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Media Release - June 15, 2017

Theft
Reported: Thursday, June 15, 2017
Location: Jay Street Bruce

On the afternoon of 06/15/17, the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a stolen Lenovo laptop device from a car parked on Jay St. in Bruce, SD. Surveillance video shows a Hispanic male in his mid to late 20’s, attempting to make entry into the car, breaking off a door handle. The suspect then finds and unlocked door and enters the vehicle, remaining in it for some time. The suspect is seen on surveillance video leaving the car with an item in his hands shaped like a laptop. The suspect then returns to the car, enters it and waits inside the car for approximately 20 minutes before exiting and leaving the area. The owner of the car later discovered the missing item and this 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




 
Media Release - June 16, 2017

Attempted break in
Reported: Friday, 06/16/17 @ 0840.
Location: 400 blk of 1st St. E. (Volga, SD)

On the above date and time a Volga resident reported that someone attempted to break into the victim’s residence through an unlocked window. It is believed to have happened sometime between Tuesday, 06/13/17 at 2000 to when it was noticed on Thursday, 06/15/17 at 0930. The victim did not believe the suspect or suspects gained entry into the residence as nothing was found disturbed inside the home. The screen and inside sliding window were found missing and will cost $150.00 to replace. 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 - June 15, 2017

SCAM
Reported: Thursday, 06/15/16 @ 1000
Location: Volga, SD

On the above date and time a Volga resident called and reported being scammed out of $20,000.00 cash. The victim advised that they had received a call from whom they thought was their Granddaughter who lives in Texas on Wednesday, 06/14/17. The victim was told that she had been arrested in Texas for a drug violation and the reporting party needed to talk to the Officer. A male subject advised the victim that he was a Narcotics Investigator and the victim’s Granddaughter had been arrested and had a $20,000.00 cash bond. The victim was advised that it could be paid by money order, which would take 7 days, she do a money transfer but that would take 3 days, or the victim could send cash via Federal Express to an address in Brooklyn, NY and she would be released in the morning when the money was received. The victim was also advised to not tell anyone about this as there was a gag order issued and that would be detrimental to the victim’s Granddaughter.

The victim decided to send the cash via Federal Express so their Granddaughter would be released the next morning. The victim then found out on the morning of Thursday, 06/15/17 that it was a SCAM as the victim had been in contact with their Granddaughter that morning who advised she had not been in any trouble. By this time the victim had checked and Federal Express had already delivered the package.
We believe that the suspect gained information about the victim’s Granddaughter through social media and used that information to help convince the victim that it was their Granddaughter on the phone.
The Brookings County Sheriff’s Office would like the general public to be aware of these SCAMS. Bonds like this would never be sent through the mail. Please always contact your local Law Enforcement Agency so we can check to see if it is a SCAM or a legitimate claim.

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





Media Release - June 13, 2017

Burglary
Reported: Tuesday, 06/13/17 @ 1108
Location: 700 blk E. 1st St. (Volga, SD)

On the above date and time the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office responded to a break in at the above location. It was found that sometime on Tuesday around 11a.m. someone entered an unlocked residence while the owners were gone. It was found that items inside the home had been gone through, and a Military Dog Tag was stolen. Nothing else was found to be missing. 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 - June 12, 2017

Lost Property
Reported: 6/12/17
Location: South Lake Drive ( Lake Poinsett )

On the above date a wallet was reported lost in the area above. It is a black leather wallet with an eagle head on it. It was lost between 6/10/17 and 6/11/17.

Anyone with any information about this case can contact the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office at 605-696-8300.

