Hamlin County Sheriff’s Office busy last weekend

HAMLIN COUNTY(KXLG)- The Hamlin County Sheriff’s Office made three significant arrests during the busy weekend.

On Friday, June 14th, around 9:30 p.m., a traffic stop was conducted on SD Highway 28 just outside Estelline near the Deuel/Hamlin County line. The driver, identified as 18-year-old Gavin Johnson of Watertown, was found to have a warrant from Hamlin County for Failure to Appear in court. Johnson was arrested for Driving while his License was Revoked, Possession of Tobacco Product Underage, Possession of Alcohol Underage, and the Hamlin County Warrant. He was taken to the Brookings County jail and was able to bond out over the weekend.

The following day, Saturday, June 15th, at around 8:44 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy encountered an individual at a business in Norden Township who matched the description of a person with a warrant out of Hamlin County. The individual, identified as 40-year-old Pedro Pablo Machado of Hayti, was found to be intoxicated behind the wheel. A Preliminary Breath Test (PBT) was administered at the scene and returned a result over double the legal limit. Machado was arrested for DUI, Driving Without a Valid License, Failure to Appear on another DUI, Driving without a License, and an Open Container warrant out of Hamlin County. He is currently being held at the Brookings County jail with no bond.

On Sunday, June 16th, at around 4:15 a.m., deputies were dispatched to 4th Street North in Estelline following a 911 call reporting a family dispute. At the scene, deputies discovered that a man had been drinking, and an argument had ensued. The man, identified as 49-year-old Santos Israel Mojica Solorzano of Estelline, allegedly choked a woman during the dispute. The woman was taken by Estelline Ambulance to the Brookings Hospital. Solorzano was arrested for Felony Aggravated Assault and is currently being held at the Brookings County jail on a $5,000 cash-only bond.

These incidents highlight the Hamlin County Sheriff’s Office’s ongoing efforts to ensure their community’s safety and security.