Sheriff's Office Media Releases

Sheriff's Media Releases

Oct 18

Reward

Posted on October 18, 2021 at 2:45 PM by Michelle Delaney

A $500 reward has been offered by a private party for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects responsible for the loosening and taking of lug nuts from vehicles in Volga, SD.

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

Oct 18

Intentional Damage (Tik Tok Challenge)

Posted on October 18, 2021 at 9:05 AM by Michelle Delaney

Reported: 10/16/2021 11:08AM

Location: Residential Areas of Volga

On the above date and time, the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office took report of a Tik Tok challenge occurring within the City of Volga. Multiple residents reported finding lugs nuts had either been loosened or removed from their vehicles while parked in their driveways. This action is believed to be part of a Tik Tok challenge which includes juveniles taking videos of this challenge and posting it to the app. The Brookings County Sheriff’s Office is asking residents to check their private security systems and Tik Tok for any information related to these incidents.

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

Oct 18

Accident

Posted on October 18, 2021 at 9:04 AM by Michelle Delaney

Location: I29 MM145
Reported: 11/16/2021 1:20AM

Vehicle #1: 2012 Volkswagen Passat $7,700 damage

Vehicle #2: 2015 Ford Escape $3,000 damage

Vehicle #3: 2017 Dodge Ram 2500 City of Brookings Fire Truck $3,200 damage

Vehicle #4: 2021 Dodge Ram 3500 $6,150 damage

Vehicle #5: 2003 Cadillac Escalade $6,150 damage

Vehicle #6: Semi (report taken by SDHP)

On the above date and time, the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office along with the South Dakota Highway Patrol and Brookings Fire Department were notified a vehicle had impacted a cow while traveling at the above location. It was found approx. 90 head of cattle had gotten out of a pen and some entered the interstate through a fence gate which was open and were standing on the roadway or in the ditch. As the deputy was taking a report of the first accident, five more vehicles struck multiple other cattle. In total, six vehicles were damaged and twelve head of cattle were hit. One cow was hit on 471st avenue and 200th street. Vehicle number #5 listed above hit the cow on 471st avenue. The total loss of the cattle is $11,500.

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