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Fire

Reported: Tuesday, 11/12/19 @ 1041
Location: 200 blk of N. Elk St. (Elkton, SD)

On the above date and time the Elkton Fire Dept., and Brookings County Sheriff’s Office responded to a garage that was on fire in the 200 blk of N. Elk St. in Elkton, SD. It was believed that the fire started in the electrical box inside of the garage. There was several cars inside of the garage that included a 1967 Dodge Charger, 1971 Plymouth Duster, 1979 Dodge Colt, YZ250 dirt bike, 1989 Kawasaki 550 motorcycle, various tools, and stereo system. There was also a Chevy Silverado pickup parked next to the garage that received some $5,000.00 worth of damage. Everything that was inside of the garage was a complete loss. A utility pole, wire and transformer owned by Ottertail Power Company received some $5,000.00 worth of damage. The total amount lost in the fire is estimated at $124,000.00. The fire is under investigation with the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office.

Scott Sebring
Assistant Sheriff
Brookings County Sheriff’s Office
315 7th Ave
Brookings, SD 57006
605-696-8300




Fire

Reported: Monday, 11/11/19 @ 2115
Location: AG First Farmers Coop-Volga (104 Kasan Ave.)
On the above date and time the Volga Fire Dept., Brookings Ambulance, and Brookings County Sheriff’s Office responded to a grain dryer that was on fire at the above location. The fire was quickly extinguished and the only damage was to the grain dryer. The cause of the fire is believed to be an equipment malfunction, and the damage is unknown at this time. The fire is under investigation with the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office.

Scott Sebring
Assistant Sheriff
Brookings County Sheriff’s Office
315 7th Ave
Brookings, SD 57006
605-696-8300




Vandalism

Reported: Wednesday, 10/30/19 @ 1100
Location: Alley of 108 Kasan Ave. (Volga, SD)

On the above date and time the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a Pontiac Montana minivan that was parked in the alley at the above location that had the spark plug wires cut. The owner of the minivan advised it would cost approx. $180.00 to repair. The vandalism occurred sometime between Wednesday, 10/16/19 to when it was reported. Anyone with any information about this case can contact the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office at 605-696-8300 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously by visiting www.brookingsareacrimestoppers.com or by calling 605-692-STOP (7867).

Scott Sebring
Assistant Sheriff
Brookings County Sheriff’s Office
315 7th Ave
Brookings, SD 57006
605-696-8300




Vehicle Fire

Reported: 10/30/19
Location: I29 MM132

On the above date and time the Brookings Fire Dept. and Brookings County Sheriff’s Office responded to a vehicle on fire at the above location. It was found that the driver noticed smoke coming from the engine compartment of the 2000 Chevy Blazer they were driving. The driver stopped the vehicle, which became engulfed in flames. The Brookings Fire extinguished the flames and the vehicle was a total loss. The fire is under investigation with the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office.

Scott Sebring
Assistant Sheriff
Brookings County Sheriff’s Office
315 7th Ave
Brookings, SD 57006
605-696-8300




Hit and Run

Reported: Friday, 10/25/19 @ 1840
Location: 700 blk of 5th St. (Volga, SD)

On the above date and time the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a hit and run at the above location. It was found that a 2009 Chevy Aveo was stuck in the rear bumper causing some $1,500.00 worth of damage. The owner of the vehicle advised that they did not know the date or location as to where the accident happened. The accident is under investigation with the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone with any information about this case can contact the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office at 605-696-8300 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously by visiting www.brookingsareacrimestoppers.com or by calling 605-692-STOP (7867).

Scott Sebring
Assistant Sheriff
Brookings County Sheriff’s Office
315 7th Ave
Brookings, SD 57006
605-696-8300




Fall Harvest

During the fall harvest season the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office and Brookings County Highway Department would like to be proactive in keeping the traveling public safe. Farmers are busy with harvest and due to the wet conditions there maybe times where mud and debris from the fields is dragged onto county roads. This is causing roadways to become slippery and hazardous at times. Everyone is doing their best to keep the roads clear and safe. We encourage the traveling public to use caution and slow down this harvest season. If you encounter any road hazards on county roads please contact the Brookings County Highway Department at 696-8270.

