Sheriff's Media Releases

Sep 20

Theft

Posted on September 20, 2023 at 8:11 AM by Michelle Delaney

Reported: 9/19/2023 2:35PM

Occurred: Sometime between 9/11/2023 9:00AM and 9/19/2023 2:35PM

Location: Field on 199th St near 462nd Ave

On the above date and time, the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office took report of a stolen fence energizer. It was reported sometime between 9/11/2023 and 9/19/2023 an unknown suspect(s) entered the field and removed the Gallager B100 Fence Energizer. The energizer is estimated to be worth approx. $600. 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

Sep 18

Intentional Damage/Theft

Posted on September 18, 2023 at 8:05 AM by Michelle Delaney

Reported: 9/17/2023 5:13PM

Occurred: Sometime between 9/16/2023 12:00PM and 9/17/2023 5:13PM

Location: Field on 205th St near 482nd Ave

On the above date and time, the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office took report of damaged round hay bales in a field on 205th St near 482nd Ave. It was reported an unknown suspect(s) entered the field and intentionally cut the net wrap from five round bales of hay. This is not the first incident where the property owner had their bales of hay intentionally damaged, so they had purchased and installed game cameras in the area. During this incident, it was found two game camera worth $90 each had been completely destroyed. Total damage from this incident is estimated to be $630. 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

Sep 14

Fatal Accident

Posted on September 14, 2023 at 8:28 AM by Michelle Delaney

Reported: 9/12/2023 5:00PM

Occurred: Sometime between 12:00PM and 5:00PM

Location: Residence on 217th St near 457th Ave

On the above date and time, the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office, South Dakota Highway Patrol, Sinai Fire Department, Volga Fire Department and Brookings Ambulance were dispatched to the above location for an accident involving a firearm. It was found, a resident there had been target practicing with a pistol and while walking back from the target needed to cross a cattle panel fence. While crossing this fence, the pistol inadvertently fired and struck the resident once. When crews arrived at the scene, live saving measures were attempted, however were not successful. The resident was identified as 44-year-old Steven Hanson of rural Sinai. 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