Some residential burglaries, targeting jewelry have been taking place in Owatonna. The four incidents happened along Oakwood Avenue Northeast, Crestview Lane Northeast and Creekside Drive Northeast.

Doors were forced open in all the cases, and the dwellings were unoccupied.

If you have any information please contact Detective Andy Drenth at 507-774-7207.

The police department also offers the following safety information.

  • Be alert to suspicious activity and don't hesitate to call 911 to report it. This includes strangers walking or loitering about your neighborhoods, apparent juveniles out after curfew and vehicles you don't recognize circling your neighborhood.
  • Record descriptions of suspicious people and/or vehicle(s) and obtain license plate numbers when possible.
  • Remember to lock all doors when you are away from your home and during the nighttime hours, including patio, overhead garage doors and garage access doors. Also remember to lock your vehicle and remove vehicle keys and valuable property from inside your vehicle.
  • Roy Koenig, Townsquare Media