Not much would break the heart of a kid more than having their bike stolen. The Owatonna Police Department deals with that issue each year around this time. In their weekly e-newsletter Just the Facts, the department reports, "It's that time of the year when we start getting lots of calls about abandoned bikes and end up picking them up-most are probably stolen, but we have no way to return an unreported stolen bike."

"If you are the victim of a stolen bike, make certain to call and speak with a community service officer; it's possible your stolen bike has been recovered." Eventually, unclaimed bicycles are donated to non-profit organizations.

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Owatonna Police also reports a rise in park vandalism around town. Just the Facts states, "Our city devotes numerous resources to our valuable parks and as of recent, they have been getting vandalized on a routine basis. We ask the public to contact the OPD with suspicious behavior so we can hold the individuals responsible and preserve the recreational areas in our town that we love."

Night to Unite
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Owatonna police invite you to plan a neighborhood event on the Night to Unite on August 2, 2022. Their office will begin taking applications in July.

With school out for summer, Owatonna police remind residents about the city curfew. Minors under the age of 16 should not be out between 10 pm and 5 am. Minors between 16 and 18 years of age should be out between midnight and 5 am. Read the full details of the curfew here.

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Check out the photos and you'll see the amazing curved archways, beautiful built-ins, and a yard that has been meticulously landscaped.

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