$1K reward offered for information on lug nut tampering

VOLGA – A $1,000 reward is being offered by the City of Volga following multiple reports of lug nut tampering in and near the community since May, according to the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office.

Volga has authorized the reward for information through Crime Stoppers leading to the conviction of the person(s) responsible for the tampering, Assistant Sheriff Scott Sebring wrote in the news release. He added that the incidents, of which there are more than six, are still being investigated.

If you would like to provide information regarding the identity of the suspect(s) and not remain anonymous, contact the sheriff’s office at 605-696-8300. If you would like to remain anonymous, contact Brookings Area Crime Stoppers at 605-692-STOP (7876), www.brookingsareacrimestoppers.com or through the P3TIPS app.

For calls that come through Crime Stoppers, the organization will consider offering a separate cash reward to the person whose tip leads to the arrest of a suspect, according to Detective Adam Smith with the Brookings Police Department. Meanwhile, Sebring noted that the $1,000 reward from Volga will only be paid after the conviction of the suspect(s).

He added that the sheriff’s office is still requesting that residents and business owners with camera recording systems review their footage periodically and call if any suspicious activity is observed.


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