Scott Sebring
Assistant Sheriff
Brookings County Sheriff’s Office
315 7th Ave
Brookings, SD 57006
605-696-8300




Theft.

Reported: Sunday, 10/13/19 @ 1100
Location: 217th St. and 469th Ave. (Rural Brookings, SD)

On the above date and time the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office took a report of the theft of a 12 gauge Remington 870 pump shotgun with a wood stock valued at $250.00, and a pair of Frogtogs waders valued at $100.00. The waders and shotgun were left leaning on a hay bale near some public hunting area for a half hour and when they returned they were gone. The theft occurred sometime between 1000 to 1030. Anyone with any information about this case can contact the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office at 605-696-8300 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously by visiting www.brookingsareacrimestoppers.com or by calling 605-692-STOP (7867).

Scott Sebring
Assistant Sheriff
Brookings County Sheriff’s Office
315 7th Ave
Brookings, SD 57006
605-696-8300




Fire

Reported: Sunday, 10/13/19 @ 0834
Location: 464th Ave. & 215th St. (Rural Volga)

On the above date and time the Volga Fire Dept., and Brookings County Sheriff’s Office responded to a vehicle fire at the above location. It was found that the 1999 Ford F350 stalled and the driver was able to get it started and then smelt smoke and then saw smoke coming from the vents inside the vehicle and under the hood. The driver was able to safely exit the vehicle, which then became engulfed in flames. The Volga Fire Dept. was able to extinguish the fire but the vehicle was a total loss. The fire is believed to be mechanical or electrical in nature and is under investigation with the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office.

Scott Sebring
Assistant Sheriff
Brookings County Sheriff’s Office
315 7th Ave
Brookings, SD 57006
605-696-8300




Burglary

Reported: Saturday, 09/28/19 @ 1208
Location: 3250 Western Ave. S. (Rural Brookings, SD)
On the above date and time the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a burglary at the above location from an abandoned mobile home. The owner found that the back door had been kicked in and tools, 2 bows, a flat screen TV, homemade jewelry, an X box, and a wii were stolen. The burglary occurred sometime between Saturday, 09/14/19 to when it was noticed on Saturday, 09/28/19. Anyone with any information about this case can contact the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office at 605-696-8300 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously by visiting www.brookingsareacrimestoppers.com or by calling 605-692-STOP (7867).

Scott Sebring
Assistant Sheriff
Brookings County Sheriff’s Office
315 7th Ave
Brookings, SD 57006
605-696-8300




Injury Accident

Reported: Wednesday, 10-9-19 @ 1835hrs
Location: I-29 140 mile post

Driver: Quinn E. Petersen Age: 24
Toronto, SD
Vehicle: 2012 Chrysler 200 LX Damage: Total loss

On the above date and time the White Fire Dept., White Ambulance, and Brookings County Sheriff’s Office responded to the above location for a single vehicle rollover accident. It was found that 24 year old Quinn Petersen was travelling north on I-29 at the above location and had lost consciousness. The vehicle crossed the left lane and into the median, across the southbound lane of traffic, went through a fence, off an embankment vaulting into the air, and landing upside down in a body of water. The driver was able to get out of the vehicle and was transported to the Brookings Hospital with unknown injuries. The vehicle was a complete loss. The driver was believed to be intoxicated from ingesting a toxic substance and is facing charges of inhaling a substance to become intoxicated, DUI 3rd, and reckless driving. The accident is under investigation with the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office.

Scott Sebring
Assistant Sheriff
Brookings County Sheriff’s Office
315 7th Ave
Brookings, SD 57006
605-696-8300




Hobo Days 2019

Arrest Report

These were the 46 arrests booked in to the Brookings County Detention Center from Thursday Oct. 3rd at 6:00 pm through Sunday, Oct. 6th 12:00 pm.

