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Thieves clean out cars in Darwin, Dassel, Minn.; sheriff reminds citizens to lock vehicles

LITCHFIELD -- Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin reminds citizens to lock their vehicles and homes at night and when not in use after his department took multiple theft reports Saturday morning in Dassel and Darwin.

According to Norlin's news release, the thefts likely happened early Saturday morning, between 1 and 6 a.m. and all of the vehicles involved were unlocked. The missing items included CDs and CD players, fishing equipment, loose change, tools and keys.

Citizens made more than a dozen theft reports to the sheriff's office.

The sheriff's office is actively working these cases and if anyone has any information they are encouraged to call 320-694-5400. Call 911 if you see something in progress. You can also remain anonymous and call the CONFIDENTIAL TIP line at (320) 693-5411 or report online at

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