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






Media Release - June 3, 2017

Injury accident
Reported: Saturday, 06/03/17 @ 2030
Location: Hwy 14 & Caspian Ave. (Volga, SD)

Driver Vehicle 1: Emil Misar Age: 80
Brookings, SD
Vehicle 1: 2006 Polaris Ranger Damage: Total loss

Driver Vehicle 2: Karen Vostad Age: 66
Volga, SD
Vehicle 2: 2011 Ford Explorer Damage: $5,000.00

On the above date and time Volga Fire Dept., Brookings Ambulance, and the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office responded to an injury accident at the above location. It was found that 80 year old Emil Misar was travelling eastbound on the shoulder of Hwy 14 just west of Caspian Ave in Volga in Volga in a 2006 Polaris Ranger. The Polaris Ranger then came across the two eastbound lanes of Hwy 14 in front of a 2011 Ford Explorer driven by 66 year old Karen Vostad. The vehicles then collided. 80 year old Emil Misar was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the Polaris Ranger and received serious injuries. He was transported by the Brookings Ambulance and later airlifted to Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls. Alcohol is believed to be a factor and charges are pending. 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 - June 1, 2017

Injury Accident

Reported: Thursday, 06/01/17 @ 1621
Location: I29 Northbound Mile Marker 146

Driver Vehicle 1: Heather Witte Age: 44
Brookings, SD
Vehicle 1: 2016 Chevy Suburban Damage: Total loss.

Driver Vehicle 2: Caleb Kirschenmann Age: 17
Dell Rapids, SD
Vehicle 2: 2016 Mazda 6 Sport Damage: Total loss.

On the above date and time, the White Ambulance, Watertown Ambulance, Deuel County Sheriff’s Office, and the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office responded to an injury accident at the above location. It was found that 44 year old Heather Witte was traveling northbound on I29 and was attempting to turn around in an emergency and maintenance vehicle crossing in the median of I29 near Mile Marker 146 in her 2016 Chevy Suburban. 17 year old Caleb Kirschenmann was also traveling northbound at 80 MPH in his 2016 Mazda 6 sport. Caleb’s vehicle then collided with the rear of Heathers vehicle. Caleb Kirschenmann was then transported by ambulance to the Brookings Emergency Room with unknown injuries. Heather Witte was issued a citation for crossing the median. 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 - May 22, 2017


Hit and Run
Reported: Monday, 05/22/17 1730
Location: 400 blk. Beaver St. (Elkton, SD)

On the above date and time an Elkton resident reported an enclosed trailer that had been parked outside the residence on the street had been struck by a vehicle. The reporting party advised that sometime between Sunday, 05/21/17 at 2100 to Monday, 05/22/17 at 1500 an unknown party ran into the trailer causing damage to it. 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





Media Release - May 22, 2017


Injury accident
Reported: Monday, 05/22/17 @ 0643
Location: 700 blk. of 22nd Ave. S. (Brookings, SD)

Driver 1: Eric Michael Lee (Police Officer) Age: 39
Brookings, SD
Vehicle 1: 2017 Ford Explorer (Police Interceptor) Damage: $10,000.00

Driver 2: Benjamin Jon Mitchell Age: 20
Vehicle 2: 2001 Chevy Silverado Damage: $5,000.00

On the above date and time the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 2 vehicle injury accident in the 700 blk. of 22nd Ave. S. It was found that 39 year old Eric Michael Lee was traveling south in a 2017 Ford Explorer Brookings Police vehicle, when 20 year old Benjamin Jon Mitchell was pulling out of the driveway of the Brookings Mall turning north. Mitchell advised that there were two vehicles that were turning into the Brookings Mall driveway and he did not see the police vehicle in the other lane when he pulled out. The vehicle’s then collided causing extensive damage to the front of both vehicles. Brookings Police Office Lee was taken to the hospital by another officer to be seen for possible injuries. The driver of the other vehicle Benjamin Mitchell was issued a citation for failure to yield entering a roadway.

