born July 17, 1927, to Carl and Alice (Edwards) Anders at Marcus, SD. She passed away on July 27, 2022. She was the third child of five: Vernon, Bernard, Jo, Ronald and Marvin Anders. Jo attended rural Meade County Schools, then high school in Faith...

Department of Public Safety, local law enforcement holding 13 sobriety checkpoints this month

Thirteen sobriety checkpoints in 11 different counties are planned for the month of August, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. The monthly checkpoints are designed to encourage people to not drink and drive. The checkpoints are funded by the South Dakota Office of Highway Safety and conducted by the South Dakota Highway Patrol with the help of local law enforcement.