Charges include:

18 - DUI charges
10 - Misdemeanor Drug Charges
5 - Felony Drug Charges
3 - Assault charges
18 - Underage Possession Alcohol or Open Container charges
1 - Indecent Exposure
13 - Disorderly Conduct/ Obstructing LEO/ Resisting Arrest
3 - Intentional Damage to Property
2 - Entering or Remaining in Building/ Trespassing
13 – Misc. Traffic charges

Scott Sebring
Assistant Sheriff
Brookings County Sheriff’s Office
315 7th Ave
Brookings, SD 57006
605-696-8300




Injury accident

Reported: Friday, 10/04/19 @ 0755
Location: 218th St. & 487th Ave. (Rural Elkton, SD)

Driver unit 1: Brandi Mcdowell Age: 39
Elkton, SD
Vehicle: 2008 Chevy Equinox Damage: $8,000.00

Driver unit 2: Susan Sudtelgte Age: 64
Elkton, SD
Vehicle: 2009 Ford F150 Damage: $2,500.00

On the above date and time the Elkton Fire Dept., Elkton Ambulance, and Brookings County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 2 vehicle injury accident at the above location. Brandi Mcdowell was traveling south in her 2008 Chevy Equinox and Susan Sudtelgte was traveling west in her 2009 Ford F150. The vehicles had slowed at the intersection but due to the unharvested corn in the field on the northeast side of the intersection as views were obstructed. The vehicles then collided at the intersection. Brandi Mcdowell was transported to the Brookings Hospital by the Elkton Ambulance with unknown injuries. The accident is under investigation with the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office.

Scott Sebring
Assistant Sheriff
Brookings County Sheriff’s Office
315 7th Ave
Brookings, SD 57006
605-696-8300




Vandalism & burglary

Reported: Saturday, 10/05/19 @ 1630
Location: 47717 SD Hwy 324 (Rural Elkton, SD)

On the above date and time the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported vandalism and burglary at the above location. It was found that someone had broken two windows out of an old shed and also entered a machine shed and stole a red bolt cutter, a yellow 50 foot extension cord, two six pronged fish spears, a yellow 2000 pound floor jack, and a trail camera. The damage and theft occurred sometime between 10/03/19 to when it was noticed on 10/05/19. Anyone with any information about this case can contact the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office at 605-696-8300 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously by visiting www.brookingsareacrimestoppers.com or by calling 605-692-STOP (7867).

Scott Sebring
Assistant Sheriff
Brookings County Sheriff’s Office
315 7th Ave
Brookings, SD 57006
605-696-8300




Fight/Stabbing

Reported: 9/28/19 @1712hrs
Location: 4000 block of Western Ave. South, Brookings County

On Saturday afternoon, 09-28-19, at about 5:12 PM, Brookings County Sheriff, Brookings Police, and Brookings Ambulance were summoned to the 4200 block of Western Avenue South for a report of a fight and stabbing. On arrival, a 37 year old male was found to have a single stab wound to the lower abdomen. The other party involved in the fight, a 15 year male, had fled the scene, but a short time later presented himself to law enforcement at the Brookings County Sheriffs Office. The 37 year old, identified as Brookings resident Justin Proctor, was taken to the Brookings Hospital by ambulance and then air lifted to Avera Hospital in Sioux Falls. Several hours later, Proctor succumb to his injuries and died. The 15 year old male was interviewed by law enforcement, examined at the Brookings Hospital for injuries sustained in the fight, and then released. He is not deemed a threat to the public. The investigation is ongoing and an autopsy for Proctor is scheduled for Monday morning. The 15 year old juvenile’s name will not be released at this time. The State’s Attorney’s Office will be making a decision as to whether or not there will be charges in the matter. Further investigation will be conducted by the Sheriff’s Office and the South Dakota DCI.

Scott Sebring
Assistant Sheriff
Brookings County Sheriff’s Office
315 7th Ave
Brookings, SD 57006
605-696-8300




Injury accident

Reported Saturday, 09/21/19 @ 1330
Location: 100 Blk of Main St. in White, SD

Driver: Robert Nicholas Waligoske Age: 41
Brookings, SD
Vehicle: 1981 Honda GL100B motorcycle Damage: $3,000.00

On the above date and time the White Ambulance, and Brookings County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 1 vehicle injury motorcycle accident at the above location. It was found that 41 year old Robert Walgoske was traveling westbound on Main St. from Hooker Ave. The driver said that he believed he struck a pothole and lost control of the motorcycle and it tipped onto its side. The driver was taken to the Brookings Hospital Emergency Room by the White Ambulance with unknown injuries. The motorcycle received an estimated $3,000.00 worth of damage. The accident is under investigation with the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office.