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




 
Media Release - May 15, 2017

Theft
Reported: Monday, 05/15/17 at 1400
Location: Rural Aurora, SD

On the above date and time a rural Aurora resident stopped at the Sheriff’s Office and reported the theft of a red Honda generator that was stolen from a shed located on his farm. The theft is believed to have happened sometime in early January to mid-January, 2017. The generator is valued at $700.00. The reporting party did not report the theft until now as they thought that someone might have borrowed it. 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 - May 13, 2017


Vandalism
Reported: Saturday, 05/13/17 @ 1117
Location: 1300 Blk. of E. Hwy 14. (Volga, SD)

On the above date and time a resident that lives in the 1300 Blk. of E. Hwy 14 in Volga reported damage to the window of a 2005 Saturn Vue. The vehicle was parked in the driveway of the residence and rear passenger side door window had been broken. The damage occurred sometime between Saturday, 05/13/17 at 0600 to when it was noticed at 1100. The cost of repair 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 - May 12, 2017

Theft

Reported: Friday, 05/12/17 @ 0000
Location: 100 Blk. Front St. (Aurora, SD)

On the above date and time a resident that lives in the 100 Blk. of Front St. in Aurora, SD reported the theft of 2 new tires that were outside the residence. She advised that tires are valued at $124.00. The theft occurred sometime in the early evening of Thursday, 05/11/17 to when they were noticed on Friday, 05/12/17 at 0000. 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 - May 12, 2017

Structure Fire.
Reported: Friday, 05/12/17 at 1505
Location: Rural Arlington, SD

On the above date and time the Arlington Fire Dept., Bruce Fire Dept., and Brookings County Sheriff’s Office responded to a rural Arlington residence for a garage that was on fire along with several sheds on the property. The garage and sheds were a complete loss. Several items inside the garage and sheds were lost as well. Some of the notable items lost were a new Grasshopper lawn mower, a 1977 Yamaha 750 motorcycle, a boat, a camper, and a golf cart. The cause of the fire is believed to be electrical in nature. The total amount lost 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




 
Media Release - May 9, 2017

Scam
Reported: Tuesday, May 9th 2017

On the above date and time a Brookings Resident came into the Brookings County Sheriff's Office to report a scam. The reporting party advised they were contacted via phone by a male claiming to be a Deputy with the Brookings County Sheriff's Office and that we had an arrest warrant for her for failure to appear for Jury Duty. The reporting party was instructed to stay on the phone with the caller and drive to a local convenience store and put $2000.00 on pre-paid Green Dot cards. The reporting party was then instructed to give the account numbers for the Green Dot cards to the caller and then mail the cards with the receipts for purchase to the Brookings County Clerk of Courts. It should be noted that once the caller/scammer has the account numbers for the Green Dot cards, your money can be immediately accessed by the scammer and it will be gone and law enforcement is not likely able to trace where your money is sent. The Brookings County Sheriff’s Office would like the public to know that law enforcement will never contact you and direct you to put money on Green Dot cards, Apple iTunes cards, or other forms of pre-paid cash cards to pay fines. If you get a phone call similar to this, please hang up immediately and contact law enforcement.

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




 
Media Release - May 8, 2017

Injury accident
Reported: Monday, 05/08/17 at 1150
Location: 469th Ave. ¼ S. of 217th St.

Driver unit 1: Jessica Mix Age: 30
Brookings, SD
Vehicle 1: 2001 Chevy Tahoe Damage: Total loss

Driver unit 1: Carl Madsen Age: 79
Brookings, SD
Vehicle 2: 2004 John Deer 5320 tractor & manure spreader Damage: $1,500.00

On the above date and time Jessica Mix was traveling south on 469th Ave about ¼ south of 217th St. in a 2001 Chevy Tahoe, when she struck the back of a manure spreader that was being pulled behind a 2004 John Deer 5320 tractor. The tractor and manure spreader received some $1,500.00 worth of damage and the vehicle Jessica was driving was a total loss. Jessica was transported to the Brookings Hospital by the Brookings Ambulance with unknown injuries. Jessica was issued citations for careless driving and 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




 
Media Release - May 7, 2017

Burgalry

Reported: Sunday, 05/07/17 at 1200
Location: Rural Volga, SD

On the above date and time a rural Volga resident reported a burglary at their residence. The home was left unlocked and someone entered the home between the hours of 0800 to 1130 on that day. An undisclosed amount of cash and jewelry were stolen from the residence. Some of the jewelry was described as a ring size 10 or 11 with a silver colored band with red and white inlet cutouts of Cleopatra and Mark Anthony on the ring. A manual watch with gold colored ring around the clock portion with a silver colored stretch band, and a set of cross earrings with flowers on them was also 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





