UNDATED – (DRG News) This week’s Homecoming activities have already resulted into some calls to authorities about mischief involving Gov-mobiles. Although Pierre officials have not had any calls yet, Fort Pierre has logged some reports of problems with the occupants of the vehicles. Stanley County Sheriff Brad Rathbun says his office has been contacted about some kids shooting a BB gun at Gov-mobiles in Fort Pierre, plus there have been reports of people tossing objects from the vehicles, rock throwing and drivers crashing the vehicles together. Rathbun says the incidents are still under investigation, but he advises youth that deputies will be watching for traffic law violations. He says he doesn’t want to see someone get hurt and says those that are driving the Homecoming-themed vehicles should make sure they follow all traffic rules.
Meanwhile in Pierre, Captain Elton Blemaster of the Pierre Police Department says his office hasn’t had any Gov-mobile calls and he hopes that trend continues. Blemaster says the School Resource Officer spoke with students at Riggs and let them know that they still have to obey traffic and seatbelt laws and the Gov-mobiles have to be in running order. He also told the students that they should avoid tossing items out of vehicles, launching water balloons and other such activities that are against rules. Blemaster says homecoming is about having fun and school spirit and is not about criminal activity. Like Rathbun, Blemaster says his officers will be on the watch this week.
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