The Sutherland Police Department and O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office began investigating April 7th when a pickup was stolen from a local business. That truck was found on fire two days later and is considered a total loss.
A second vehicle was stolen in the early morning hours of April 8th and later returned. A motorcycle was taken April 12th and recovered three days later.
The two, 18-year-old Mark Steiner of Sutherland and 18-year-old Shane Brown of Paullina, were both charged with first-degree theft, second-degree arson, operating a vehicle without owner’s consent and trespassing while causing injury or damage.
Both men were released from jail after making an initial court appearance.
(By Corey Harguth, KICD, Spencer)