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Potential burglary foiled in Underwood

Sheriff deputies reported that a burglar, just seconds from breaking into a house with a two-by-four board in hand, fled from the scene when a neighbor interrupted the attempt east of Underwood.

Sheriff deputies reported that a burglar, just seconds from breaking into a house with a two-by-four board in hand, fled from the scene when a neighbor interrupted the attempt east of Underwood.

The incident took place at Turtle Shore Lane near South Turtle Lake. An eye witness said the suspect was wearing a gray sweatshirt and dark pants.

Sheriff deputies were called at 2:08 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23. The investigation continued the following day.

Jeep topper stolen

The driver of a jeep had a vehicle breakdown northwest of Vergas on April 23 at the intersection of Vergas Trail and Camp Cherith Road.

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Sheriff deputies said the driver left the scene. When he returned a short time later the topper of the jeep and a winch had been stolen. Total value was estimated at $2,150.

An investigation was continuing as of April 24.

Burglary near Vining

Tires were stolen off a van in a garage and other items were taken from a house on Norwegian Road, southeast of Vining. The incident was called in to the sheriff office on April 23.

Authorities believe the items were taken sometime during the winter months.

Driver escapes from pickup that caught fire

Sheriff deputies reported that the driver of a pickup that caught fire during a two-vehicle crash northwest of Perham escaped serious injury after self-extrication from his truck.

The accident took place near the intersection of Highways 10 and 60 at 8:40 a.m. on April 24.

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Injured and hospitalized was 24-year-old Andrew Gordon Perala of New York Mills.

Stolen electrical cable had value of $1,500

The owner of an irrigation system in Gorman Township, north of Perham, reported the theft of $1,500 worth of electrical cable.

Sheriff deputies, on April 24, said the stolen cable had a length of 200 feet. It's likely that the theft took place in the preceding months.

Unoccupied house destroyed by fire

Sheriff deputies reported that an unoccupied house, on Highway 82 near Dalton, was destroyed by fire on April 24.

The call came in to area fire departments at 3:08 p.m.

Assisting at the scene of the fire were fire departments from Dalton, Ashby and Underwood.

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No injuries were reported but two adult dogs and eight puppies perished.

A nearby cut corn field ignited due to the house fire but was quickly extinguished. The likely cause of the house fire was an electrical malfunction from a fan, extension cord or surge protector.

A fund was set up at Bell Bank, Fergus Falls, to assist the owners of the house.

Driver injured during Deer Creek area rollover

Sheriff deputies reported that the driver of a vehicle lost control after striking a deer, was involved in a rollover, and was injured south of Deer Creek.

The accident took place at 5:43 a.m. on April 26 near the intersection of Highway 210 and 570th Avenue.

The driver had been heading eastward along Highway 210 when the accident took place. The vehicle landed on its roof, with the driver sustaining only minor injuries.

Theft near Underwood

An extension ladder 24 feet in length was stolen from a residence near Highway 18, northwest of Underwood.

The call came into the sheriff office in Fergus Falls on April 25.

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