***SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY***
April 28, 2020

On Tuesday, April 28th, 2020, at approximately 6AM, Brookings Police received reports of several rail cars that had been blocking the intersection in the 100 block of Main Avenue South for several hours. After an investigation it was discovered that an unknown person(s) tampered with the rail cars causing them to roll into the intersection.
 
If you have information regarding the suspect(s), please do not post it on this page or it will be deleted. You can submit an anonymous tip by contacting Crime Stoppers. You will remain anonymous and if your information leads to the arrest of the suspect(s) you will receive a CASH reward. Report an anonymous tip by calling 692-STOP (7867), submit a web tip by visiting our website at www.brookingsareacrimestoppers.com, using "Submit a Tip tab on our website, or through P3TIPS app. You can also call the Brookings Police Department at 605-692-2113 to provide information regarding the suspect.
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**VANDALISM**
April 14, 2020

On Tuesday, April 14th, 2020, the Brookings Police Department received a report of a vandalism that occurred in the 300 block of 20th Street South. Sometime between Friday, April 10th and Tuesday, April 14th, 2020, unknown suspect(s) entered a building under construction and intentionally caused over $10,000 in damage to the building.

 

If you have information regarding the identity of the suspect(s), please do not post it on this page or it will be deleted. You can submit an anonymous tip by contacting Crime Stoppers. You will remain anonymous and if your information leads to the arrest of the suspect(s) you will receive a CASH reward. Report an anonymous tip by calling 692-STOP (7867), submit a web tip by visiting our website at www.brookingsareacrimestoppers.com, using "Submit a Tip tab on our website, or through P3TIPS app.
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**Vandalism**
March 19, 2020

The Brookings Police Department is investigating a vandalism that occurred at Pioneer Park. Sometime between Wednesday, March 18th, and Thursday, March 19th, 2020, an unknown individual(s) spray painted several areas of the park.
 
If you have information regarding the identity of the suspect(s), or know of anyone who is known to use the phrases or symbol from this incident, please do not post it on this page or it will be deleted. You can submit an anonymous tip by contacting Crime Stoppers. You will remain anonymous and if your information leads to the arrest of the suspect(s) you will receive a CASH reward. Report an anonymous tip by calling 692-STOP (7867), submit a web tip by visiting our website at www.brookingsareacrimestoppers.com, using "Submit a Tip tab on our website, or through P3TIPS app.
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**ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY**THEFT SUSPECT**
March 17, 2020

On Tuesday, March 17th, 2020, the pictured male entered a store in the 2400 block of 6th Street and stole tools valued over $500. An employee saw the male get into the passenger's side of the pictured gray truck with JR Auto dealer plates.

 

If you have information regarding the identity of the suspect and/or the vehicle the suspect got into, please do not post it on this page or it will be deleted. You can submit an anonymous tip by contacting Crime Stoppers. You will remain anonymous and if your information leads to the arrest of the suspect(s) you will receive a CASH reward. Report an anonymous tip by calling 692-STOP (7867), submit a web tip by visiting our website at www.brookingsareacrimestoppers.com, using "Submit a Tip tab on our website, or through P3TIPS app. You can also call the Brookings Police Department at 605-696-8300 to provide information regarding the suspect.

 

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***BURGLARY***
March 10, 2020

On Tuesday, March 10th, 2020, the Brookings County Sheriff's Department took a report of a burglary from the County Highway shop in Bruce, SD.

Sometime between Monday March 9th, 2020, and Tuesday, March 10th, 2020, an unknown suspect forced entry through a door causing damage. It was found a 10 drawer tool box, wrenches, a pry bar set, and other hand tools were taken. It is estimated the total loss is approximately $5,300.

If you have information regarding the individual(s) responsible for the burglary, please do not post it on this page or it will be deleted. You can submit an anonymous tip by contacting Crime Stoppers. You will remain anonymous and if your information leads to the arrest of the suspect(s) you will receive a CASH reward. Report an anonymous tip by calling 692-STOP (7867), submit a web tip by visiting our website at www.brookingsareacrimestoppers.com, using "Submit a Tip tab on our website, or through P3TIPS app. You can also call the Brookings Sheriff's Department at 605-696-8300to provide information regarding the suspect.

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****Assault of a juvenile****
January 13, 2020

On Monday January 13th, 2020, at approximately 4:32 PM the Brookings Police Department received a report of an assault that occurred at the intersection of 7th Avenue and 8th Street. At approximately 4:15 PM, a 9 year old boy was walking home and crossed paths with two unknown individuals who were walking west from the 700 block of 8th Street. The boy was pushed down into a snowbank and struck in the back of the head with a beer bottle. The two suspects fled the area and the boy was able to run home safely after receiving minor injuries.