Media Release - May 6, 2017

Aggravated Assault
Reported: Saturday, 05/06/17 at 0510
Location: 100 Blk W. 5th St. (White, SD)

On the above date and time the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a subject that had broken out windows to a residence and threatened the occupants of the residence with a knife. It was found that the suspect 25 year old Jesus Carlos Lopez of Estelline SD had taken a male and female by knife point and demanded they drive him to the above residence. Upon arrival at the residence the suspect broke out the window and threatened three occupants with the knife. The deputy arrived on scene and was able to take the suspect into custody. Jesus is charged with Kidnapping, aggravated assault, simple assault, and intentional damage to property. No injuries were reported. He is currently being held at the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office with a $30,000.00 cash bond.

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





Media Release - May 4, 2017

Fire
Reported: Thursday, 5/4/2017 @ 1615
Location: 214th street and 481st Ave.

On the above date and time the Aurora Fire Dept. and the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office responded to a Bobcat Skid-Steer that was on fire. It was found that the owner of the Skid-Steer was using it to fix fence and noticed smoke coming from the back of the Skid-Steer. He drove it to the roadway and got out. The Skid-Steer then became fully engulfed in flames. The 2012 Bobcat Skid-Steer was valued at $40,000.00 and was a complete loss. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time 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




 
Media Release - May 2, 2017

Hit and Run
Reported: Tuesday, 05/02/17 @ 1430
Location: 3500 Main Ave. S. (Brookings, SD)

On the above date and time the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a storage unit that was hit. The storage unit was hit by an unknown vehicle or trailer causing an estimated $4,300.00 worth of damage. The incident is believed to have happened sometime between the evening of Friday, 04/28/17 to the afternoon of Tuesday, 05/02/17. 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 - April 25, 2017

Vehicle Fire

Reported: Tuesday, 04/25/17 @ 1710
Location: 3200 Blk Western Ave. S. (Rural Brookings)

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 vehicle had been parked at a residence and the auto start button had been pressed from inside the residence before the driver was going to leave. When the driver went outside he noticed smoke coming from the engine compartment and then called and reported it. The Brookings Fire Dept. extinguished the flames. The vehicle a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder valued at $9,000.00 is a complete 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




 
Media Release - April 24, 2017

Attempted break in
Reported: Monday, 04/24/17 at 2117
Location: 300 Blk of Kelsey St. (Elkton, SD)

On the above date and time a resident of Elkton reported finding pry marks on the door of their home. They advised that someone attempted to break in on Monday, 04/24/17 between 10:30a.m. and 6:30p.m. Entry to the residence was unsuccessful. The amount of damage to the 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
 




Media Release - April 21, 2017

Theft
Reported: Friday, 04/21/17 at 0600
Location: 400 Blk of Jefferson Ave. (Volga, SD)

On the above date and time a resident of Volga reported that someone entered their 2014 Ford F150 that was parked outside in their driveway of the residence. The vehicle was unlocked and a pink Rebeca Scott purse valued at $120.00 was stolen from the vehicle. The purse contained a wallet, a wristlet purse, a checkbook, credit cards, and a medicine bottle with prescription drugs. The theft occurred sometime between Thursday, 04/20/17 at 1800 to when it was noticed on Friday, 04/21/17 at 0600. 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 - April 22, 2017

Underage party

Reported: Saturday, 04/22/17 at 2350.
Location: Rural Brookings, SD.

On the above date and time the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop near 200th St. on 471st Ave. The occupants in the vehicle were under the age of 21 and found to have consumed alcohol. They were issued citations for underage consumption. The residence from where the occupants were drinking at was located. The South Dakota Hwy Patrol and Brookings County Sheriff’s Office responded to that residence. Several subjects under the age of 21 were located at the residence. 19 year old Kade Anthony Shriver of Brookings was hosting the underage drinking party and was arrested for common nuisance.

