Sheriff's Media Releases

Feb 29

Apartment Building Fire

Posted on February 29, 2024 at 8:12 AM by Michelle Delaney

Occurred: 2/28/2024 3:53PM

Location: 200blk E Pine St, Aurora

On the above date and time, the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office, Aurora Fire Department, Brookings Fire Department, Bruce Fire Department, Elkton Fire Department, Sinai Fire Department, Volga Fire Department, White Fire Department, Brookings Ambulance, Brookings County Emergency Management and South Dakota Highway Patrol were dispatched to an apartment building on fire at the above location. Several residents were inside the building when its fire alarm systems began alerting residents to a potential fire. After several moments, the building began filling with smoke and residents were able to successfully evacuate before flames were visible. When crews arrived, flames were visible from the exterior of the building. Crews were able to successfully extinguish the fire after several hours. The cause of the fire remains unknown at this time and remains under investigation by the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office. Damages from the event are still being estimated. Citizens are asked to stay away from the damaged building due to the structural damage caused by the fire. No residents or pets were injured in the fire.

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

Feb 27

Burglary

Posted on February 27, 2024 at 2:15 PM by Michelle Delaney

Reported: 2/27/2024 6:36AM

Occurred: Sometime between 2/26/2024 4:30PM and 2/27/24 6:20AM

Location: Residence in the 100blk W US14, Volga

On the above date and time, the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office took report of a home being broken into. It was found, an unknown suspect(s) had broken the glass entry door and entered the locked residence. Once inside, the suspect(s) rummaged through the house in several rooms. The suspect(s) then re-secured the home and departed without taking any of the residence’s contents. Cost to repair the home is estimated to be $40. This incident remains under investigation by the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office. Citizens are requested to check their security cameras in the area and report any suspicious activity observed during 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

Feb 22

Intentional Damage

Posted on February 22, 2024 at 9:05 AM by Michelle Delaney

Reported: 2/21/2024 8:24AM

Occurred: Sometime between 11/1/2023 and 2/21/2024

Location: Campground on 3rd St, Elkton, SD

On the above date and time, the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office took report of two camping spots being intentionally damaged by a vehicle. Evidence shows, two full hookup camping spot utilities were destroyed when an unknown Toyota Rav 4 hit the utility posts. This is believed to have happened sometime between November 2023 and February 21, 2024. It will cost an estimated $3000 to repair the utilities to the spots. 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).


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