The suspects were described as being approximately 5’7” tall with a slender build. They were wearing black hooded sweatshirts with the hoodies pulled over their faces and cinched tight. Due to the hoodies covering their faces, the victim was unable to see the gender or race of the suspects but it is believed they could be college aged males.

If you have information regarding the identity of the suspect(s), please do not post it on this page or it will be deleted. You can submit an anonymous tip by contacting Crime Stoppers. You will remain anonymous and if your information leads to the arrest of the suspect(s) you will receive a CASH reward. Report an anonymous tip by calling 692-STOP (7867), submit a web tip by visiting our website at www.brookingsareacrimestoppers.com, using "Submit a Tip tab on our website, or through P3TIPS app.

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***THEFT***
December 23, 2019

**UPDATE**

 

On Monday, December 23rd, 2019 a female from White reported her wallet stolen from her purse. The theft is believed to have occurred in the Brookings area.

 

At approximately 1440hrs two African American males attempted to use the credit cards from the wallet. Suspect 1 was able to complete the transaction for over $1,000. Suspect 2 attempted to purchase over $1,000 worth of merchandise but the transaction was denied with two separate cards from the wallet.

 

Both suspects arrived and left together in a white car. However we are unable to get a good description of the vehicle.

 

If you have information regarding the identity of the suspect(s), please do not post it on this page or it will be deleted. You can submit an anonymous tip by contacting Crime Stoppers. You will remain anonymous and if your information leads to the arrest of the suspect(s) you will receive a CASH reward. Report an anonymous tip by calling 692-STOP (7867), submit a web tip by visiting our website at www.brookingsareacrimestoppers.com, using "Submit a Tip tab on our website, or through P3TIPS app. You can also call the Brookings County Sheriff's Department at 605-696-8300 to provide information regarding the suspect.

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***THEFT***
December 03, 2019

The Brookings Police Department is looking for assistance with identifying the pictured grinch in regards to the theft of a purse from a sweet little old lady from Brookings.
 
On Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019, a Brookings resident reported her purse had been stolen from a business in the 2200 block of 6th Street, Brookings. The suspect attempted to withdraw money from the victims accounts in Brookings using stolen debit cards and was successful at one local business before she could cancel her cards. Video surveillance was obtained of the grinch along with his escape sleigh.

If you have information regarding the identity of the male, please do not post it on this page or it will be deleted. You can submit an anonymous tip by contacting Crime Stoppers. You will remain anonymous and if your information leads to the arrest of the suspect you will receive a CASH reward. Report an anonymous tip by calling 692-STOP (7867), submit a web tip by visiting our website at www.brookingsareacrimestoppers.com, using "Submit a Tip tab on our website, or through P3TIPS app. You can also call the Brookings County Sheriff's Department at 605-696-8300 to provide information regarding the suspect.

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**Suspect identified**
November 06, 2019

STATUS: SOLVED
On Wednesday, November 7th, 2019, the pictured male entered a business in the 500 block of 34th Avenue, Brookings, SD and stole produce and money from a locked box inside the business.
 
If you have information regarding the identity of the male, please do not post it on this page or it will be deleted. You can submit an anonymous tip by contacting Crime Stoppers. You will remain anonymous and if your information leads to the arrest of the suspect you will receive a CASH reward. Report an anonymous tip by calling 692-STOP (7867), submit a web tip by visiting our website at www.brookingsareacrimestoppers.com, using "Submit a Tip tab on our website, or through P3TIPS app. You can also call the Brookings County Sheriff's Department at 605-696-8300 to provide information regarding the suspect.
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UPDATE**SUSPECTS IDENTIFIED**
March 22, 2019

STATUS: SOLVED

 

On Friday, March 22nd 2019, at approximately 2:00AM, three suspects entered a secured business without permission. The male suspect is wanted for questioning in a theft and all three for trespassing. 

 
 
If you have information regarding the identity of the suspects, please do not post it on this page or it will be deleted. You can submit an anonymous tip by contacting Crime Stoppers. You will remain anonymous and if your information leads to the arrest of the suspects you will receive a CASH reward. Report an anonymous tip by calling 692-STOP (7867), submit a web tip by visiting our website at www.brookingsareacrimestoppers.com, using "Submit a Tip tab on our website, or through P3TIPS app. You can also call the Brookings Police Department at 605-692-2113 to provide information regarding the suspect.


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