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




 
Media Release - April 19, 2017

Accident ( minor injury )
Reported: 4-19-17 @2:20p.m.
Location: 201st street and 469th Ave.

Driver: Francisco Javier Gonzalez Garcia age: 42
Brookings
Vehicle: 1997 Ford Explorer Total loss

The vehicle was westbound on 201st Street. The driver lost control of the vehicle on the gravel road, entered the south ditch and collided with the culverts. The driver was treated and released at the scene by the Brookings ambulance and Bruce First Responders. The driver is being charged with DUI, No valid driver’s license, open container in a motor vehicle, No Insurance, Substitution of License Plates and Careless Driving.

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




 
Media Release - April 7, 2017

Found property
Reported: 04/07/17 @ 1900
Location: Broadway (Aurora, SD)

On the above date and time a resident in the City of Aurora reported that she was walking on Broadway in Aurora, SD and found an undisclosed amount of cash. There was no identification or information about who the owner of it was. The cash is being held at 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 - March 31, 2017

Fire
Reported: Friday, 03/31/17 @ 1820
Location: Bridge on 472nd Ave. near 218th St. (Rural Brookings, SD)

On the above date and time the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office responded to a bridge that was on fire at the above location. Upon arrival the deputy found a moderate amount of smoke rising from the middle of the bridge. Some fabric was found on the fire. The Brookings Fire Dept. responded and put the fire out. The bridge is owned by Brookings County. The amount of damage is unknown at this time. Seven suspects ages 15 to 19 have been identified and charges are pending.

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




 
Media Release - March 31, 2017

Hit and Run
Reported: Friday, 03/31/17 @ 2025
Location: 204th St. along shore of East Oakwood Lake.

On the above date and time the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office responded to the above location to take a hit and run accident. It was found that the owner of 2002 Honda Accord had parked his vehicle at the above location while fishing. At one point he heard a loud bang and when he returned to his vehicle he noticed that it had been struck by another vehicle, causing an estimated $1,200.00 worth of damage. The suspect vehicle was a white Ford F150 with black trim. 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 - March 28, 2017

Burglary
Reported: Tuesday, 03/28/17 @1205
Location: 200 blk of Hull (Aurora, SD)

On the above date and time the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a burglary in the 200 blk of Hull St. in Aurora. It was found that entry was gained to the residence through the back door. No one was home at the time of the burglary. A white gold necklace that had two heart shaped pendants with a single diamond in the middle valued at $250.00 was stolen from the residence. The burglary occurred on the above date between the hours of 0915 to 1120. 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 - March 24, 2017

2 vehicle injury accident.
Reported: Friday, 03/24/17 @ 1445
Location: 216th St. and 464th Ave. (Rural Volga, SD)

Driver 1: Remington Miller Age: 24
Madison, SD
Vehicle 1: 2012 Terragator Fertilizer spreader Damage: $100.00

Driver 2: Ileene Peterson Age: 78
Volga, SD
Injured Passenger: Darrell Demaray Age: 79
Nunda, SD
Vehicle 2: 2010 GMC Terrain SLT Damage: $9,000.00

On the above date and time Sinai First Responders, Volga First Responders, Brookings Ambulance, and the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two vehicle injury accident at the intersection of 216th St. and 464th Ave. It was found that 24 year old Remington Miller was traveling westbound on 216th St. and was required to stop for the stop sign as the intersection is posted for the east and westbound traffic to stop. 78 year old Ileen Peterson was traveling northbound on 464th Ave. and collided with the vehicle driven by 24 year old Remington Miller. Remington was issued a citation for a stop sign violation.
78 year old Ileen Peterson was transported by the Brookings Ambulance to the Brookings Hospital with unknown injuries. 79 year old Darrell Demaray who was a passenger in Ileen’s vehicle was also transported to the Brookings Hospital by a private party with a possible injury. 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 - March 18, 2017

