Arrest – Traffic / Theft 2nd Degree

On 7/11/2015 at approximately 11:01 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Viktor Vechirko, age 23 of Wesley, IA, for Operating while under the Influence (OWI)-1st Offense, a serious misdemeanor. Vechirko was also cited for failing to have a valid driver’s license and speeding which are traffic violations. Vechirko was stopped while operating a 2001 Dodge Ram Truck. At approximately 12:36 a.m., the Palo Alto County Communications received a 911 call reporting this vehicle had been stolen from a residence in Ruthven. As a result of this information, Vechirko is also being charged with Theft 2nd Degree-a Class D Felony. Vechirko was booked into the Palo Alto County, without incident, to await his initial appearance before a magistrate.