Sheriff's Office Media Releases

Sheriff's Media Releases

Jan 30

Hit and Run

Posted on January 30, 2023 at 8:25 AM by Michelle Delaney

Reported: 1/27/2023 8:18AM

Occurred: 1/26/2023 7:45PM

Location: US81 just south of US14 junction

On the above date and time, the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office took report of a hit and run involving a school bus. It was reported on 1/26/2023 at approx. 7:45PM a school bus from Sioux Valley School was transporting students from Madison back to Volga and was northbound at the above location. While traveling northbound, a vehicle described as either a Pontiac Grand Am or Chevy Malibu, went over the center dividing line and struck the side of the school bus near the front fender. This impact caused the driver to pull over and wait for the other driver to return, however they never did. No injuries were reported from the impact and the bus sustained approx. $2,500 damage. The bus was able to return to Volga without assistance.

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

Jan 26

Theft of Signs

Posted on January 26, 2023 at 9:17 AM by Michelle Delaney

Occurred: Between 1/21/2023 and 01/24/2023

Location: Residence in the 3900 block of 8th St. South

On 1/24/2022 the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a theft from a property located at the above location. It was reported two 48 inch “Phillips 66” vintage signs were stolen from the outside of a building. Suspect(s) used power tools to remove the fasteners securing the sign to the building. Value of the signs is estimated at $2000 apiece. The incident is under investigation by 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).


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

Jan 23

Injury Accident

Posted on January 23, 2023 at 9:45 AM by Michelle Delaney

Occurred: 1/22/2023 12:59PM
Location: 457th Ave/208th St

Driver #1: Brady Josephsen, 34, of Arlington, SD
Vehicle #1: 2002 Dodge Ram 3500

Driver #2: Richard McKeown, 65, of Brookings, SD
Vehicle #2: 2018 Subaru Outback

On the above date and time, the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office, Arlington Fire Department and Arlington Ambulance responded to the above location for an injury collision. Responding units found Brady Josephsen, 34 of Brookings was operating his 2002 Dodge Ram 3500 westbound on 208th St while Richard McKeown, 65 of Brookings, SD was operating his 2018 Subaru Outback eastbound on 208th St. When the two came to the top of a hill, they impacted. Brady was uninjured during the collision, but Richard was transported to the Brookings ER by Arlington Ambulance for unknown injuries. Charges are pending against Brady. This incident remains under investigation by the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office.


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