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Hill City burglary spree results in three arrests

Pennington County Sheriff's Department

Hill City residents and businesses were the victims of a burglary spree over the weekend resulting in three arrests according to the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities identified the suspects as Joseph Patterson, 35, Hayley Still, 19, and Krzysztof Skora, 33, They face several charges including third-degree burglary and aggravated criminal entry of a motor vehicle.

This comes just days after three were arrested in nearby Summerset in connection to an unrelated series burglaries resulting in the theft of over $11,000 of equipment.

Main Street candy store Turtle Town was hit in the spree, and multiple cars were entered unlawfully and looted after being left unlocked.

C.J. Keene is a Rapid City-based journalist covering the legal system, education, and culture