duluth crime break in

Thieves Strike Bentleyville Yet Again

Items Stolen and Damage as Display Comes Down

DULUTH, Minn.- Even though the holiday season is over, that hasn’t stopped some more Grinches from stealing from Bentleyville Tour of Lights as the display is being taken down. Thursday night crooks sawed off a cable that was the major power supply of the light show, stole 150 gallons of diesel, a motor, and spotlights that lit up the “#Bentleyville2018”…

Early Morning Break-In at Iron Mug Coffeehouse

Burglar Stole a Few Items from Mike Letica's Restaurant

DULUTH, Minn.- Mike Letica, owner of the Iron Mug, awoke to a startling call at 2am. His restaurant had been broken into, the side door glass smashed to pieces. Initially, both Letica and the police found nothing stolen. He posted his unfortunate morning on Facebook, and got over 500 shares by midday. The outpouring of support even led some to…

New Year’s Day Break-in Suspect Facing Seven Felony Charges

$75,000 bail set

DULUTH, Minn.-A Duluth man is being held on $75,000 bail after allegedly breaking into a Chester Park home on New Year’s Day and holding two women against their will while also threatening to shoot a 2-year-old. Phillip Butenhoff, 31, is facing seven felony charges in relation to the incident including first degree burglary, kidnapping to commit bodily harm, and five…