Palo Alto County Sheriff's deputies are investigating five burglaries that allegedly occurred during the early morning hours Monday.
The first report was received at 12:34 a.m. regarding an incident at Ruthven Meat Processing in Ruthven. When a deputy arrived, he determined entry was gained through a window, resulting in approximately $400 damage.
The second call, at 3:06 a.m., reported a vehicle being rammed into Sparky's Convenience Store in Mallard. Upon arrival, the deputy discovered the west wall of the store pushed in, allowing entry to the building. The building suffered approximately $10,000 in damages.
A possible suspect vehicle was described as a light silver or white extended or quad cab truck, which left Mallard traveling south on U.S. Highway 4.
A third burglary was phoned in at 5:51 a.m. from the Silver Lake Cafe in Ayrshire. A door was allegedly pried open to gain entry, and damage to the cafe was estimated at $500.
A fourth call came at 7:21 a.m. from the Blue Moon Bar in Ayrshire. The door was again pried open, with $500 in damages estimated to the door.
A final burglary call was received at 9:18 a.m. from the Ayrshire Community center, which had a door pried open with $500 estimated in damage.
Palo Alto County Sheriff's deputies took a call about a stolen silver 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 quad-cab truck that had been parked in the 1100 block of Campbell Street in Ayrshire. The truck, with license plate 384ZSP, was a $10,000 loss.
An inventory is being conducted to determine what, if anything was taken in each of the burglaries.
The Palo Alto County Sheriff's Office is seeking assistance in solving these crimes and urges anyone with information to call the sheriff's office at 712-852-3535.