Thieves have broken into and damaged a number of fish houses on North Long Lake and stolen thousands of dollars of equipment and electronics, the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department reported.
Sheriff Todd Dahl stated about eight break-ins were reported since Jan. 18.
Thieves caused damage to windows and doors to gain entry into the fish houses. Thousands of dollars worth of fishing equipment, fishing electronics and televisions were stolen. Dahl advises fish house owners to take valuable equipment and supplies with them when they leave.
The public is encouraged to report any suspicious activity to the sheriff's office at 829-4749.
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