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Olmsted County Sheriff's Office investigating car break-ins

The Olmsted County Sheriff's Office is investigating a series of thefts from multiple cars Monday.

STEWARTVILLE — The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a series of thefts from multiple cars Monday.

The sheriff’s office took multiple reports of unlocked cars being broken into and having items taken between Sunday night and Monday morning, according to Capt. Scott Behrns.

The first report came in around 6:24 a.m. from the 500 block of Maplebrook Drive Northeast. A woman reported that her purse was stolen sometime overnight from her car in the driveway. The woman was able to recover most of the items as there was a trail of her things leading from the car, Behrns said. The woman’s bank car was not recovered.

A second call came in around 7:24 a.m. in the area of Fourth Street Southeast where two unlocked vehicles had about $40 taken from them, Behrns said. Sheriff’s deputies were able to get surveillance video from a nearby camera but Behrns said it was not clear enough to identify the potentially four individuals involved.

A third incident was reported around 5:58 p.m. in the 500 block of Sixth Street Northeast. A person reported a backpack containing a coffee tumbler and a stethoscope were stolen, Behrns said. Again, officers were able to get video footage of the incident and Behrns said the same number of people were involved.


A resident in the 600 block of 12th Avenue Northeast reported that an item they had put in their mailbox was taken overnight. The resident learned about the incident after an unknown woman knocked on their door with the opened envelope which was missing the check that had been inside, Behrns said.

Behrns cautioned people to not place outgoing mail in their mailboxes overnight.

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