Early this month three vehicles were stolen from an Owatonna dealership according to the Owatonna Police Department (OPD) newsletter Just the Facts, "Our local House Auto Group fell victim to three vehicle thefts at the same time." Two were located and the OPD is asking the public to report any suspicious activity they may have noticed on March 5.

"At this time, two of the vehicles have been located in Ramsey and Hennepin Counties. If you would like to provide any further information on this theft, please contact the police department's non-emergency number at 507-451-8232."


The OPD has "seen an uptick in violations, particularly amongst teenage drivers," of school bus stop-arm violations. "Since the start of this school year, we have documented a total of 35 reported violations," states Just the Facts.


The Owatonna Police Department wishes a happy retirement to Sergeant G. Andrew DeVinny on February 28, 2022. Just the Facts reports, "DeVinny started his career with the department on February 12, 1996...DeVinny was one of our constants on the night shift. He served as a field training officer, SWAT team member and was promoted to Sergeant on September 8, 2009."

"One of his specialty assignments was being a coordinator for our Reserve Unit, which he has been involved in since its inception in March of 2013."


It's probably not a surprise that speeding was the top citation issued by Owatonna Police during February. Window tint was second on the list, followed by no insurance, invalid driver's license and expired registration to round out the top five.

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