Law-enforcement officials are reminding residents in the Sartell and St. Stephen areas to be sure to lock their vehicles.
In recent weeks, there have been an increasing number of thefts from vehicles reported to the police and sheriff departments.
In almost every case, the items were stolen from vehicles that had been left unlocked – usually on the streets by owners’ homes or in home garages.
Just last week in St. Stephen, there were four incidents of thefts from vehicles. Among the stolen items were cash, paperwork for a bank account, two iPods, several power tools, a Ruger Mark 1 .22 caliber pistol and a Ruger model 03313 9 mm pistol.
If anyone knows anything about those thefts, they should call the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office at 320-251-4240.
Dalman was born and raised in South St. Cloud, graduated from St. Cloud Tech High School, then graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in English (emphasis on American and British literature) and mass communications (emphasis on print journalism). He studied in London, England for a year (1980-81) where he concentrated on British literature, political science, the history of Great Britain and wrote a book-length study of the British writer V.S. Naipaul. Dalman has been a reporter and weekly columnist for more than 30 years and worked for 16 of those years for the Alexandria Echo Press.