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Hay Grinder Fire

Reported: 4/19/18 @ 1425
Location: Highway 14 and 474th Ave.

On the above date and time the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office and the Brookings Fire Department responded to a hay grinder fire on Highway 14 and 474th Ave. It is believed that the fire started in the tub of the grinder while traveling westbound on highway 14. The driver pulled over and exited the vehicle without injury and called for assistance. The damage is estimated at $50,000. The incident 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




Flooding in Brookings County

4/18/18

The Brookings County Sheriff’s Office is urging the public to use caution when travelling on county and township roads due to flooding.
We have had numerous calls regarding water of the road and culverts being washed out. If you come across water over the road, please do not drive through the water, as the road could be washed out, and to take an alternate route.
If you encounter washed out roads or culverts please contact your local township officers or on county roads, the Brookings County Highway Department.

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




Accidental Shooting

Reported: Saturday, 04/07/18 @1910
Location: Near intersection of south of 210th St. on 468th Ave. (Rural Brookings, SD)

On the above date and time the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office, Brookings Police Dept., and Brookings Ambulance responded to a report of a shooting at the above location. It was found that a 20 year old male subject from Bruce, SD had accidently been shot in the leg with a .45 caliber pistol. It was found that the owner of the pistol 18 year old Kyle Noah Hendrix of Brookings was showing the pistol to the 20 year old victim when it accidentally discharged. The 20 year old victim was transported to the Brookings Hospital by the Brookings Ambulance, where he was later airlifted to a Sioux Falls Hospital. 18 year old Kyle Noah Hendrix was arrested and charged with reckless discharge of a firearm.

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




Hit and Run

Reported: Sunday, 03/25/18 @ 1145
Location: 100 Blk of Brody Ave. (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 2005 Dodge Durango was parked on the street in the 100 blk of Brody Ave. in Volga. It is believed to have occurred sometime between Saturday, 03/24/18 at 2300 to when it was noticed on Sunday, 03/25/18 at 0830. The amount of damage is estimated at $3,000.00 to $4,000.00. 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




Vandalism

Reported: Saturday, 03/17/18 @ 0930
Location: 400 Blk of East 1st St. (Volga, SD)

On the above date and time the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported vandalism at the above location. It was found that someone attempted to drill into coin boxes at a business damaging the locks. The vandalism is believed to have occurred sometime between Friday, 03/09/18 and Saturday morning, 03/17/18. 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




Burglary

Reported: 3/2/2018 @ 1400
Location: near Hwy 30 and 479th Ave. Rural White, SD

On the above date and time the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a burglary at a construction site near the above location. It was found that sometime between 12/25/17 to 03/02/18 someone entered the construction site and stole a yellow 4 foot Keller step ladder, and a Multi Qwip, gravel plate packer that is orange with a black handle. The items are worth an estimated $1,800.00. 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).

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




Burglary

Reported: 2/28/18 @0930
Location: 200 block of N. Lincoln Ave. White, SD

On the above date and time the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a burglary to an unoccupied building. It was found that the building was unlocked and a Black & Decker lithium pole saw, 2 Husqvarna 51/55 chainsaws, and 1 cordless impact wrench were stolen. The theft is believed to have occurred sometime on Monday, 02/26/18, between the hours of 0600 to 1400. 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: Saturday, 02/24/18 @ 1345
Location: Hwy 14 and 476th Ave. (Rural Aurora, SD)

Driver vehicle 1: Gary Alan Marshall Age: 64
Rochester, NY
Vehicle 1: 2016 Mazda 4 door passenger car Damage: Total loss.

Driver vehicle 2: Gregory Scott Kavanaugh Age: 45
Sheldon, IA
Vehicle 2: 2015 Peter Built Semi pulling milk trailer Damage: $5,000.00

On the above date and time Aurora Fire Dept., Brookings Fire Dept. and Brookings County Sheriff’s Office were helping with traffic control on an injury accident on Hwy 14 near 475th Ave. that the South Dakota Hwy Patrol was investigating. While conducting traffic control a Semi Truck pulling a milk trailer driven by 45 year old Gregory Scott Kavanaugh was stopped near the intersection of Hwy 14 and 476th Ave. While stopped the milk trailer was struck by a 2016 Mazda passenger car driven by 64 year old Gary Alan Marshall. Gary was transported to the Brookings Hospital by the Brookings Ambulance with unknown injuries. Gary was later issued a citation for over driving road conditions. 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




Barn Fire

Reported: Thursday, 02/22/18 @ 1045
Location: Near 473rd Ave. and 202nd St. (Rural White, SD)

On the above date and time the White Fire Dept., White Ambulance, and Brookings County Sheriff’s Office responded to a barn fire near the above location. The cause of the fire is believed to be electrical in nature. The 40x30 Horse Barn was a complete loss with an estimated cost of $10,000 to replace. The barn was empty with no livestock in it at the time of the fire. 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: 02/16/18 at 1420
Location: 100 Blk of Industrial Dr. (Volga, SD)

On the above date and time the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a rear window that was broken out of a 2014 Ford Escape that was parked in a parking lot at the above location. The incident occurred sometime between Wednesday, 02/14/18 at 1630 to Thursday, 02/15/18 at 0830. The cost to replace the window is estimated at $300.00. 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




Theft

Reported: Thursday, 02/15/18 at 0728
Location: 100 W. 2nd St. (White, SD)

On the above date and time the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a vehicle burglary. It was found that the passenger side window of a 2003 Pont. Grand Prix had been broken out and a black purse and a black wallet were stolen. An undisclosed amount of cash, social security cards, and other miscellaneous items were inside the purse and wallet. The theft is occurred between Wednesday, 02/14/18 at 2030 to when it was noticed on Thursday, 02/15/18 at 0725. The cost to replace the broken window 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




Gunshot wound

Reported: Thursday, 02/15/18 at 0050
Location: 700 Blk of E. 1st St. (Volga, SD)

On the above date and time Deputies from the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office, Volga First Responders, and Brookings Ambulance responded to a reported gunshot wound at the above location. It was found that 29 year old Christopher James Brown of Volga, SD had received a gunshot wound to his hand. Christopher was transported by the Brookings Ambulance to the Brookings Emergency Room where he was later transported by Ambulance to Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. Christopher is facing charges of simple assault domestic, possession of a loaded firearm while intoxicated, and reckless discharge of a firearm.

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




Theft

Reported: Wednesday, 02/14/18 at 0800.
Location: 200 Blk Broadway. (Aurora, SD)

On the above date and time the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a theft of tires from the 200 Blk of Broadway in Aurora, SD. Through investigation it was found that on Tuesday, 02/13/18 at around 0315 a suspect vehicle was caught on video near the business that it was stolen from. The suspect vehicle is possibly a 2010 or newer KIA SUV maroon in color. On this evening the suspect or suspects stole the spare tire off of a 2004 Jeep Liberty.
On Thursday, 02/14/18 at about 0330 the suspect or suspects returned in a late 90’s to early 2000 model Jeep Cherokee, or Jeep Loredo maroon in color. When this vehicle returns it appears to have the spare tire that was stolen on 02/13/18 on the passenger side rear of the vehicle. The suspect or suspects then steal the 4 other tires off of the victims 2004 Jeep Liberty. The five tires, wheels, and lug nuts are valued at $1,500.00. 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
605-696-830