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Media Release - September 24, 2016

Theft

Reported: Saturday, 09/24/16 @ 1449
Location: 21079 1st Ave. (Bushnell, SD)

On the above date and time a Bushnell resident reported that someone entered their residence and stole the keys to their vehicle that was hanging on a hook in their residence. The owner advised that she also went out to their vehicle and found that someone had went through it but nothing was missing except the keys to their vehicle and other miscellaneous keys, which were attached to the key chain. The theft is believed to have occurred sometime between Saturday, 09/24/16 at 0600 to when it was noticed on Saturday, 09/24/16 at 0730. The theft 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




 
Media Release - September 22, 2016

Injury accident
Reported: Thursday, 09/22/16 at 1444
Location: 465th Ave. 1.4 S. of 212th St.

Driver: Iris Kelly Schwartz Age: 21
Volga, SD

Vehicle: Pontiac G6 Damage: Total loss

On the above date and time the Volga Fire Dept., Brookings Ambulance, and Brookings County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one vehicle injury accident at the above location. It was found that 21 year old Iris Kelly Schwartz was traveling southbound and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle went through the west ditch, through a fence and gate, and into a tree belt where the vehicle came to rest. The driver was taken to the Brookings Hospital by the Brookings Ambulance with unknown injuries. The vehicle was a total loss. 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




 
Media Release - September 20, 2016

Vandalism
Reported: Tuesday, 09/20/16 at 0431
Location: 212 Kasan Ave. (Volga City Auditorium)

On the above date and time a Deputy with the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office located a damaged open door at the Volga City Auditorium. It is believed that the damage occurred sometime between Sunday, 09/18/16 from 1800 to 2000. The damage was found to have occurred from the inside of the building. The cost to repair the door and frame is estimated at $1,000.00. 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




 
Media Release - September 14, 2016

Theft
Reported: Wednesday, 09/14/16 @ 1543
Location: Holiday Station (422 E. Hwy 14, Volga, SD)

On the above date and time the Holiday Station in Volga called and reported an undisclosed amount of cash that was stolen from a Video Lottery machine in the Casino area. The theft occurred on Monday, 09/12/16 at 0732. The suspect gained entry into one of the lottery machines by using some sort of key where he then removed the undisclosed amount of cash, shut the machine and locked it back up. The suspect is a male believed to be 5’3” to 5’4” wearing a black hoodie, black pants and what appeared to be a black cap. 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




 
Media Release - September 11, 2016

Fire
Reported: Sunday, 09/11/16 at 1245
Location: 306 Park Ave. (Sinai, SD)

On the above date and time the Sinai Fire Dept., Arlington Fire Dept., Volga Fire Dept., Brookings Ambulance, and Brookings County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residential fire at the above location. It was found that the owner of the home had been using a smoker in the garage. He advised that he heard a noise from the garage and opened the door to find smoke in the garage. The owner got his son and the family dog out of the residence. The owner advised he then called to report it and found that it had already been reported by a neighbor. The home and its contents are a total loss. The estimated loss of the home and contents is approximately $200,000.00 dollars. The fire is under investigation with the Sinai Fire Dept. and Brookings County Sheriff’s Office.

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





Media Release - September 9, 2016

Injury accident
Reported: Friday, 09/09/16 at 1616
Location: 214th St. ½ east of 466th Ave.

Driver: Marvin A Ravera Cardoza Age: 22

Vehicle: 2000 Ford Explorer Damage: Total loss

On the above date and time the Volga Fire Dept., Brookings Ambulance, and Brookings County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one vehicle rollover accident with injury at the above location. It was found that the driver Marvin A. Ravera Cardoza was traveling east when the vehicle crested a hill. The vehicle Marvin was driving was on the wrong side of the road. The driver swerved to the right and the vehicle entered the south ditch where it rolled. The driver was thrown from the vehicle. The driver was transported to the Brookings Hospital by the Brookings Ambulance. The driver is facing charges of reckless driving, no insurance, no valid driver’s license, and failure to use a seatbelt. 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




 
Media Release - September 5, 2016

Theft
Reported: Monday, 09/05/16 @ 1541
Location: 432 Shamrock LN (Brookings, SD)

On the above date and time the Brookings County Sheriff’s took a report of a stolen HP EliteBook laptop and gray Apple I-PAD Air 2 stolen from the above location. The laptop and I-PAD are valued at $600.00. The theft occurred sometime between 0830 to 1800 on Friday, 09/02/16. No forced entry was found. 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




 
Media Release - August 28, 2016

Vandalism
Reported: Friday, 08/28/16 @ 1824
Location: 200 Blk of Samara Ave. (Volga, SD).

