The Winona County Sheriff's Department is investigating a burglary at a Minnesota City residence reported early Monday.
Chief Deputy Ron Ganrude said the breakin was reported at 3:30 a.m. by a homeowner who said he had returned from work and heard a door slam as he entered the residence.
Ganrude said entry had been gained through a basement window and deputies were able to follow tracks in the snow that ended at County Road 32 where it appeared items were loaded into a vehicle from a sled.
Missing items included a large amount of quarters and several catalytic converters containing platinum. Ganrude said the homeowner reported the entire take was valued at thousands of dollars.
Ganrude said an adult female and a child were at home at the time of the burglary but were sleeping.