Brookings County authorities investigating vandalism to road sign

November 17, 2021
Mike Tanner

BROOKINGS, S.D.–The Brookings County Sheriff’s Department is investigating vandalism to a road sign.

Assistant Sheriff Scott Sebring says a deputy was checking on bridge construction equipment southwest of Brookings Tuesday morning, and discovered a “road closed” sign in the ditch.

Some sandbags that were used to hold the sign down had been thrown into the ditch, and profanity had been spray-painted onto the sign.

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

The company who owns the sign estimated the cost to replace it or fix it at $1500.