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Authorities looking for vandal(s) in Cook County

GRAND MARAIS, MN — Authorities in Cook County are searching for whoever is responsible for a string of vandalism in Grand Marais.

The sheriff’s office reports the vandals are etching “5-D” onto vehicles, which they believe to be a reference to drug use.

In at least one case, a vehicle also had its tires slashed.

In a news release, authorities said they will begin enforcing juvenile curfew if needed.

“This senseless activity has caused a significant amount of damage for several community members,” said Sheriff Pat Eliasen. “Anyone who has any information on these accounts of criminal damage to property, should contact the Sheriff’s Office. We have assigned an investigator this case and will enforce the juvenile curfew if necessary.”

Juvenile curfew means youth ages 16 years and under must be off the streets by 10:30 pm unless accompanied by an adult, for 17 years of age the curfew is midnight.

Authorities did not identify any suspects yet.

You’re asked to report any suspicious activity to the sheriff’s office.

Reporter Anthony Matt

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