SUTHERLAND—The Sutherland Police Department has issued multiple arrest warrants for a 24-year-old Sutherland man in connection with an investigation into vehicle thefts in early October.
According to complaints filed Jan. 12-13 in O’Brien County District Court in Primghar, Bradley Tyler Kots initially broke into a Jeep sitting outside a garage on the 300 block of Linn Street in Sutherland.
He stole a number of gift cards of unknown value, $20 in cash, a small black purse and car wash coins.
Kots then broke into the garage, causing more than $300 damage.
He stole a 2010 Ford truck and drove through a farm field north of Sutherland before crashing the vehicle into a creek north of Oak Street. The pickup received $6,329.59 damage.
Kots then walked over to a residence on the 200 block of North Oak Street and stole a 1998 Dodge pickup.
He drove the pickup to Calumet, where he parked it on the 100 block of South Street, leaving the keys in the vehicle but taking money he found in it.
Kots then stole a 2013 Chevrolet Captiva. The SUV was found the next day in Lake Park. He took several keys and assorted papers from that vehicle.
Fingerprints were found on the driver’s side door and spit on the driver’s side window matching Kots’ DNA profile.
Kots has been charged with four counts of third-degree burglary — motor vehicle — second or subsequent offense; two counts of second-degree theft; fifth-degree theft; operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent; and trespassing resulting in injury or damage greater than $300.