Sheriff's Office Media Releases

Sheriff's Media Releases

Sep 29

Injury Accident

Posted on September 29, 2022 at 8:05 AM by Michelle Delaney

Occurred: 9/28/2022 2:51PM

Location: Intersection of 478th Ave/213th St

Driver #1: Lauren Schwedhelm, 22, of Brookings, SD
Vehicle #1: 2016 Ford F-250, $38,000 damage

Driver #2: Travis Sik, 33, of Minneota, MN
Vehicle #2: 2000 Peterbuilt Semi with belly dump trailer, $22,000 damage

On the above date and time, the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office, Brookings Ambulance and Aurora Fire Department were dispatched to the above location for an injury collision. It was found, Lauren Schwedhelm, 22, of Brookings was operating a 2016 Ford F-250 eastbound on 213th St. At the intersection, Lauren collided with the belly dump trailer of a semi being operated southbound by Travis Sik, 33, of Minneota, MN. Both drivers were treated by Brookings Ambulance at the scene. Travis was treated and released while Lauren was taken by Brookings Ambulance to Brookings Hospital and later to Sioux Falls for unknown injuries. Charges are pending from this collision. 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

Sep 26

Injury Accident

Posted on September 26, 2022 at 9:06 AM by Michelle Delaney

Occurred: 9/23/2022 7:55PM
Location: 201st St near 463rd Ave

Driver #1: Douglas Wulf, 89, of Bruce, SD
Vehicle #1: 2017 Chevy Silverado

Driver #2: Gregory Miller, 60, of Bruce, SD
Vehicle #2: 1969 John Deere 4020 with attached 3-point disc mower

On the above date and time, the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office, Brookings Ambulance and Bruce Fire Department responded to the above location for an injury collision. It was found, Gregory Miller, 60, of Bruce, SD was operating a John Deere 4020 with an attached disc mower. While driving, Douglas Wulf, 89, of Bruce, SD impacted the rear of the tractor. This impact caused the tractor to spin and eventually roll. Gregory was seen by Brookings Ambulance at the scene and refused treatment, Douglas was taken by Brookings Ambulance to the Brookings Hospital for unknown injuries. Charges are pending against Douglas. 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

Sep 19

Intentional Damage

Posted on September 19, 2022 at 8:33 AM by Michelle Delaney

Reported: 9/16/2022 2:25PM

Occurred: Sometime between 5/12/2022 and 9/15/2022

Location: Field on 476th Ave near 206th St

On the above date and time, the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office took report of a wire theft at the above location. It was found, sometime between 5/12/2022 and 9/15/2022 an unknown suspect(s) had removed nearly all the wiring from a damaged irrigator. The cost to repair the damaged irrigator is still being estimated. 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