Sheriff's Office Media Releases

Sheriff's Media Releases

Jan 24

Theft of Firearm

Posted on January 24, 2022 at 8:15 AM by Michelle Delaney

Reported: 1/23/2022
Location: A residence near 456th Ave and 208th St.
Occurred: 1/22/2022 to 1/23/2022

On the above date and time the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office responded to the above location for a report of a stolen firearm. The reporting party identified the firearm as a 9mm semi-automatic Shadow System MR-920. The firearm is believed to have been taken from the residence between the late hours of 1/22/2022 and the early morning hours of 1/23/2022. The value of the pistol is unknown at this time. 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).

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

Jan 21

Fraud Alert / Scams

Posted on January 21, 2022 at 10:23 AM by Michelle Delaney

The Brookings County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind and inform Brookings County residence of recent and current scams. Recently the Sheriff’s Office has taken multiple reports of individuals receiving calls from scammers pretending to be Brookings County Deputies as well as Homeland Security personal. These scammers are informing residents they have warrants and are requesting payment over the phone. The scammers are attempting to get personal identification information from community members including, address, date of birth and social security numbers. They have also attempted to retrieve banking information.

A Deputy Sheriff will not ask for credit card information or attempt to take a payment over the phone. We would also like to remind residents, if a person is attempting to receive payment via gift card it is a good indication of a scam. We are also reminding residents of Brookings County to never give banking information out or personal identification information such as date of birth and social security number.

Recent Scams Investigated by the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office:

PayPal: Community members are getting PayPal accounts set up in their name without their knowledge.

Gift Card’s: Gift Card scams are wide spread, the majority of these scams include a fake service being completed and the scammers requesting payment for the fake service via gift card.

Computer Scams: Residents computers have received a messaged on screen requesting they contact a service line. When they do, the scammer remotely takes over the computer and begins to access personal information. In some cases, they will hold the computer ransom until a payment is made.

We would like to point out these are not all the scams that can occur to our community members and if there are any questions or concerns to please contact your local law enforcement agency.

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

Jan 21

Hit and Run Property Damage

Posted on January 21, 2022 at 10:23 AM by Michelle Delaney

Reported: 01/12/2022

Location: Dogwood Ave and Spruce St. in Aurora, SD

Occurred: Between 01/08/2022 and 01/09/2022

On the above date and time the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office responded to the above location for a report of a hit and run accident. The City of Aurora reported a power box had been struck and damaged. Total damage amounts are unknown at this time. The incident is still 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