On the above date and time deputies were dispatched to the 200 Blk of Samara Ave. in Volga to take a report of vandalism to two windows at the Historical House in the Volga City Park. The damage is believed to have occurred sometime between Saturday, 08/27/16 at 2300 to when it was noticed on Sunday, 08/28/16 at 1824. The damage is estimated at $100.00. 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




 
Media Release - August 23, 2016

Burglary
Reported: Tuesday, 08/23/16 at 1722
Location: 21270 466th Ave. (Rural Volga, SD)

On the above date and time the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a burglary at the above location. The owner of the property reported that within the last two weeks someone had stolen some 20 old vehicle batteries, and 4 radiators from scrap cars located on the property. He advised that he had not reported this as the value that was stolen was minimal.

He stated that today, Tuesday, 08/23/16 he had noticed that the shop had been broken into. The door had been forced open causing damage to the wood frame, and deadbolt. The owner found that 3 more radiators were stolen from inside the shop. The burglary to the shop occurred sometime between Sunday, 08/21/16 at 1900 to when it was noticed and reported on Tuesday, 08/23/16. The damage to the door and value of items stolen 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




 
Media Release - August 16, 2016

Theft
Reported: Tuesday, 08/16/16 at 1915
Location: Hwy 14 just west of Volga.

On the above date and time the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office took a report of two 11R25 Bridgestone Tires on Aluminum Rims stolen from a Semi Truck. The Semi-Truck was parked on private property just west of Volga on the north side of Hwy 14, where the owner was trying to sell the Semi-Truck. The theft occurred sometime between Sunday, 08/14/16 to when it was noticed on Tuesday, 08/16/16. The tires and rims are valued at $900.00 per set. 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




 
Media Release - August 12, 2016

Accident (injury)
Reported: Friday, 08/12/16 at 1635
Location: Broadway and Lovejoy LN (Aurora, SD)

Driver: Tyrone C. Ijeh Age: 49
Montrose, NY

Vehicle: 2009 Harley Davison Motorcycle. Damage: 800.00

On the above date and time the Aurora First Responders, Brookings Ambulance, and Brookings County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one vehicle accident with a motorcycle at the intersection of Broadway and Lovejoy Lane in Aurora, SD. It was found that the driver 49 year old Tyrone C. Ijeh had been traveling west on Lovejoy Lane and had stopped at the stop sign at Broadway. He attempted to turn south on Broadway and turned to sharp and tipped the motorcycle over, causing some $800.00 to the motorcycle. Tyrone was transported to the Brookings Hospital by the Brookings Ambulance with unknown injuries. Tyrone was not wearing a helmet and was found to not have a driver license endorsement to operate a motorcycle, which he was issued a citation for. 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

 



Media Release - August 8, 2016

Accident ( Hit & Run )
Reported: 8-8-16 @ 0735
Location: 468th AVE. & 218th ST.

On the above date and time the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a vehicle that had driven through a fence and soybean field. A 911 sign and a sign belonging to ITC were also found damaged at that location. It was found that an unknown suspect vehicle was traveling east on 218th St. and went through the intersection striking the posts. The vehicle then drove on some private property to the east of that intersection and back onto 468th Ave. heading north where the driver lost control of the vehicle and entered the west ditch. The vehicle then went through the fence and into the soybean field, causing some $1,000.00 damage to the fence and soybean field. The damage to the 911 sign and post is estimated at $50.00, and the damage to the ITC sign and post is estimated at $165.00. The hit and run is believed to have happened sometime between Sunday, 08/07/16 at 2000 to when it was noticed on Monday, 08/08/16 at 0700. 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
 




Media Release - August 7, 2016

Injury accident (Semi vs horse and rider)

Reported: Sunday, 08/07/16 at 2138
Location: ½ mile east of 469th Ave. on 216th St.

