EMMETSBURG - The Palo Alto County Sheriff's Office is investigating five burglaries that took place early Monday morning.
The first report came in at 12:34 a.m. at Ruthven Meat Processing in Ruthven. When the deputy arrived, it was determined that entry was gained through a window. Approximately $400 worth of damage is reported.
The second report was called in at 3:06 a.m. that a vehicle rammed into Sparky's Convenience Store in Mallard. When the deputy arrived, the west wall of the store was pushed in and entry was gained. Approximately $10,000 of damage was done to the building. The possible suspects vehicle is a light silver or white extended or quad cab truck. The truck left Mallard south on Highway 4.
The third burglary was reported at 5:51 a.m. from Silver Lake Cafe in Ayrshire. Entry was gained by prying open a door. Damage is estimated to be $500.
At 7:21 a.m., the fourth burglary was reported at the Blue Moon Bar in Ayrshire. Entry was again gained by prying open a door. Damage is said to be about $500 to the door and an unknown amount of damage to video machines inside.
The final burglary was called in at 9:18 a.m. from the Community Center in Ayrshire. Entry was also gained by prying open a door, $500 worth of damage was reported.
Around 9:45 a.m. yesterday morning, the sheriff's office took a report of a stolen 2005 silver Dodge Ram 1500 Quad cab truck that was parked in the 1100 block of Campbell Street in Ayrshire. The license plate number is 384ZSP. Value is estimated at $10,000.
At this time, authorities are still investigating what, if any items were taken in each of the burglaries.
The Palo Alto County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in solving these crimes. Anyone with information is urged to call the sheriff's office at 712-852-3535.