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Home intruder arrested after surveillance operation

Brookings police arrest a juvenile who had entered a Brookings residence in the early morning hours of May 10th.

It happened shortly before 3:00 o’clock that morning on the 1000 block of Third Avenue South. The doors had been unlocked. The female resident saw the suspect and screamed. He ran from the residence.

Assistant Police Chief Derrick Powers says the suspect returned to the same residence in the early morning hours of the 12th and 13th.

Powers says police had set up surveillance at the scene. That led to the arrest of a 17-year-old male. He has been charged as a juvenile with two counts of 1st degree burglary and stalking.

Powers says they believe incidents of this type have been going on in that area since October of last year. Powers says police are seeking information from anyone who may have experienced something similar in that area but did not previously report it.