Four people have been arrested and charged in connection with a burglary that occurred in Lake County this past weekend. Lake County Sheriff Tim Walburg said that in the early morning hours of Sunday, June 13th, Lake County 911 received a call of a suspicious vehicle at a storage unit east of Madison on Highway 34. When law enforcement arrived, it was discovered that occupants from two vehicles gained access to a storage unit and began to take items from it. During their investigation, law enforcement found methamphetamine and a firearm. 30-year-old Robert Kafka of Sioux Falls was arrested for Third Degree Burglary and Grand Theft, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), and Possession of a firearm while committing a felony. Along with Kafka, law enforcement also arrested 32-year-old Brian Graves of Madison on charges of Third Degree Burglary, Grand Theft, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
During the course of the investigation, Sheriff Walburg said that two other people were located and arrested for other various charges. They were 30-year-old Jackelyn Howe of Madison, who was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of a firearm while committing a felony. Also, 28-year-old Nikol Purucker of Sioux Falls, who was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and False Impersonation with Intent to Deceive. Purucker also had warrants from three other counties for Methamphetamine and Possession of Stolen Property. Bond has been established at 75-hundred dollars cash only for Kafka and Graves, five-thousand dollars cash only for Howe, and 25-hundred dollars cash only for Purucker with warrants from the other counties.
Assisting the Lake County Sheriff’s Office in this investigation were the Madison Police Department and the South Dakota Highway Patrol.