Report: Four burglaries over weekend

Published 11:05am Monday, December 9, 2013

Area homeowners reported a string of burglaries in rural Mower County over the weekend.

Mower County Sheriff Terese Amazi said four burglaries were reported Saturday and Sunday in Mower County, with two in rural Brownsdale, one in rural Grand Meadow and one in rural Austin.

A homeowner at the 23000 area of 600th Avenue near Brownsdale reported someone had broken into two sheds on the property between Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.

About $500 to $600 in tools, including an air framing gun, drills, and miter saws, were taken, along with a TV set and a shop vacuum, among other items.

A property owner at the 6200 area of 240th Street near Brownsdale reported a burglary Sunday afternoon. Someone had taken vehicle batteries, electric fencing, air compressors, two wooden tire spoke-wheels, battery charges and more. Amazi said it appears someone stole the items at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

In Grand Meadow, someone reported a leaf blower and steel chainsaw missing from the 22000 area of 740th Avenue, about $450 worth of equipment.

In rural Austin, someone at the 14000 block of 560th Avenue reported a cabin on the property had been broken into. The owner said someone had stolen or damaged several items, including a CD player, bar stools, an AM/FM radio, curtains, a two-axle trailer and more, at about $1,300 in property loss. That burglary allegedly took place at some point last week.

Amazi said it’s possible the burglaries are related, though investigators are looking for leads. She said police are tracking items and encouraged residents to always keep track of serial numbers on important items.


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