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Litchfield, Meeker County investigating series of burglaries

LITCHFIELD — The Meeker County Sheriff's Office and Litchfield Police Department have been investigating 13 burglaries of homes, businesses and sheds since October 1.

A search warrant executed Monday led to the recovery of more than 200 suspected stolen items, according to a news release from Sheriff Brian Cruze and Police Chief Patrick Fank.

The items were recovered in the 400 block of South Austin Street, Litchfield. A subsequent traffic stop in Cass County led to the recovery of additional stolen items.

The items recovered have been linked to four of the burglaries, and the investigation is active and ongoing to determine if the burglaries are all connected, according to the release.

Multiple suspects have been identified but no one has been arrested yet in connection with the investigation.

In the release, the law enforcement officials also remind the public to lock homes, sheds and vehicles; to remain vigilant; and to report any suspicious activity.

Linda Vanderwerf

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