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Police: Car thefts, vandalism are up

There has been a spate of vandalism and car prowls and thefts in the Cloquet area the past month, and the police department has asked for help from the community.

In a social media post from May 27, the department said there had been an “uptick in suspicious activity” that included damage to two portable toilets, one pushed into the St. Louis River and another lit on fire. “We've also seen a rash of vehicle prowls and thefts,” the post stated.

The department continues to investigate the recent activities and reported no leads this week.

David O’Connor, patrol commander for the police departmen...