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Spike of storage unit thefts reported in Dickinson

Dickinson has seen a rash of storage unit burglaries equating to thousands of dollars in stolen property, the most recent of which was reported Tuesday.

Dickinson has seen a rash of storage unit burglaries equating to thousands of dollars in stolen property, the most recent of which was reported Tuesday.

Officers responded to a call late Tuesday morning of a report of a storage unit having been burglarized at All Season Storage. A lock had been removed from the unit, and more than $2,500 in property was reported missing.

The incident follows on the heels of two other similar incidents reported over the weekend. A unit was reported burglarized Friday at Prairie Hills Storage, with around $2,700 in property reported stolen.

In the largest of the incidents within the time period, a storage complex on the 400 block of 23rd Avenue East reported Saturday that 13 of its units had been entered. Sgt. Dave Wallace of the Dickinson Police Department said the department is still waiting on a list of what all might have been taken compiled by the renters.

Prairie Hills Storage suffered an additional incident where five more units were reported burglarized Nov. 19. Police are waiting on an inventory report from that incident as well.

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In all of the incidents, Wallace said locks on the units were removed to gain entry.

There are no suspects in any of the cases.

Wallace said that, due to the sheer numbers of units burglarized in such a condensed amount of time, the police department is treating the incidents as related.

“The theory is that most of them are probably connected,” he said.

Wallace said the police department advises individuals to check their storage units as often as possible, and to contact the appropriate agency of jurisdiction should something seem amiss. He said the advisory is not limited to the bounds of Dickinson.

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