No. 10 Story of the Year: Family Pleas for Stolen Photos of Children to Be Returned

It's hard to miss the sign that says "Have a Heart Please" at the corner of Division and Woodley streets.

As the end of the year approaches, Patch recaps the biggest stories of 2012—both in terms of pageviews and impact on the Northfield community. The following article was posted Sept. 7, 2012.

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It's hard to miss the sign that says "Have a Heart Please" at the corner of Division and Woodley streets.

Written across a gold heart spray painted on a poster board, the plea from a family asks for their stolen memory cards, which contains photos of their children, to be returned.

A piece of paper attached to the sign says:

On Saturday night September 1st, someone broke in our van parked in our driveway on Birch Lane.

Our Sony CyberShot digital camera (silver), Samsung camcorder (red) and all our memory sticks were stolen.


We are not as concerned about the cameras, we just want our kids' pictures.

Please, call with any information

(507) 581-0757 or (507) 581-0758

Please pray for the return of the memory sticks

If this is a teen-age prank, please return the memory sticks, no questions asked.

Northfield Police have been dealing with several incidents of thefts from vehiclesthis summer, including a spree that occured this past weekend.

Deputy Chief of Police Chuck Walerius advises people to lock their vehicles and don't leave valuable items in them. Items usually taken are small electronics, like iPods, tablets and cell phones.

If you believe your car has been broken into or if you see any suspicious activity, Walerius encourages you to contact police.

"This is another reminder to citizens of Northfield that the police department cannot do it alone without the eyes and ears of the whole community," Walerius told Patch following a spree of thefts in June. "Please remember that if you see or hear anything suspicious during the day or night, to call police and report it."

You can reach Northfield Police at their non-emergency number at 507-645-4477.

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Bill Murphy December 22, 2012 at 10:19 PM
Did they ever get there memory sticks???
Corey Butler Jr. December 23, 2012 at 05:14 PM
Not that I heard of, no.


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