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Christmas cookie burglar foiled

 

Scott Hunter

The Coulee Community Choir performs at St. Henry's Catholic Church Sunday afternoon, just before heading to the church's fellowship room with the audience for coffee and cookies, which had to be replaced after a theft the day before.

A Grand Coulee man ended up in Grant County jail after a police search for missing Christmas cookies and other items led them to him Saturday.

Arrested and jailed was Jeffrey Muellner, 56.

The cookies, various decoration and more had been put in the kitchen area of St. Henry's Catholic Church, where the Coulee Community Choir was set to hold its annual concert on Sunday.

Choir practice ended about 9 p.m. the previous evening and everything was OK at that time, but when volunteers came to the church Saturday morning to set up for the concert and related raffle items, the cookies, as well as...



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