On Sept. 9, Bob and Karen Pender reported a burglary to their business. The Penders reported someone had broken into their Alta restaurant, the Depot Steakhouse and Lounge.
They reported someone had stolen numerous cases of beer and had damaged their business door and an exterior fence in the process.
After a two-day investigation, the Alta Police Department concluded their investigation and arrested Martin James Poulson, 19, of Alta and 17-year old Joshua Michael Anderson, also of Alta.
Poulson was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail. Anderson was placed in the Cherokee Youth Detention Center.
The Alta Police Department was assisted by the Buena Vista County Sheriffs Office, Ft. Dodge Police Department and the Storm Lake Police Department.