Driver: Bradley Eugene Nelson Age: 55
Brookings, SD

Vehicle: 2005 Freightliner Semi-Truck pulling 1976 trailer. Damaged trailer: $5,000.00

On the above date and time the Brookings Ambulance and Brookings County Sheriff’s Office
responded to an injury accident involving a semi and a man riding a horse. It was found that a
semi driven by 55 year old Bradley Eugene Nelson was traveling eastbound on 216th St.
Deputies were advised that 29 year old Carl Moberg of Brookings was riding horse with a friend
when his horse became spooked and started to back onto the roadway where it was struck by the
semi’s trailer. The horse was killed upon impact and Carl was thrown from the horse. Carl was
transported to the Brookings Hospital by the Brookings Ambulance where he was later airlifted
to Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, 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





Media Release - August 5, 2016
 
Vandalism
Reported: Friday, 08/05/16 at 0935
Location: 411 E. 1st St., Volga, SD. (Volga Laundromat).

On the above date and time the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office took a report of damage to the
coin operated washing machines. It was found that the suspect or suspects attempted to use
some sort of tool to pry open the locks, but they were unable to gain entry into the coin boxes.
The amount of damage is unknown at this time. The time frame is believed to have been
approximately one month since the coin boxes were emptied. 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





Media Release - August 2, 2016

Theft
Reported: 8-2-16 @0930
Location: Bruce, SD

On the above date and time a resident of Bruce reported a theft of a firearm from his residence. The theft occurred sometime between 7-29-16 and 8-1-16. The gun is described as a Beretta 3032 Tom Cat .32 caliber semi-automatic handgun. There were no signs of forced entry into the residence. The estimated value of the gun is $465. The theft is under investigation with the 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




 
Media Release - July 31, 2016

Vandalism
Reported: Sunday, 07/31/16 at 1300
Location: 100 Blk of Jefferson Ave. and 500 Blk of Oak Ave. (Volga, SD)

On the above date and time the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office took a report of vehicle’s and houses being egged and vehicle’s having images drawn on them with mustard. The homes and vehicles did not received any physical damage but a garden in the 100 blk of Jefferson Ave. in Volga had plants, and fencing destroyed.

The resident in the 500 Blk of Oak Ave. heard an egg strike her home at 0030 on Sunday, 07/31/16 but did not actually notice what it was until she noticed it on the residence at 1300. It is unknown when the incidents happened on the 100 Blk of Jefferson Ave but is believed to be related. 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





Media Release - July 30, 2016

Injury accident
Reported: Saturday, 07/30/16 at 0450
Location: 207th St. and 471st Ave. (Rural Brookings)

Driver: Jonathan Zachary Ashburn Age: 20
Brookings, SD

Injured passenger: Elizabeth Hayley Hinchliffe Age: 19
Brookings, SD

Vehicle: 2001 Chevy Malibu Damage: Total loss.

On the above date and time a rural Brookings resident that lives near the above location called dispatch and advised that an injured female that had been involved in an automobile accident had walked to their residence.

The Brookings Ambulance and Deputies from the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office responded.
It was found that the above vehicle was traveling westbound on 207th St and did not stop for the stop sign at 471st Ave. After crossing 471st Ave. the driver of the vehicle 20 year old Jonathan Zachary Ashburn lost control on the gravel road and entered the south ditch sideways. The vehicle then struck a driveway access and vaulted over the driveway and then rolled onto the driver’s side of the vehicle.

The driver 20 year old Jonathan Zachary Ashburn was transported by the Brookings Ambulance to the Brookings Hospital where he was later airlifted to Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls with unknown but serious injuries.

The passenger 19 year old Elizabeth Hayley Hinchliffe was also transported by the Brookings Ambulance to the Brookings Hospital where she was later transferred by Ambulance to Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls with unknown but serious 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





Media Release - July 20, 2016

Theft from motor vehicles
Reported: Wednesday, 07/20/16.
Location: 3 residences in Bushnell, SD

On the above date throughout the day the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office took three reports of criminal entry into motor vehicles. An undisclosed amount of cash along with cigarettes were stolen from several unlocked vehicles. The incidents occurred sometime between Tuesday, 07/19/16 at 1900 to Wednesday, 07/20/16 at 0700. 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