- Associated Press - Friday, November 6, 2015

MINOT, N.D. (AP) - Minot police are linking an increase in thefts from vehicles this year to a rise in illegal drug activity.

There were 282 thefts from motor vehicles reported in the city through October - an 84 percent increase from the same time period last year.

Police Chief Jason Olson says there’s a connection between the thefts and increased illegal drug activity.

Authorities are telling people to keep their vehicles locked, and to report suspicious activity.

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