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Prescription drugs taken during break-in at Benson pharmacy

BENSON -- Thieves got away with prescription drugs and money during a break-in early Friday morning at a Benson pharmacy.

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It's believed the burglar, or burglars, entered the Breen's Pharmacy building through a rooftop air duct between 4:30 and 6 a.m. Friday.

Police were called to the scene at 6:03 a.m.

Benson Police Chief Jim Crace said he believes the individuals involved are of a "slender build in order to be able to slide through the air vent."

After taking numerous prescription narcotics, other medications and money, the suspects are believed to have exited the building by breaking the glass door on the front of the business, said Crace in a news release.

The crime in Benson has similar facts to a burglary of a pharmacy in Dawson that happened Sept. 25.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Benson Police Department.

Theft, vandalism

WILLMAR -- At least five vehicles were vandalized over the weekend in the county, with thefts occurring in some cases. Most of the incidents were reported early Sunday morning.

According to police reports:

- A Ford Expedition was damaged and a stereo and GPS stolen from it in the 700 block of Sixth Street Southwest.

- Windows on a vehicle were broken in the 1800 block of Becker Avenue Southeast;

- A DVD/CD player was taken from a vehicle that was damaged in the 1500 block of Becker Avenue Southeast.

- The passenger door lock on a vehicle was damaged in the 500 block of Monongalia Avenue, but nothing was taken.

- Stereo equipment was reported stolen from a vehicle in the 13000 block of Skyline Drive in Spicer.

Vandalism

NEW LONDON -- Extensive damage to several tombstones in the Colfax Cemetery was reported at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. It's not known when the damage occurred at the cemetery, which is located northwest of New London.

WILLMAR -- A resident in the 800 block of Fifth Street Southwest filed a complaint at 7:01 a.m. Sunday and reported that their house had been egged sometime during the night.

NEW LONDON -- A yard in the 300 block of South Main Street was damaged by a large vehicle that drove on it. The incident was reported at 5:18 p.m. Saturday.

Arrest

SPICER -- A 38-year-old Spicer man was arrested shortly after midnight Saturday for disorderly conduct after he threatened to break down a door and kill the people who had thrown him out of the house. The man was allegedly drunk and had been asked to leave a house in the 300 block of South Lake Avenue.

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