An 18 year old Mitchell South Dakota man was arrested on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 on two counts of third degree burglary, one count stolen property, and one count intentional damage to property.

Mitchell Police were called to an area business Wednesday morning after an employee arrived to work and noticed a window had been broken.

When they arrived they found 18 year old Dalton Jerome Erickson sleeping inside with several stoles cellular phones in his possession, along with other items from a near by store that appeared to have been stolen.

The total value of the items recovered are estimated between $2,500 and $5,000.

According to police both businesses appear to have been forcibly entered. Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor in the break-ins.

Source: KDLT TV