Theft Charges

On January 31, 2021, at 9:47 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office charged Riley Janelle Fagen (18) of Ruthven for 5th degree theft, a simple misdemeanor. The charge stemmed from an investigation of packages being stolen from the steps of a residence in Ruthven on January 4, 2021. Fagen was issued a summons to appear on the charge at a later date in Palo Alto County.

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