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Newport police reports for Aug. 14: Property damage, theft, break-in

Recent criminal activity reported in Newport:

Property damage

A Newport man reported July 28 that an unknown vehicle struck his mailbox and left behind car parts in the 2800 block of Sterling Avenue. Damage was estimated at $30.

Newport Elementary School, 851 Sixth Ave., reported Aug. 5 that wiring on an air conditioning unit was damaged. The damage was estimated at $300.


A Newport woman reported July 31 that an iPhone was stolen from the area of Glen Road and Glen Terrace. Loss: $250.

An Inver Grove Heights man reported Aug. 2 that someone stole a .40-caliber handgun from under the driver's seat of his unlocked vehicle while it was parked in the 700 block of High Street.

Tinucci's restaurant, 396 21st St., reported Aug. 4 that someone stole one of the business vehicles, a 1997 GMC pickup, from the restaurant's parking lot. The keys were in the truck. The truck is valued at $5,400.


Police were called at 4:30 a.m. Aug. 2 on a report of a break-in at Newport Liquor, 1638 Hastings Ave. Using surveillance video and a witness's description, police identified two suspects. The surveillance video shows a male suspect throwing a brick paver through the liquor store's glass entrance before stealing two bottles of gin from the store and leaving. The case is under investigation.

Scott Wente

Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011.

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