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Published June 15, 2011, 03:59 PM

4 Arrested in String of Burglaries in Fertile, MN

The Polk County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday made four arrests in connection with a string of 12 reports of burglary, theft and damage to property in the Fertile, MN, area from June 6 to June 15.

By: Rick Abbott, WDAZ

The Polk County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday made four arrests in connection with a string of 12 reports of burglary, theft and damage to property in the Fertile, MN, area from June 6 to June 15.

Blake Ronald Hanson, 19, of Fertile; Brandon Andrew Ellegaard, 18, of Fertile; Randy Allen Smith, 19, of Beltrami; and Roy Olvan Aune, 18, of Gary, were arrested.

The men are accused of the theft and burglaries, in which several thousand dollars worth of stolen property and damage was reported.

Authorities say the stolen items include GPS units, digital cameras, cash, prescription medicine and alcohol. The suspects were targeting vehicles and garages.

The Sheriff's Office says that the crimes are not believed to be related to the recent arson investigation of an Amish farm in Polk County.

The incidents are still under investigation and the Sheriff's Office is not releasing any more information at this time.

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