Theft from motor vehicle
Reported: Saturday, 03/18/17 @ 0700
Location: 100 Blk. Front St. (Aurora, SD)

On the above date and time two residents from the City of Aurora that live in the 100 Blk. of Front St. reported that their vehicles had been gone through. One of the residents had three vehicles gone through and an undisclosed amount of cash was taken. The other resident advised that one of their vehicles was gone through and a key was the only thing missing. All of the vehicles were unlocked. 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 - March 16, 2017

Injury accident.
Reported: Thursday, 03/16/17 @ 2030

Location: 212th St. about ½ mile west of 469th Ave.

Driver: Kyle Jensen Age: 18
Volga, SD

Vehicle: 2000 Ford Explorer Damage: Total Loss

On the above date and time the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office responded to an injury accident at the above location. It was found that 18 year old Kyle Jensen was traveling east on 212th St. where he lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle entered the north ditch where it collided with a field approach that had concrete culverts going through it. Kyle was transported to the Brookings Hospital 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 - March 16, 2017

Fatality Accident
Reported: Thursday, 03/16/17 @ 0857

Location: 465th Ave.1/2 N of 207th St.

Driver: Barry Gene Huisken Age: 41
Bruce, SD

Vehicle: 1997 GMC Suburban Damage: Total Loss

On the above date and time the Volga Fire Dept., Brookings Ambulance, South Dakota Hwy Patrol, and Brookings County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one vehicle rollover accident at the above location. It was found that the 1997 GMC Suburban driven by 41 year old Barry Huisken was traveling south on 465th Ave. about a ½ mile north of 207th St. when it entered the west ditch, the vehicle then rolled striking a tree stump. The driver was not wearing his seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle, where he passed away from injuries sustained at the scene. 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 - March 15, 2017

Alcohol Sales Compliance Check
3/15/2017

A total of 9 businesses were checked in Brookings County.
No businesses failed the compliance check and sold to the 20 year old buyer.

During the previous compliance check in January of 2017, 1 of 11 businesses that were checked failed.
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 - March 7, 2017

2 vehicle injury accident.
Reported: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 0543
Location: I29 southbound MP 148

Driver 1: Amanda Joelle Besemer Age: 22
Brookings, SD
Vehicle 1: 2007 Ford Focus Damage: Total loss

Driver 2: Wilfredo Aguilar-Cardona Age: 38
Watertown, SD
Vehicle 2: 1998 Toyota 4 Runner Damage: Total loss

On the above date and time the Estelline Fire Dept., Estelline Ambulance, and Brookings County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two vehicle injury accident at the above location. It was found that vehicle 1 was traveling southbound and hit an icy patch in the roadway. The driver lost control of the vehicle and struck a metal cable guardrail and cement bridge rail and came to rest across a lane of traffic. Vehicle 2 was traveling southbound and due to the icy road conditions could not switch lanes and struck the rear passenger side of vehicle 1. Both drivers were transported to the Brookings Hospital by the Estelline 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




 
Media Release - March 4, 2017

Accident ( injury )

Reported: 3/4/17 @ 0305hrs

Location: Just south of 196th St. on 475th Ave. (Rural Toronto, SD)

Driver: Gavin Tyler Howell Age: 31 (Volga, SD)

Vehicle: 2002 Ford Windstar Van Damage: Total loss

On the above date and time the White Ambulance, and Brookings County Sheriff’s Office responded to the above location for a one vehicle injury accident. It was found that the vehicle had been traveling northbound on 475th Ave. when it entered the east ditch and rolled. The driver walked to a nearby residence and the owner of the residence reported the accident. The driver 31 year old Gavin Tyler Howell of Volga, SD was transported by the White Ambulance to the Brookings Hospital Emergency Room with unknown injuries. Alcohol was found to be a factor and Gavin was arrested for DUI 2nd, driving with a revoked driver’s license, poss. of a revoked driver’s license, careless driving, open alcoholic container in a motor vehicle, and a seatbelt 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