Davison County Sheriff investigating crimes in rural Mount Vernon following viral social media post

May 23—MOUNT VERNON, S.D. — The Davison County Sheriff's Office is investigating a potential burglary and grand theft in rural Mount Vernon after suspicious activity was reported by a property owner in the area.

According to the sheriff's office, a resident in rural Mount Vernon reported that on May 22 five individuals were found on his property outside the residence. The individuals left the property after being noticed by its owner, who was mowing at the time.

Later in the evening, the property owner discovered people had been in the house and that money was missing. The property owner said that on May 21 a different group of individuals were on the property saying their vehicle had run out of fuel. The owner told this group of people to leave the property, according to the release.

It is unknown at this time whether the incidents were related.

The Davison County Sheriff's Office is investigating the incidents as potential grand theft and burglary violations, and noted that the only vehicle description is a light-colored four-door sedan with unknown license plates.

Officials say that anyone with information about the cases to contact the Davison County Sheriff's Office at 605-995-8630.