Tricounty News

Sheriff asks for public help

Sheriff Jeff Norlin is asking for the public’s help in reference to recent daytime burglaries occurring around Meeker County. Sheriff Norlin is asking the public to be on the lookout for suspicious vehicles and persons who may be in your neighborhood. Grant, Stevens, Pope, Douglas, and Kandiyohi 
Counties have had more than 30 reports of daytime burglaries. Wednesday, Jan. 9, Meeker County had a burglary that occurred on County Road 2 in Forest City Township, in the mid-morning hours that appears to be the same suspect as the other counties.

Meeker County Investigators working with the other involved counties have the following information the public should know in reference to these burglaries. The majority of the burglaries have taken place during the daytime when people are at work or otherwise not home. A person of interest and type of vehicle has also been developed. A charcoal or dark gray-colored extended cab or four-door pick-up, with a Caucasian male in his early- to mid-thirties, or possibly older. When this person has come to an occupied home he has asked if they want their driveways plowed, however the truck does not have a snowplow. The person speaks with a southern accent and was seen wearing a baseball cap, with a brown jacket, possibly a Carhartt. If you come across this person, vehicle, or any other suspicious activity in your neighborhood, please contact the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Norlin wishes to remind everyone that dialing 911 to report this information is an appropriate use of the 911 system.