Scott Sebring
Assistant Sheriff
Brookings County Sheriff’s Office
315 7th Ave
Brookings, SD 57006
605-696-8300




Accident (Hit and Run)

Reported: Saturday, 09/21/19 @ 1241
Location: 471st Ave. & 216th St.
On the above date and time the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a hit and run accident at the above location. It was found that a vehicle was traveling northbound on 471st Ave near 216th St. where it entered the east ditch and struck a stop sign and two reflective delineator poles. Parts from the suspect vehicle were found at the scene, which identified it as a 2006 to 2008 Ford F150 XLT. The signs are owned by Brookings County and the cost to replace them is unknown at this time. Anyone with any information about this case can contact the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office at 605-696-8300 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously by visiting www.brookingsareacrimestoppers.com or by calling 605-692-STOP (7867).

Scott Sebring
Assistant Sheriff
Brookings County Sheriff’s Office
315 7th Ave
Brookings, SD 57006
605-696-8300




Injury accident

Reported: Monday, 09/16/19 @ 1946
Location: 204th St. near 460th Ave.

Driver: Damon William Becker Age: 21
Brookings, SD
Vehicle: 2014 Ford F150 Damage: $4000.00

On the above date and time the Bruce Fire Dept., Brookings Ambulance, and Brookings County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported injury accident at the above location. It was found that 21 year old Damon Becker was traveling eastbound on 204th St. near 460th Ave., when an unknown vehicle that he believed to be a Chevy Avalanche that was traveling westbound came into his lane of traffic. He swerved to avoid a collision and entered the south ditch and into a body of water. Damon was transported to the Brookings Hospital by the Brookings Ambulance with unknown injuries. The vehicle that came into his lane of traffic never stopped and is unknown at this time. The accident is under investigation with the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone with any information about this case can contact the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office at 605-696-8300 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously by visiting www.brookingsareacrimestoppers.com or by calling 605-692-STOP (7867).

Scott Sebring
Assistant Sheriff
Brookings County Sheriff’s Office
315 7th Ave
Brookings, SD 57006
605-696-8300




Stolen Hand Gun

Reported: Wednesday, 09/04/19 @ 1630
Location: 3250 Western Ave. S. #22 (Rural Brookings, SD)

On the above date and time the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a stolen 9mm Smith and Wesson pistol. The pistol was stolen from an unlocked camper outside of the residence sometime between Wednesday, 09/04/19 at 1330 to 1500. The upper receiver of the pistol is silver in color and the hand grip is black. The pistol was not loaded and did not contain a magazine. The pistol is valued at $500.00. Anyone with any information about this case can contact the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office at 605-696-8300 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously by visiting www.brookingsareacrimestoppers.com or by calling 605-692-STOP (7867).

Scott Sebring
Assistant Sheriff
Brookings County Sheriff’s Office
315 7th Ave
Brookings, SD 57006
605-696-8300




Motor Cycle Injury Accident

Reported: Saturday, 08/31/19 @ 1243
Location: Hwy 324 near 479th Ave.

Driver of unit 1: Patrick Allen Patenode Age: 63
Clark, SD
Vehicle 1: 2012 Harley Davison Motorcycle. Damage: Total loss

Driver of unit 2: Thomas Michael Owen Age: 51
Spearfish, SD
Vehicle 2: 2008 Harley Davison Motorcycle. Damage: $3,000.00

On the above date and time the Aurora Fire Dept., Brookings Ambulance, Elkton Ambulance, South Dakota Hwy Patrol, and Brookings County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two vehicle motorcycle accident at the above location. It was found that 63 year old Patrick Allen Patenode was traveling east on SD 324 near 479th Ave. when he lost control of his 2012 Harley Davison motorcycle, while transitioning from completed asphalt to asphalt with fresh oil. The motorcycle was laid on its side and the driver fell from the motorcycle in the eastbound lane of traffic.

51 year old Thomas Michael Owen was also traveling eastbound in his 2008 Harley Division and swerved to miss the driver of unit 1 Patrick Allen Patenode who was laying in the eastbound lane of travel after tipping over his motorcycle. When Thomas swerved to miss Patrick he tipped his motorcycle over.

