Another Case of Lug Nut Tampering Under Investigation

The Brookings County Sheriff’s Office is investigating another incident of lug nut tampering. Yesterday afternoon shortly before two, a 2004 Jeep Wrangler was being driven into Brookings when the driver noticed the vehicle was having issues. They immediately drove to a mechanic who checked the vehicle, and then called law enforcement to report the lug nuts had been intentionally loosened. The vehicle wound up suffering $300 damage.

Another incident was reported last weekend, along with cases in June and May, as well as reports made back in October of last year.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking home and business owners with camera systems to check their recordings for suspicious nighttime activity. The Sheriff’s Office also advises motorists to check their tires for tampering before driving.

Anyone with information on this series of incidents in Volga should contact the Sheriff’s Office or CrimeStoppers: 692-STOP or online at