A two to three week long burglary spree may have come to an end in Beadle County.
Law enforcement arrested four people from Huron who now face multiple felony charges. Officers took 29-year-old Marcus Erickson and 18-year-old Cody Weed into custody Friday and arrested 20-year-old See Vang and 32-year-old Shoa Lee Monday.
The arrests have many people in the Huron area relieved. The suspected burglars entered eight homes in rural Beadle County and got away with thousands of dollars worth of goods. Law enforcement is still working to recover some of the stolen items.
The Beadle County Sheriff's office had a trailer load of stolen items to unload Tuesday. Wade Kaiser's had about $15,000 worth of property disappear from inside his home during the middle of the day.
"A lot of that stuff we didn't think we'd probably ever see back," Kaiser said.
Burglars stole electronics, fishing equipment, guns and food from his house. Others had personal information including Social Security cards go missing. Some lost personal items such as wedding rings.
"There were people that didn't feel safe staying at home alone because the burglaries were happening during the daytime," Sheriff Doug Solem said.
Solem said his department received reports of people knocking on doors in the country and asking if anyone had seen their dog. Evidence suggests the burglars would enter the home and walk out with goods if there was no answer.
Tracing stolen items brought to pawn shops, law enforcement arrested Erickson and Weed on Friday. When officers arrested Vang and Lee Monday, they also found marijuana and meth.
Given the types of items stolen, the arrests couldn't have come soon enough for law enforcement or the victims.
"Some stuff you can buy again but some stuff is personal and it's hard to replace those kinds of things," Kaiser said.
The sheriff had a 30-day free trial of an online service he used to track the stolen items to pawn shops. He says he might be finding room for that in his budget moving forward.