Man arrested after breaking into Brookings home, threatening residents

August 28, 2023

BROOKINGS, S.D.–A Brookings man is behind bars on Sunday after breaking into a residence and threatening the occupants.

According to the Brookings Police Department, around 3:25 a.m., officers were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of Wagon Wheel Circle for a report of a burglary and violation of a no-contact order.

Forty three year-old Todd DeWulf of Brookings was identified as the suspect who had broken a window to enter the residence.

Officers were able to get the occupants of the residence out and it was discovered DeWulf had made threats to one of the residents and threatened another with a pepper ball gun.

DeWulf barricaded himself in the residence for a period of time before surrendering to authorities and was taken to the Brookings County Jail.

He’s charged with aggravated assault, first-degree burglary, simple assault domestic, criminal trespass, intentional damage to property, obstructing law enforcement, and violation of a no-contact order. He also had an outstanding warrant for simple assault.