Image courtesy of the snowmobile club

Another break-in on Cook County’s West End

Less than a month after the Tofte Fire Department reported a break-in at its Fire and Rescue garage, another remote West End structure has had a theft. The Lutsen Trail Breakers Snowmobile Club today announced that someone had broken into its groomer storage building over the weekend.

The Trail Breakers say the break-in occurred sometime between 5 p.m. on Friday, February 11 and 9 a.m. Sunday, February 13. Items taken were a Craftsman toolset, two Stihl chainsaws, and a Dewalt cordless tool set.

The Trail Breakers are offering a $300 reward for information that leads to the prosecution of those responsible for the theft. The Trail Breakers can be contacted via their Facebook page or by email to:

The Tofte township is still hoping to find out who broke into the Tofte Fire and Rescue garage, taking emergency medical and radio equipment on January 22. There is a $500 cash reward for information leading to the arrest of the individuals. Tofte Supervisor Craig Horak said anyone with information can contact him at 218-343-5966 or through a private Facebook message.

Anyone with any information on either theft may also call the Cook County Sheriff’s Office at 218-387-3030.