Patrick Allen Patenode was transported to the Brookings Hospital Emergency Room by the Brookings Ambulance with unknown injuries and later airlifted to Avera Hospital in Sioux Falls with unknown injuries.

Thomas Michael Owen was transported to the Brookings Hospital Emergency Room by the Elkton Ambulance with unknown injuries.

Both riders were participating the Disabled American Veterans Poker Run. Neither rider was wearing a helmet. The accident is under investigation with the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office.

Scott Sebring
Assistant Sheriff
Brookings County Sheriff’s Office
315 7th Ave
Brookings, SD 57006
605-696-8300




Burglary

Reported: Thursday, 08/29/19 @ 1400
Location: City of Sinai Maintenance Shop, 318 Main Ave. Sinai, SD.

On the above date and time the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office responded to a burglary at the above location. It was found that sometime between Tuesday evening, 08/27/19 to Thursday, 08/28/19 when it was noticed a suspect or suspects broke into the City of Sinai’s Maintenance Shop and stole a Stihl Chainsaw, 2 weed eaters, and a tool box with multiple tools. The exterior door to the shop was left unlocked, but the suspect or suspect’s used a pry bar to gain entry to a locked interior room where the stolen items were kept. The value of the stolen items and damage to the lock and door is unknown at this time. Anyone with any information about this case can contact the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office at 605-696-8300 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously by visiting www.brookingsareacrimestoppers.com or by calling 605-692-STOP (7867).

Scott Sebring
Assistant Sheriff
Brookings County Sheriff’s Office
315 7th Ave
Brookings, SD 57006
605-696-8300




Burglary

Reported: Tuesday, 08/27/19 @ 1745
Location: Elkton Municipal Bar 112 Elk St. N. Elkton, SD.
On the above date and time the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a burglary at the Elkton Municipal Bar in Elkton, SD. It was found a suspect entered the bar by breaking some boards in the fence in the beer garden located on the south side of the bar. The suspect used a pipe to pry open the door in the beer garden and entered the bar at 0702 and steals an undisclosed amount of cash from the register and leaves the bar. The suspect was seen on video and is described as a male subject 5’11” to 6’0” tall wearing blue jeans, a black shirt, black shoes, and a white hat. He appeared to be 215 to 220 pounds with a larger belly. He was last seen fleeing the bar at 0703 heading east across the alley toward Antelope St. Anyone with any information about this case can contact the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office at 605-696-8300 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously by visiting www.brookingsareacrimestoppers.com or by calling 605-692-STOP (7867). 

Scott Sebring
Assistant Sheriff
Brookings County Sheriff’s Office
315 7th Ave
Brookings, SD 57006
605-696-8300




Burglary

Reported: Tuesday, 08/27/19 @ 1403
Location: Elkton Lumber Yard 103 W. 2nd St., Elkton, SD
On the above date and time the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a burglary at the Elkton Lumber Yard in Elkton, SD. It was found that a suspect or suspects pried open the back door to the business and entered the building and stole a 1.75 bottle of Crown Royal Whiskey valued at $40.00. The damage to the door is estimated at $300.00. The break in occurred sometime between Monday, 08/26/19 to when the business opened in the morning of Tuesday, 08/27/19. Anyone with any information about this case can contact the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office at 605-696-8300 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously by visiting www.brookingsareacrimestoppers.com or by calling 605-692-STOP (7867).

Scott Sebring
Assistant Sheriff
Brookings County Sheriff’s Office
315 7th Ave
Brookings, SD 57006
605-696-8300




Theft

Reported: Saturday, 08/24/19 @ 1714
Location: Lake Poinsett State Park. (Rural Arlington, SD)
On the above date and time the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office took a report of approximately $2,000.00 worth of stolen fishing rods, reels, and tackle. The theft occurred at the Lake Poinsett State Park boat ramp and were taken from a boat that was covered and parked in the parking lot on Saturday, 08/24/19 between the hours of 0930 to 1300. Anyone with any information about this case can contact the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office at 605-696-8300 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously by visiting www.brookingsareacrimestoppers.com or by calling 605-692-STOP (7867).

