Sheriff's Office Media Releases

Sheriff's Media Releases

Jun 22

Burglary

Posted on June 22, 2022 at 8:23 AM by Michelle Delaney

Reported: 6/21/2022 9:49AM
Occurred: 6/20/2022
Location: SD Hwy 324/477th Ave

On the above date and time, the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office took report of a burglary which occurred at the above location. It was found suspect(s) entered the property and forced entry into three outbuildings by breaking locks. The suspect(s) removed several items including an antique cream can and four antique bicycles. Total value of the damage and theft is estimated at $505. This incident remains 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).

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

Jun 22

Injury Accident - Update

Posted on June 22, 2022 at 8:20 AM by Michelle Delaney

Occurred: 6/14/2022 6:44PM Location: 468th Ave/199th St

Driver #1: Todd Goodfellow, 51, of Bruce, SD Vehicle #1: 2012 Ford F150, $17,000 damage

Driver: #2: Melissa Flitter, 31, of Bruce, SD Vehicle: #2: 2009 Yukon Denali, $11,000 damage

Passenger of Vehicle #2: Emil Misar, 85, of Volga, SD Passenger of Vehicle #2: Megan White, 22, of Harrisburg, SD

On the above date and time, the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office, South Dakota Highway Patrol, Bruce Fire Department and Brookings Ambulance responded to the above location for a head-on collision between two vehicles. It was found the two vehicles were approaching each other at the top of a hill, one vehicle failed to move to the side when cresting the hill and impacted the front of the other. One vehicle was traveling 35mph and the other was traveling 55mph prior to the collision. Melissa and Emil were transported to the Brookings Hospital by ambulance for unknown injuries. Both Todd and Megan were assisted by family. This incident remains under investigation by the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office. Charges are pending.

On 6/18/2022 the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the Minnehaha County Coroner’s Office and informed 85 year old Emil Misar of Volga, SD had passed away. Misar was being treated atSanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD prior to his death. The accident remains 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

Jun 20

Radar Sign Installation

Posted on June 20, 2022 at 9:23 AM by Michelle Delaney

June 15th 2022 South Lake Drive, Lake Poinsett

In June 2021, Sheriff Stanwick was alerted by citizens living on S Lake Drive, Lake Poinsett of vehicles periodically traveling at very high rates of speed along the residential roadway. Deputies were sent to the location and found the traffic along this roadway generally moves at a proper speed and did not locate any motorists traveling at the speeds reported. Sheriff Stanwick then deployed a radar recorder in the area which would record the speed, direction and time motorists were traveling on the roadway. When the results were received, it was found during the two-week period of the recording, almost 20,000 vehicles had passed the recorder. Most motorists were obeying the speed limit, but a few were vastly exceeding the posted 35mph speed zone with several traveling nearly 80mph in the 35mph zone. This data, along with other justifying factors, were used to apply for a grant through the South Dakota Office of Highway Safety and funding from the Brookings County Commission to install speed indicating signs. Two signs were purchased by the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office and installed by the Brookings County Highway Department on June 15th 2022. These new signs, indicate a motorist’s speed and if the 35mph speed limit is exceeded, the signs flash red and blue lights attempting to slow the motorist. These signs also provide the same recording capability as the radar recorder, so information on their effectiveness can be evaluated at a later date. This is part of Sheriff Stanwick’s long term plan to make Brookings County roadways more safe and slow motorists to the indicated speed limit. Other areas are also being evaluated for similar signage in the future.

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