Sheriff's Office Media Releases

Sheriff's Media Releases

Feb 03

Structure Fire

Posted on February 3, 2023 at 9:16 AM by Michelle Delaney

Occurred: 2/3/2023 at 1:51AM

Location: Residence near 470th Ave and 207th St.

On the above date and time, the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office, Brookings Fire Department, and SDSU Police Department responded to a residence reporting a structure fire. Crews were able to extinguish the flames, but the structure was a total loss, including damage to a power pole. The contents of the structure were reported to include two lawn mowers. Damage to the structure and its contents is valued at $11,500.The power company is reporting $2,500 in damage to a power pole and electrical box. The incident is 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

Feb 02

House Fire

Posted on February 2, 2023 at 8:08 AM by Michelle Delaney

Occurred: 2/2/2023 12:10AM

Location: Residence on Railroad Ave in Bushnell, SD

On the above date and time, the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office, Aurora Fire Department, Bruce Fire Department, Brookings Fire Department, Elkton Fire Department, White Fire Department, Sinai Fire Department, Volga Fire Department, Brookings Ambulance and Brookings County Emergency Management were dispatched to a residence in flames at the above location. It was found, a resident was in bed when they observed smoke inside the residence and quickly evacuated. When crews arrived, the residence was completely engulfed. Crews were able to extinguish the flames and were assisted by the Red Cross to find temporary assistance for the residents. The home was a complete loss and damage is estimated at $35,000. The cause of the fire remains unknown at this time. One of the residents was treated and released at the scene for smoke inhalation. This incident 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

Feb 01

Injury Accident

Posted on February 1, 2023 at 7:58 AM by Michelle Delaney

Occurred: 1/31/2023 12:57PM

Location: 214th St near 463rd Ave

Driver #1: Austin Meyer, 22, of Volga, SD

Vehicle #1: 2001 Ford F-150

On the above date and time, the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office, Volga Fire Department, Brookings Ambulance and Arlington Ambulance responded to the above location for an injury accident. It was found Austin Meyer, 22, of Volga, SD was driving westbound on 214th St when he lost control of his vehicle on the ice. The vehicle entered the north ditch and rolled. The driver was wearing his seatbelt and was transported to the Brookings ER by Brookings Ambulance for unknown injuries. The vehicle sustained an estimated $7,516 damage. 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