Scott Sebring
Assistant Sheriff
Brookings County Sheriff’s Office
315 7th Ave
Brookings, SD 57006
605-696-8300




Injury accident

Reported: Monday, 08/26/19 @ 1845
Location: 48506 209th St. (Rural Elkton, SD)

Driver: Dianne West Age: 59
Sioux Falls, SD
Vehicle: 2009 Harley Davidson Motorcycle Damage: $1,200.00.

On the above date and time the Elkton Ambulance, South Dakota Hwy Patrol, and Brookings County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one vehicle injury accident at the above location. It was found that 59 year old Dianne West was driving her 2009 Harly Davidson motorcycle heading eastbound on 209th ST. from 486th Ave. When she was driving through a patch of mud she lost control of the motorcycle and tipped it over. Dianne was transported to the Brookings Hospital ER by the Elkton Ambulance with unknown injuries. The accident is under investigation by the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office.

Scott Sebring
Assistant Sheriff
Brookings County Sheriff’s Office
315 7th Ave
Brookings, SD 57006
605-696-8300




Fire

Reported: Sunday, 08/25/19 @ 0457
Location: SDSU Dairy Research Farm, 3219 Medary Ave. (Rural Brookings, SD)

On the above date and time the Brookings Fire Dept., Brookings Ambulance, SDSU Police Dept., and Brookings County Sheriff’s Office responded to a fire at the above location for a barn fire. It was found that bales caught on fire from what is believed to be from heat and internal moisture in that hay bales. The Fire Dept. was able to extinguish the fire, but it is believed that 30 bales were lost with a value of $3,600.00. The damage to the structure is unknown at this time. The fire is under investigation with the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office.

Scott Sebring
Assistant Sheriff
Brookings County Sheriff’s Office
315 7th Ave
Brookings, SD 57006
605-696-8300




Fire

Reported: Friday, 08/23/19 @ 1551
Location: Sinai Fertilizer Shed, Sinai, SD

On the above date and time the Sinai Fire Dept., Volga Fire Dept., and Brookings County Sheriff’s Office responded to a fire at the Sinai Elevators Fertilizer Shed in Sinai. It was found that some chemical residue had started on fire behind a wall. It is believed that the fire was started when a construction worker that was working on the concrete and struck some rebar causing the blade to spark and ignite the chemicals. The building received some $300.00 worth of damage. The fire is under investigation with the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office.

Scott Sebring
Assistant Sheriff
Brookings County Sheriff’s Office
315 7th Ave
Brookings, SD 57006
605-696-8300




Injury accident

Reported: Sunday, 08/25/19 @ 1457
Location: 465th Ave. & 213th St. (Volga, SD)

Driver unit 1: Zachary Perry Age: 24
Bruce, SD
Vehicle 1: 1992 Ford F250 Damage: $2,000.00

Driver unit 2: Alyssa Hoebelheinrich Age: 20
Le Mars, IA
Vehicle 2: 2011 Chevy Cruze Damage: $5,000.00

On the above date and time Volga Fire Dept., Brookings Ambulance, Brookings Police Dept., SDHP, and Brookings County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two vehicle injury accident at the above location. It was found that Unit 1 was traveling west and Unit 2 was traveling north. Unit 2 was unable two stop at the uncontrolled intersection due to the gravel road. Unit 2 then struck Unit 1 on the front drivers side of unit 1. Unit 1 then rolled several times and the driver of unit 1 Zachary Perry was ejected from the vehicle. Zachary was not wearing a seat belt and was transported to the Brookings Hospital by the Brookings Ambulance. A 23 year old passenger received minor injuries and was seen by the Brookings Ambulance at the scene but was not transported. The driver of unit 2 20 year old Alyssa Hoebelheinrich was issued a citation for failure to yield right of way at an intersection. 24 year old Zachary Perry will be charged on complaint for a seat belt violation. The accident is under investigation with the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office.

Scott Sebring
Assistant Sheriff
Brookings County Sheriff’s Office
315 7th Ave
Brookings, SD 57006
605-696-8300




Theft

Reported: Monday, 08/19/19 @ 1030
Location: 46976 200th St. (Brookings, SD)

On the above date and time a rural Brookings resident reported a Steele 17 stolen out of his shop sometime between Thursday, 08/01/19 to Tuesday, 08/13/19. The chainsaw is valued at $180.00. Anyone with any information about this case can contact the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office at 605-696-8300 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously by visiting www.brookingsareacrimestoppers.com or by calling 605-692-STOP (7867).

