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UPDATE: Guns, 10 animal mounts stolen from Minocqua home

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MINOCQUA (WAOW) -

The Minocqua Police Department is looking for a suspect, after several animal mounts and guns were taken from a home on Patterson Trail.

"A crime of this high value and the items that were taken is a fairly unusual occurrence in our area," Minocqua Police Chief Andrew Gee said.

In all, authorities told Newsline 9 around $6,000 dollars worth of firearms and animal mounts were taken from a seasonal home.

"Several very unique items were missing from his property," Gee said.

Items stolen include a wild boar mount with tusks, several deer mounts and a .22 caliber pistol.

"Anytime firearms are stolen it's a serious offense."

Authorities say that this is a rare case, but that burglaries of summer homes are all too common.

"Every year when people come up to their seasonal properties to open up we get a number of burglary complaints," Chief Gee said.

Complaints, they say, that can be avoided. "Have somebody in the area who can regularly check on that property."

"It's important that neighbors pay attention to properties," Rental Manager Erv Teichmiller said.

He has been managing rental properties in the Northwoods for more than a decade.

"Any property that's not lived in on a consistent and regular basis is vulnerable."

He told Newsline 9 every homeowner needs to be careful to avoid a situation like the one on Patterson Trail.

Anyone with information on that burglary is asked to call the Minocqua Police Department.

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