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Make sure to lock your doors...

A series of thefts from vehicles and garages has recently surfaced in Perham.

Wallets, checkbooks, and purses are the primary targets of these incidents, with many of the stolen items later found throughout town.

The first call of such a nature came into the Perham Police Department at 6:45 a.m. on Wednesday, July 16. A woman reported that her pink "Coach" purse was stolen from a vehicle parked in a garage in southwest Perham.

Within the hour, police received three more calls about items missing from vehicles. At 7:00 a.m., a ladies brown leather wallet was noticed missing from a vehicle parked in a northwest Perham driveway.

A little later in the morning, a Perham woman notified police that she found the contents of a man's wallet in the street on the 800 block of 5th Avenue SW. The owner of the wallet had his vehicle parked in the driveway.

The woman who found the wallet also discovered a couple of prescription bottles in the street. Police were able to trace these to a man who also reported items missing from his vehicle July 16. The vehicle was parked on 4th Street SW.

Later in the day, another man reported his wallet missing from his garage in northwest Perham. His nylon wallet is described as tan in color with a picture of two Irish wrestlers in kilts. According to the police report, the overhead door to the garage was closed, and the man claims that the two garage entrance doors were locked. He left the wallet and other items in the garage after returning home around 11:00 p.m. Tuesday night, July 15.

No signs of forced entry were discovered in any of the reported thefts. Many of the people reporting the incidents said their vehicles were locked at the time the thefts occurred.

There was one incident reported on July 16 where a woman in southwest Perham noticed that her vehicle had been gone through during the night, but nothing was taken. Parties with any information on the suspect(s) responsible for these thefts should contact the Perham Police Department at 218-346-4452.