Scott Sebring
Assistant Sheriff
Brookings County Sheriff’s Office
315 7th Ave
Brookings, SD 57006
605-696-8300




Fire Call

Reported: Tuesday, 8/13/19 @ 1035
Location: I-29 near mile post 143

On the above date and time the Brookings Fire Dept., Duel County Sheriff’s Office, Brookings Police Dept., and the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 2007 Peterbilt Semit tractor that was pulling a 2006 grain pup trailer that was on fire at the above location. It was found that the vehicle was traveling southbound when the driver noticed smoke coming from the rear side tires on the tractor. The driver pulled over and found that the rear tires were on fire and the fire spread to the trailer. It is believed that a malfunction in the rear brakes was the cause of the fire. The trailer was fully loaded with grain. The damage to the tractor, trailer and loss of the grain is estimated at $70,000 to $80,000 dollars. The road received some $4,000.00 worth of damage.

Scott Sebring
Assistant Sheriff
Brookings County Sheriff’s Office
315 7th Ave
Brookings, SD 57006
605-696-8300




Theft

Reported: Monday, 08/12/19 @ 1735
Location: 46781 212th St. (Rural Brookings, SD)

On the above date and time the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office took a report of the theft of 6 antique hay hooks from a barn on the property at the above location. The antique hay hooks are valued at $150.00. The time and date of the theft is unknown. Anyone with any information about this case can contact the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office at 605-696-8300 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously by visiting www.brookingsareacrimestoppers.com or by calling 605-692-STOP (7867).

Scott Sebring
Assistant Sheriff
Brookings County Sheriff’s Office
315 7th Ave
Brookings, SD 57006
605-696-8300




Vandalism

Reported: Monday, 08/12/19 at 0940
Location: First Bank and Trust, White, SD

On the above date and time the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office took a report of vandalism to windows at First Bank and Trust in White, SD. It was found that sometime between Friday, 08/09/19 at 1700 to Monday, 08/12/19 at 0745 a suspect or suspect vandalized 5 window screens on the building and the drive up window. No sign of attempted entry into the building was noticed. The amount of damage is unknown at this time. Anyone with any information about this case can contact the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office at 605-696-8300 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously by visiting www.brookingsareacrimestoppers.com or by calling 605-692-STOP (7867).

Scott Sebring
Assistant Sheriff
Brookings County Sheriff’s Office
315 7th Ave
Brookings, SD 57006
605-696-8300




Theft

Reported: Sunday, 08/11/19 @ 1720
Location: 462nd Ave. & 202nd St. (Bruce, SD).

On the above date and time a rural Bruce resident reported the theft of black and orange Gallagher B200 Portable Solar fence energizer and an Interstate Deep cycle battery. The fence energizer and battery are valued at $700.00. The fence energizer was approximately 20 yard off the road in the fence line, near the above location. The fence energizer was last seen the previous week but based off of investigation at the scene it appeared to have been recently stolen. Anyone with any information about this case can contact the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office at 605-696-8300 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously by visiting www.brookingsareacrimestoppers.com or by calling 605-692-STOP (7867).

Scott Sebring
Assistant Sheriff
Brookings County Sheriff’s Office
315 7th Ave
Brookings, SD 57006
605-696-8300




Hit and run

Reported: Wednesday, 07/19/19 @ 1450
Location: 300 Blk of Badger St. in Elkton, SD

On the above date and time an Elkton resident reported damage to their 2001 Buick Park Ave. that was parked at the baseball field in Elkton, SD. It was found that the vehicle a 2001 Buick Park Ave. was parked on the south side of 3rd St. between Badger St. and Nicki St. on Tuesday, 07/18/19 at 1800 and left the baseball field at 2030. The damage to the vehicle was located on the driver’s side front fender. The suspect vehicle is believed to be white in color as there was white paint transfer left on the reporting party’s vehicle. Damage to the vehicle is estimated at $800.00. Anyone with any information about this case can contact the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office at 605-696-8300 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously by visiting www.brookingsareacrimestoppers.com or by calling 605-692-STOP (7867).

