Theft Arrest

On Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was called to the 1500 Block of Gowrie Street in Ruthven, Ia for a report of a subject stealing cans from the Ruthven Fire Department donation wagon. Following an investigation at the scene, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jerrold Sutherland (71) of Ruthven, Ia for 5th Degree Theft, a Simple Misdemeanor. Sutherland was cited and released on his promise to appear at a later date.

A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.