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More Than $9,500 Worth of Property Stolen From Crookston Storage Units

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Over the past few weeks, the Crookston Police Department has responded to five reports of storage unit locks being cut and items taken from the units.

On January 12 a bike, table saw and miter saw were taken from 202 Fisher Avenue. The items are valued at $850 dollars. Another break in was reported at the same address on February 11. The second time, no items were taken but the locks were missing.

On February 15, a television, luggage, clothes, fishing and camping equipment and other valuables were taken from 11 different units. Police estimate about $2,380 dollars worth of property was stolen from 540 Marin Avenue.  The criminals returned to that address again on February 25 and stole a bike valued at about $1,000 dollars.

On February 17, three units at 543 Strander Avenue were broken into. Items taken were related to a yard maintenance business, tools, a TV, miscellaneous household items, hunting items, and some collectibles. The stolen property is valued at about $5,427 dollars.

The Crookston Police Department has increased patrol in the areas of all storage units in the city. They are also asking the residents to be aware of the thefts and report anything they see or hear related to the incidents, including any suspicious activity, especially at night.

These cases are active and ongoing; please call the Crookston Police Department at 218-281-3111 with any information that might help in the investigations of the incidents.

The Police Department also encourages everyone take the proper steps to safeguard the homes, businesses, vehicles and property by making sure all doors are locked and areas are well lit. 

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