Clarification: 
The hit and run in Elkton was reported on Friday, 7/19/19 @ 1450
The incident occurred on Thursday, 7/18/19 at 1800.

Scott Sebring
Assistant Sheriff
Brookings County Sheriff’s Office
315 7th Ave
Brookings, SD 57006
605-696-8300




Dumpster fire

Reported: Wednesday, 07/18/19 @ 2032
Location: 200 Blk of Samara Ave. in Volga, SD

On the above date and time the Volga Fire Dept. and Brookings County Sheriff’s Office responded to a dumpster that was on fire at the above location. Prior to the fire witness at the Volga Swimming pool heard several popping noises like fireworks. When the Deputy arrived on scene the dumpster was fully engulfed in flames and were reaching the trees above the fire. The Volga Fire Dept. was able to extinguish the fire. Anyone with any information about this case can contact the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office at 605-696-8300 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously by visiting www.brookingsareacrimestoppers.com or by calling 605-692-STOP (7867).

Clarification:
The dumpster fire in Volga was reported on Thursday, 7/18/19 @ 2032.

Scott Sebring
Assistant Sheriff
Brookings County Sheriff’s Office
315 7th Ave
Brookings, SD 57006
605-696-8300




Golf cart thefts

Reported: Wednesday, 07/03/19.
Location: Brookings Country Club (Lake Campbell)

On the above date the Brookings County Club reported the theft of four golf carts. The golf carts are Club Car Brand and they are blue in color and worth $4,500.00 each. The golf carts are owned by NB Golf Carts of Hendricks, MN, and are leased by the Brookings Country Club. The total loss was $18,000.00. The theft is believed to have happened sometime between Monday, July 1st, 2019 to Tuesday, July 2nd 2019. It is believed to be related to the same golf cart thefts that occurred in late July of 2018 when two were stolen from the Country Club along with many more golf carts being stolen from other courses in the region. Anyone with any information about this case can contact the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office at 605-696-8300 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously by visiting www.brookingsareacrimestoppers.com or by calling 605-692-STOP (7867).

Scott Sebring
Assistant Sheriff
Brookings County Sheriff’s Office
315 7th Ave
Brookings, SD 57006
605-696-8300




Attempted Homicide suspect and stolen Vehicle

Reported: Tuesday, 07/02/19 @ 1000
Location: 300 Blk of 35th St. S. (Brookings, SD)

On the above date and time the Brookings Police Dept., and Brookings County Sheriff’s Office had received information that 44 year old Kevin Haug of Yankton, SD who was wanted on warrants for Attempted Homicide in Nebraska may be in the Brookings area. A search for the suspect was conducted in several locations by the Sheriff’s Office and Police Dept but the suspect was not located. At 1500 a UHaul truck was stolen from the above location. The UHaul truck was believed to have been stolen by Kevin Haug. The UHaul truck was located in the Yankton area and a pursuit began with the Yankton Police Dept. that crossed the South Dakota/Nebraska state line and continued into Nebraska with the Cedar County Sheriff's Office. Vehicles from the Yankton Police Dept., and Cedar County Sheriff’s Office were damaged by the stolen suspect vehicle. The suspect 44 year old Kevin Haug was apprehended in Nebraska by the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office. He will be facing numerous charges in Cedar County Neb., Yankton Co. South Dakota, and will face a charge of Grand Theft in Brookings Co. South Dakota.

Scott Sebring
Assistant Sheriff
Brookings County Sheriff’s Office
315 7th Ave
Brookings, SD 57006
605-696-8300




Burglary

Reported: Monday, 07/01/19 @ 2135
Location: 700 Blk of Samara Ave. (Volga, SD)

On the above date and time a resident of Volga reported the theft of a 100lb air compressor. The compressor was taken from the residence between 2300hrs on 6/31/19 and 0500hrs on 7/1/19. It’s described as red in color, broken pressure gauge, and has 10ft Blue air hose attached to it. No signs of forced entry were observed. The estimated value is $150.
Anyone with any information about this case can contact the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office at 605-696-8300 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously by visiting www.brookingsareacrimestoppers.com or by calling 605-692-STOP (7867).

Scott Sebring
Assistant Sheriff
Brookings County Sheriff’s Office
315 7th Ave
Brookings, SD 57006
605-696-8300