Two disturbances and a DUI reported by the Rapid City Police Department since last weekend

RAPID CITY, S.D. – NewsCenter1 has received an email from Community Relations Specialist, Brendyn Medina containing three RCPD events that happened on March 10,11, and 13.

Disturbance/Altered Firearm – On March 10 at around 1:00 p.m., police were dispatched to 1125 N. Lacrosse Street for a report of a male causing a disturbance in the parking lot.  Police arrived in the area and made contact with a male, identified as 27-year-old Matthew Returnsfromscout, who was known to have a warrant for a parole violation.  At one point during the contact, Returnsfromscout attempted to run from the vehicle and officers.  He was brought to the ground and placed in handcuffs. A search of his person turned up a large quantity of M30 pills (consistent with fentanyl). Police also located pieces of burnt tinfoil in the vehicle, consistent with the ingestion of fentanyl.  A rifle was also located in the vehicle. Ultimately, Returnsfromscout was placed under arrest for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Firearm with a Prior Felony Drug Conviction, Commission of a Felony with a Firearm, Resisting Arrest, and a DOC Warrant.

Disturbance/Probation Hold – On March 11 at around 9:00 a.m., police were dispatched to the 300 block of E. Boulevard North for a report of two females fighting in the street. On arrival, police located and separated both involved parties. One of the parties, identified as Jackie Johnson, was determined to be on probation. Police called her probation officer and a probation hold was requested. Johnson was subsequently transported to the Pennington County Jail, where a syringe containing a substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine was located on her person. She was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance and a Probation Hold.

DUI – At around 11:05 p.m. on March 13, police observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed westbound on Saint Joseph Street. The officer confirmed the vehicle was traveling 63 MPH in a 35 MPH using radar. The vehicle abruptly turned onto Steele Avenue. The officer initiated a traffic stop and the vehicle slowed down and turned off its headlights. The vehicle then abruptly sped up and re-activated it headlights. Police pursued the vehicle until it turned into a parking lot near the intersection of E. Main Street North and Steele Avenue. The driver quickly put the vehicle into reverse and struck the officer’s patrol vehicle. The officer exited her patrol vehicle, commanding the driver to turn the vehicle off and step out. The driver was detained in handcuffs and identified as 33-year-old Adam Neumiller of Rapid City. Police noted the smell of an alcoholic beverage coming from Neumiller’s person. Following a DUI investigation, it was determined that Neumiller was too impaired to safely operate a motor vehicle. He was placed under arrest for DUI (2nd), Eluding, Speeding, No Proof of Insurance, and an active Warrant. The investigation into the crash with our patrol car is being handled by the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office.

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